Music

VOCAL MUSIC COURSE OPTIONS:
Prep Choir                                         9
Harmonic Choir                                 10
Concert Choir                                    11
Chorale                                            12
Treble Choir                                 10-12
Vocal Jazz                                    10-12


INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COURSE OPTIONS:
Prep Band                                         9
Symphonic Band                               10
Concert Band                                    11
Wind Ensemble                                 12
Jazz 101                                        9-12
Orchestra                                       9-12
Garage Band                                   9-12
Jazz Band                                      10-12

GENERAL MUSIC COURSES:
Music Appreciation                                            9-12
Music Production and Engineering                      9-12
Music Theory                                                  10-12

NOTE: Auditions will be held at the end of each school year to place students in the appropriate ensemble.  Students will register for either band or choir and then be placed in the correct class after auditions.


Vocal Music Courses                                                                                                       
½ credit each semester
Grades: 9-12
Description: Choirs will learn music fundamentals and perform music of various styles.  There will be four mandatory concert performances throughout the year: Fall, Christmas, Mid-Winter, and Spring.  Members of choir are eligible to audition for Vocal Jazz, choral festivals, and the Pops Concert.

 

Vocal Jazz (by audition only)                                                                                         
½ credit each semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in choir
Description: This class will explore the history and musical styling of Jazz Music.  In addition to multiple performances each year, Vocal Jazz will travel to perform at a jazz festival.



Instrumental Music Courses                                                                                              ½ credit each semester
Grades: 9-12
Extra Costs: Deposit fees for school-owned instruments are $125.  Uniform fees are $20 per year.
Description: Students in band will explore a variety of music styles.  In addition to multiple concerts each year, the band will perform at Band-O-Rama, athletic activities, and Band Day.  Members of the band are eligible to audition for Jazz Band and band festivals.


Orchestra                                                                                                                        
½ credit each semester
Grades: 9-12
Description: Students in orchestra will explore a variety of music styles, in addition to performing in multiple concerts each year.  Members are also able to audition for honor string festivals throughout the school year. 

Jazz Band (by audition only)                                                                                            ½ credit each semester
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in band
Description: Jazz Band will explore the history and musical styling of Jazz Music.  In addition to multiple performances each year, Jazz Band will travel and perform at several jazz festivals.

 

Music Appreciation                                                                                
½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: This class will discuss the history of music and will also cover the basic elements of music and reading music.

Music Production and Engineering
½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn how to put together a song from beginning to finish? This course will explore the fundamentals of creating and organizing music with computers. This is a project-based class in which students will use different software applications to create and arrange music.

 

Music Theory                                                                                                                   ½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of music composition.  This is a college level class designed for students interested in pursuing music after high school.

 

Jazz 101

½ credit each semester
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in band
Description:  Students will learn about basic jazz history and fundamentals.  The group will have the opportunity to perform at multiple venues during the school year.