I've seen this bulletin board on many teacher blogs and my student teacher and I decided to tackle our own version. We both fell in love with the quote "Each Individual Is a Single Note--Together We Make A Masterpiece". Some of the displays we used as inspiration can be found at the bottom of this post.
The NotesEach student cut out their note and wrote their name. (The kindergarteners wrote their initials.) Second grade and up got to also write either their favorite instrument, favorite song, or favorite singer. Each grade level was given a color from the color wheel--K-Red, 1st-Orange, 2nd-Yellow, 3rd-Green, 4th-Blue, 5th-Purple. I had about 4 different shades of each color.
The StaffI first attempted to put electrical tape on the wall. Overnight, most of it had fallen. So, I cut poster boards in half and still used electrical tape to create the staff lines. I laminated them so they can be reused in the future. The notes were scotch taped onto the staff.
The TitleI traced the words onto small poster boards using my projector. Then, I hand painted them with black acrylic paint. For those of you who do not care to paint, I added a nice art gallery frame around the title. You can download the title and music notes from my Teachers-Pay-Teachers Store.
Other Bulletin Board ExamplesMusical Musings and Creative Thoughts used a die cut to cut the notes. Unfortunately, my school does not have a music note die cut.
A Cricut could also help you cut the music notes very quickly. This picture was found on Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The names of students and staff were handwritten on the notes.
Another teacher allowed students to draw their own music notes an symbols. They were assembled in more of a collage instead of on a staff.
Mrs. Mattson's Music Room created a very colorful board. If you don't have time to let students help create their own note, you can add the notes yourself.
Another example added the National Standards to the music notes.