Music to My Ears
The philosophy of the ECS Music Department is to give the student the opportunity to serve the Lord, the student body, and the community through music. This is done through teamwork, dedication, musical excellence, and cooperation toward a successful music ministry.
Do you have a child interested in music? Students have general music from kindergarten through fifth grade, which includes participation in the annual spring elementary program, which coincides with Grandparents' Day. Band begins in fourth grade and choir in third grade. There is also an elementary choir available for students in grades 3-5. Do you have a child gifted in music? Both the middle school and high school have a band and choir. High school students also have the opportunity to participate in the praise band, which leads the music in school chapel. Below lists several of the areas in which gifted music students can use their talents. Call us today to schdule a visit. We would love to meet with you!
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact the elementary music director, Yvonne Youngblood, at email@example.com, the band and choir director, Tim Harenda, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the music department assistant, Cindy Edwards, at email@example.com or by calling the school office at 419-885-3558.
Annual Events and Activities - check out the school calendarfor the complete list of music events.
Middle School Fall Concert - Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. In the Parmelee Gym. This annual concert features the middle school band and choir and the 4th and 5th grade band.
High School Winter Concert - Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emmanuel Baptist Church auditorium. This year the high school band and choir serenaded those in attendance with a "Prism of Praise". Be sure to join us for the spring concert!
Christmas Caroling - Caroling has become a tradition for the choir students at ECS. The high school has caroled at the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo, St. Anne's Hospital, Sunset House, Flower Hospital Goerlich Center, and Wildwood Metropark's Christmas at the Manor House. The middle school travels to several retirement homes in the area and lights up the faces of many seniors. The fifth graders sing at retail establishemnts in the area such as The Anderson's, Hobby Lobby, and Kroger's.
High School Pep Band - Warrior fans look forward to hearing the pep band each basketball season.
Ohio Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble - High school and middle school band and choir students have the opportunity to perform as either a soloist or in a small group. Check the school calendar for the dates of this year's events.
Music Festivals - Each year the middle and high schools bands and choirs participate in either the Ohio Music Educator's Music Festival or the Association of Christian School's Music Festival. The elementary band and choir also have the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Elementary Music Festival. Students may also perform in a solo or ensemble at the ACSI events.
High School Honors Band and Choir - Each year the best and brightest of our high school band and choir students participate in a number of honors band and choir events, including the University of Toledo, Owens Community College, and Cedarville University.
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Harvest Festival - This annual event is a favorite fundraiser for the music department with the annual Cake Walk. Be on the right number when the music stops and you could be the recipient of a tasty baked treat!
This is the largest fundraiser for the music department. Without your support through Market Day program, the music department would lose funds vital to the music scholarship fund, purchase of instruments (i.e. tubular chimes, tubas, bells), and other costs that our normal budget cannot cover. Market Day is simply monthly purchases of food items that everyone uses. The great selection can be viewed by clicking the Market Day logo above. For ordering purposes the music department's account number is 15300. Twice each year we have an extra sale with Market Day with the pie sale in October (for Thanksgiving delivery) and the cookie dough sale in February. Pies can also be purchased to donate to local food pantries, which we will deliver for you! A great way to brighten up the holiday of those in need. Through the pie and cookie dough sales, music students can also raise funds for their personal music department expenses, such as rentals, concert attire, music tour, etc.
Are you ready to make music as part of the ECS Family? Apply to ECS now!
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