Music

GENERAL MUSIC 7 & 8

A generalized music course covering all aspects of music study offered to seventh grade students not involved in Band or Chorus.

BAND 7 & 8

Pre-requisite: 2-3 years prior experience

Students play band instruments, learn music, and perform at concerts. They should have 2 or 3 years of prior experience playing in beginner/elementary band. Program includes weekly lessons for all students.

CHORUS 7 & 8

Students prepare a variety of choral music for at least two concerts a year. Attendance at concerts is required.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND

½ Credit

Pre-requisite: four years prior experience

Students play band instruments, learn music and perform at public events, including concerts, parades, graduations, ceremonies, etc. Students should have at least four years of prior experience playing in elementary/junior band.

HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS

½ Credit

Students prepare a variety of choral music for at least two concerts per year. Attendance is required at concerts. This performing group also competes each year in the spring. Taking two years of chorus fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for graduation.

COMPUTER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY I

½ Credit

Students will learn how to operate the audio and visual equipment owned by the school. Instruction will include audio recording, mixing and live performance engineering. Students will also learn setting light designs for live performances.

COMPUTER MUSIC TECHNOLOGY II

½ Credit

Pre-requisite: Computer Music Tech I

This course uses the fundamentals learned in Music Tech 1 and expands them to incorporate Power-point presentations with i-photo and original compositions; using music with web-design; recording, editing, and mastering CDs; and video technology. Students’ projects will be put on the FPCS web-site.