In elementary music, students are taught the fundamentals of music: rhythms, melody, harmony, form, tone color,
and tempo. These musical elements are organized as points of departure for students to learn about musical
aesthetics, history and culture, performance, and the process used to critique and analyze. Activities include
singing, playing instruments, listening, moving to music, reading music, and creating music.
At the middle school level, music is taught during a single grading period. Each grade's curriculum has a
a conceptual focus. In sixth grade, students learn to play the keyboard and study the role of music in their
lives. In seventh grade, students learn guitar and study American music and its roots. Eighth grade students
engage in such activities as keyboard playing, guitar playing, dance, musical theater, or music sequencing
using a computer. At the same time, students study musical and musically-related careers.
In high school, students may elect to participate in a number of performing ensembles including orchestra, band,
High schools offer piano and guitar classes and may offer music theory, listening, Theater and Film, or 20th
Century Popular Music classes which focus on experiencing music in a way that benefits each individual.
history and culture, performance, and critique and analysis are studied in depth.
Instrumental music begins in grade four and continues through grade twelve. This is an elective program in which
of the band and orchestra are taught. The focus is on individual skill development and performance.
Students completing grades 4-8 at the end of the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to participate in the
Summer Music Program!
The camp is hosted at our very own Harford Glen and runs from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11,
2019. Enrollment is open until June 21, 2019 or until all available spots are filled. Registration is
accessible through your child’s
The cost of the program is $145 and includes the following:
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-588-5277 or 410-588-5273
Map and Directions
Mr. Jeffrey Winfield
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Following the Board of Education’s decision to make masks optional in Harford County Public Schools, we want to provide additional information to students, staff, parents, and guardians.
If staff or students are sick, please stay home.
Bel Air High School: Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Fallston High School: Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
North Harford High School: Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Aberdeen High School: Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
If you have already registered with MAKO for a prior COVID-19 screening clinic, you do not need to complete the registration again before attending a voluntary clinic.
If you have not registered with MAKO, please click here for registration information.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say, “COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.”
Based on the CDC’s latest update, the COVID-19 Community Level in Harford County is “low.” When community levels are “low,” CDC guidance says:
Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
Click here for more information about CDC COVID-19 Community Levels.
Click here for a video message following the Board of Education’s decision to make masks optional in HCPS. A big “thank you” to Ms. Abbott’s 5th graders at Ring Factory Elementary School who star in the video! #HCPSuperStars
3/1/2022 1:45 PM
Tonight, February 28, 2022, at 6:51 p.m. during the Board Business meeting, the Board of Education of Harford County voted to lift the mask mandate in all Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) school buildings and facilities, making masks optional for students, staff, and visitors who wish to wear them. The change will take effect tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. This comes after conversations with local health officials following the Maryland State Board of Education and the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) vote to lift the state mask mandate for schools.
We want to be very clear: We support students and adults who choose to continue wearing masks in our school buildings and facilities. Now that the mask mandate has been lifted, this is a personal and family choice. Much like any other personal choice or difference of opinion, there will be no tolerance in our classrooms, schools, or offices, for anyone who wishes to intimidate, tease, or bully anyone else for their choice of whether to wear a mask or not. We ask all our adults to lead by example and all our families to have conversations with their students about this important issue. We must continue to exercise grace, patience, and flexibility with one another.
On February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) amended its federal mask order to no longer require that people wear masks on buses operated by school systems when they are carrying out school-system related business. As a result, effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, masks will also be optional on school buses, when those buses are carrying out school-related functions.
Following the current quarantine and isolation guidance set forth by the CDC, Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), students and staff who have completed their five-day isolation or quarantine period should continue to mask in all public settings, including schools, for five additional days. Additionally, all students utilizing health suite services will need to utilize a mask during their visit based on guidance from the CDC. Masks will be provided in health suites as needed.
Please click here for the HCPS Operational Status effective March 1, 2022. It is also available on hcps.org.
We have all been anxious to get to this point. Again, with masks now optional in schools, HCPS facilities, and on school buses for school related activities, we ask everyone to continue to exercise diligence, caution, and kindness, as we traverse the road ahead, HCPStogether.
2/28/2022 6:52 PM
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