The Lower School Music Program is designed to enhance the conceptual development, creative problem solving skills, attentiveness and capacity for personal reflection of each child through an integrated study of choral music and keyboarding. Crescent School uses the computer technology of Yamaha's Music in Education Program to teach the elements of music. Its sequential curriculum is built upon an increasing hierarchy of musical elements and experiences designed to provide students with the musical knowledge to express their own creativity. Students learn to listen with respect to music from all cultures and genres.
The Lower School Music students provide the continuity for the school's prominent assemblies, concerts and recitals. Starting with the Remembrance Day Assembly in November, the choirs and classrooms turn their energies to preparing the selections for the Winter Celebration. The new year brings the Kiwanis competition for the Chamber Choir. In the spring, all the students perform at Lower School Music Night and the Chamber Choir performs at the Grandparents Day Assembly. Every second year, there is a choir trip for boys in grades 3–8. Past trips have included a tour of England, a tour of France and Belgium (with the boys singing at Juno Beach on Remembrance Day) and a tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The choral component of the program integrates proper singing posture, correct breathing, the development of vocal line, dynamics and the ability to follow conducting patterns.
The overall goal of the Lower School Program is to strengthen the ability of all students to learn how to make, create and include music in their lives.