Department Overview
Students in elementary schools receive general music instruction in grades 1-5.  Beginning in grade 3, students are able to select a string instrument of their choice to begin instrumental music lessons.  Beginning in grade 4, students are able to select a band instrument of their choice to begin instrumental music lessons.

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Are you interested in learning more about band and orchestra instruments? 
If so, our QCSD Music Department instrument demonstration videos can be found by clicking here.

At the middle level, students receive General Music instruction in grades 6 and 7 if they do not participate in Band, Chorus and/or Orchestra. Additionally, students are able to participate in extra curricular music programs such as Messa Di Voce and Jazz Band. 

At the high school level, students can participate in Band and/or Chorus as well as several extracurricular groups such as Jazz Band.

Click here to access the QCSD Public Curriculum Site found in Atlas Rubicon.


Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Arts and Humanities

District Curriculum Coordinator

Erin Oleksa

Music Content Specialist
Todd Silvius


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