• Chorus and violins are offered during after-school enrichment to district students. Chorus is one day a week at each school site. Violins are currently offered to our 5th & 6th graders one day a week on the Bellevue and Taylor Mountain Elementary School campuses. Additional details on the permission slips.

    Se ofrecen coros y violines durante el enriquecimiento extracurricular a los estudiantes del distrito. El coro es un día a la semana en cada escuela. Actualmente, los violines se ofrecen a nuestros alumnos de quinto y sexto grado un día a la semana en los campus de las escuelas primarias Bellevue y Taylor Mountain. Detalles adicionales sobre las hojas de permiso.

    Violin Permission Slip/permiso de violín

    Chorus Permission Slip/permiso de coro

    If you'd like to donate to the violin program feel free to write a check to Bellevue Elementary and/or Bellevue Union School District - Music Brochure. Please specify that is is for the violin program on the check.

    We have also partnered with Move Over Mozart for fee based group piano classes after school:

    For more information about after school music please call the District Office at 707-542-5197 xt 2.

Benefits of Music

  • Music is a Science
    Music requires research. It is specific and demands exact acoustics. For instance, a conductor’s full score is a chart or graph, indicating frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with exact control of time.

    Music is Mathematical
    It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions, which must be done instantaneously.

    Music is a Foreign Language
    The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language. Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French. The language of music also incorporates notations, which represent a highly developed form of shorthand, using symbols to represent ideas.

    Music is History
    Music often reflects the environment and times of its creation. From music, children learn lessons about historical events, as well as the ethnic and cultural heritage reflected in the piece.

    Music is Physical Education
    It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles. Children who play music also show extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to sounds heard by the ear and interpreted by the mind

    Music is Art
    It develops insight and creates emotion. Through music, children learn to share their humanism, express thoughts and feelings, and contribute to the infinite and collective spirit we call “life.”
    Provided by the Music Achievement Council