Band & Strings | Plymouth Christian Academy
Instrumental music instruction for elementary band begins in the fifth grade. Small group instruction offers students the opportunity to learn their instrument in a sequential manner. Beginning band students may choose from a variety of woodwind and brass instruments, as well as percussion.
The 5th and 6th-grade band meets twice a week. Students start with the basics and will also learn about music theory and history. Band students also benefit from visits by professional clinicians in their instrument family. Elementary Band participates in the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
Plymouth Christian Academy offers a private elementary string program for younger students in grades K-6. Lessons are arranged with our strings teacher and take place on our school campus. This is an entry-level musical program designed to teach children how to play the violin or cello.
Many students continue on to high levels of achievement. Students have opportunities to perform as a group in the Elementary Concerts.
Middle school and high school students develop their musical skills in comprehensive group instruction. The secondary level band offers students the opportunity and challenge of playing more advanced, demanding musical works. Their studies will have an added emphasis on building finer technique, producing a beautiful tone, expanding range and power, learning scales, and forming a mature musician.
Music theory and history are also incorporated into lessons. Music independence is developed by increased sight reading and leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate in the Solo & Ensemble and band festivals offered through MSBOA. The high school band will also get to experience unique educational and engaging trips to perform at various venues throughout the local area and beyond. The PCA Secondary Band plays in the Variety Show, Christmas and Spring Concerts, the PCA Auction, Homecoming, Fine & Performing Arts Showcase, as well as out in the community.
Secondary strings students have the opportunity to take violin and cello lessons after school with the PCA private strings teacher. Students play in at least one PCA concert a year, participate in Solo and Ensembles, and many students join community orchestras.
Fine Arts Booster Board
The Fine Arts Booster Board was formed by a group of parents and staff in the Spring of 2015. The mission of the PCA Fine Arts Booster Board is to advance the arts at Plymouth Christian Academy so that our students can impact their community and world for Christ.
Learn more about our passion to see the arts flourish at Plymouth Christian Academy!