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Music Course Descriptions
Beginning Band

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: None
Note: $5.00 Music Fee / $5.00 Music Locker Fee

The class offers a chance for those students who have never played a band instrument to begin. The band is a unique art form. Relatively new to the “classical style” of music the concert band has not been around as long as other forms such as the choir or the orchestra. The class will teach basic techniques, tone production, rhythmic counting, and listening skills. Did you miss out in grade school or stop playing and now wish you hadn’t? The Beginning Band wants you!

Concert Band

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Beginning Band or audition with instructor
Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged / $5.00 Music Locker Fee

This is the highest level of the band at SACHS. Through previous coursework, students in this group perform at a high level of learning. Learning ensemble cohesiveness and attendance at concerts is required for the successful completion of this course. This class is open to any upperclassman (sophomore, junior, and senior) who has completed Beginning Band. The Concert Band performs three concerts yearly sometimes in combination with the Beginning Band. This band participates in solo and ensemble festivals and members also play in the pep band. Permission from the instructor must be obtained to join for the only the second semester.

Beginning Choir

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: None
Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged

This class offers a chance for those students who have never sung in a class setting to begin. The choir has a long and rich history with many styles, forms, and historical periods to draw from. The class will teach basic techniques, tone production, rhythmic counting, music reading, and listening skills. Do you think you have singing talent but never taken that talent out of the shower? Well then, the Beginning Choir needs you!! Choir members will perform at least two times during the year in combination with the Concert Choir.

Concert Choir

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Beginning Choir or audition with the instructor
Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged

This is the upper-level Choir at SACHS. This course is designed to perform as an ensemble in vocal music. The choir has a long and rich history with many styles, forms, and historical periods to draw from. Students will learn more advanced techniques of scales, rhythms, and vocal production while basic music theories are focused upon. Choir members will perform at least three times during the year sometimes in combination with the Beginning Choir. Learning ensemble cohesiveness and attendance at concerts is required for the successful completion of this course. Permission from the instructor must be obtained to join for only second semester.

Music Appreciation

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to teach the theory of music through history. Students will listen to music examples frequently in order to attain a working knowledge of the building blocks of music while being exposed to various styles of music discussing their cultural and historical significance. Attendance is required to at least 1 concert at or outside of school during each semester for the successful completion of the course.