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Music

Gifford offers one of the most extensive elementary music programs in southeastern Wisconsin. Students in 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten receive 20 minutes of general music instruction once every three days while students in 5-year-old Kindergarten through 5th grade receive 45 minutes of general music instruction on a three day rotation. As the students progress in age and their musicianship grows, a plethora of extracurricular opportunities open to them.

  • Beginner Suzuki Strings is offered to 2nd and 4th grade students; continuing advanced strings is offered for 3rd and 5th grade students
  • The study of soprano recorders takes place beginning in 3rd grade and continues through 5th grade
  • Choir is offered as an extra-curricular activity beginning in 2nd grade and continuing through 5th grade
  • Beginner band is offered to 5th grade students
  • 6th-8th graders can continue in band and orchestra or they can join the choir!