Music

The following table is a listing of courses available and in what year students may take each course.  For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Freshmen Sophomore
• Chamber Women's Choir • Chamber Women's Choir
• Concert Choir • Concert Choir
• Symphonic Band • Symphonic Band
• Varsity Voices • Varsity Voices
• Wind Ensemble • Wind Ensemble
   
Junior Senior
• Chamber Women's Choir • Chamber Women's Choir
• Concert Choir • Concert Choir
• Symphonic Band • Symphonic Band
• Varsity Voices • Varsity Voices
• Wind Ensemble • Wind Ensemble

 

Chamber Women's Choir

Course Title:
Chamber Women's Choir

Prerequisite:
Audition

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Chamber Women's Choir is an advanced mixed choir that demonstrates musicianship and artistry through study and performance of intermediate and advanced literature (3-part, 4-part, division) and general music concepts. This choir is open to any 9th – 12th-grade female who has demonstrated a proficient level of vocal and musical growth. This choir has approximately six required performances per year, including some extra-curricular responsibilities.

Concert Choir

Course Title:
Concert Choir

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
A mixed-voice choir that develops musicianship through study and performance of appropriate high school literature, as well as general music concepts. This choir is open to any student who enjoys singing and learning about music. This choir has approximately five required performances per year.

Symphonic Band

Course Title:
Symphonic Band

Prerequisite:
Director Approval

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Symphonic Band is a for-credit performing group involving instrumental students that meets year round. This ensemble is open to all students who have successfully completed middle school band. Students looking to learn an instrument in high school and join should talk to the director and set-up lessons, after demonstrating proficiency on the instrument they may enter the Symphonic Band Class. Students will learn a variety of skills that will enhance their musical awareness, performance, and understanding. These students will learn how to perform at a higher level, within an ensemble and also as an individual. This class may also serve as a preparatory ensemble for the membership into the Wind Ensemble. Extra rehearsals and individual practice outside of the school day is required. Attendance at all concerts, festivals, competitions, and graduation, and other community performances. District Band Festival will be held in March and the Symphonic Band will attend. If the Band receives a superior rating, the band has the option of attending State Band Festival.

Varsity Voices

Course Title:
Varsity Voices

Prerequisite:
Audition

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
An advanced mixed voice choir that demonstrates musicianship and artistry through study and performance of appropriate literature and general music concepts. Authorized admittance by teacher only. This choir is open to any 10th – 12th-grade student who has demonstrated a proficient level of vocal and musical growth. This choir has approximately six required performances per year, including some extra-curricular responsibilities.

Wind Ensemble

Course Title:
Wind Ensemble

Prerequisite:
Audition

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Wind Ensemble is an audition based performance ensemble. Members of the ensemble have demonstrated high levels of achievement of musicianship. The ensemble will perform at district festivals and various community concerts. The Wind Ensemble will perform standard wind band literature of the highest quality. The Wind Ensemble has commitments outside of the normal school day.