In all music courses, students will be involved in performing, listening to and creating music. Through their involvement in these acivities, students will learn about the structure, meaning and importance of music in their own lives and the lives of others.
BEGINNER BAND 8 – 11
To take Beginner Band, no prior experience is necessary. Students will learn basic musical and the skills required to play a concert band instrument. Students may be required to provide their own instrument.
BAND 8 & 9 (JUNIOR BAND)
At least one year of experience in a band program or musical equivalent is required for this course. Students will develop a higher level of instrumental technique and musicianship and will perform as part of an ensemble.
BAND 10 (INTERMEDIATE BAND)
Two years of experience in a secondary school music program are required for this course. Students continue to develop their musical skills in an ensemble and will use these skills to perform, create and listen to music at a higher level.
BAND 11 & 12 (SENIOR BAND)
Students taking this course should have at least three years of experience in performance on a concert band instrument. Students will use their advanced skills and knowledge to more fully understand concepts of musical interpretation and technique.
MUSIC LEADERSHIP 11 & 12 (COMMUNITY SERVICE)
This course provides students who excel in and enjoy their studies in music to pass this ethusiasm onto others. Music Leadership students have the opportunity to mentor other students and help in the organization and success of Cariboo Hill’s Band program. Students considering taking this course are encouraged to speak to Ms Jamieson before submitting their course selection forms.
JAZZ BAND 11 & 12
Students choosing this course must have at least two years of experience on their instrument and must also be enrolled in Concert Band. This couse 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.
CHOIR 8 – 12
Students of all abilities and levels of singing experience are welcome to select Choir. However, previous involvement with choral music would be an asset. Students will study and perform music from a variety of styles and musical perious and will continue to develop their individual and ensemble vocal skills.