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Freshman Orchestra - Semester 1 (Troy High) 16083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Freshman Orchestra - Semester 2 (Troy High) 26083
“Freshman Orchestra is available at Athens therefore incoming 9th grade students are not eligible for concert or Symphony Orchestra. This course is for all 9th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp…”
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Campus Band - Semester 1 16023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Campus Band - Semester 2 26023
This course is primarily for incoming 9th graders. It may include students from other bands who wish to learn a secondary instrument, as well as upper classmen requiring further musical development. This course will stress the fundamentals of music and deal with the challenges and complexities of group performance. ***Middle school / high school band director recommendation required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Middle school / high school band director recommendation.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Color Guard 6002
Audition required.
CREDIT: 0.05TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 1 16013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Band - Semester 2 26013
This course will stress the fundamentals of group performance and interpretation of fine band literature from all periods of history. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Concert Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 1 16003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Symphonic Band - Semester 2 26003
This is an accelerated course of study in which band music of the highest quality is selected. Band members are expected to maintain a high level of musical proficiency in all related musical activities. Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Marching band is organized from this ensemble. Students taking Symphonic Band may request a waiver for ½ of the elective physical education credit if they participate in marching band for two seasons. ***Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director required, as well as previous experience playing a wind or percussion instrument.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Concert Orchestra - Semester 1 16073
This course is open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. It may be complemented by concert band to form a full orchestra. Course study will prepare students for more advanced techniques and will cover a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full or string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Concert Orchestra - Semester 2 26073
This course is open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. It may be complemented by concert band to form a full orchestra. Course study will prepare students for more advanced techniques and will cover a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full or string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Jazz Ensemble - Semester 1 16033
Ensemble members must play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, vibes, electric guitar, electric or acoustic bass, or drum set. Ensemble members need to be musically literate and maintain a high level of musical proficiency. Course of study will include improvisation and performances of original jazz charts plus mastery of the various techniques demanded by this type of ensemble. ***Audition with band director required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Jazz Ensemble - Semester 2 26033
Ensemble members must play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, vibes, electric guitar, electric or acoustic bass, or drum set. Ensemble members need to be musically literate and maintain a high level of musical proficiency. Course of study will include improvisation and performances of original jazz charts plus mastery of the various techniques demanded by this type of ensemble. ***Audition with band director required. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Audition with band director.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Symphony Orchestra - Semester 1 16063
This course is performance-oriented and open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. Course study will stress interpretation and execution of a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full and string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Symphony Orchestra - Semester 2 26063
This course is performance-oriented and open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. Course study will stress interpretation and execution of a variety of literature, Baroque to Contemporary. Ensembles will be formed to supplement full and string orchestra experiences. When necessary, students will be required to attend rehearsals before and after school to prepare for festivals, competitions, and concerts. ***Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition. 2 Retakes
COURSE NOTE: Previous orchestra experience required and consent of instructor, based on audition.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12