• Music

    The D41 Elementary general music department strives to instill a love of music for your child. We use various methods to ensure a well rounded music experience. We meld Koday, Orff, and Dalcroze styles to provide variety for students. We offer a 4th and 5th grade combined extra curricular chorus, which performs at various venues throughout the year. Our goal is to build a strong musical foundation for students, which can prepare your child for further musical study. Students will experience a variety of musical opportunities, including introductory guitar, recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion; in addition to developing vocal abilities.


    Welcome to the Beginning Orchestra Program ( Beginning Orchestra Website ), where playing a stringed instrument begins an exciting new journey. In elementary school, 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra students learn basic technique and note reading skills in order to perform to the best of their ability, both individually and within a group ensemble setting. The skills each student acquires prepares them to participate and contribute in future ensembles, as well as develop an appreciation for music and the arts. Here in D41, Orchestra is an integrated part of our school district, winning district and state competitions with the highest honors year after year.

    Orchestra is a safe place for students to feel a part of a group, to gain confidence, and to make lasting friendships. Our Orchestra Program creates a sense of family and promotes a friendly, fun environment for our children. We learn and perform, striving for excellence, together as a team.

    If you have any questions about the 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra Program, please contact Ms. Rita Feuerborn, D41's Elementary Orchestra Teacher, at rfeuerborn@d41.org

    Welcome to the 5th Grade Beginning Band Program in D41 (Beginning Band Website). Our school district's music program has been recognized at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District and State Festivals. Our goal is to provide students a place to grow musically, socially, and academically. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity are "constants" in our music classes and rehearsals. 

    Students who participate in band and music are equipped to thrive in a 21st Century world. We strive for the program to be a "home away from home" for the band students in D41. Students develop relationships with peers and teachers, have a great experience performing challenging and exciting music, and develop a lifelong love of music and learning.

    If you have any questions about the 5th Grade Beginning Band Program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Elle Pressly at epressly@d41.org