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Sixth Grade Band or Strings

Band or Strings 1.0 (Full Year) 

6th Grade Band 1.0 (Full Year)

This band is a full year course that introduces fundamental skill in playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. Much time is devoted to rhythmic skills, scales, dynamic contrast, intonation, ear training, breath control, musicality, articulation, and music appreciation. Public performance is a graded component of the course.. Purchase/rental of an instrument is required to take this course. Purchase of concert attire/uniform is required for this class.

6th Grade String Orchestra 1.0 (Full Year)

PREREQUISITES: Previous playing experience in this school district or consent of teacher following an audition String students will have the opportunity to participate in string orchestra. Music theory, music history, string orchestra literature, rhythm, chords, and melody will be studied as related to playing a string instrument. Emphasis on intonation studies, vibrato, positions, and bowing techniques will help the string student to progress to senior high. Grade requirements will be based on skill  in producing the desired sound and improvement shown when needed. Practice is essential. Several concerts will be required during the school year. Each student should be equipped with an instrument approved by the teacher. Private lessons are helpful  but not required. Purchase of concert attire/uniform is required for these classes. 

Course Descriptions

Core Curriculum: 

All 6th grade students will automatically be enrolled in these classes.

Required Electives:

All students will take these electives.

Exploratory Courses:

Students take three six-week courses per semester if they do not participate in band or strings.

Electives (Band or Strings):

Students may take year-long band or strings courses in place of exploratory courses.