All music classes in Williston are taught by certified Music Educators. Danielle Trasciatti-Holmberg (Mrs. T-H) teaches grades K-2 at ABS and grades 3-4 at WCS.All K-4 students
in Williston have general music class once each week for forty minutes. All students experience a
variety of music activities, all tailored to address the National Core Arts Standards. These activities include singing, playing
instruments, dancing, exploring expressive movement, improvising, and
integrating with other subject areas. Students experience a variety of
music in different modes, meters, languages, and styles.
K-4 students in Williston are building their music literacy skills through the "First Steps in Music" and "Conversational Solfege" curricula. Conversational Solfege
is a dynamic and captivating first-through-eighth grade general music
program that enables students to become independent musical thinkers
with the help of a rich variety of folk and classical music. With the Conversational Solfege
approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an
"ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Core Arts Standards.
Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then
reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to
everything they do. The ultimate goal is to create fully engaged,
independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose,
and improvise. First Steps in Music is the precursor to Conversational Solfege.
WCS 3rd/4th grade chorus rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 in the WCS Band/Chorus room. There is an
activity bus that takes kids home from the after-school program. Open enrollment is late September and mid February. Any 3rd/4th grade student who likes to sing is welcome to
join! No auditions- just a love for singing! See the Williston K-4 music Blog for more details.