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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Course number: 3530B1B
Course Title: Brass
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisites: Students must have completed two consecutive years (7th and 8th grade) of study on a brass instrument as part of a Junior High or Middle School Band program.
Credits: 1 (one)
INTERMEDIATE BRASS is designed to advance the student toward an accepted level of proficiency on his/her instrument through the use of fundamental exercises. Some after school and weekend hours are required and students sometime spend more than one year at this level.

Course number: 3530B1D
Course Title: Percussion
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisites: Students must have completed two consecutive years (7th and 8th grade) of study on a percussion instrument as part of a Junior High or Middle School Band program.
Credits: 1 (one)
INTERMEDIATE PERCUSSION is designed to advance the student toward an accepted level of proficiency on his/her instrument through the use of fundamental exercises. Some after school and weekend hours are required and students sometime spend more than one year at this level.

Course number: 3530B1W
Course Title: Woodwinds
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Prerequisites: Students must have completed two consecutive years (7th and 8th grade) of study on a woodwind instrument as part of a Junior High or Middle School Band program.
Credits: 1 (one)
INTERMEDIATE WOODWINDS is designed to advance the student toward an accepted level of proficiency on his/her instrument through the use of fundamental exercises. Some after school and weekend hours are required and students sometime spend more than one year at this level.

Course number: 3530B1V
Course Title: Varsity Band
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Middle School Band, Junior High Band, Intermediate Band/or audition only
Credits: 1 (one)
VARSITY BAND includes both marching and concert performance. The band performs at football games, parades, marching competitions, and other activities throughout the year. Music theory, history, and composition are include in the Varsity Band curriculum. Members of All-West, All-State, and Jazz ensembles are selected from the Varsity membership. Solo and ensemble festivals, concert festivals, and Spring trips are also part of the Varsity Band experience. After school and weekend hours are required for all phases of Varsity Band performance.

Course number: 3530B1C
Course Title: Varsity Color Guard
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: By audition only
Credits: 1/2 (one-half)
VARSITY COLOR-GUARD functions as a visual ensemble part of the Marching Band program during the fall semester. Students learn marching skills, rhythm patterns, beginning music theory and dance fundamentals. Flags, rifles and other equipment is used to accent the musical portion of the fall marching show. The Varsity Color Guard performs at football games, parades, and marching competitions. After school, summer and weekend hours are required for participation. Color guard, by itself, does not meet the Fine Arts graduation requirement.

VOCAL MUSIC

Course number: 3531B1M
Course Title: Chorus
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 (NOTE: Strongly suggested for grades 9 & 10 only.)
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 1 (one)
CHORUS is designed to introduce young singers with varying degrees of musical background to the choral experience. Vocal development, basic theory, sight-reading, and introduction to music history is taught. This course enables the student to decide if he/she wishes to continue choral music. Students are required to perform in two concerts and required to purchase the appropriate uniform for these performances. After-school practices are decided according to need.

Course number: 3531B1R
Course Title: Chorale
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Chorus and instructor's permission
Credits: 1 (one)
CHORALE provides a continuation of musical growth while offering a “large-group” experience to the student. The repertoire is selected from a variety of representative composers of each historical period. Traditional and contemporary composers are utilized. Students are required to perform in two concerts and, additionally, sing at community events throughout the Mid-South area. They are also required to purchase the appropriate uniform for these performances. After-school practices are decided according to need.

Course number: 3531B1S
Course Title: Women's Choir
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Chorus and instructor's permission
Credits: 1 (one)
WOMEN'S CHOIR is an advanced performance group structured along the same lines as the Concert Choir. This group specializes in literature for women’s voices. Students are required to perform in two concerts a year and to purchase the appropriate uniform for these performances. After school rehearsals are decided according to need

Course number: 3531B1B
Course Title: Chamber Choir
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Instructor's permission and audition
Credits: 1 (one)
CHAMBER CHOIR for students with advanced vocal skills or unique talents, affords participation in a "small group" experience. Music selected for this group is generally chamber-type. Students are required to audition for All-West/All-State as well as participate in all festivals, competitions and concerts throughout the year. After school rehearsals are decided according to need. Students are required to purchase formal attire for the performances of this group.

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