On Friday May 12th, Banneker High School and our own music therapist, Joe Bailey, hosted the 6th annual music composition competition for the Community Based Instruction (CBI) students. Half of the students in the CBI department worked together diligently since January composing, arranging, and producing a class song using the music program Logic Pro and Garage Band. The students created and recorded their music by grade level in addition to creating and recording the lyrics to present to the CBI department.
This is a yearly semester project and every year Mr. Bailey's students focus on several musical and nonmusical goals. This year, some of the relevant goals were increasing peer collaboration, understanding and reciting single, double, and/or triple rhyme schemes, understanding sound waves, increase self-awareness and self-esteem, sequencing phrases and/or chants, exploration of genres, and understanding song structures.
While the 10th graders won this year's competition, all students did a fantastic job. You can see the full performance in the video below.