Music

Instrumental and Vocal Music at Clyde-Savannah

Some musical instruments in the Middle-Senior band room
Some musical instruments in the Middle-Senior band room
Students rehearsing for the Annual Variety Show
Students rehearsing for the Annual Variety Show
The Clyde-Savannah Music Department is a fun-filled and active part of life at school. There are over 9 concerts a year. Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Elementary Orff Instrumental Groups, and select groups like the “C.S. Aces” and “C.S. Queens” are all a part of the distinguished department we call Music. Clyde-Savannah Musicians also participate in All-County at all three levels (elementary, junior high and senior high). Overall, more than 70% of the entire k-12 student population is involved in some musical performance group.

 

Two of the biggest musical shows at the high school level are the C.S. Jazz Band Concert in June and the C.S. Variety Show which is held every year on the first Friday in April. Both of these shows draw large crowds. The Jazz Band Concert, which packs either the high school front lawn or the Clyde Village Park with audience members,  showcases performances by all of our wonderful jazz bands.  The Variety Show is a “standing room only” show that is traditionally soldout. Students’ individual and personal talents can be displayed on stage at the Variety Show. Dance Acts, Comedy, Bands and Singers perform as well as group production numbers and refreshments are sold. It’s a wonderful viewing of Clyde-Savannah and all the student (and sometimes staff) musical talent.

Music can reach students that haven’t been reached in other classes.  Students who were “outcasts” sometimes excel in music which turns their attitude towards school around as they start feeling accepted and goal-oriented. Others who were struggling with academics are able to keep a positive self-image because they feel they can do well in music. Even students who do well in school benefit from being involved in a musical performance group. Academic scores, accountability and accepting responsibility all improve for many students involved in the school music program. It has been researched and proven that music greatly enhances intelligence and success in school.