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    INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND  

     
    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: Interest in music and some instrumental training
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: Intermediate Concert Band is a performance oriented class with a focus on the developing and understanding the SJUSD Standards for music. This course provides the opportunity for students to develop skills and knowledge in areas such as theory, rhythm, tone production, blend, scales, reading and writing music, and historical and cultural context. This course prepares students for Advanced Concert Band. The emphasis will be on group instrumentation.
     

    ADVANCED CONCERT BAND

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: Director approval/audition
    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: Advanced Concert Band is primarily a performance-oriented class with emphasis on major and minor scales, music theory and advanced level literature. Music theory and history as they apply to individual playing techniques will also be emphasized. This band will study and perform music compositions from all periods of music. Concert band is a select group open to performers on band instruments.
     

    HONORS CONCERT BAND

    Meets Graduation Requirement in Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: Audition and Director approval
    Grades: 10-12 (1year)
    10 credits
    DESCRIPTION: This is an instrumental music performance class that incorporates in-depth musical analysis, theory, composition, ear training, historical and cultural background concurrently with rehearsal and performance of traditional concert band literature.
     

    AM/PM JAZZ ENSEMBLE

    Meets Graduation Requirement for Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/UC “F” Requirement
    Prerequisite: Audition and concurrent enrollment in Concert Band.
    Grades: 10-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits
    DESCRIPTION: High School Jazz Ensemble is primarily a performance oriented class; however, music theory, history, and improvisation as they apply to individual playing techniques, will also be emphasized. These bands will study and perform music compositions from all periods of jazz history. Jazz Ensembles are select groups from Concert Band which perform the best of music in pop, rock and jazz styles. Auditions are held after the first week of class and at the end of the school year.
     

     

    FM JAZZ ENSEMBLE

    Meets Graduation Requirement for Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/ CU "F" Requirement

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Concert Band

    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    10 Credits

    DESCRIPTION: FM Jazz Ensemble is where nearly all freshamn and thodse new to jazz begin in our program. This class focuses on the basics of jazz history, performance, improvisation, and theory. Auditions are held after the first week of class and at the end of the school year.

     

    INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

    Meets Graduation Requirement for Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/ CU "F" Requirement

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Concert Band, OR concurrent enrollment in a Jazz Band IF Honors Concert Band has been completed. AND Consent of the instructor. 

    Grades: 11-12 (1 year)

    10 Credits

    DESCRIPTION: Smamble is Rio's one-of-a- kind course in which advanced students design their own curriculum. They organize their own grouos, then rehearse and perform music from an endless variety of genres, eras, and cultures. This course is designed for intrinsically motivated musicians. 

     

    BEGINNING PIANO

    Meets: Graduation Requirement for Visual and Performing Arts; Meets CSU/ CU "F" Requirement

    Prerequisite: None

    Grades: 9-12 (1 year)

    10 Credits

    DESCRIPTION: All levels are welcome. CAn be used as an intro to the band program for beginning musicians. The class focuses on basic music theory, reading  music, and technique. There are required performances. 

     

  • EVETT, MITCH

    971-7512|Email
    ClassesHonors Concert Band, Advanced Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Beginning Piano
     

    MURRAY, JOSHUA

    971-7512|Email
    Classes: Intermediate Concert Band, Honors Concert Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble
Last Modified on February 8, 2021