Year-long course, meets every other day, available to 7th and 8th graders as an alternative to choir and orchestra
This course teaches intermediate and advanced musical concepts. It is a building program and a continuation from elementary school. Suggested proficiency is one to two years playing experience. The band concentrates on larger performance skills and works to improve overall ensemble sound. Students will work on improving their rhythm, technique, and style. Two major concerts are performed each year and are required.
Year-long course, meets every other day, available to 7th and 8th graders as an alternative to band and orchestra
This course is intended to develop beginning to intermediate music competencies. Fundamentals are stressed with emphasis on performances. Music includes sacred, classical, and pop tunes. Attendance is required at two performances: the Christmas concert in December and the spring concert in May. There is an opportunity to participate in junior high pop choir, which meets weekly after school.
Year-long course, meets every other day, available to 7th and 8th graders as an alternative to choir and band
This course is designed for players of orchestral stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) who have had one to two years of playing experience. Advanced beginner/intermediate level techniques, scales, and exercises are taught and practiced in the class, along with the study of orchestral music from various styles and periods. Students will broaden and refine fundamental skills and prepare for the transition to more advanced level playing. Performances in a variety of venues including school Masses, community and school events, and seasonal concerts with band and choir may require some after-school and before-school participation. All students will be asked to play individually to determine repertoire for the ensemble.