Music is a vital part of the life at Meadowbrook School. From classroom activities
through musicals, all students receive a well rounded education including music
appreciation and performance.
At Meadowbrook School, we believe that each child has some innate talent
which must be nurtured, improved upon, and refined. This is done through a
variety of activities appropriate to the age of the child.
The Meadowbrook School's music program demonstrates the belief that
each child has innate musical ability that must be nurtured, developed,
In music class, we provide a broad range of experiences in
an atmosphere that encourages creative expression and active participation.
These activities include playing instruments, singing, creative movement, and
music appreciation. Learning to play the recorder is a highlight of third grade.
The fourth and fifth grade students play the choir chimes. Every child has
the opportunity to perform in a musical each year. The preschool, first to
third grades, and the fourth to sixth grades each prepare a musical at different
times of the year. In the year 2002-2003, the preschool performed a musical
called, "The 4 Seasons".
The first to third grades students performed "That's What Kids Do". The fourth
to sixth grade students performed an overview of ancient civilizations in the
musical "Dig It". Each performance was a huge success.
Meadowbrook School encourages each child to develop personal talents and
music skills by participating in special ensembles for the upper class students.
The Meadowbrook Singers is a vocal ensemble which practices after school on
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. They perform for the Winter Concert and the Spring
Concert and give concerts to the community. They have also performed the national
anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters and the Philadelphia Phantoms.
The Meadowbrook Chimes is a select group of students who wish to further their
music reading skills. They practice on Monday and Thursday during recess. The
Meadowbrook Chimes perform for various school concerts.
From the classroom activities to performance ensembles, music plays an active
part in the Meadowbrook School life. We are proud of the emerging talents displayed
by our students.