Students are required to either supply their own instrument or rent an instrument from the CBE. The students are required to purchase a concert uniform consisting of a pair of black pants, black shoes and a shirt that will be ordered by the music department. Students may be given the opportunity for optional travel at additional costs.
Instrumental Music 10 - 10 credits
This is the core course series for Instrumental Music. This class meets during the regular timetable. The curriculum covers:
- Technique – scales, intervals, range
- Musicality –phrasing, articulation, dynamics, blend, balance, tempo
- Theory – understanding music throughout the ages
- Variety of Music – marches, overtures, suites, pop tunes, folk tunes
- Composition – theory, melody, harmony, arranging
- Team Skills – stage development, attendance, attitude, organization, assistance in assembling and disassembling band stages, assisting other band members with their music
- Sight Reading & Ear Training
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Junior High Band Program. Students who do not meet this requirement may be considered if they possess equivalent experience.
Co-requisite: Band 15 (Concert Band)
Instrumental Music 20 - 10 credits
This course meets outside the regular timetable during J Block at the beginning of the school day. Concert Band is scheduled for Mondays and Fridays. This course provides the opportunity for a variety of performance experiences including tours, concerts, workshops, and competitions. Students will be expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals, performances and field trips. Additional performances may be added with advance notice and students will be expected to adjust their schedules.
Prerequisite: Completion of Instrumental Music 10
Co-requisite: Band 25 (Concert Band)
Instrumental Music 30 - 10 credits
There will be more in-depth study of instrumental music. See Instrumental Music 10 for more details. A reduced program course may be available for students with scheduling difficulties.
Students discovering a potential scheduling conflict registering for a full Band program, please see Mr. Lebo to arrange your schedule.
Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 20
Co-requisite: Band 35 (Concert Band)
Jazz Band 15 - 5 credits
The Jazz Band meets outside the regular timetable during J Block at the beginning of the school day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Jazz band instruments include saxophones, trombones, trumpets, electric and bass guitars, drums and piano. Students are required to attend all rehearsals and concerts. Music is developmental; therefore, all aspects of Jazz are covered in each course. The level of knowledge and skill is greater in each consecutive year. Students wishing to participate in Jazz Band must register after consultation with Mr. Lebo.
Prerequisite: Students must be currently enrolled in Instrumental Music 10/20 or 30
Co-requisite: Concert Band 15
Jazz Band 25 - 5 credits
There will be more in-depth study of jazz music, including articulation, dynamics, blend, balance, rhythm, tempo, tone.
Prerequisite: Jazz 15
Jazz Band 35 - 5 credits
There will be more in-depth study of jazz music, including creativity, chord changes, scales, licks, tone, rhythm, listening skills.
Prerequisite: Jazz 25
These courses are held during the timetable. The focus is on developing musicianship, vocal technique, music history/appreciation, ear training and composition. Opportunities to perform are also given.
Students discovering a potential scheduling conflict registering for a full Choral music program, please see Mr. Lebo to arrange your schedule.
Choral Music 10 - 10 credits
Because choral is developmental in nature the skills, concepts, assignments and activities within this area will progress through Choral Music 20 and 30.
Co-requisite: Choir 15
Choral Music 20 - 10 credits
Students who enroll in Choral Music 20/25 without these prerequisites will only be admitted at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Choral Music 10
Co-requisite: Choir 25
Choral Music 30 - 10 credits
Students who enroll in Choral Music 30/35 without these prerequisites will only be admitted at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Choral Music 20
Co-requisite: Choir 35