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"Music Notes" from Dr. Harr:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

This is my 3rd year teaching music at BCA, and I am SO excited about starting a new year with your children!

First off, here are some FAQs for the beginning of the year:

1. How often does my child have music class?

K-2nd grade meets once a week for thirty minutes.

3rd-6th grade meets twice a week for thirty minutes.

7th-8th grade meets twice a week for forty-five minutes.

2. When will the music programs take place?

Our two biggest music programs of the year are mandatory for all K-8 students. We spend the entire semester preparing for these programs. Not attending would be extremely detrimental, not only for your child(ren), but also for the overall quality of the programs. Without an advanced, valid excuse in writing from a parent or guardian, the student will not receive credit for the event, resulting in a lower overall grade for the semester.

Christmas Program : Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Students are expected to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m.)  

Grandparents Day Program : Friday, March 6 at 8:30a.m., BCA Gym (School is dismissed at 11:00 a.m.)

The elementary and middle-school hand bell choirs will also play during chapel at least once per semester, in addition to the Christmas Program and the Grandparents Day Program.

3. How is my child’s music grade calculated?

Kindergarten through 5th grade students will receive an Excellent, Satisfactory, or Unsatisfactory grade based upon class participation, attentiveness, and willingness to learn. Middle school students will receive a letter grade based upon class participation, music theory handouts completed in class, and willingness to learn.

4. What is my child doing in music class?

Hymn of the Month:

All K-8 students will learn the Hymn of the Month for chapel during their class time. The HOM schedule is on the Music page of the BCA website.Click on the Student Life tab at the top of the home page (,then select Music, then scroll down to the HOM schedule link. Please print this document and practice the songs with your child(ren) at home. There are also YouTube links to all of the songs on the BCA Music page for you to sing along!

Please click here to view or print the HOM schedule for 2019-2020.

Click on the HOM title below to hear a recording (and practice at home!):

August HOM: "Lift High the Cross"

September HOM: "Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service"

October HOM: "God of Grace and God of Glory"

November HOM: "Crown Him with Many Crowns"

December HOM: "From Heaven Above"