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Music

 Music Department Staff

Music

Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

1

8545 / 8546

Varsity Band

Successful completion of band the previous year (may not have failed one or more semesters) or director’s approval.

1

8551 / 8552

Symphonic Band

Successful completion of band the previous year (may not have failed one or more semesters) or director’s approval.

1

5556 / 5557

Honors Wind Ensemble

Audition and successful completion of band the previous year (may not have failed one or more semesters).

1

8564 / 8565

Varsity Choir

Successful completion of choir the previous year (may not have failed one or more semesters) or director’s approval.

1

8571 / 8572

Cougar Choir

Audition and permission of the director.

1

8573 / 8574

Treble Choir

Audition and permission of the director.

1

5580 / 5581

Honors Treble Choir

Audition and permission of the director.

1

5584 / 5585

Honors Concert Choir

Audition and permission of the director.  All members must also participate in Romancers and Sweet Harmony which meets during advisory.

¨ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ¨

 

VARSITY BAND

SYMPHONIC BAND

HONORS WIND ENSEMBLE

 

Successful completion of band - one-full year - will meet the high school graduation fine arts requirement.  Students will earn .5 credit each semester for the fine arts requirement.

 

Students must have their own instruments and lesson books. 

Students using school-owned instruments will pay a yearly rental fee of $45 for brass and woodwinds and $24 for percussion.


 VARSITY BAND
Students must register for band both semesters.

 Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate improved playing skills in lessons.
  • Participate in band rehearsals and concerts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic music theory concepts.
  • Prepare and perform a solo or small ensemble for annual “in-house” music festival.
  • Follow guidelines set out in printed course expectations.

 


 

 SYMPHONIC BAND
Prerequisite: Successful completion of band the previous year (may not have failed one or more semesters) or director’s approval.

 

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate improved instrumental playing skills in lessons.
  • Demonstrate mastery of assigned playing exam materials.
  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements and analysis required for music selections, which are studied and performed.
  • Fall Marching Band will be “embedded” in the curriculum during semester one.
  • Follow guidelines set out in printed course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Winter Pep Band.
  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Music Contest.

    HONORS WIND ENSEMBLE
     

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate improved instrumental playing skills in lessons.
  • Demonstrate mastery of assigned playing exam materials.
  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical concepts and historical/cultural context of music performed.
  • Demonstrate technical fluency, listening skills, analytical abilities and creative expression required for the music performed.
  • Demonstrate the increasing ability to verbalize and put into acceptable written form: historical and musical analysis of musical selections, reasonable performance goals, rehearsal plans to accomplish those goals and critical analysis of live or recorded performances.
  • Fall Marching Band will be “embedded” in the curriculum during semester one.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Winter Pep Band
  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

 


 

¨ VOCAL MUSIC ¨

 

VARSITY CHOIR

COUGAR CHOIR

TREBLE CHOIR

HONORS TREBLE CHOIR

HONORS CONCERT CHOIR

 

*Successful completion of choir - one-full year - will meet the high school graduation fine arts requirement*  Students earn .5 credit each semester.

 

 VARSITY CHOIR

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate basic singing skills and knowledge of choral music notation.
  • Demonstrate basic sight-reading skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements, and analysis required for music selections; which are studied and performed.
  • Fulfill attendance and expectations for rehearsals, lessons, and concerts.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

 


COUGAR CHOIR

Students in these courses will:

  • Demonstrate improved singing skills and knowledge of choral music notation.
  • Demonstrate improved sight-reading skills.
  • Demonstrate improved knowledge of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements, and analysis required for music selections; which are studied and performed.
  • Fulfill attendance and expectations for rehearsals, lessons, and concerts.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

 


TREBLE CHOIR

Students in these courses will:

  • Demonstrate improved singing skills and knowledge of choral music notation.
  • Demonstrate improved sight-reading skills.
  • Demonstrate improved knowledge of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements, and analysis required for music selections; which are studied and performed.
  • Fulfill attendance and expectations for rehearsals, lessons, and concerts.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

 


HONORS TREBLE CHOIR 

Students in these courses will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of singing skills and knowledge of choral music notation.
  • Demonstrate mastery of sight-reading skills.
  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements, and analysis required for music selections; which are studied and performed.
  • Fulfill attendance and expectations for rehearsals, lessons, and concerts.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

 


 

HONORS CONCERT CHOIR

All members of Concert Choir must also participate in Romancers and Sweet Harmony which meets during advisory.

Students in this course will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of singing skills and knowledge of choral music notation.
  • Demonstrate mastery of sight-reading skills.
  • Demonstrate mastery of theoretical concepts, historical and cultural context, technical fluency requirements, listening skills, expressive elements, and analysis required for music selections; which are studied and performed.
  • Fulfill attendance and expectations for rehearsals, lessons, and concerts.
  • Follow guidelines set out in published course expectations.

Students in this course may elect to participate in:

  • Region-State Solo and Ensemble Contest.