High School

Fine Arts Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 010 BEGINNING BAND

TEACHER(S): Steve Cannedy
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1/2 (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Must have an approved instrument of purchase an approved instrument.  Teacher can help with obtaining rental or purchase of instrument.
GRADE:  9-12

Students will be taught the basics of playing a band instrument.  Students that advance can be included in regular band 2nd semester.  Can be students with no background or students that may have played an instrument in the past.

COURSE NUMBER 012 BAND

TEACHER(S): Steve Cannedy
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-12

First and second year high school band students will be expected to participate in the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Pep Band. The students will experience all new musical selections each year and will study a variety of musical styles, rhythmic figures, and composers. Course requirements include over thirty public performances yearly including football games, basketball games, parades, and contests. Students will be encouraged but not required to participate in the state solo and ensemble contest. Third and fourth year high school band students will be required to fulfill all objectives expected of first and second year students. In addition, students will be responsible for additional leadership responsibilities and must participate in state contests. Proper equipment management, an increased involvement in clinics, festival, concerts, tutoring of younger students and advanced training with a private instructor will be used to determine a grade and credit.

COURSE NUMBER 013 AUXILIARY BAND

TEACHER(S): Steve Cannedy
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
CO-REQUISITES:  Band  (Students must be selected by audition held in the spring)
GRADE:  9-12

This course is for students who participate in the Marching Panther flag squad whose members are active in band during the first and second quarters of the school year. The course of study includes detailed marching instruction; use of flags or other props to help convey the feeling of music; learning to master the use of the guard equipment; working together as a group to achieve a common goal, learning cooperation, leadership, and responsibility, as well as developing a sense of pride in achieving these goals. Students will also learn to relate their movements and enhancements to the overall picture and musical performance, and learn basic counting patterns in the musical selections.

COURSE NUMBER 014 JAZZ BAND

TEACHER(S): Steve Cannedy
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Must be in regular band class and have approval of instructor.
GRADE:  9-12

Jazz Band will provide to students instruction in the jazz idiom and style. Participation in performances outside of class will provide a large basis of the course grade.

COURSE NUMBER 015 CHORUS

TEACHER(S): Cathy Cunningham
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-12

First and second year high school chorus students will be expected to participate in all choral activities. These include Christmas concert, spring concert, baccalaureate and other activities as scheduled. Students will be encouraged to participate in state solo and ensemble contests. Students will experience all new musical selections each year and will study musical styles and rhythmic figures. Third and fourth year high school chorus students will be required to fulfill all objectives expected of first and second year students. An increased involvement in clinics and state solo and ensemble contest will also be required. Grades and credit will be granted on the basis of a successful completion of all of the established objectives.

COURSE NUMBER 016 MUSIC ENRICHMENT AND MUSIC APPRECIATION

TEACHER(S): Steve Cannedy
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE: 9-12

Students will experience an in-depth study of music including: music history, music theory, music technology, music composition, and music appreciation. The course is open to all grade levels and will be a semester class.