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Mrs. Elliff - Music

All students have the opportunity to participate in the music program. The primary purpose and objective to the Music program is to give the students the opportunity to experience and enjoy all of the forms of musical expression: vocal, instrumental, and movement. The secondary purpose is to begin to teach the students to read music so that when they leave our school they can easily move into a band or choir at the middle school level. The students learn how to read and follow written music and how the words and music relate to each other. Songs using hand motions, various rhythms, and music from other cultures are included in the curriculum, plus use of rhythm. Use of rhythm instruments is also covered. Religious, patriotic, and seasonal songs are a part of music class and Chapel. Memorization of selected songs is required, especially for program performances. Songs in Spanish are learned for programs, general classroom enjoyment, and for Chapel.

Merrillee Elliff - Music Teacher

Merrillee Elliff is in her fifth year as Music teacher at St. Alban's. In the past, she served as our school librarian for 5 years. Merrillee has taught music both as an elementary music teacher and by doing contract work with the middle-school and high-school programs in the Harlingen CISD. She has also privately taught both voice and piano lessons. She has a Bachelor of Music Education in Voice and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, both from Hardin-Simmons University. Merrillee and her husband, Bill, have two children who are both graduates of St. Alban's Episcopal Day School. Her son, Tyler, is a graduate of Texas A&M and her daughter, Kaitlyn, is a graduate of Texas State University.

Upcoming Events in Music

Kinder Recognition Program - May 12 - 8:45 am

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