General Music – 0.5 Credit:
This music course provides a condensed study of musical structure and explores a variety of sensory experiences related to musical expression. In-depth opportunities are provided to develop skills in performing, responding to, and creating music as well as comparing and contrasting music of various periods. Students who demonstrate special interest and talent may be identified and encouraged to seek additional study. This course may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. This is a semester-long course.
Concert Band I – 1.0 Credit:
This music course is designed to provide the student with skill development and ensemble performance opportunities on band instruments. Skills developed will include listening skills, intonation, balance, tuning, interpreting the gestures of a conductor, and development of concert band repertoire. The course focuses on repertoire expansion and involves the use of easy to intermediate level music. Students may perform at the city-wide adjudicated concert band festival. This course may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. This is a year-long course.
Concert Band II – 1.0 Credit:
This music course is designed to introduce new skills and provide the student with ensemble techniques and listening skills, and help the student develop concert band music repertoire at the intermediate level. Students may perform during concerts and at the city-wide adjudicated concert band festival. This is a year-long course.
Prerequisites: Concert Band I
Note: Students who already have experience playing a band instrument in middle school may be able to be placed in the intermediate class and still satisfy the graduation requirement. Please contact Ms. Siegfried, band director for information on how to be placed in the appropriate band class. Rachel.email@example.com