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Music Department Courses

602335 Freshman Choir I (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 9, 1st semester)                                                0.5 credit

602435 Freshman Choir II (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 9, 2nd semester)                                              0.5 credit

 

Freshman choir is a musical organization designed for those students in ninth grade with an interest in singing.  Students must audition to participate in this choir.  This group performs with concert choir at two major concerts and various other performances during the year.  Concert repertoire consists of music of many styles and musical value.  A sight-singing component is also included to enhance individual music reading.   

 

Prerequisite: Audition (spring semester of 8th grade year)

 

601235 Marching Band (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                      0.5 credit

 

The marching band is comprised of instrumentalists and color guard members chosen by audition.  Instrumentalists are students who have experience playing a band instrument, and can demonstrate competency on the instrument by passing a musical audition.  Instrumentalists must also demonstrate competent marching ability by passing a marching audition.  Color guard members are students who can demonstrate competency on equipment (silks, rifles, sabers, etc.) and in dance/marching by passing an audition.  Individual musicianship is addressed during a 3-day sectional schedule.  Instrumentalists may audition to participate in county, district, regional, state, and national events.  The band rehearses during the school day, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and select Saturdays from August to mid November.  Then in mid-November, the marching band converts to a concert band.  The band then rehearses during the school day and performs at the holiday concert in December.  In the spring, the marching band rehearses on predetermined evenings.  During the summer, the band rehearses at predetermined times.  All marching band members are required to participate in a two-week band camp held during the summer break.  The first week will be a music/routine and marching basics workshop, held the last week in July, and the second week is the regular full band camp, held the first week in August.  The band performs at all home and away football games, in various parades, exhibitions, formal competitions, and any resulting competitions at the chapter or championship levels that the band may qualify for during the marching season.

 

601135 Concert Band (Weight – 1.1)                                                                                         0.5 credit

 

The concert band is comprised of students who have experience playing a band instrument.  Individual musicianship is addressed during a 3-day sectional schedule.  Students may audition to participate in county, district, regional, state, and national events.  The band rehearses during the school day and performs at the spring concert in May and at commencement.  Marching band instrumentalists are encouraged to participate in second semester concert band.

 

602135 Concert Choir I (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 10-12, 1st semester)                                            0.5 credit

602235 Concert Choir II (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 10-12, 2nd semester)                                          0.5 credit

 

The concert choir is a musical organization designed for those students with an interest in singing.  Students must audition to participate in this choir.  This group performs music of many styles and musical value at two major concerts and various other performances during the year.  Students may audition each year to participate in county, district, regional, state, and national events.

 

Prerequisite:  Audition/Approval of the instructor

 

603125 Honors Music Theory I (Weight – 1.2) (Grades 10-12, 1st semester)                                0.5 credit

 

This course is designed for music students who are interested in pursuing music at the college level.  Included in the course will be a review of basic theory, introduction to harmonic writing, rhythmic dictation, and participation in the first level of solfeggio.

 

Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor

 

603225 Honors Music Theory II (Weight – 1.2) (Grades10-12, 2nd semester)                               0.5 credit

 

This course is designed as a continuation of Music Theory I. It will involve more advanced harmony work and part-writing skills as well as more advanced solfeggio and melodic dictation work. Instrument transpositions are also covered in this course.

 

Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor

 

Co –Curricular Music Ensemble Opportunities

 

Rhythm Singers

 

Rhythm Singers is a show choir chosen by audition.  Members of this ensemble must also be members of the concert choir or freshman choir.  Instrumentalists for this ensemble (bass guitar and drums) must have approval of the director.  This ensemble performs music of a jazz or pop/rock vein, complete with choreography.  The ensemble rehearses during Tribe Time and select mornings/evenings each week.  Performances include the holiday concert in December, a May concert, and various other performances throughout the community during the year.

 

Prerequisite:  Audition and membership in the concert choir or freshman choir

 

Jazz Band

 

The jazz band is a co-curricular select ensemble chosen by audition.  Members of this group must also be members of the marching band or concert band, or, in the case of guitar, piano, and bass, must have approval by the director and pass the audition process.  Musical styles performed by the ensemble range from jazz to Latin, to pop, to rock.  Members of this organization may audition to participate in district, regional, state, and national events.  The band rehearses on predetermined evenings, and performs at the holiday concert in December and a May concert, as well as other school and community events each year.

 

Prerequisite: Audition (all instruments) and membership in the marching band or concert band (wind instruments and drums).

 

String Ensemble

 

The string ensemble is a co-curricular musical organization for students who have experience playing a string instrument.  The group explores a wide variety of orchestral literature, and performs at two major concerts during the school year: the holiday concert in December, and a May concert.  The ensemble meets during the school day.  Members of this organization may audition to participate in county, district, regional, state, and national events.

 


 

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