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General Music Classes

Every student at Dover Elementary School is enrolled in the general music program.  Students attend a music class for 40 minutes once during every 6 day rotation.  In music class we listen, play, dance, sing, describe, explain, compare, express, and experience a variety of genres that span world cultures and history.


Both the 4th and 5th grade choruses meet once a week to practice for the winter and spring concerts.  The 3rd grade chorus practices their chorus songs during their general music time.  The songs performed come from a variety of cultures and may be supplemented with additional instruments.  The goals of chorus are to encourage students to become comfortable with their singing voices, develop their ability to sing independent parts simultaneously, and realize the collective potential that becomes possible when participating in a large group.

4th Grade Band

The primarily focus of the 4th grade band program is to ensure that each member develops positive playing habits that support success and growth on their instrument.  Each member is assigned a group which meets once a week for a half hour lesson.  Groups will always meet on the same day each week, but the lesson times will change from week to week.

5th Grade Band

After having spent an entire year developing their skills on their instruments, 5th grade band members are now ready to begin playing with others in a large ensemble.  In addition to their half hour weekly lesson, they will also meet once a week as a large group to rehearse music that contains independent instrument parts, and is therefore slightly more complex than what they experience in their small group lessons.  The goal of 5th grade band is not only to express the music that is written on the page, but to begin to listen to others while simultaneously playing, and responding to the cues of the director.

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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