Students will learn about the various instruments, how to read and write music, and sing songs. They will also sing hymns that will further develop their understanding of our faith. From time to time, they will be reading and learning about various music topics from the magazines "music alive". All students will have the opportunity to participate in NYSSMA if they are eligible and interested. Information about NYSSMA will be posted later on in the school year when NYSSMA becomes active. The music grades are based on the students effort, singing, music abilities, participation, behavior, and all class work.