It is the mission of the MBUSD Music Department to ensure that students:
- Reach their fullest intellectual potential;
- Have an outlet for artistic expression;
- Realize a lifelong appreciation for music;
- Experience an improved quality of life.
The K-12 music curriculum is demanding, comprehensive through the levels, and grounded in the values and philosophies of excellence that have been established by the National Standards for Music Education. Authentic assessments are used regularly to verify student learning and substantiate the curriculum’s value by gauging its ability to address the dynamic needs of the student population in Manhattan Beach. Through participation in music, students will build their sense of self-awareness, acquire essential life skills and habits, as well as understand the importance of collaboration and community outreach. As students move beyond us, they will continue to enjoy and appreciate the aesthetic value of music by becoming lifelong learners in the field, and by contributing to the global community in an artistic and sensitive way.