Mr. Thornton                                   CES paw print
Welcome to the Department of Music at Churchland Elementary School. Our program invites students to embark upon a legacy of learning the basic fundamentals of music.  Through a nurturing approach, we provide high-quality instruction using the Kodaly methodology, pictorial and traditional music notation, the playing of instruments, and various activities that enhance the recognition of melody and rhythm.  Although learning takes place inside the classroom, we offer a plethora of musical events for students to gain exposure to the arts.  Our goal is to have our students develop an overall appreciation for music all over the world.


Listed below are our enrichment ensembles.

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Chorus – (“The Tiger Chorale”)

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Orchestra – (“The Tiger Orchestra”)

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Guitar – (“The Strumming Tigers”)


Music allows students to express themselves and to be a part of a life lasting experience.  We encourage you to support the rich legacy of our music department here at Churchland Elementary School.


Mr. Spencer C. Thornton

Music Teacher