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    Middle School Music 


    Middle School students may choose to receive music instruction for a fifty-six minute period (every other day, all year long) as a member of a music performing group. Seventh and eighth grade students may choose from Band, Orchestra or Chorus. These courses include several public performances throughout the school year. All students choosing not to enroll in a performing group will be enrolled in one semester of Exploratory Music, either in seventh or eigth grade. Ninth grade students may choose Band, Orchestra or Chorus as electives. Ninth grade students may choose one or two music courses on the same-time basis. Performing techniques are refined and more advanced skills are developed.
     
     
     
     

    Grade 7 Music

    8752 Band 7
    Band 7 is designed for seventh graders who choose to continue their educational interests in band music and have completed an elementary program or its equivalent. Students receive experience playing in a variety of musical styles and continue their development of musical skills and techniques. Several public performances are scheduled thoughout the year.
    Prerequisite: Participation in the elementary school band is required. Admission is by audition or approval of the middle school band director.
     
    8753 Orchestra 7
    Orchestra 7 is designed for seventh graders who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Emphasis is placed on developing string technique and experiencing a variety of new musical styles and skills. Several public performances arescheduled throughout the year.

    Prerequisite: Participation in the elementary school strings program is required. Admission is by audition or approval of the middle school orchestra director.

     
     
    8754 Chorus 7
    Chorus 7 is designed for all seventh grade students, regardless of musical ability, who desire to develop their interest in music through singing and other activities. Development of vocal skills and technique will be taught, and students will experience singing a wide variety of musical styles, including multi-part arrangements. Students will learn how to read a musical score. Additonal experiences may include aspects of Theatre Arts and other performance experiences. Opportunities for public performance will help students to build confidence and a sense of accomplishment, both individually and collectively.
     
    8751 Exploratory Music (Grades 7 or 8)
    One semester of Middle School Exploratory Music is required for seventh and eight graders who choose not to enroll in Band or Orchestra or Chorus. Middle School Exploratory Music is an active, hands-on class in which students can experiment with various methods of performance including singing, playing instruments, and Theatre Arts. The interpretation of musical notation is emphasized and interdisciplinary activities are encouraged. Students will actively participate in a variety of in-class performance settings.
     
     

    Grade 8 Music

    8852 Band 8
    Band 8 is designed for eighth graders who choose to continue their educational interests in band music. Students receive experience playing a variety of musical styles and continue their development of musical skills and techniques. Several public performances are scheduled throughout the year, including concert and marching settings.
     
     
    8853 Orchestra 8
    Orchestra 8 is designed for eighth graders who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Emphasis is placed on developing more advanced string technique and experi­encing a variety of new musical styles and skills. Several public performances are scheduled through­out the year, including winter and spring concerts.
     
     
    8854 Chorus 8
    Chorus 8 is designed for eighth graders who choose to continue their interest in choral music. Students will experience singing a variety of musical styles in multi­-part arrangements. Development of vocal skills and technique will be emphasized. Opportunities for public performance will help stu­dents to build confidence and a sense of accomplishment, both individually and collectively.
     
     
    8751 Exploratory Music (Grades 7 or 8)
    One semester of Middle School Exploratory Music is required for seventh and eight graders who choose not to enroll in Band or Orchestra or Chorus. Middle School Exploratory Music is an active, hands-on class in which students can experiment with various methods of performance including singing, playing instruments, and Theatre Arts. The interpretation of musical notation is emphasized and interdisciplinary activities are encouraged. Students will actively participate in a variety of in-class performance settings.
     
     

    Grade 9 Music

    8965 Band 9
    Band 9 is designed for ninth graders who play instruments in the woodwind, brass, and percussion families. The goal of this full-year program is to further develop musical skills by providing a wide range of musical experiences. Students will learn the techniques needed to achieve higher levels of music performance. Both concert and marching opportunities are scheduled.
     
     
    8966 Orchestra 9
    Orchestra 9 is designed for ninth graders who have a minimum of two years of study of violin, viola, cello or string bass. This requirement may be waived pending an audition. The goal of this full-year program is to further develop musical skills while providing a variety of musical experiences. Students will learn the techniques needed to achieve higher levels of performance.
     
     
    8967 Chorus 9
    Chorus 9 is designed for ninth graders who enjoy singing and choose to enroll in a full-year program. Emphasis is placed on developing comprehensive musicianship through the use of choral literature representing a variety of styles, forms, and cultures, including both sacred and secular texts. The goal is for students to perform artistically at their ability level while developing skills in vocal technique, sight-reading, basic music theory, and music history literature.
     
    *NEW for 2019-2020 

    Guitar 9

    This is a course designed for students who would like to learn to play guitar.  Beginner to advanced students are welcome.  The course will focus on a practical foundation in guitar technique.  Students will learn how to play chords and melodies on the guitar in various styles using chord symbols and tablature.  Additionally, students will have an opportunity to learn how to perform pop songs from various genres.  Students will also learn about the structure of chord progressions and how they can be applied to songwriting.  Guitars will be provided during class.

     

    Middle School Music Teachers 

    Holicong Middle School
    Band: Joel Chodoroff
    Chorus: James Glaser
    Orchestra: Jennifer Repper
     
    Lenape Middle School
    Band: Susan Steen
    Chorus: Jaime Rogers
    Orchestra: Jessica Tosti
     
    Tamanend Middle School
    Band: Larry Werner
    Chorus: Ian Sanchez
    Orchestra: Patrick Nugent
     
    Tohickon Middle School
    Band: Sarah Heine
    Chorus: Paul Dengler
    Orchestra: Jennifer Repper
     
    Unami Middle School
    Band: Dan Myers
    Chorus: Kim Leonardo
    Orchestra: Hanna Pak