The Connetquot School District prides itself on being recognized by the Namm Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants), as one of the Best Communities in the United States for Music Education.
By participating in a healthy musical environment, students at Edward J. Bosti Elementary School share in many vital musical experiences that add and shape their growth. Music deals with teambuilding. When a student joins a general music class, a chorus rehearsal, a string orchestra rehearsal, or a band rehearsal, all students are active participants. Everyone is equally important in a music class and a rehearsal. Individually, students contribute by adding their own knowledge, talent and personality. This teambuilding is attributed to learning about complex vocabulary words, the language of music, listening skills, fine motor skills, mathematics, physics, history, many different languages, and enjoyment. This is all included in the Common Core State Standards and Student Learning Objectives (SLO), as well as the State and National Standards for the Arts.
All students at Bosti participate in General Music Classes. Our music curriculum follows the National and New York State Standards for the Arts. In addition, all classes incorporate the Common Core State Standards.
Students have the opportunity to dance, sing, play instruments and become life-long lovers of music. We focus on the things children like to do: sing, chant rhymes, clap, dance and keep a beat on just about anything. Improvisation and composition start students on a lifetime of knowledge and pleasure through personal musical experience.
“Music students are developing those areas of the brain that expand human creativity. They broaden their thoughts of originality, independence, curiosity, and flexibility, as they interpret, analyze, and break apart the music in new and interesting ways.
Learning through music and the arts not only allows the child to develop all of the types of intelligence that lie within him/her, but also allows the child to express their uniqueness as a person, thereby promoting a strong inner confidence and self-worth.”
From the book - Good Music Brighter Children by Sharlene Habermeyer
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
- Albert Einstein