The Chandler Unified School District provides highly-qualified General Music instruction to all students in grades K-4 in all elementary schools. Students in grades 5 and 6 choose between General Music, Band or Orchestra. In addition, before and after school clubs are offered at many sites that include chorus, world drumming and others.
The General Music curriculum is aligned with the Arizona State Arts Standards and the National Arts Core Standards.
An appreciation of music is developed through demonstrations of music literacy, performance, musical expression, and music appreciation leading to the cultivation of the whole child. An education in music helps students gain powerful tools for understanding human experiences, both past and present. Students learn to respect different ways others have of thinking and expressing themselves. As competence in music and other academics reinforce one another, the joy of learning becomes real, tangible and powerful.