Performing Arts Classes

This is a photography of Mrs. Sailas's class practicing on the auditeria stage.Two students are performing a scene as Belle and the Beast.This student is playing violin in a quintet setting. Sheet music can be seen in the backgroundThis is a photo of Mr. Holocombe's concert band class.This is a picture of Mrs. Ewer's symphonic orchestra playing.Two students hands are adjusting electronics for the sound and lighting system with a book of notes and scripts next to them.

Performing Arts Classes 

Band

Concert Band 1 


Year-long
6th Grade

This course is available for students in any grade who have one year of playing experience. If you played for one year in elementary school, this class is for you! This is a year-long course, focusing on developing fundamental techniques and ensemble skills for the second year player. Elementary Band experience or teacher approval is the prerequisite for this class.
Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)*



Concert Band 2


Year-long
7th Grade


This course is designed for students who are third year players. Students who have completed two years of elementary band or Concert Band 1 should sign up for this class.  We will focus on individual techniques on brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, as well as ensemble concepts. Two years of playing experience or teacher approval is required.
Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)*


Symphonic Band

Year-long 8th Grade
This course is designed for students who are fourth year players. Students who have completed all Concert Band courses should sign up for this class. We will focus on advanced individual techniques on brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, and explore challenging literature. Three years of playing experience or teacher approval is required. Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)*



Choir

Choir

Year-long 6/7/8 Grades Choir courses provide the opportunity to sing a variety of choral literature styles for mixed voices. Students will develop vocal techniques and the ability to sing parts. No previous musical training is required. Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)




Orchestra

Orchestra 1


Year-long
6th Grade

Orchestra courses are designed to develop students’ abilities to play string instruments, covering a variety of string and orchestral literature styles.  Elementary orchestra experience preferred or by teacher approval.
Fee: $25 (Concert Polo Shirt)*



Orchestra 2


Year-long
7th Grade

Orchestra courses are designed to develop students’ abilities to play string instruments, covering a variety of string and orchestral literature styles. Two years of orchestra experience or teacher approval is the prerequisite for this orchestra. 
Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)*




Symphonic Orchestra


Year-long
8th Grade

This orchestra will be focusing on advanced fundamentals. Orchestra courses are designed to develop students’ abilities to play string instruments, covering a variety of string and orchestral literature styles. Orchestra 2 or teacher approval is the prerequisite for this orchestra. 
Fee: $20 (Concert Polo Shirt)*


Theatre Arts 

Theatre Arts
Semester
6/7/8 Grades


Theatre Arts courses focus on the study and performance of drama, including musical theatre. Students will work collaboratively and perform a play or musical at the end of the semester.
Fee: $20




*Additional fees for music classes may be incurred depending on the instrument your student plays. Please contact the instructor for more information.

 



Performing Arts teachers 

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