Musical Assemblies

that Integrate Reading, Social Studies, and Music

By Chris and Jamie, Many-Strings

September: California History Through Music (Native American Music in Luiseno, Spanish, and English and San Diego County Mission, and music from the Spanish Ranchos are included in this musical show.)

October: Seasonal Halloween Music and Poetry for Fun and Fluency

1) A Musical Celebration for our Veterans
2) Thanksgiving Notes: Music from the Puritans, the Colonies and American History" 

December Assembly: Festive Seasonal and Winter Themed Music

January Assembly: A World of Music: A Musical Field Trip

February Assembly: "American History through Music”
  • Historical Option - The Music of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
March: Irish and Celtic Folk Music

April: Music of the Wild West

May: A Treasure Chest of Songs: sea shanties, pirate ballads, and immigration songs.

For Classrooms: Musical Experiences that feature a sing a-long option: Reading lyrics = An outstanding opportunity to increase:
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

"In 2005, SAT takers with coursework/experience in music performance scored 56 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 39 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework or experience in the arts. ”

Source: MENC/National Organization for Music Education