Beginning Band Brass - Grade 6
Beginning Band Percussion - Grade 6
Beginning Band Woodwinds - Grade 6
Year long courses

 

This class is for students who wish to learn to play brass, percussion, or woodwind instruments. No experience is necessary for the class. Students will receive assistance from the instructor in order to make an appropriate choice of instruments. The emphasis of the class will be on skill development.

 

Beginning Band - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school-owned instruments are available. This class is for students who wish to learn to play a band instrument. No experience is necessary for the class. Students will receive assistance from the instructor in order to make an appropriate choice of instruments. The emphasis of the class will be on skill development. Students must acquire a band instrument after approval by the teacher.

 

Band 2 - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school-owned instruments are available. Emphasis will be placed on musical notation, sight reading, interpretation, extended range, and continued technical skill development. This is a class designed to emphasize ensemble playing. Some public performances are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Band 3 - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school-owned instruments are available. Emphasis is on advanced technique and music reading skills throughout performance in a large ensemble. Public performances are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Beginning Chorus - Grade 6
Year

 

This course is offered to any student who is interested in choral music. Proper vocal techniques and fundamentals of reading music will be taught.

 

Chorus 2 - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals of vocal technique, music notation, sight singing, and ensemble singing. Students will study a variety of musical styles. Public performances are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Chorus 3 - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Emphasis will be placed on vocal technique, music notation, sight singing, and ensemble singing. Students will study a variety of musical styles. Public performances are scheduled throughout the year. One section of this course will emphasize mixed voice singing. The other section/sectors will emphasize two or three part singing.

 

Basic Strings - Grade 6
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school-owned instruments are available. This course is available to students who have completed a year of elementary strings. The emphasis is on fundamentals of music and basic string technique. Several public performances will be scheduled throughout the school year.

 

Beginning Strings - Grade 6
Year

 

This class is for students who wish to learn to play a stringed instrument. No experience is necessary for the class. Students will receive assistance from the instructor in order to make an appropriate choice of instruments. The emphasis of the class will be on skill development. Students must acquire a string instrument after approval by the teacher.

 

Beginning Strings - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school owned instruments are available. This course is available to any student who wishes to learn to play a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, and string bass) and has had no prior instruction on a string instrument. The emphasis is on basic fundamentals and techniques needed to play a string instrument.

 

String Ensemble - Grades 7 and 8
Year

 

Students must furnish instrument although limited school owned instruments are available. This class is available to students who have had prior string experience on the violin, viola, cello, or string bass. The emphasis is on basic fundamentals of music and advanced string techniques. Several public appearances will be scheduled throughout the school year.