Silver Creek Middle School Music

Welcome to SCMS Music!

Upcoming Events

MCPS Choral Festival: Friday, March 16th 8:05am - 11:30am @ Walter Johnson High School

MCPS Orchestra Festival: Wednesday, April 11th 11:00am – 2:00pm @ Wheaton High School

MCPS Band Festival: Tuesday, April 17th 1:00pm – 4:00pm @ Blake High School

Course Registration Information

SCMS will offer the following music courses for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Band Students:
      • Beginning Wind and Percussion (6815)
      • Middle School Band I - formerly Intermediate Band (6880)
      • Middle School Band II - formerly Advanced Band (6830)
  • Orchestra Students:
      • Beginning Strings (6845)
      • Middle School Orchestra I - formerly Intermediate Orchestra (6800)
      • Middle School Orchestra II - formerly Advanced Orchestra (6860)
  • Choir Students:
      • Middle School Chorus I
      • Middle School Chorus II
      • Middle School Chorus III

In the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), students develop through creating, performing and presenting arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences and ideas.

It is through this practice that students acquire new skills and master those skills developed in prior learning.

Students have opportunities to function as artists, as well as learners of the arts.

SCMS Music By Unit

UNIT 1: Musical Identity

UNIT 2: Communication through Performance

UNIT 3: Aesthetics in Music

UNIT 4: Musical Development and Change

Student Responsibilities

  • Create, perform, and present music in ways that align with IB/MYP standards
  • Bring necessary materials to class each day
  • Perform solo, small group, and large ensemble pieces, etudes, and skills in class
  • Study music theory and history through performance and daily lessons
  • Keep instrument maintained (whether owned, rented, borrowed from SCMS, or by practicing proper vocal health)
  • Practice pieces, etudes, and skills individually at home or scheduled with teacher
  • Demonstrate individual practice by completing and turning in practice charts weekly
  • Attend performances on time, dressed appropriately in concert attire