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MUSIC


JR. HIGH INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

GRADE: 7-8
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes small and large group as well as individual instrumental performance. It is open to all students interested in initiating or improving on their individual and ensemble playing skills. Band members are eligible to participate in opportunities outside of school including honor bands, contests, and master classes. Grades are based on rehearsal, weekly lesson, and performance participation as well as occasional outside work.

AREAS OF STUDY:
The instrumental music program is divided into three areas:
1. Concert Band
2. Solo and small ensemble activities
3. Pep Band (all home football and basketball games)

Music is selected by the director in each of the areas to challenge the students individually as well as the ensemble collectively. It will cover a broad area history, cultures and styles.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS/EXPECTATIONS:
1. Participate in all required performances, unless ineligible.
2. Be prepared for participation in rehearsals.
3. Attend weekly individual lessons.
4. Complete any outside work assigned.
5. Policies of the Southeast Warren Handbook and the supplementary band handbook will be followed during all band activities. This includes when the band is in school, in town or out of town.


JR. HIGH VOCAL MUSIC

GRADE: 7-8
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes choral performance. It is open to all students who are interested in improving their vocal and music reading skills and who enjoy singing. Students will receive instruction in proper vocal and breathing technique, music reading skills, music history, and sight-singing, and will then apply this knowledge to sing a variety of literature ranging from 3-4 parts. Choir members are eligible to participate in festivals, workshops, and outside concerts, but are required to participate in all home concerts. Grades are based on attendance at required events, daily participation, and musical growth.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Vocal and breathing technique
2. Music reading skills
3. Music history
4. Sight-singing
5. Choral literature

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS/EXPECTATIONS:
1. Perform in all home concerts, unless ineligible
2. Participate in class
3. Follow policies of the Choir Manual and the Southeast Warren Student Handbook


SR. HIGH VOCAL MUSIC

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes choral performance. It is open to all students who are interested in improving their vocal and music reading skills and who enjoy singing. Students will receive instruction in proper vocal and breathing technique, music reading skills, music history, and sight-singing, and will then apply this knowledge to sing a variety of literature ranging from three to eight parts. Choir members are eligible to participate in festivals, honor choirs, and contests, but are required to participate in all home concerts and State Large Group Contest. Grades are based on attendance at required events, written work, daily participation, and singing ability.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Vocal and breathing technique
2. Music reading skills
3. Music history
4. Sight-singing
5. Choral literature ranging from 3 to 8 parts

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS/EXPECTATIONS:
1. Perform in all home concerts, unless ineligible.
2. Participate in class
3. Be willing to come in for help with singing parts.
4. Be prepared for any written assignments.
5. Follow policies of the Choir Manual and the Southeast Warren Student Handbook.


SR. HIGH INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course emphasizes small and large group as well as individual instrumental performance. It is open to all students interested in initiating or improving on their individual and ensemble playing skills. Band members are eligible to participate in opportunities outside of school including honor bands, contests, and master classes. Grades are based on rehearsal, weekly lesson, and performance participation as well as occasional outside work.

AREAS OF STUDY:
The instrumental music program is divided into three areas:
1. Concert Band
2. Solo and small ensemble activities
3. Pep Band (all home football and basketball games)
4. Marching Band

Music is selected by the director in each of the areas to challenge the students individually as well as the ensemble collectively. It will cover a broad area history, cultures and styles.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Participate in all required performances, unless ineligible.
2. Be prepared for and participate in rehearsals.
3. Attend weekly individual lessons.
4. Complete any outside work assigned.
5. Policies of the Southeast Warren Handbook and the supplementary band handbook will be followed during all band activities. This includes when the band is in school, in town or out of town.


MUSIC THEORY

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1 OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers the basic theory of music. It is open to all students wanting to expand their knowledge of music. Students receive instruction in the primary and secondary elements of music and composition. Grades are based on tests, daily work, class participation, and composition.

AREAS OF STUDY:
5. Primary elements
6. Secondary elements
7. Instrumentation

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Regular class participation
2. Complete workbook
3. Write a musical composition


MUSIC APPRECIATION

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTER: 1
CREDIT: 1 OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will study the history of music. It is open to any student interested in learning more about music. Students will receive instruction in types of music from the Gregorian Chant through current popular styles. Grades will be based on daily work, tests, and written assignments. May include field trip to see and hear musical performances.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Classical music
2. Folk music styles
3. Broadway musicals
4. Popular music (jazz, swing, rock, etc.)

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Class participation
2. Tests
3. Listening training
4. Essays and oral reports

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