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Music Courses

Music

Graduation Requirement is 1.5 FA credits
  • Any combination of Music, Drama &/or Art

CONCERT ORCHESTRA 5980

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Previous experience on a stringed instrument

Instruments for rent available, if needed. The Symphony Orchestra is a performing ensemble preparatory to Sinfonia and the Philharmonic Orchestra. No audition is required. Emphasis is placed on building musicianship and performance skills. Members participate in Region and State festivals. Attendance is mandatory for all dress rehearsals and performances.

 

SINFONIA 5984

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Symphony Orchestra or Audition

Sinfonia is an advanced performing ensemble primarily for 10th grade string players. Continued emphasis will be placed on building musicianship and performance skills both individually and as an ensemble. Performances in region and state festivals are part of the required curriculum. Possible tour invitations. Limited number of instruments for rent, if needed.

 

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 5840

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Audition

Award winning performing ensemble. Develops competence and musical sensitivity through study and performance of masterworks as well as popular orchestral literature. Desire and motivation to excel as a musician crucial to success. Performances in Region and State festivals are part of the required curriculum. Possible tours out of state. A limited number of instruments for rent, if needed.

 

CONCERT BAND 5872

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Previous experience on a band instrument

The Concert Band is an intermediate ensemble open without audition to any student with a desire to be part of the band program. Emphasis is placed on building music performance skills in preparation for Symphonic Band auditions. The Concert Band performs at concerts, festivals, assemblies, and games. Participation in Marching Band first term is encouraged. All percussion students enroll in percussion class.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND 5820

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Audition

Membership includes the finest woodwind and brass players. Emphasis is placed on continued development of musicianship and performing standard wind literature. Membership in Marching Band 1st term is encouraged.

 

BEGINNING PERCUSSION 5867

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Beginning Percussion is open to any student interested in learning about percussion. Emphasis will be placed on building basic musicianship including: basic snare rudiments, mallet technique, and sight reading. Although there will be minimal public performance pressure, interested students would be ready to enroll in the regular Percussion class by the end of Semester.

 

PERCUSSION 5865

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Previous music experience

Percussion is open to students with any music background (not necessarily percussion). Students learn basic rudiments, mallet technique, timpani technique, Latin instruments, and basic musicianship. Emphasis is placed on music literacy. Percussion students perform as an ensemble and as the percussion section of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Orchestra at concerts, festivals, assemblies, and games. Participation in Marching Band first term is encouraged.

 

JAZZ BAND 5860

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Audition and concurrent enrollment in Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra or Percussion (piano, guitar exempt).

The Jazz Band prepares all types of jazz, rock, Latin, and other music appropriate for the group. Performances include concerts, festivals and assemblies.

 

MARCHING BAND 5885

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion or Color guard

Marching Band is held after school three days a week, first term only. The Marching Band prepares a field show to be presented at the competitions and half-times.

 

COLOR GUARD 5882

  • Duration: Semester (0.5)
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Teacher approval

Members of this class perform with the Fall Marching Band during the first semester. Emphasis is on flag and dance technique.

 

MEN’S CHOIR 5921

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1

This class is designed for beginning and intermediate boys who wish to develop the vocal and musical skills needed to be a part of the A Cappella Choir. The choir performs 4-6 times during the school year. Attendance at dress rehearsal and concerts is mandatory.

 

WOMEN’S CHOIR 5922

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1

This class is designed for beginning and intermediate boys who wish to develop the vocal and musical skills needed to be a part of the A Cappella Choir. The choir performs 4-6 times during the school year. Attendance at dress rehearsal and concerts is mandatory.

 

SORELLE VOCE 5910

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: Approx $70 dress
  • Prerequisite: Teacher approval

This choir is for advanced women who wish to further develop their vocal and musical skills and to help prepare women who want to advance to the ACappella or Madrigals Choirs. This choir performs 6-8 times a year including at least one festival in early spring. Attendance at dress rehearsals and concerts is mandatory.

 

A CAPPELLA CHOIR 5800

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Audition

The choir performs 20-25 times during the school year. Expenses: approximately $165.00 for men’s suit, $100.00 for ladies’ dresses. 3-4 days extra-curricular. Added expenses if the group tours. Fund raisers will be considered.

 

 MADRIGAL SINGERS 5950

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Teacher signature or audition and concurrent registration in A Cappella.

Performs 20-25 times during the school year.

 

AP MUSIC THEORY 5930

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (FA)
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Teacher signature and concurrent registration in a performing group.

Students should have some experience in music through classes, private lessons, etc. Keyboard experience is extremely helpful, but not necessary. Students will learn and practice fundamentals of music theory (intervals, scales, triads, rhythm), as well as more advanced topics such as composition, ear training, dictation, form and four-part harmony. The final project is a 16-measure four-part chorale or hymn. Those interested in music composition or applying for Sterling Scholar in music should consider this class.

 

INDEPENDENT MUSIC STUDY 5990

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Elective
  • Homework: 1
  • Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a THS music performing group and teacher approval

This course is designed to give serious music students extra time. Students set individual goals for each term, which may include major solo works, etudes and other technical studies.