Fine Arts Course Descriptions

Fine Art Department

Art 1  (Grade 9)

Art 1 is an entry level year-long course designed to introduce students to various art forms, vocabulary and language of art.  Students will develop a visual appreciation and the use of hands on media, methods and techniques to create art through studio projects.  Students will learn new historical and current styles and theories of art through an interrelated study of artist.  This studio course will also involve students participating in art criticism and aesthetics.

Prerequisite:  None                                                                 Full Year course – 1 credit

 

Band (Grade 9)

Band is a year-long class open to any student participating in the band program. All students enrolled in the band class should anticipate being a member of both the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble co-curricular activities. The band program travels regularly to competitions, and gives concerts throughout the year. These performances will be based on gaining the skills of advanced music literacy, basic music theory, appropriate sound production, and all of the social and community aspects associated with participating with a musical ensemble. This course includes students in grades 9-12, and should be taken each year a student plans to be a part of the band program.

Prerequisite:  None                                                                Full Year course – 1 credit

 

Introduction to Winds and Percussion (Grade 9)

Introduction to Winds and Percussion is a year-long class open to any student who wishes to gain introductory level knowledge on a band instrument. Any student enrolled in this class has the option to become a member of both the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble co-curricular activities during year. This class should anticipate giving several concerts during the year, some outside of the school day. These performances will be based on gaining the skills of beginning music literacy, appropriate sound production, and many of the social and community aspects associated with participating with a musical ensemble. This course includes students in grades 9 through 12, and should be taken only one time. Students who have completed this course should consider taking Band the following year.

Prerequisite:  None                                                                 Full Year course – 1 credit

 

Men’s Choir (Grade 9)

Men’s Choir is an entry level, year-long performance based class, open to all students with little or no experience singing in a choir.  Students are introduced to sight-reading, pitch memory, basic music notation, proper tone quality, breath management, vocal placement and interval recognition in all Men’s Choir classes.  Students are expected to participate in school assemblies and various concerts throughout the year.  Any student enrolled in this class has the option to audition for Vocal Ensemble.  This course is open to all students in grades 9-12 and may be taken all four years.

Prerequisite:  None                                                                 Full Year course – 1 credit

 

Percussion (Grade 9)

Percussion is for students with little or no experience that want to experience playing drums, xylophone, marimba, exotic instruments and more. No experience required! Percussion class focuses on learning to play multiple percussion instruments as well as read music. The percussion class plays two concerts during the school year.

Prerequisite:  None                                                                  Full Year course – 1 credit