Music is one of those universal things that binds us all together. It moves us in ways nothing else can. It connects us to one another. And it simply makes everything better. Just imagine how boring a life without a soundtrack would be!
Luckily for us, the halls at KCS are continually filled with music. From our Early Learning Program all the way up to Grade 8, we teach our students to sing, play instruments, and appreciate the wide world of music.
Students start learning how to read music in Grade 1, and then begin playing the recorder and ukulele in Grades 3 and 4. And once they reach Grade 5, they move up to a wide range of band instruments. And along with their regular music classes, older students can also participate in music-related electives such as Rock Band or Song Writing.
But music at KCS extends far beyond the classroom. There are Jazz, Preparatory and Performance bands, and two choirs: Primary and Chamber. We host two annual concerts, at Christmas and in the spring, which showcase the bands and choirs, as well as pieces prepared by individual classes.
And let’s not forget our spectacular annual school musical, which involves hundreds of members of the KCS community both behind the scenes – creating sets and costumes – and on stage, with musicians, dancers and performers putting on a show that is nothing short of sensational!
Music matters at KCS. It’s not just background noise. It’s the heartbeat of our school.