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Colorguard-Fall 51152X0
Colorguard is a performance-based group that will practice and perform along with the marching band. The colorguard will consist of students who have auditioned and been chosen as a consequent, to be a member of the class. Auditions are open to all students. No musical experience is needed to be in flag corp. Performances will include; most high school football games, marching band competitions, parades, and a holiday concert. Other similar performances may be added at the discretion of the director. Attendance is mandatory at all events, practices, and rehearsals and does affect and apply to grading in the class. Extenuating circumstances will be taken in to consideration. The course may be repeated all four years.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Audition, Colorguard Camp, Marching Band Camp
Band I (Beginning) 52552X0
Fundamentals of marching and playing skills will be stressed. Performances will include; most high school football games, marching band competitions, parades, and a holiday concert. Other similar performances may be added at the discretion of the director. After competitions and parades end the last month of the semester will include symphonic band type performances. Attendance is mandatory at all events, practices, and rehearsals and does affect and apply to grading in the class. Extenuating circumstances will be taken in to consideration.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Marching Band Camp, 1 year of middle school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Symphonic Band I 52552X0SB
Students will learn all fundamental skills needed to be a performing musician. Attendance is mandatory to all events and will affect and apply to grading in this class. Events include; Concerts, MPA (music performance assessment), Carowinds Festival, and any similar event that may be included at the directors discretion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: 1 year of middle school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Percussion Ensemble 52962X0PE
Percussion ensemble is an advanced study of percussion instruments, music and styles from around the world. Students must have musical experience or be a member of the colorguard to sign up for this class. Steel Drum Band will be a part of this course, but not the sole focus of this course. Concerts and performances will be required of this ensemble and will directly affect a students grade in this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Band II (Intermediate) 52562X0
Intermediate skills in marching and playing will be stressed. Performances will include most high school football games, marching band competitions, parades, and a holiday concert. Other similar performances may be added at the discretion of the director. After competitions and parades end the last month of the semester will include symphonic band type performances. Attendance is mandatory at all events, practices and rehearsals and does affect and apply to grading in the class. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Marching Band Camp, 1 year of high school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Symphonic Band II 52562X0SB
Students will learn all fundamental skills needed to be a performing musician. Attendance is mandatory to all events and will affect and apply to grading in this class. Events include; Concerts, MPA (music performance assessment), Carowinds Festival, and any similar event that may be included at the directors discretion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: 1 year of high school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school
Band III (Proficient) Honors 52575X0
Proficient skills in marching and playing skills will be stressed. Performances will include; most high school football games, marching band competitions, parades and a holiday concert. Other similar performances may be added at the discretion of the director. After competitions and parades end the last month of the semester will include symphonic band type performances. Attendance is mandatory at all events, practices and rehearsals and does affect and apply to grading in the class. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into account.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Marching Band Camp, 1 year of middle school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Symphonic Band III - Honors 52575X0SB
Students will learn all fundamental skills needed to be a performing musician. Attendance is mandatory to all events and will affect and apply to grading in this class. Events include; Concerts, MPA (music performance assessment), Carowinds Festival, and any similar event that may be included at the directors discretion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 1 year of middle school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Band IV (Advanced) Honors 52585X0
Advanced skills in marching and playing skills will be stressed. Performances will include; most high school football games, marching band competitions, parades and a holiday concert. Other similar performances may be added at the discretion of the director. After competitions and parades end the last month of the semester will include symphonic band type performances. Attendance is mandatory at all events, practices and rehearsals and does affect and apply to grading in the class. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into account.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Marching Band Camp, 1 year of high school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school
Symphonic Band IV - Honors 52585X0SB
Students will learn all fundamental skills needed to be a performing musician. Attendance is mandatory to all events and will affect and apply to grading in this class. Events include; Concerts, MPA (music performance assessment), Carowinds Festival, and any similar event that may be included at the directors discretion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 1 year of middle school band participation or audition if there was no participation in middle school.
Chorus
Husky Mixed Choir I - Fall 52302X0MCF
This course is a select group of students representing Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass or a combination of 2 or more of these parts. Students may only sign up for this course with prior approval or audition by the director of choirs. Their participation should reflect previously learned skills and also the pride of accomplishment for their group and individuals. Students will continue to grow in their knowledge of musicianship. Acceptable choral behavior is required along with participation in ALL after-school rehearsals/performances.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 9-12
Husky Mixed Choir I - Spring 52302X0MCS
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Husky Mixed Choir II - Fall 52312X0MCF
This course is designed for students seeking to join the Advanced Husky Choirs for the 2nd year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: 52302X0MCF - Husky Mixed Choir I - Fall
Husky Mixed Choir II - Spring 52312X0MCS
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Husky Mixed Choir III- Honors/ Fall 52325X0MCF
This course is designed for students seeking to join the Husky Choirs for the 3rd year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 52312X0MCF - Husky Mixed Choir II - Fall
Husky Mixed Choir III - Honors/ Spring 52325X0MCS
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
Husky Mixed Choir IV-Honors/ Fall 52335X0MCF
This course is designed for students seeking to join the Advanced Husky Choirs for the 4th year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 52325X0MCF - Husky Mixed Choir III- Honors/ Fall
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be pre-selected by Choral Director.
Husky Mixed Choir IV - Honors/ Spring 52335X0MCS
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
General Music
History of Rock Music 52162X0RM
This course examines the rise and development of rock and roll music as powerful, driving, and creative force American culture. The course will encourage students to examine all major forms of rock music and how early artists have influenced the current music and cultural landscape. Topics include:
1. The origins of American Popular music in the Blues
2. American Pioneers: Little Richard, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, etc.
3. Gospel meets Blues in the Birth of Soul and Motown
4. The 1960's: Beatniks, Psychedelia, Folk Music, Bob Dylan, The Hippie Movement, and Festivals
5. The British Invasion, Waves 1 and 2, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
6. The 1970's: Funk, Arena Rock, Punk, New Wave, and Disco
7. The 1980's: The influence of Music Video
8. The 1990's: Rock and Roll returns to its Roots: Grunge, Alternative
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Class Piano 52962X0CP
This class is designed for students who desire to learn or improve piano skills. Each student will be assigned an electric piano with headphones in our piano lab. Students will learn many skills including: reading music, playing simple melodies and advancing to playing with both hands, improvisation, and basic theory.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Course Fee $15
Mountain Music Guitar I 52162X0G
This course is an in-depth study of the acoustic guitar and/or five-string banjo and its role in our regional mountain music. Discover the journey from rhythm to lead instrument; explore varied styles and contributions of local musicians. Gain in-sight into the musical influences which continue to reach far beyond our region.
COURSE NOTE: Student should have his/her own instrument
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Mountain Music Guitar II 52172X0G
This course will offer some history and insight into traditional regional music and its influence on current artists and music. We will provide instruction on guitar and banjo. You will need to have your own instrument.
COURSE NOTE: Student should have his/her own instrument
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 52162X0G - Mountain Music Guitar I
Theatre
Theater Arts I (Beginning) 53152X0
Theater Arts I is a survey course designed to introduce the student to theatre history and literature. Also, the major disciplines of theatre art: acting, directing, play-writing, and design will be studied. The course serves as an introduction to play production, including scenic construction, stage properties, costume construction, stage lighting, and sound. Includes daytime school performance and an afterschool performance.
COURSE NOTE: There is $10 fee for this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Theater Arts II (Intermediate) 53162X0
Theater Arts II offers participation in and understanding of theatrical performance. Performance skills include: the development of speaking skills in a variety of theatrical settings, the development of theatrical roles, direction, the use of character makeup, and script writing (including the development of acting skills for theatrical performance). Performance includes a daytime school performance and after school performance. After school rehearsal may be required.
COURSE NOTE: There is $10 fee for this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Theatrical Performance I or teacher approval
Theater Arts III (Proficient) Honors 53175X0
Theater Arts III is a continuation of Theater Arts II with the major focus being on demonstration and performance. Students continue their understanding of theatre literature and history, demonstrate acting skills, use critique, study acting styles, direct others for performance and continuation of skills from the introduction class. Students may participate in a daytime school performance and after school performance. After school rehearsals may be required.
COURSE NOTE: There is $10 fee for this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 53152X0 - Theater Arts I (Beginning)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Theatrical Performance II and permission of instructor
Theater Arts IV (Advanced) Honors 53185X0
Students proficient (93 Average for Theater Arts III) in performance learn the skills necessary to competently direct a short play. Students may direct scenes or short plays. Working with student actors for a student performance during the school day.
COURSE NOTE: There is $10 fee for this class.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: At least a numeric grade of 93 for Theatrical Performance III
Visual Arts
Visual Arts I (Beginning) 54152X0
Art I is a basic introduction to the elements of art and an exploration of the design principles through the study of artists, major styles of art throughout history, art criticism, and a variety of hands-on experiences.
COURSE NOTE: This class has a $20 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Ceramics I 54152X0C
Ceramics I will include creating projects using the basic clay techniques of hand building including slab work as well as pinch and coil methods. These methods will be used to create functional pottery and nonfunctional sculpture. A variety of under glazing and glazing techniques will be explored. Students will learn the basics of bisque and glaze firing in an electric kiln.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $25 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Art I with at least a numeric grade of 75
Graphic Design 54152X0GR
This course is a combination of classroom instruction, discussion of theory, and hands-on lab experience in order to gain a basic understanding of the multiple facets of the graphic arts. Students will engage in creating designs for businesses and advertising. The designs will include flyers, brochures, menus, business cards, screen printing for t-shirts, and much more. Students will use the Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop for half the work, the rest will be done by hand. Students will discuss various techniques of the graphic arts as well as focus on future career opportunities. Graphic Design is a course intended to blend creative expression with the practical functionality needed for an understanding of this expansive field.
$10.00 Fee
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Visual Arts II (Intermediate) 54162X0
Art II is a continuation of the study of art history and the elements and principles of design. Hands on projects will be the main focus of the class using a variety of art techniques and media to create 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art projects. Higher order thinking skills will be emphasized as students will be required to make choices and explore creativity.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $20 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Art I with at least a numeric grade of 70
Sculpture 54202X0S
Sculpture class concentrates on the techniques and processes of three-dimensional materials and concepts beyond the realm of clay. Students will explore different forms of sculpture such as modeling, carving, assembly, casting, and installation sculpture. All students will have the opportunity to work with clay, plaster, stone, metal and various other materials. Historical and contemporary developments in sculpture are explored.
$25 fee.
COURSE NOTE: Class has a $25 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: 54152X0C - Ceramics I
Photography 54152X0P
Photography is a black and white film photography class and is designed to acquaint students with techniques for taking good photographs and for learning darkroom procedures used in developing film and making prints. Techniques and darkroom procedures for developing and printing, as well as the use of photography for journalism, artistic expression, and advertising will be taught.
COURSE NOTE: $30.00 fee
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 35 MM film camera required
Ceramics II 54162X0C
Ceramics II introduces students to throwing on the pottery wheel and how to use wheel thrown pieces as a building block for functional and sculptural pieces. students will create work based on research, personal and global issues, and create collaborative pieces. Students will be introduced to new techniques such as glass melting and inlay.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $25 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Ceramics I with at least a numeric grade of 70.
Photography II 54162X0P
Photography II is a black and white 35 mm film photography class and is designed for students who wish to further develop their knowledge of and experience in photography. Students are expected to know basic darkroom techniques and be able to work independently. Experimental and advanced darkroom techniques are used in Photo II and some digital photography will be included. Students are strongly recommended to have SLR cameras.
COURSE NOTE: $30.00 fee
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Photography I and teacher approval
Visual Arts III (Proficient) Honors 54175X0
Honors Art III is an advanced level course and involves more in depth knowledge of art processes, media and history, including an expanded use of vocabulary and terminology. A student should demonstrate creative thought processes through advanced research, analysis, reflection, application, and production.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $20 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Art II with at least a numeric grade of 70 and teacher approval
Ceramics III-Honors 54175X0C
Emphasis is on continued experimentation with clay, glazes, techniques and materials. Students will learn more in-depth about the firing process and clay bodies as well as contemporary artists specifically relevant to their current work.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $25 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Ceramics I & II with at least a numeric grade of 70 and teacher approval
Visual Arts IV (Advanced) Honors 54185X0
Honors Visual Arts IV involves a more in-depth knowledge of art processes, media, history and the development of such as learned in Honors Art III. In addition, students are expected to become initiators of learning and accomplishment as well as demonstrate leadership and expertise in visual arts.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $20 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Honors Art III with at least a numeric grade of 80 and teacher approval.
Ceramics IV-Honors 54185X0C
Ceramics IV is designed for the serious ceramic student who is self-guided and independent. Students design their own body of work based on their own personal aesthetics and research with a focus on incorporating all of their knowledge of clay techniques and processes.
COURSE NOTE: This course has a $25 fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 54175X0C - Ceramics III-Honors
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ceramics III Honors with at least a numeric grade of 80 and teacher approval