Elementary Fine Arts
The 5th and 6th Grade Bands are both beginning bands at Faith Baptist School. In these bands, the students learn the fundamentals of playing a musical instrument such as proper instrument carriage, posture, beginning notes, fingerings, rhythms as well as how to play in an ensemble. 6th-grade band students will begin learning more technical rhythms in preparation for Junior High School Band.
The K5-4th grade Art program uses the A Beka Book art curriculum and also incorporates other grade-level appropriate art skills and concepts. Students use these skills to create a variety of projects including silhouettes, mosaics, watercolor paintings, chalk drawings and clay models.
At Faith Baptist School, music is an important part of a child’s education. In elementary school, students have music class once a week where they learn music theory and performance techniques. Students learn basic concepts about music, like beat, rhythm, volume, speed, note-reading, dynamics, and instrumentation, as well as using head and chest voice, proper singing posture, and interpretation of music. Learning often takes place through fun songs, games and activities! Students have the opportunity to practice the concepts they learn in music class when they participate in several concerts throughout the year!
We partner with private music teachers to offer piano, voice, and violin lessons. Lesson times are coordinated between the family, school teacher, and music teacher. Lesson times may be scheduled during or after school hours.
Faith Baptist School
4105 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407