Students will be asked to research and present music projects to the class. The students will also sing various songs and learn about their meanings and importance to our society. They will also sing hymns which will strengthen their faith. The main purpose of all of the music classes is to give the students a varied study of music so they will obtain a deeper overall music appreciation. They will also read some music articles using the magazine "music alive". All students will have the opportunity to participate in NYSSMA if they are eligible and interested. Information about NYSSMA will be posted at a later date in the school year when NYSSMA becomes active. The music grades are based on the students projects, singing, effort, participation, behavior, and all class work.