Boulder Valley School District
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The BVSD Music Curriculum provides the foundation for quality music instruction for students and represents the core program for which all schools are accountable. The BVSD Academic Standards in music are the topical organization of the concepts and skills all Colorado students should know and be able to do throughout their preschool through twelfth-grade experience.

1. Expression of Music

2. Creation of Music

3. Theory of Music

4. Aesthetic Valuation of Music

2018 Best communities for music education

BVSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, BVSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Learn more here.

Music Awards and Accolades

BVSD has many students who are selected to perform in the Colorado All State Choir, Colorado All State Band, CU Honor Band, Western States Honor Orchestra, and Colorado All State Orchestra each year.

The Music Department always welcomes any donations our community would like to make.

To make any monetary donations that will go towards the care, cleaning and the purchasing of new district instruments that we provide to our elementary families please visit our webstore.

Anyone in the community that has used instruments that would like to donate them to the district please fill out this form and we will contact you back as soon as possible to make drop off arrangements.

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