Students must be in at least the 8th grade and must have had previous instruction on the instrument that they play. Students must keep an overall average grade of C or better. They must be able to pass a written test over music theory, instrument knowledge, etc. by 90% or better. These bands have many performances throughout the school year which include: 10-15 parades and/or field shows, 3-5 concerts and, if qualified, these students compete as a soloist or in small ensembles at District and/or State level music contests.
This is a performance group limited to 40 auditioned students, grades 9-12, who have had previous experience both alone and in group singing. Each student is expected to keep a C grade average and must pass a written test over basic music theory and singing contests of 90% or better and also pass a singing audition. This class is a performing group and participates in several concerts each school year. They also compete in the All District Music Concert as a choir and individuals are encouraged to compete as soloists and members of small ensembles.
This course is the study of the music elements: melody, rhythm, harmony, form and tone color through listening and studying compositions from early Greek to modern composers.