• Course Content and Techniques:

    All band and orchestra instruments are welcome! This course will take many forms. The most likely situation for the bulk of the semester is chamber ensembles: string group, brass group, woodwind group, and percussion group. If enough students enroll and instrumentation is balanced, we may also explore performing all together as one large mixed group. Students will be expected to practice at home each week to adequately prepare for rehearsals. This course will adhere to the guidelines set forth in the district health and safety plan, as well as those in the music health and safety plan. Students will be given PPE specific to their type of instrument. 

    Objectives:

    Students will leave this class having studied and performed multiple pieces. They will feel comfortable performing in front of others and recognizing the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) in order to effectively analyze and critique their own performances. Additionally, students will leave this course with a deeper knowledge of the cultural context of the music performed in class.

    2020–2021 Performance Videos:

    Veterans Day - Streamed November 11, 2020


    Pop Music - Streamed December 22, 2020

    Christmas/Winter Music - Streamed December 22, 2020

    The following link contains one pop song video not previously released - Streamed June 1, 2021