Music

SYMPHONIC BAND Grade  9, 10, 11, 12 (full-year)

The Symphonic Band rehearses daily as part of the regular school day, presents three or more annual concerts, and participates in Large Group Contest.  Many of the members are involved in solos, ensembles, jazz band, and pep band.  Symphonic Band members are eligible to participate in the Patriots Marching Band.  All band students are expected to play in Pep Band for at least two football games and four basketball games unless there is a conflict with other school-sponsored activities.

CONCERT BAND Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 (full-year)
Prerequisite: Audition only

The Concert Band presents three or more annual concerts including the spring Pops Concert and participates in Large Group Contest.  Many of the members are involved in solos, ensembles, jazz band, and pep band.  Concert Band rehearses daily as a regular hour in the school day.  Concert Band members are eligible to participate in the Patriots Marching Band. All band students are expected to play in Pep Band for at least two football games and four basketball games unless there is a conflict with other school-sponsored activities.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE  Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 (full-year)
Prerequisite: Audition only, and concurrent participation in Concert, Symphonic, or 9th Grade Band

The Jazz Ensemble performs in three or more concerts annually, including the Spring Pops Concert in addition to various assemblies and Pep Fests.  The Jazz Ensemble also participates in Large Group Contest and area jazz festivals. Meets during first hour five days a week.  Various styles of jazz will be explored.  Students will learn basic improvisational theory and will be expected to perform a solo at some time during the year. 

MIXED CHOIR  Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 (full-year)

This choir is open to all high school students and does not require an audition for membership.  This group will perform three or four times during the year.  This choir rehearses during regular school hours and is intended to help develop vocal and performance skills, including sight-singing, vocal production, and concert etiquette.

CHAMBER CHOIR  Grade  10, 11, 12 (full-year)
Prerequisite: 1 year of mixed choir and Audition only

This group will perform six to seven times during the year.  Many of the students are involved in solos, ensembles, and honor choirs.  This choir rehearses during regular school hours and is focused primarily around the study and performance of high quality choral literature from a variety of genres and areas.  The Chamber Choir participates in many choral events, and tours each year, with every third year being an international trip.