Welcome to the Music Meadow!
The Music Room is a place where students are allowed to
express themselves through music in a safe and positive
environment. At Laurel Meadow, students receive musical
instruction once a week for 45 minutes. Students in lower
grades will focus on singing, rhythmic movement, and playing
un-pitched percussion instruments. Students in mid to upper
grades begin to identify the notes of the musical alphabet,
understand music symbols and note values, locate the notes
on the staff, and finally learn to read music. Students
will apply their knowledge through singing and playing a
pitched instrument, such as a harmonica, recorder, or
xylophone. The level of difficulty will increase with each
grade level. Each student is expected to participate to the
best of their ability in all activities in the music
many opportunities at Laurel Meadow for our Meadow Musicians
Fifth grade students may choose to participate in
the LMES Chorus with an accepted application.
Rehearsals will be held after school on Tuesday
afternoons. The Chorus performs at several school
and community functions throughout the school year.
Select fifth grade LMES chorus members will
represent Laurel Meadow while participating in the
All-County Chorus. They will perform at the Hanover
County Arts and Science Festival in April.
Students begin playing the recorder in the fourth
grade and continue playing in the fifth grade at a
greater level of difficulty.
Select grade levels and music ensembles will have
the opportunity to showcase their musical abilities
during PTA meetings throughout the school year.