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Music Program Grades 5-8

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The Grande Prairie Public School Division recognizes the importance of music education as a part of an innovative academic experience for students. All Schools in the Division provide Elementary classroom music. The Program of Choice offers students enhanced music programming.

Guiding Statement

The Music Program (5-8) in our Division provides students the opportunity to be part of an inclusive and vibrant community.  All students are supported through quality programming which inspires curiosity, increases confidence, embraces creativity, and develops a sense of personal achievement.  Our music program creates a community rich with diversity and collaboration which encourages lifelong learning.

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Elements of the Music Program

  • Participation in a culture of music that embraces curiosity
  • Enhancing school experiences
  • Preparing student to be lifelong learners
  • Exploration of music from different cultures
  • Connecting with professionals
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Exposure to multiple instruments
  • Providing exposure to and awareness of music-oriented careers

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A Music student…

  • Have a music specialist leading instruction
  • Demonstrates an interest in music
  • Plays and create music
  • Will develop respect for music
  • Engages in experiences with different sounds and types of music
  • Participates in a collaborative learning environment
  • Participates in various musical experiences
  • Learns to take risks and persevere
  • Makes connections between music and their lives

Music Program Grades 5-8 is offered as a Program of Choice.

Programming will be offered at:

  • Aspen Grove School, 
  • Derek Taylor Public School,
  • Ecole Montrose, 
  • I.V. Macklin Public School, and 
  • Roy Bickell Public School.  
If your neighbourhood boundary school does not offer a Program of Choice, parents may apply to be enrolled full time at one of the designated Program of Choice schools, students can only be enrolled in one school in the Division. The Division is exploring band, orchestra, and music appreciation courses and is currently working with our staff to finalize offerings at each site.  These decisions will be made in the coming weeks and shared with our school communities. In the next few weeks, the Division will be sharing more detailed program information.





Families enrolling in the Music Program Grades 5-8 will be responsible for transportation.  

Program Fees

There are no Program of Choices fees for this new opportunity; however, there may be music instrument rental fees.


See our Music Program Gr 5-8 Registration page HERE

Student Testimonials


What can a Music Program of Choice mean to a student?

" I couldn't imagine when we were taught those first few notes that I would end up on stage at venues like the Winspear Centre or the Jubilee Auditorium.." Read More

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As a student, how can a Music Program of Choice impact your future?

"I believe it makes my brain stronger, because of how many parts of the mind it uses at once - coordination, multitasking, comprehension of deeper meanings, and of course actual musical skills..." Read More