Music

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

122 CONCERT CHOIR       1.0 credit / full year commitment       

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation (audition)

Concert Choir is a mixed choral ensemble.  A variety of musical styles and periods will be rehearsed, discussed and performed, and students will also work on vocal technique, basic theory, singing in various languages and performing several a cappella pieces to practice proper intonation. Dress rehearsals, all performances and concert dress are required.

 

125 JAZZ BAND      0.5 credit / full year commitment

Prerequisite: One year of playing experience on selected instrument

Performing ensemble organized to study and perform the various styles of jazz music; including, but not limited to, big band dance music, pop and rock, ballads, and blues.  We will use our talents to provide service to our school community and strive to foster pride in our school in conjunction with other performing ensembles.  The class will meet Tuesday through Thursday during zero hour.

  This class meets before school, twice a week, from 7 – 7:40 AM.

 

126 DRUMLINE      1.0 Credit

This class is an ensemble open to students interested in performing in a drumline, regardless of musical experience.  NO musical experience is required. Beginners are taught alongside those with prior musical knowledge, which creates an atmosphere of camaraderie as the more experienced students mentor the beginners.  Students will spend class time developing the proper playing technique and music reading skills necessary to perform on a variety of percussion instruments.   Drumline is also a class designed to help build self-esteem (playing solos, achievement), cooperation (playing in an ensemble), and life skills (practice, study, commitment) through the discipline required to learn to play an instrument.  We will also provide service to our school community.

 

224 GUITAR      0.5 credit     

Guitar is a performance based technique class offering introductory experience in, and opportunity for, development and improvement of fundamental skills in guitar. In this class, the students will receive guidance in reading music, proper playing technique, strumming and picking, and performing different styles of literature.  The ensemble will perform at one concert and one mass each semester.

 

423 ORCHESTRA     1.0 credit / full year commitment

Prerequisite: One year of playing experience on selected instrument.

The orchestra class is open to students who currently play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. In this class, the students will receive guidance in techniques for producing proper tone, pitch, rhythm, posture, dynamics, and performance at different levels.

 

425 MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION      1.0 Credit

Full year course open to all students regardless of music background.  Instruction will be given on the basic elements of music theory, sound, pitch, rhythm, melody and notation.  Students will then use this knowledge to create original compositions using programs such as Finale and Garage Band.  All students will have the option to have their composition featured at a Music Department Performance.

 

428 CONCERT/MARCHING/PEP BAND     1.0 credit / full year commitment

Prerequisite: One year of playing experience on selected instrument.

Concert band is open to students who currently play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. In this class, students will receive guidance in techniques for producing proper tone, pitch, rhythm, posture, dynamics, and performance at different levels. Band is also a class designed to help build self-esteem (playing solos, achievement), cooperation (playing in an ensemble), and life skills (practice, study, commitment) through the discipline required to learn to play an instrument.  We will also provide service to our school community.

 

 

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