Junior High Music Curriculum

  • Junior High School Music

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    Junior High School Music Teachers

    Lynnette McKeithanVocal
    Marty OrtegaBrinkInstrumental
    Rick WilliamsCentralVocal
    Christine MuellerCentralInstrumental
    Sue BokemperHighland EastVocal
    Angie TaylorHighland EastInstrumental
    Heather Appel-BaileyHighland WestVocal
    Byron ChurchHighland WestInstrumental
    Lynnette McKeithanMoore WestVocal
    Ari TaylorMoore WestInstrumental
     Heather Appel-Bailey   SouthridgeVocal
     Rick StreetSouthridgeInstrumental


    Junior High Curriculum

    Instrumental Music

    Band (2 semesters) Grade Level: 7, 8
    This course is designed to teach and develop the fundamentals of playing a band instrument. Instruments taught are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, and percussion.  (Saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon may be added following auditions.) Instruction is provided by instrument section and curriculum content includes note reading, fingering, and expression markings for the selected instrument.   The focus of this class is performance and all of the curriculum content areas are taught through the repertoire music. (2000)

    Concert Band (2 semesters) Grade Level: 8, 9
    This course is designed to teach and develop the fundamentals of playing a band instrument. Instruments taught are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, and percussion.  (Saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon may be added following auditions.) Instruction is provided by instrument section and curriculum content includes note reading, fingering, and expression markings for the selected instrument.   The focus of this class is performance and all of the curriculum content areas are taught through the repertoire music. Students enroll by section and by level of previous playing experience. (2000)

     
    Vocal Music

    Select Boys/Girls Chorus (2 semesters) Grade Level: 7
    Select chorus is open to students who demonstrate a high level of musical skill. Ensemble activities will include exploring a variety of musical styles such as pop, jazz, and other contemporary styles, as well as traditional choral literature. Students will learn basic sight-reading skills and sing two and three-part arrangements of vocal literature.  
    Music literacy skills are taught through the repertoire music. (2000)


    Select Chorus (2 semesters) Grade Level: 8, 9
    Prerequisite:  7th grade Select Choir or Teacher Approval
                                               
    Students selected will learn to demonstrate and apply correct vocal techniques. This course is designed as a study in vocal production and music fundamentals with opportunities to sing for personal enjoyment and perform a variety of types of choral literature. Emphasis will be placed on providing each student with many opportunities to enjoy music through active participation and on developing music literacy. (2000)



    General Vocal Music (1 or 2 semesters)  Grade Level: 8, 9
    General Vocal Music can be taken for one semester or for two. It is a non-auditioned mixed chorus and is designed for the student who has an interest in music but has no background in vocal music. This chorus has a Christmas and a Spring concert but does not compete in contests. There is no required uniform or pre-requisite.   

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