Music

The following table is a listing of courses available. For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
• 6th Brass/Percussion Concert Band • Blue Band • Blue Band
• 6th Woodwinds Concert Band • White Band (Audition required) • White Band (Audition required)
  • 7th Jazz Band • 8th Jazz Band

 

6th Brass/Percussion Concert Band

Course Title:
6th Brass/Percussion Concert Band

Grade Level:
6

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students will be able to do and learn these things by being in this class:

  • Read basic music notation
  • Basic music terminology
  • Proper technique to play their instrument
  • Basic music history
  • How to perform as an individual and in a group

6th Woodwinds Concert Band

Course Title:
6th Woodwinds Concert Band

Grade Level:
6

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students will be able to do and learn these things by being in this class:

  • Read basic music notation
  • Basic music terminology
  • Proper technique to play their instrument
  • Basic music history
  • How to perform as an individual and in a group

Blue Band

Course Title:
Blue Band

Grade Level:

7 & 8th Grade

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students will be able to do and learn these things by being in this class:

  • Review of the basic skills needed to perform on their instrument
  • To be able to play in an ensemble and as individuals
  • The student will receive continued instructed on posture, breathing, reading rhythmic notation, reading and understanding musical notation and developing listening skills
  • Introduction and development in more complex rhythms, new notes, musical styles, musical development, musical terminology and major scales and arpeggios
  • Listening

7th Jazz Band

Course Title:
7th Jazz Band

Grade Level:
7

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Students will be able to do and learn these things by being in this class:

  • Being able to perform music in the jazz style
  • Proper playing methods, terminology, form and different styles
  • Basic jazz theory and history
  • Listening to and recognizing several jazz pieces and styles
  • Basic improvisation

White Band

Course Title:
White Band

Grade Level:
7th & 8th (Must audition to be in this band)

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students will be able to do or learn these things by being in this class:

 

  • A more in-depth understanding of how to play in an ensemble and as individuals
  • The ability to perform and rehearse more complex music
  • Expanded learning of scales, arpeggios, musical development and styles, notes, musical terminology, and rhythms
  • Continued teaching of instrument and musical basics, to solidify understanding and ability
  • Listening
  • Using learned knowledge to create music

8th Jazz Band

Course Title:
8th Jazz Band

Grade Level:
8

Course Duration:
Full Year

Course Description:
Students will be able to do and learn these things by being in this class:

  • Being able to perform music in the jazz style
  • Proper playing methods, terminology, form and different styles
  • Basic jazz theory and history
  • Listening to and recognizing several jazz pieces and styles
  • Basic improvisation