THS MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Ensembles

Symphonic Band

This class is intended as in introduction to high school band. Helping them gain the necessary skills to play at a high level while preparing them for our Wind Ensemble. They will perform at several music festivals as well as school concerts and at basketball games (pep band).

Open to Grade(s): 9

 

Credits Received: 5

 

Course Duration: 18 Weeks

 

Requirement: Fine Art

Wind Ensemble

This class is intended for students who have already been in the Symphonic Band. This is a higher level band which goes into more advanced music theory as well as more advanced music. This band attends several music festivals as well as school concerts and basketball games (pep band).

Open to Grade(s): 10-12

 

Credits Received: 5

 

Course Duration: 18 Weeks

 

Requirement: Fine Art

Jazz Band

This is our "0" period band. Basic and advanced jazz techniques will be covered in this course including improvisation. Participation in high school symphonic band or Wind Ensemble is required. This band will perform in 2-3 festivals and multiple concerts.

Open to Grade(s): 9-12

 

Credits Received: 5

 

Course Duration: 18 Weeks

 

Requirement: Fine Art

Marching Band

This band performs at our home football games. We bring spirit and great music to help our team win and get the crowd pumped up! Halftime shows and marching drill will be taught. There will be marching band practices at the end of the summer. Dates and times will be decided by the director. If you are in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble, this is a requirement.

Open to Grade(s): 9-12

 

Credits Received: 0 (part of band)

 

Course Duration: About 16 Weeks

 

Requirement: Fine Art

Pep Band

This band performs at our home basketball games. We bring spirit and great music to help our team win and get the crowd pumped up!

If you are in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble, this is a requirement.

Open to Grade(s): 9-12

 

Credits Received: 0 (part of band

 

Course Duration: About 16 Weeks

 

Requirement: Fine Art