Beginning Band 6th-8th Grade Year
This band class is primarily for 6th grade students or students who are in their first year taking band.
Intermediate Band 7th-8th Grade Year
Students who have taken Beginning Band or who show intermediate skills can take this class.
Percussion 6-8th Grade Year
Percussion is music involving drums and other instruments such as gongs, bells, cymbals, and tambourines. Studying a mallet instrument and reading notes is required.
Beginning Choir 6th Grade (ID 551106) Year *30 students
This is a performance based singing ensemble for students to create and experience classical, pop, folk, a cappella, and broadway music. Students will continue to develop an understanding and appreciation of the differences in music from other cultures and the connections music brings to people, places and time.
Intermediate Choir 7th-8th Grade Year
This is a performance based singing ensemble for students to create and experience classical, pop, folk, a cappella, and broadway music. Students will develop an understanding of how to sing while mastering pitch, rhythms, harmonies, dynamics, as well as musical form and interpretation.
Song Writing 7th-8th Grade Semester
An Introduction to Songwriting. We will combine the use of SoundTrap to compose and create different styles of music such as film scoring, commercial music, rock, contemporary, or other areas of musical interest.
Beginning Orchestra 6-8th GradeYear
Primarily 6th graders will take this class. The String Orchestra (Largo Orchestra) class offers instruction on violin, viola, cello, and string bass instruments with a focus on the skills necessary for long-term success.The text requirement is Sound innovations Book I.
Intermediate Orchestra 7-8th Grade Year
The intermediate string orchestra (Vivace Orchestra) is for students who already have an understanding of basic music reading, instrument assembly and maintenance, correct playing position, and sound tone production. Please refer to the skills covered in Sound Innovations Book I. Students will need to purchase Sound Innovations Book II.
Ukulele 7-8th Grade Semester
Each student will realize that they can be a ukulele player. This course serves as an introduction to the instrument and will provide students with instant access to making music on the ukulele. Focus points will be strumming and rhythms, reading music, improvising, and beginning songwriting. The end result will be independent work on songs of interest.