Arcade Middle School Music: Bringing Music To Life
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
No instruments are needed until the second week of school. Please leave your instruments at home until Mrs. Pool tells you to bring them to school.
Music is alive and well at Arcade Fundamental Middle School! We offer Concert Choir, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, and Jazz Ensemble. All ensembles have day and evening performances throughout the year.The Concert Choir meets all year and is for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. No experience is necessary. Students will learn proper vocal production, part-singing, and music theory. This class is an elective and meets every day.
The Beginning Band meets all year and is for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. This class is for students with very little or NO musical experience. Instruments taught include FLUTE, CLARINET, SAXOPHONE, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, BARITONE, TUBA, ELECTRIC BASS, and MALLETS. Some instruments are available from the school. This class is an elective and meets every day.
The Intermediate Band meets all year and is for 6th,7th, and 8th-grade students who have had at least one year of instruction on their instrument and can read music. Students must be able to play a concert Bb major scale and understand basic rhythms up to and including eighth-note combinations. This class is an elective and meets every day.
The Advanced Band meets all year and is for 7th and 8th-grade students who have had at least one year of instruction on their instrument and can read music. Students should be able to play the Bb, Eb, F and chromatic scales. This class is an elective and meets every day. Incoming students must audition with Mrs. Pool.
Jazz Band is offered before school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:15 to 7:50 am. This class is for those students that already read music and have at least one year of experience. Students meet twice a week during AR and lunch Mondays and Wednesdays. We perform many times throughout the year.Trad Jazz is a new class that will meet after school on Wednesdays if we can get enough kids interested. We need the following instruments: drummer, guitar or keyboard, bass or tuba, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone.
I hope that you will be able to participate in one of Arcade’s music classes!!
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