Music

Music Courses

 

Students in seventh and eighth grade may choose a performing music class or a non-performing music class. Performing music classes include Band, Chorus or Orchestra. Students should read the requirements for performing music before choosing a course. The non-performing music class is Exploring Music. Students will receive hands-on experience using music software in the music technology lab.

 

Minor Elective Offering

EXPLORING MUSIC 7 Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade course

(Full Year, 2 Periods Per Cycle)
8627

Students will explore the historical aspects of early music up the 20th century. Activities will include studying and evaluating music and will provide opportunities for creating and performing music in a classroom setting. Students will receive hands-on experience using music software in the music technology lab.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE CLASSES Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade course

(Full Year, 2 Periods Per Cycle)
Band – 8671
Chorus – 8672
Orchestra – 8673

The music performance classes, offered in seventh grade, include a choice of either the grade level Concert Band, Mixed Chorus or Orchestra. Appropriate music is chosen for its appeal as well as its educational and aesthetic value. Some performances and rehearsals are scheduled outside of the school day as part of the curriculum and are required to be attended.

All instrumental students will be assigned to a small group for lessons. These required lessons are organized and function according to the needs of the student. Each group will meet once per cycle and will be scheduled on a rotating schedule from other regularly scheduled classes. Many co-curricular ensembles will be scheduled by audition from the larger performing groups. Co-curricular groups may include: Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Trebel Chorus, Male Chorus and String Ensembles. Students will receive hands-on experience using music software in the music technology lab.

EXPLORING MUSIC 8 Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

(Full Year, 2 Periods Per Cycle)
8628

Students will explore the historical aspects of early music up the 20th century. Activities will include studying and evaluating music and will provide opportunities for creating and performing music in a classroom setting. Students will receive hands-on experience using music software in the music technology lab.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE CLASSES Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course

(Full Year, 2 Periods Per Cycle)
Band – 8681
Chorus – 8682
Orchestra – 8683

The music performance classes offered in eighth grade, include a choice of either the grade level Concert Band, Mixed Chorus or Orchestra. Appropriate music is chosen for its appeal as well as its educational and aesthetic value. In order to audition for a Select Ensemble, students must be enrolled in a performing ensemble class (Band, Orchestra, Chorus). Some performances and rehearsals are scheduled outside of the school day as part of the curriculum and are required to be attended.

All instrumental students will be assigned to a small group for lessons. These required lessons are organized and function according to the needs of the student. Each group will meet once per cycle and will be scheduled on a rotating schedule from other regularly scheduled classes. Many co-curricular ensembles will be scheduled by audition from the larger performing groups. Co-curricular groups may include: Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Trebel Chorus, Male Chorus and String Ensembles. Students will receive hands-on experience using music software in the music technology lab.

 

Image of an apple which stands for a seventh grade course Seventh Grade Course  Image of a book which stands for an eighth grade course   = Eighth Grade Course

Final deadline for students and/or parents to initiate requests for course changes is May 1, 2020.