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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgJin Yoshida

Art Staff:
Carrie McCoy
Jin Yoshida
Tamara Zibners

Drama Staff:
Wendy Hall

Music Staff:
Deanna Amend, John Converse, Rebecca Simons

Instrumental Music

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

√ MARCHING BAND/CONCERT BAND I

73037      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Wind Ensemble/Marching Band (course number 73043) is required.
Special Requirements: Out-of-school rehearsals and performances are a part of the instructional program, and attendance is required. Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $200.00/year for materials, supplies, and instrument maintenance. Some entry fees, out-of-town travel, and dress expense will be borne by students. Flag Corps members are responsible for the cost of their uniform. This course meets the requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Description: This course is designed for the instrumental student who has attained Levels I and II of the APS Band Curriculum. Students receive training in Levels III and IV and will also receive Concert and Marching Band instruction. The class emphasis is on performance for a wide variety of school and community functions in both Concert and Marching Band activities. The band will be responsible for presentation of band shows at home football games, other performances and competitions at the band director’s discretion. *Fundraising is done by the students to offset any trip expenses.

√ WIND ENSEMBLE I/MARCHING BAND

73043      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Marching Band (course number 73037) is required.
Special Requirements: Out-of-school rehearsals and performances are a part of the instructional program, and attendance is required. Some entry fees, out-of-town travel, and dress expenses are borne by the student. Student fees are $200.00 for equipment, music, etc. Flag Corps members are responsible for the cost of their uniforms. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Description: This course is designed for the advanced instrumental student who has attained the skill development of Level I-IV, of the APS Band Curriculum. Students will receive training in Levels V and VI. The class emphasis is on performance for a wide variety of school and community functions in both concert and marching band activities. The band will be responsible for presentation of band shows at home football games, other performances and competitions at the band director’s discretion. *Fundraising is done by the students to offset any trip expenses.

√ JAZZ BAND I-IV

7304K-N      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor unless a bass guitar or bass guitar player.
Special Requirements: *Concurrent enrollment on Wind Ensemble, Marching Band or Concert Band is necessary with the exception of piano or bass players or permission of instructor. Entry fees, travel, and dress expense will be borne by the student. Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $100.00/year for materials, supplies, and instrument maintenance. Out-of-school rehearsals and performances are a part of the instructional program, and attendance is required.
Description: Jazz Band I is a performance course for the student to receive experience and knowledge in Jazz Band stylings (e.g., swing, blues, rock) and experience on standard woodwind brass and rhythm section instruments. Intermediate Jazz Band teaches the application of the basic techniques of tone production, articulation, intonation, instrument care and maintenance, general musicianship, and musical literacy in the Jazz style. The student is introduced to and performs within the traditions and standards of a Jazz Band using graded music I- through II+. The student provides instruments and accessories although some school instruments may be available for student use. The student practices regularly at home. He/She participates in regularly scheduled performances during and outside of the school day in appropriate performance attire. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment Career Cluster.

√ MARCHING AUXILIARY I

92211      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: None.
Special Requirements: The student pays a fee of $50 per semester for materials, tools, and maintenance of equipment. Additionally, he/she may be required to pay for some entry fees, out-of-town travel, and costume expenses. He/She is required to attend all rehearsals, performances, and band camp during the summer months.
Description: Marching Auxiliary is a performance course that is a direct extension of the band program and is only open to members of the Marching Band Auxiliary Unit (i.e., Flag, Rifle, and Saber). The student acquires sequential and systematic learning experiences in the area of equipment work (i.e., Flag, Rifle, and Saber) Ballet, Modern, and Jazz movement. He/She engages in activities that utilize a wide variety of materials and experiences and develops techniques designed appropriately within the Color Guard genre, including individual and group instruction in performance repertoire and skills. The student in this class participates in the Marching Band during first semester and in Winter Guard during second semester. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment career cluster.

√ ORCHESTRA I - CAMERATA

73544      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Audition and permission of instructor. Contact orchestra instructor for audition information.
Special Requirements: Out-of-school rehearsals and numerous performances are a part of the instructional program, and attendance is required. Entry fees, travel, and uniform expenses will be borne by the student. Students are required to audition for the New Mexico All-State Orchestra as part of this instructional program. Most students in this course take private lessons on their instrument although it is not required. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Activity Fee: Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $100.00/year for materials, supplies, and instrument maintenance.
Description: This is an advanced string chamber performing a variety of styles and musical periods. Emphasis is placed on studying professional level orchestra and chamber music. String Orchestra I is a performance course for the student with experience on the violin, viola, cello or string bass. String Orchestra I teaches the basic techniques of tone production, articulation, intonation, instrument care and maintenance, general musicianship, and musical literacy. The student is introduced to and performs within the traditions and standards of an orchestra using graded music III- through III+. The student performs, with expression and technical accuracy, a varied repertoire of developmentally appropriate orchestral literature. The student provides instruments and accessories although some school instruments may be available for student use. The student practices regularly at home. He/She participates in regularly scheduled performances during and outside of the school day in appropriate performance attire. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment Career Cluster.

√ ORCHESTRA II-IV – STRING ORCHESTRA

7354G,H,J      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of instructor
Special Requirements: Entry fees, travel, and uniform expenses will be borne by the student. Fundraising is done by the students to offset trip expenses. Out-of-school rehearsals and performances are a part of the instructional program, and attendance is required. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Activity Fee: Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $100.00/year for materials, supplies, and instrument maintenance.
Description: Orchestra II is a performance course for the student with limited or no experience on the violin, viola, cello or string bass. Intermediate Orchestra teaches the basic techniques of tone production, articulation, intonation, instrument care and maintenance, general musicianship, and musical literacy. The student is introduced to and performs within the traditions and standards of an orchestra using graded music I- through II+. The student performs, with expression and technical accuracy, a varied repertoire of developmentally appropriate orchestral literature. The student provides instruments and accessories although some school instruments may be available for student use. The student practices regularly at home. He/She participates in regularly scheduled performances during and outside of the school day in appropriate performance attire. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United States Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico Arts and Entertainment career cluster.