2011-12 Middle School Music

Course M901 GRADE 6 MIXED CHORUS Full Year
M902 GRADE 7 MIXED CHORUS Full Year
M903 GRADE 8 MIXED CHORUS Full Year
Students will be taught harmony, diction, and other vocal techniques needed for good choral singing. Music selections will include a range of styles representing different cultures and eras. The choruses will perform in the winter and spring concerts, and rehearsals and performances outside of regular school hours will be required.

 


Course M900 GRADE 7/8 MADRIGALS Full Year
This is a performing group established to enrich the serious chorus student. Admission to this group is by audition only. Students selected for Madrigals are also required to sing with the 7th or 8th grade chorus. Rehearsals and performances outside of regular school hours will be required.

 


Course M908 GRADE 6 BAND Full Year
M904 GRADE 7 BAND Full Year
M905 GRADE 8 BAND Full Year
M909 GRADE 6 STRING ORCHESTRA Full Year
M907 GRADE 7/8 STRING ORCHESTRA Full Year

The instrumental groups will offer instruction in the development and refinement of intermediate performing and ensemble techniques. Students will continue to broaden their knowledge of music fundamentals: scales, keys, rhythm patterns, dynamics, and expression of symbols. Rehearsals and performances outside of regular school hours will be required.
 

 


Course M906 JAZZ BAND Full Year
This course is a performing group established to enrich the serious band student. Admission to this group is by audition only and based on the instrumentation needs of the group. Students will learn the language of jazz through the study of jazz fundamentals: blues scales, swing rhythms, articulations, dynamics, and improvisation. Rehearsals and performances outside of regular school hours will be required. Students in the Jazz Band also will be required to play in the 7th or 8th grade band (7th/8th grade orchestra for string bassists).
The scheduling of all music electives is contingent upon class sizes, enrollments, and lack of conflicts. Students may have to choose between music electives under certain circumstances.

 

 
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