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Music Department

HMB High School Band
Courses

Introduction to Music   (0581)

  • Year Long Course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • None
  • Graduation requirement: Fine Arts
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: Pending ‘F’ (Fine Arts)

In this class students will learn music reading, writing, rhythm, and basic skills on instruments like the piano, ukulele, guitar, and percussion. This class will also develop ensemble skills and musical expression. The class will perform ensembles in parts ranging from 2-6 part harmony in a variety of genre from different periods in history and world cultures. Music Listening will included all genres, and include connections to current popular music. This class is open to all students without audition. Although intended for beginners, all are welcome and with instructional differentiation can be appropriate for multiple levels of music experience.

 

 Concert Band           (0583)

  • Year Long Course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • None
  • $50 material/maintenance donation is requested
  • Graduation requirement: Fine Arts
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: ‘F’ (Fine Arts)

Concert Band is open to all students with some instrumental proficiency. All incoming freshmen will be placed in Concert Band if band is selected at time of registration. History and elements of music and style will be discussed during rehearsals as appropriate. The Concert Band performances include festivals, public concerts, and assemblies. Concert Band may be repeated for credit.

 

Instrumental Music     (0579)

  • Year Long Course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Must pass audition
  • $300 material/maintenance donation is requested
  • Graduation requirement: Fine Arts
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: ‘F’ (Fine Arts)

Participation in all performances (including those on weekends); marching is mandatory. Participation in August band camp is required.
The Cougar Marching Band/Wind Ensemble is open to advanced-level instrumentalists by audition. All students are expected to march. History and elements of music and style will be discussed during rehearsals as appropriate. Cougar Marching Band/Wind Ensemble performances include football games halftime shows, competition parades and festivals, public concerts, & assemblies. This course may be repeated for credit.

 

Jazz Ensemble     (0577)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current music teacher approval
    • Department approval
    • Audition required
    • Concurrent enrollment in another music course is advised.
  • $150 material/maintenance donation is requested
  • Graduation requirement: Fine Arts
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: ‘F’ (Fine Arts)

Participation in performances is required. History and elements of jazz music will be discussed during rehearsals as appropriate. The jazz band performances include public concerts, festivals, and assemblies. Jazz band may be repeated for credit.

 

Chorale     (0582)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Teacher signature required for High School
    • Audition required for Cunha. See Music teacher for more details
  • $150 material/maintenance donation is requested
  • Graduation requirement: Fine Arts
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: ‘F’ (Fine Arts)

Participation in performances is required. Students will be exposed to more advanced vocal techniques. A wide variety of musical styles and forms will be studied. The chorale performances include public concerts, festivals, and assemblies. Pianists are encouraged to enroll as accompanists. Chorale may be repeated for credit.

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