This course is an introductory course by which students are introduced to the maintenance, technique and rudiments of a selected band instrument. Concepts such as articulation. embouchure, blend, balance, tone and style are introduced to form a foundation of musical awareness that encourages expression, reflection and performance. Students will create, listen to, perform and understand…

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Junior Band provides an opportunity for students to expand on their beginner band experiences. Students will continue to master their individual instrument and frame their musical experiences through independent learning as well as group rehearsal. Students will perform a wide variety of music (appropriate to their level) ranging from classical to modem music. Students will…

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Concert Band is the main ensemble for brass, woodwind, and percussion. This course focuses less on the physical demands and rudiments of music, and more on the expressive and aesthetic elements of music. Students enhance their ability in creating. composing, arranging through rhythmic and harmonic instruction. Theory is enhanced through musical terminology, technology listening, performing…

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Concert Band is the main ensemble for brass, woodwind, and percussion. These bands will involve the majority of students in the Music Program and perform a wide variety of musical styles, including Classics, Overtures, Film Music, and some Pop music. Students will combine technical knowledge, music literacy, and contextual observation to make musical decisions and…

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Jazz Band develops and extends students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes through diverse musical experiences. Students learn to further apply their musical understanding through jazz styles, techniques and composition. This course will emphasize comprehensive and conceptual achievements and mastery of instrumental music with a continued focus on theory and harmony. Students will he introduced to jazz…

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Building upon Junior Jazz Band, students work at an advanced level with a range of new artistic challenges presented in critical thinking, reflection, analysis, history, and music literacy. Students will expand previous concepts in composition, notation, harmony, theory and improvisatory. This performance-based course provides students with the opportunities to solo and work within a large…

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This course offers an introduction to singing. Students will expand on physical concepts of singing that empower them to sing in pitch, with support and in tune. Students will learn concepts of history: historical periods, genres, styles and cultures of music. Conceptual achievements will include heat, tempo, rhythm, pitch, melody, phrasing and dynamics. Students will…

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Choral Music develops and extends students’ knowledge of music and vocal technique while developing music-reading skills. Students will sing a wide range of repertoire from diverse cultures, styles and eras in large groups and alone. Opportunities will be given for solos and leadership whilst students en-hance their musical expression, performance, theory and ear training Interpretation,…

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This is a course designed for beginners wishing to learn guitar. This course is linked with the learning standards of Music 9 and will further develop techniques specific to guitar. Theory will include picking and strumming techniques using major and minor scales, harmonic progression, (e.g. 12 bar blues) and pentatonic scales. Students will develop proficiency…

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This course continues to build on the previous levels’ competencies. Emphasis is placed on advanced classical guitar technique, note reading, and finger-picking. Students learn bar chords in major and minor keys, as well as advanced rhythms and notation; major and minor. Students will learn how to play two and three octave scales and are introduced…

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