Bloomsburg Public School is encouraging what could quite possibly be the next generation of musicians. The school has several music-based programs and a music teacher very dedicated to her students.
One of the programs meant to encourage musical ability, musical development and creativity is the school’s music club. During music club the students have a chance to explore the different instruments that the school has to offer and play with their friends in a variety of different musical ensembles.
The program was formed by a student initiative a year ago by some musically inclined students who just wanted a “time to jam” but since then it has developed into a workshop for students to learn new instruments and show off on the ones that they already know how to play, and possibly to expand their knowledge of those instruments.
Another of the school’s musical groups is the choir group, where students have the chance to show off their vocal skills in a more formal setting than the music club. The choir practices weekly, but during festival season they practice twice a week. Bloomsburg is also a great contributor to the Norfolk Musical Arts Festival.
While the entries vary from year to year, the school is always quick to put forward a few competitors. This year the school sent a group of grade seven students who played a little tune on the recorder, the choir group and a couple dedicated students read some French poetry in the same language it was written.