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Music returning to grade schools, in a small way


October 9, 2019

ALISON HAY, right, leads Foster students, from left, in a music class held during lunchtime.

For the first time since it was cut during the 1990s, the Sweet Home School District has an

elementary vocal music program.

The district has maintained a sixth-grade band program.

In addition to the junior high and high school programs, choir teacher Alison Hay is teaching fifth and sixth graders choir this year.

"I have a hard time calling it a music program yet, because it's strictly voluntary," said Chief Academic Officer Rachel Stucky. At this point, it's more of a club. "Eventually, it'll be different when we develop a full-blown music program. This is just the beginning."

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