Music is presented through a broad range of opportunities at EAS that include:
Major Minors – Kathy Bailey
This is the primary level handbell choir that incorporates all of the students in grades K-3. Basic musical concepts are introduced, and the students have lots of FUN! They love to perform for chapel as well as other school and church programs.
Choir – Kathy Bailey / Ramona Pender
Students in both K-3 and 4-8 are engaged in many opportunities to sing in the classroom, for our school and church family, and during outreach programs. The students in grades 7-8 have leadership roles in the weekly chapel song service.
Intermediate and Advanced Bells – Robin Davis
Robin Davis has worked with handbells for many years. Our intermediate and advanced bell choirs allow the students in grades 4-8 to continue to refine their love for playing the handbells. Students learn note reading, rhythms, and counting as they prepare pieces to share with our church, school, and outreach opportunities. In the Spring, the bell choir students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to attend the Carolina Conference Music Festival and participate as part of a larger ensemble.
Piano Lessons – Kathy Bailey
Private piano lessons are available through Mrs. Bailey for children in the first through eighth grades. Lessons are conducted at the school and are after school hours. Please contact Mrs. Bailey for more information.
“The value of song as a means of education should never be lost sight of… Let there be singing in the school, and the pupils will be drawn closer to God, to their teachers, and to one another.” Education, p. 168