Welcome!

Welcome to the Tokeneke, Royle, and Ox Ridge Elementary Band website! I teach at Tokeneke School on Monday and Tuesday Afternoons, Royle School Tuesday Mornings and Wednesdays, and Ox Ridge School Thursdays and Fridays.

Please email me at cwalters@darienps.org.

Tokeneke School: 203-655-9666 x4006

Royle School: 203- 655-0044 x4893

Ox Ridge School: 203- 655-2579 x4697

Best,

Colin Walters

Darien Public Schools Music Department

Philosophy

Music is an art form based on creating, performing and responding where one's enjoyment increases exponentially with one's understanding.

Music offers unique learning opportunities to explore individual creativity, artistic expression and a more in-depth understanding of past and present cultures in our diverse global community.

A comprehensive music education based on developing artistically literate individuals will enable students to make more informed aesthetic choices, develop their musical abilities through self-discipline and focus, and will provide a vehicle to increase their confidence in learning across the entire curriculum.

We believe that all students should have a comprehensive, balanced, sequential curriculum of in-school instruction in music education in accordance with national, state and local standards, and that an education in music and the arts will develop the life-long learning abilities and aesthetic skills necessary to improve the quality of life in a more cultured, educated society.