Course Outlines



Choir class under the direction of Mrs. Sparrow-Ng

The links below are course outlines detailing expectations, course material, assessment and evaluation, concert dates, etiquette, and dress.



Beginning Band 8 - 9

Concert Band 8 - 9

Choir 8 - 12

Wind Ensemble 10 - 12

Jazz Band 8 - 12

IB Music



Course Descriptions
Music 8 & 9: Choir
Course Content: This course is for all students interested in choral singing. No musical experience is necessary. Students will learn choral singing technique – vocal production, lyric diction, basic music theory and sigh singing, and develop knowledge in musical interpretation and style. The group will sing a variety of traditional choral music in a variety of languages, but may also include jazz, folk, and pop.
Music 8 and 9: Beginning Band
Course Content: The course is open to all students in grades 8 and 9 who want to be in the band, but have little or no experience playing a wind instrument. In addition to learning a band instrument, students will also be taught basic theory and listening skills. Music students will be evaluated in the areas of performance (playing/singing tests, participation in concerts), theory (written tests, listening skills), and preparation (regular practice, attendance at rehearsals, preparation of music, physical readiness). Note: Students continuing on after Beginning Band 9 must enroll in Concert Band 10.
Music 8, 9, and 10: Concert Band
Course Content: This course is for students in grades 8. 9 and 10 who have already taken a beginning band course. Students will continue to develop their musical skills, and learn more challenging music. Music students will be evaluated in the areas of performance (playing/singing tests, participation in concerts), theory (written tests, listening skills), and preparation (regular practice, attendance at concert band rehearsals, preparation of music, physical readiness).
Prerequisite: One year of elementary band (min)/Band 8, Beginning Band 8, Beginning Band 9
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Music 10: Choir & Choral Music 11 and 12
Course Content: This course is for all students interested in choral singing. No musical experience is necessary. Students will learn choral singing technique – vocal production, lyric diction, basic music theory and sight singing, and develop knowledge in musical interpretation and style. The group will sing a variety of traditional choral music in a variety of languages, but may also include jazz, folk, and pop.
Instrumental Music 10, 11, and 12:Concert Band / Wind Ensemble
Course Content: The focus at this level is on refining skills learned in Concert Band 8 and 9, developing knowledge and skills in the areas of musical interpretations and style, and performance of difficult music. Students in this course must be members of the Wind Ensemble which rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Music students will be evaluated in the areas of performance (playing/singing tests, participation in concerts), theory (written tests, listening skills), and preparation (regular practice, attendance at concert band rehearsals, preparation of music, physical readiness).
Prerequisite: Concert Band 9/10.
Music 8, 9, and 10: Jazz Band & Instrumental Music 11 and 12: Jazz Band
Course Content: This course is for students who wish to play jazz. This course focuses on the basic jazz styles (swing, Latin, ballad, funk) and the development of improvisation. The jazz band is an X-block course which meets on alternating days at 7:30 a.m. Music students will be evaluated in the areas of performance (playing/singing tests, participation in concerts), theory (written tests, listening skills), and preparation (regular practice, attendance at rehearsals, preparation of music, physical readiness).
Prerequisite: Concert Band 8-10 or Symphonic Wind Ensemble 10-12 concurrently



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