K-12 Music Department



PHILOSOPHY
Music is a basic form of human expression. As a universal language, it enriches the understanding of all cultures. Therefore, every student must experience a balanced, sequential program of music education that develops and embraces musical expression and literacy.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
The Music Department of East Grand Rapids Schools is committed to enriching students' lives through comprehensive and required music education. We will nurture in each student the development of musical talents, skills, and knowledge by offering choral, instrumental, and appreciation curricula. Through a variety of performance and learning opportunities, we will foster team work, growth in self-esteem, community responsibility, respect for all cultures, and a life-long recognition of the intrinsic worth of music in the human experience.


TEACHING STAFF

Ms.Kline   Elementary Music
     
Mrs. Schmieder 
  Elementary Music
     
Mrs. Larson
  East Middle School Vocal Music
     
Dr. Borst
  East High School Vocal Music
     
Mrs. Hillyard
  East Middle and High School Orchestra
     
Mr. Bier
  East Middle and High School Band
     
Mr. Wells
  East Middle and High School Band