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Music Electives

High School Band 1+2
Grade: 9-12                     Credits 0.25 (Quarter)                  Grad. Req: Fine Arts


Prerequisites: MS Band or by Audition
This course is designed to offer students instrumental study through individual and group lessons; instrumental performance of various styles and genres of music in a symphonic band setting.   Full band rehearsals will take place in addition to scheduled course times. Students from beginners to advanced can enroll in this course and are required to take a s a full year elective.  Students can choose from percussion and wind instruments.  As part of this course the ensemble will participate in State and local group festivals, All-State and District Festivals as well as many performance  opportunities.


Jazz Combo Program (Grades 9-12)
Prerequisites: Band 1 or 2 and by Audition

The jazz combo is a select group of 8-12 musicians who rehearse twice weekly outside of school.  Auditions for the Jazz Combo occur in conjunction with the Jazz Ensemble auditions. During the course of the year, the students involved in the combo work to improve their understanding of various styles of small group jazz and consistent growth as creative improvisers will be expected.  The jazz combo performs at all of the concerts with the large jazz ensemble.  Community gigs and performances required.