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BandBeginning Band (year-long elective)Course Description: Emphasis is on the acquisition of basic musical skills as students learn to play a brass (trumpet or trombone) or woodwind (flute or clarinet) instrument. Band classes prepare several concert compositions that are performed for an audience. Students should anticipate some after-school practices and evening performances.Intermediate Band (year-long elective)Course Description: This class is a continuation of the skills taught in Beginning Band with further development of tone production, breath support, and music reading. Students are introduced to performance skills and techniques. They are encouraged to perform as individuals and as members of an ensemble. Students should anticipate some afterschool practices and evening performances.Advanced Band (year-long elective)Course Description: Technical drills, scale studies, rhythm studies, and sight reading exercises are used to advance the student's skills, knowledge, and reading ability in music. A wide variety of band literature is studied to give the students experience in various musical styles. Students should anticipate some after-school practices and evening performances.For more information, visit the Band site: Click here
DanceIntroduction to DanceCourse description: This course introduces creative movement, improvisation, and choreography through basic modern dancetechniques.Dance ICourse description: This course continues developing skills and creativity through modern dance. Students may participate in formal and informal performance activities. Students should anticipate some afterschool practices and evening performances.Dance IICourse description: This course continues developing skills and creativity through modern dance. Students may participate in formal and informal performance activities. Students should anticipate some afterschool practices and evening performances.For more course information, click here.
Visual ArtsVisual Arts ExploratoryDescription: This course introduces students to the elements of art through a variety of media that may include: drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, pottery, and weaving. Application of these elements to the students’ own original
art workis the major emphasis while being introduced to art history and critical analysis of master workas well as their own.Visual Arts Composition IDescription: Available for grade 7 only. Students will engage in deep study of the elements and principles of art centered on the curriculum set forth in the North Carolina Essential Standards for Visual Art. Two and three-dimensional techniques will be taught using a variety of media. Students explore various cultures, art history and learn to think and write critically about master workas well as their own.Visual Arts Composition IIDescription: Available for grade 8 only. Students will continue to develop their technical and artistic skills as they solve problems with their own choice of media. Students will be expected to write criticalanalysis of the work of others (including the masters) and their own.For more information visit Mr. Dalton's Blog.