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Performing Arts

Arts Mission Statement
Bowman offers Performing Arts Education as part of our curriculum through vocal & instrumental music, drama and dance. The collaborative, interactive environment at Bowman allows for student participation in athletics, rigorous academics, and performing arts, providing students with a superior, well-rounded education. Our desire is to educate students physically, mentally and aesthetically.

Music Opportunities
For more information on the offerings below, click on the links below.

Instrumental Music
Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, 5th Grade Band Students

Vocal Music
Middle School Music Makers, Bowman Chorus, 3rd Grade Choir, Sing-Alongs

4th Grade whole-class
All fourth grade students participate in the Bowman Recorder Program. It is a full-year program that introduces students to playing a musical instrument. Reading music, hand-eye coordination, playing in a group, and developing good practice habits are just some of the skills acquired through participation. The development of music literacy in an important component in student education at Bowman, and this program establishes a foundation for involvement in the vocal and instrumental music programs in 5th-8th grade at Bowman and beyond.

Drama and Dance
Drama Production and Hip-Hop Dance

Music Docent Program
1st - 3rd Grade
Music Docents provide a basic Music Appreciation Program that increases students' exposure to classical music. Lessons correlate with history, science, social studies, language arts and math curriculum. Students are challenged to listen, feel, and imagine!

Our program for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade at Bowman is taught by parent volunteers. There are six lessons each school year, and our volunteers receive training and all needed materials. The Music Docent Program is NOT a replacement for General Music Education, but rather a supplemental music curriculum.

The Music Docent Program is funded by a grant from Colla Voce of the Sierra, a local community chorus. For more information, contact Colla Voce Music Docent Coordinator, Tara McConnell at (916) 996-1589 or

Additional information is available at:

Music Education Advocacy
Why Music Education is Important

Instrument/ Lesson Book Information, Private Instruction,
Community Performances
Support the Music Department with purchases from Sheet Music Plus


Performing Arts