MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Band - Zero Period (Grade 7/8)

Zero period band 7 and 8 is intended for students who wish to continue to develop skills and competencies related to playing a traditional band or string instrument.
 
The course will examine aspects of music including basic fundamentals, elements, solo and ensemble repertoire, and historical context.  In addition, in depth examination of pedagogical and technical aspects of playing and performance, as well as connections to other disciplines will be presented.
 
Successful completion of this course requires active classroom participation and will be measured through the evaluation of student preparation for class and performances, ongoing formative and summative evaluation of skills.  Attendance at all scheduled performances is expected.
 

Concert Band (Grade 7)

Concert Band is intended for students who wish to continue to develop skills and competencies related to playing a traditional band instrument.

 
The course will examine aspects of music including basic fundamentals, elements, solo and ensemble repertoire, and historical context.  In addition, in depth examination of pedagogical and technical aspects of playing and performance, as well as connections to other disciplines will be presented.
 
Successful completion of this course requires active classroom participation and will be measured through the evaluation of student preparation for class and performances, ongoing formative and summative evaluation of skills.  Attendance at all scheduled performances is expected.

 

Symphonic Band (Grade 8)

Symphonic Band is intended for students who wish to expand upon the skills and competencies related to playing a traditional band instrument.

 
The course will examine aspects of music including basic fundamentals, elements, solo and ensemble repertoire, and historical context.  In addition, in depth examination of pedagogical and technical aspects of playing and performance, as well as connections to other disciplines will be presented.
 
Successful completion of this course requires active classroom participation and will be measured through the evaluation of student preparation for class and performances, ongoing formative and summative evaluation of skills.  Attendance at all scheduled performances is expected.

String Ensemble (Grade 7/8)

String ensemble is intended to provide in depth musical experiences specifically for students playing violin, viola, cello, and/or bass.  
 
The course will examine aspects of music including basic fundamentals, elements, solo and ensemble repertoire, and historical context.  In addition, in depth examination of pedagogical and technical aspects of playing and performance, as well as connections to other disciplines will be presented.
 
Successful completion of this course requires active classroom participation and will be measured through the evaluation of student preparation for class and performances, ongoing formative and summative evaluation of skills.  Attendance at all scheduled performances is expected.

Instrumental Music Lessons

Instrumental Music Lessons is designed for students in grades 7 and 8 who wish to further refine their instrumental technique in a small, homogenous group setting. This course meets in conjunction with the respective ensemble course.

This course requires students to understand and apply music fundamentals, musical elements, proper instrumental technique, historical context, relation of music to the other arts, and appropriate performance practice.

Students will build and develop skills through the study of instrument-specific methods, aural training, and repeated practice of proper instrument technique.

 
Jazz Ensemble (Extra-Curricular)

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