In addition to general music education, our upper grade students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of performance ensembles that include choir and world music. This year, we expanded our music offerings to include a new band program on every school campus. We currently have over 150 students taking band, as well as over 100 students in choir and approximately 95 students participating in world music.
Beyond the value of the musical experience itself, students who participate in these ensembles develop a strong sense of community. These budding vocalists and musicians have the opportunity to see how their individual efforts contribute to the accomplishments of the larger group. The synergy that ensues further fuels their creativity and passion for music. The outcome is nothing less than magical!
While we are extremely proud of the outstanding programs and services we provide our students in the Cypress School District, we fully recognize that the success we enjoy is built on a strong foundation of parent and community support. The district’s music program was made possible through voter approval of Measure R in 2014, which allowed the district to exchange the old Mackay school site for an investment property that funds both music teachers and instruments (not to mention the district’s STEM program, too).
Working together with our local community, we effectively achieve our mission to inspire and empower every student, every moment, for every opportunity. Here’s to another extraordinary school year in the Cypress School District!