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General Music Classes

The bulk of the homework for music class is assigned to 3rd grade students.  During the recorder unit, students are expected to spend some time playing the recorder and practicing reading music outside of class.  4th and 5th graders are encouraged to continuously be listening critically and thinking about the music they experience in their daily lives.


One of the most difficult challenges in preparing for a concert is memorizing the words.  Students are encouraged to practice recalling and singing the lyrics of their chorus songs, alone or with parents or friends, outside of rehearsal time.


Practice Minutes

Band members are expected to practice for 20 minutes on at least 5 different days during the week (not counting their lesson time).  They are then encouraged to record the number of minutes they spent practicing on their lesson schedule, obtain parent or guardian initials, and then bring the lesson schedule back to their weekly lesson to be checked by the teacher.  Students will receive 1 point (out of the 4 possible described under “Expectations”) for each lesson they remember to do this.

Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 832-4500   Fax: (845) 832-4511

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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