Music plays such a significant role to each Yorkshire Academy student. Exposure to classical songs of great composers, learning rhythmic instruments in lower elementary, and excelling at the tone chimes in upper elementary are examples of key elements of our music curriculum. The most important aspects of our Music program are performances, and we have lots of them!

Fall performances include an all-elementary patriotic musical, a lower elementary Thanksgiving play, a pre-K holiday show, a Kindergarten Christmas show, and an upper elementary Nutcracker performance.

Yorkshire students ‘spring’ into action second semester with Buckaroo Breakfast songs, a Mother’s Day Tea, an elementary talent show, and the piece de resistance, the annual musical.

The elementary students perform a full-scale musical production with fifth graders starring in lead roles. All of Yorkshire's musical productions are impressive, but this is the one that leaves the audience asking how elementary students can perform at such a high level.

So much time, energy, and talent goes into these productions, and every bit is worth it. Students not only learn about music, teamwork, and the importance of practice, but they learn about themselves. Every year we hear comments such as, “I had no idea my child could sing” or “He's so quiet at home.” Parents are as surprised as students as their talents are revealed.

Interspersed between rehearsals, time will be spent studying an opera or two, folk and country music, and playing a galaxy of Kodaly games which teach about rhythm, patterns, notation, and solfege.. Our performances are always open to the public, so please check our school calendar, and come and see for yourself the talents of Yorkshire Academy. Bravo!

Past Yorkshire plays

  • Oliver
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Peter Pan
  • Sound of Music
  • Music Man
  • Honk, Jr.
  • OZ
  • The Jungle Book
  • Aladdin, Jr.
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Aristocats
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Jungle Book (Revival)
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Peter Pan (Revival)
  • The Aristocats Kids Revival
  • Seussical Kids
  • The Sound of Music Revival
  • The Wonder Years

Afterschool Enrichment?

MAP—Memorial Afterschool Program

Yorkshire Academy offers an extensive afterschool enrichment program with classes like chess, Math Madness, Building Brains, Science Sizzles, robotics, IPAD, Spanish, Chinese, art, acting, dance, KidFit, tae kwon do, soccer, tennis, and many more.