Welcome to the web home for the Crowley County High School and Ward Middle School music department. The 2011-2012 school year is upon us and I am looking forward to the joy and honor to be able to teach your child the wonder of music. There is a long tradition of excellence from our students, to whom some refer as the Pride of the Valley. Students in music classes for grades 9-12 have opportunities to participate in vocal and instrumental music through choir, band and guitar classes. Grades 5-8 have will work exclusively through the instrumental music program. A rich and varied repertoire of musical material is offered to our students to help them appreciate the beauty and role of music in their lives. We offer a Symphonic Band as a combined 7th & 8th grade students, the Cadet Band which is our 6th grade (second year) students, the Beginning Band for 5th grade students, the Concert Band for grades 9-12 which spawns our marching, jazz and pep bands, as well as a Mixed Choir for 9th through 12th grade students. In the spring semester we offer a multi-level Guitar Class.
We have a beautifully refurbished auditorium to perform in and we look forward to showcasing it with the upcoming fall and winter performances.
"I have never acknowledged the difference between serious and light music, there is only good music and bad music."
--Kurt Weill, 20th Century composer (1900-1950)
Engage and Impact the listener/performer
Affect and Reach the listener/performer
Move and Enrich the listener/performer
Elevate and Captivate the listener/performer
How to Choose Your Drum Sticks
2008 Study by Colorado Dept of Education on Arts in Education
CCHS Student Government
Crowley County Composer/History Wiki
Rules and Expectations
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
to email Mr. Beaber: email@example.com