Open to students approved by the high school instrumental music teacher. This course is designed to develop performance in the jazz idiom, training students in ensemble, sectional and improvisational techniques. Musical styles of the various eras of jazz will be studied and performed.
Open to all students who possess performance skills on band instruments. This course is directed toward the improvement of each student's individual performance, understanding, and interest in a recognized art form. The study of technique building exercises, transportation, sight-reading, and performance of variety of symphonic band literature will be included in the course of study.
Open to students approved by the high school instrumental music teacher. Students explore a great deal of concert band repertoire in a setting which uses full but minimum instrumentation. This environment will provide for solo experience and develop ensemble skills to a high level.
Open to all students who possess performance skills on orchestral instruments. Here, students will discover the full range of orchestral and chamber music literature from various musical periods. Wind players are selected to rehearse with the strings on the basis of overall balance of instruments and instrumental teacher recommendation.