Courses

Concert band

This is a wind and percussion ensemble designed for performance of band literature. This course has an Honors Option and may be taken for Honors level credit. Students electing the Honors Option may do so for one music course once in their junior or senior year. This is a year-long course; performance participation outside of school hours is mandatory.

Percussion Ensemble

This is an ensemble open only to percussionists. All percussionists should sign up for this class. The ensemble will explore and perform a large variety of musical genres from around the world in groups of varying size. This course has an Honors Option and may be taken for Honors level credit. Students electing the Honors Option may do so for one music course once in their junior or senior year. This is a year-long course; performance participation outside of school hours is mandatory.

Jazz Band

This instrumental music course is designed to allow students to explore and perform the unique American Jazz style. The students will study jazz idioms including big band, stage band and jazz combos. The students will learn about the development of improvisational techniques, the history of jazz, including Dixieland, and will perform as an integral part of the music department. This course has an Honors Option and may be taken for Honors level credit. Students electing the Honors Option may do so for one music course once in their junior or senior year. This is a year-long course; performance participation outside of school hours is mandatory.

Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony is an advanced wind and brass ensemble designed for performance of advanced band literature. Opportunities may be provided for students to participate in contests sanctioned by the Ohio Music Educators Association. This ensemble is for woodwind and brass sections only. This course has an Honors Option and may be taken for Honors level credit. Students electing the Honors Option may do so for one music course once in their junior or senior year. This is a year-long course; performance participation outside of school hours is mandatory.