Middle School Arts
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND
Through band, students learn a wide range of musical concepts. From the beginning, students acquire the fundamentals of posture, breathing, and good tone production on their instruments. The band program begins in Middle School at 6th grade with a seperate band for each grade level. These students participate in selected concerts throughout the year.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS
Our middle school chorus open to all middle school students. Building on the excellence of the fourth grade chorus, this class establishes musical 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 designed to accelerate their musical development through high school and beyond. They perform four concerts on campus, they participate in District Festivals and compete in the Carowinds Music Festival in the spring.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART
Our fine art curriculum is built into the standard weekly specials between K1 and 5th-grade. 6th through 8th-grade students have the option of enrolling in art as an elective. This elective has been offered as a semester-only class and as a year-long class.
Middle school art students will engage in any number of mediums including paint, chalk, clay, pencil, etc. Middle school art students often collaborate with other classes, like technology.