In all music courses, students will be involved in performing, listening to and creating music. Through their involvement in these activities, students will learn about the structure, meaning and importance of music in their own lives and the lives of others.
Junior Concert Band 8
At least one year of experience in a band program is encouraged for this course. Students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in a secondary music program. Proper instrument technique, strategies for successful practice, ensemble skills, and improved theoretical knowledge will be covered throughout the year. Students will have opportunities to perform various musical works in two formal concert settings.
Intermediate Concert Band 9
This course requires 1-2 years of previous band experience. Students will continue to build on the foundational skills they developed in grade 8 and expand their theoretical knowledge. In addition to proper instrument technique, this course emphasizes elements of expression and allows students the opportunity to better understand their role within an ensemble. Students will perform various musical works in two formal concert settings.
Senior Concert Band 10-12
Tuesday, Friday 7:30-8:40am
Students taking this course should have at least three years of experience in performance on a concert band instrument. Students will be presented with challenging concert band repertoire, and practice advanced technique and ensemble awareness. Senior students are also expected to demonstrate exemplary behaviour and leadership within the program. Students will have opportunities to perform various musical works in numerous formal concert settings throughout the year.
Jazz Band 9-12
Monday 3:10-4:20pm, Wednesday 7:30-8:40am
Students choosing this course must have at least two years of experience on their instrument and must also be enrolled in a Concert Band. This course concentrates on developing advanced stylistic, technical and rhythmic abilities through ensemble and solo performance in the jazz idiom. Students will also explore the skills and knowledge required to gain confidence in improvisation. Students will have opportunities to perform various musical works in numerous formal concert settings throughout the year.
Concert Choir 8-12
Monday, Thursday 7:30-8:40am
Students of all abilities and levels of singing experience are welcome to select Choir. Students will study and perform music from a variety of styles and musical periods and will continue to develop their individual and ensemble vocal skills. Students will have opportunities to perform various musical works in numerous formal concert settings throughout the year.
Music Leadership 11/12
This course provides students who excel in and enjoy their studies in music to pass this enthusiasm onto others. Music Leadership students have the opportunity to mentor other students and help in the organization and success of Cariboo Hill’s Music program. Students considering taking this course are encouraged to speak to Ms. Hosford before submitting their course selection forms.