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ENSEMBLES

CONCERT BANDS

This one-year course is designed for students in the beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.  The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency. Emphasis will be placed on providing each student with a variety of performing exercises.  Students may also participate in fund-raising opportunities.   This course may be repeated. This course will fulfill either the one Arts/Humanities or one elective credit required for graduation.

MARCHING BANDS

This Fall semester course is designed for students already participating in the concert band or rhythmic precision programs. As with the concert bands, marching band includes guidance and direction in solving psychomotor problems related to instruments and the techniques for producing and evaluating pitch, tone, rhythmic patterns, and dynamic levels within a variety of musical styles for wind and percussion players.  In addition, marching band emphasizes the awareness of movement within time and space, developing students’ abilities to perform music and choreography simultaneously. The importance of sustained effort and practices stressed for technical proficiency.  Emphasis will be placed on providing each student with a variety of performing experiences.  This course may be repeated for credit.  This course will fulfill either the one Arts/Humanities or one elective credit required for graduation.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES & JAZZ

This Spring semester course is designed to introduce the instrumental music student to contemporary stage band literature and techniques.  A student will receive direction in solving interpretation problems and will be given an opportunity to experiment in the area of improvisation.  The importance of sustained effort and practice is stressed for technical proficiency.  A variety of performing experiences will be provided.  This course may be repeated.  This course will fulfill either the one arts or humanities credit or one of the elective credits required for graduation.

COLOR GUARD (RHYTHMIC PRECISION)

This one-year course considers the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of the individual in a performance-oriented program. It provides students with experiences in physical conditioning, fundamentals of movement, performance skills, and leadership techniques while emphasizing responsibility and self-discipline. This course, which may be repeated, could include members of performing groups, such as cheerleaders, song leaders, flag twirlers, drill teams, and dance teams. This course will fulfill one of the elective credits required for graduation.