Middle School Arts
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND
Through band, students learn a wide range of musical concepts. From the beginning, students acquire the fundamentals of good posture, breathing techniques, and good tone production on their instruments. The band program begins in Middle School at 6th grade with a separate band for each grade level. These students participate in selected concerts throughout the year.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS
Our Middle School Choruses are open to all middle school students. Building on the excellence of the fourth grade chorus, these classes establish fundamentals such as pitch recognition, rhythm recognition, dynamics, phrasing, articulation, and pronunciation. Students experience various musical styles, learn to sing in multiple parts, and participate in sight-singing exercises to accelerate their musical development through high school and beyond. They perform three concerts on campus and participate in local festivals.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART
The middle school is a prime time for students to explore visual art. Middle school art offers an adventure to young artistic minds. These adventures include drawing, painting, and three dimensional sculpture. Students are introduced to the elements of art and the principles of design to build knowledge. Art projects include a historical context of subject matter that influences artistic planning.