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Course Offerings - Grade 12

Advanced Placement Music Theory - Course No.: 8202

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 

Advanced Placement Music Theory is designed for advanced music students who are interested in expanding their conceptual knowledge of music. Specific areas of study include fundamentals of music composition, ear training, sight singing, harmonization, instrumentation, form and analysis, conducting, and electronic music. This course is of particular value to those students who intend to continue in music after high school and helps to prepare students who wish to take the Advanced Placement Music Theory Exam.
PREREQUISITE: Two years in Music or placement

Bass Choir - Course No.: 8215

GRADES: Bass Voices 9, 10, 11,12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 Other: Extended Study Option

Bass Choir is designed to further students’ musical development prior to advancement into Concert Choir. Classroom rehearsals focus on music fundamentals, proper vocal techniques, sight singing, music terminology, and notation. Various styles of choral literature are rehearsed and performed in concerts throughout the school year. All students are eligible to audition for extracurricular vocal groups. Students will also attend a weekly 25-minute sectional during a lunch study hall as their schedule permits.
PREREQUISITE: None

Chamber Choir - Course No.: 8204

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT:1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option 

In Chamber Choir, selected students rehearse and perform in a variety of vocal genres and styles, ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary a cappella. Students meet 5 days each week opposite lunch for 25 minutes, plus evening rehearsals once per week, throughout the year. Major events include the Madrigal Dessert, holiday caroling, Variety Show, and the Spring A Cappella concert, as well as performances at all curricular choir concerts. Students will not receive credit for this activity, nor will it be computed in the grade point average, however, it will appear on the permanent record card. 
PREREQUISITE: Audition and membership in choir

Concert Band - Course No.: 8212

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Concert Band is designed to further students’ musical development prior to advancement into Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Music fundamentals and performance techniques are stressed. Appropriate high school literature of various styles and historical periods will be performed at school concerts. In the fall, students will have the option to perform in the Pep Band with the Wind Ensemble for home football games. (Percussion students are expected to play in the Pep Band unless they have a fall athletic conflict.) Instrumentalists may audition for participation in the Jazz Ensemble. 
PREREQUISITE: Previous band experience or placement

Concert Choir - Course No.: 8208

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Optional Honors credit is available through application with and approval of the instructor.  OTHER: Global Scholar Course

Concert Choir is designed for advanced choral students and continues to work on proper vocal production, breath control, and sight singing.  Students rehearse and perform choral music of various styles and historical periods in concerts throughout the year.  Advanced music terminology and singing techniques are emphasized.  All students are eligible to audition for extracurricular vocal groups.
PREREQUISITE: Previous choral experience and placement.

Guitar I -  Course No.: 8203F, 8205S

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: 1 Sem CREDIT: 0.5 

Guitar I is an introductory guitar class open to students of all grades. Students will be taught the basics of acoustic guitar including note-reading, chords and tablature. Content will focus primarily on current and popular music genres including classic and current rock genres, pop, country, alternative, punk, and various additional relevant music genres. No prior experience is needed. The $25 course fee covers use of the school-supplied instrument and workbook. Students wishing to use their own guitar must have it approved by the instructor.
PREREQUISITE: None

Philharmonic Orchestra - Course No.: 8216

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Philharmonic Orchestra is designed to further students’ musical development prior to the advancement into Symphony Orchestra. This course emphasizes the refinement of technique and interpretive skills. Appropriate high school literature of various styles and historic periods will be performed at school concerts. Students have the option of participating in Jazz Strings, Ensembles and Pit Orchestra.
PREREQUISITE: Concert Orchestra or placement.

Symphonic Band - Course No.: 8240

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Symphonic Band is designed for instrumentalists of advanced ability. This course emphasizes the refinement of performance techniques and interpretive skills. Moderate to difficult music of various styles and historical periods is performed in school concerts. In the fall, students will have the option to perform in the Pep Band with the Wind Ensemble for home football games. Students attend a weekly 25-minute sectional during their lunch/study hall period as their schedule permits. Select musicians are chosen for membership in the Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.
PREREQUISITE: Previous band experience and audition

Symphony Orchestra Strings - Course No.: 8250

GRADES: 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option. Optional Honors Credit is available through application with and approval of the instructor.

Symphony Orchestra Strings provides advanced string players with the opportunity to learn how to perform as a full orchestra and as a string orchestra. They rehearse and perform music from various periods of music history. Technical and interpretive considerations of performance are stressed. Some advanced string players are selected to participate in chamber music ensembles. Students attend a weekly 25-minute sectional during a lunch/study hall, as their schedule permits.
PREREQUISITE: Previous experience on a string instrument and placement.

Symphony Orchestra Winds and Percussion - Course No.: 8252

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: None OTHER: Extended Study Option

Selected winds and percussion players are provided the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Symphony Orchestra. Students meet 3 or 4 days each week opposite lunch for 25 minutes.  In order to participate in this activity, a student must be enrolled in either Symphonic Winds or Wind Ensemble. Students are required to attend all scheduled performances, including evening concerts. Students are selected primarily based on recommendation of the band directors. Students will not receive credit for this activity, nor will it be computed in the grade point average, however, it will appear on the student’s transcript.
PREREQUISITE: Membership in band and placement 

Treble Choir - Course No.: 8206

GRADES: Treble Voices 9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Treble Choir is designed to further students’ musical development prior to advancement into Concert Choir. Classroom rehearsals focus on music fundamentals, proper vocal techniques, sight singing, music terminology, and notation. Various styles of choral literature are rehearsed and performed in concerts throughout the school year. All students are eligible to audition for extracurricular vocal groups. Students will also attend a weekly 25-minute sectional during a lunch study hall as their schedule permits.
PREREQUISITE: None

Wind Ensemble Honors - Course No.: 8243

GRADES:  9, 10, 11, 12 LENGTH: Full Year CREDIT: 1.0 OTHER: Extended Study Option

Wind Ensemble Honors is designed for the most advanced wind and percussion instrumentalists.  The course emphasizes advanced performance skills, musical interpretation and techniques.  Through rehearsals, clinics and performances, students will broaden their musical repertoire with advanced literature of many styles and periods. In the fall, band members will perform as a Pep Band at three or four home football games. (Students who have conflicts with any fall athletic competitions will be excused from the Pep Band performances.) Students attend weekly sectional rehearsals during the day and concerts in the evening. In addition, students are expected to attend weekly private lessons, and participate  in solo and ensemble contest in the spring.
PREREQUISITE: Previous band experience and audition