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Performing Arts

Band 6

Grade Level: 6
Prerequisite: None
Length: Two semesters
Description: The major emphasis of this course is to learn to play a band instrument, to develop skills necessary to play beginning-level music accurately with good tone quality, to read musical notation, and to provide for performance opportunities.

Advanced Band

Grade Level:  8
Prerequisite: Concert Band or permission of teacher
Length: Two semesters
Description:The major emphasis of this course is on developing musicianship through the study of band literature. Students will extend the physical skills necessary to play simple band music accurately and with good tone quality, will improve skills in reading musical notation, will increase understanding of the musical elements, and will study and play music of many styles, cultures, and historical periods. Participation in designated performances is required to satisfy basic objectives of this course.

Stage Choir

Grade Level:  7, 8
Prerequisite: Audition and consent of teacher
Length: Two semesters
Description: This course includes advanced vocal techniques, performance of a wide range of music, festival participation, numerous public performances, choreography, and performance tours.

Concert Band

Grade Level: 7
Prerequisite: Prior instrumental experience or consent of teacher
Length: Two semesters
Description: The major emphasis of this course is to continue to learn to play a band instrument, to develop skills necessary to play beginning-level music accurately with good tone quality, to read musical notation, and to provide performance opportunities. Participation in designated performances is required to satisfy basic objectives of this course.

Choir

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Prerequisite: None
Length: Two semesters, repeatable
Description: The major emphasis of this course is to develop musicianship and vocal music technique through the study of quality choral music. Students will develop aesthetic awareness through the study of the elements of music, and singing literature of various styles, cultures, and historical periods. Participation in designated performances and rehearsals is required to satisfy basic objectives of this course.

6th Grade Band

Department Staff

Brynn Belyea
bbelyea@slcusd.org
Subjects: Band 6/7/8


Katie Bravante
kbravante@slcusd.org
Subjects: Choir 6/7/8