Music Program

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Band I 
Course Number: 8522
Recommendation: Teacher approval 
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 9-12
UC/CSU Requirement: F
Textbooks: Comprehensive Band Method Book 1 (by instrument)

Open to all students who play a musical instrument applicable to the band program. Students will gain musical skills participating in as ensemble playing literature from different music genre and time periods. Performance attendance is mandatory. Attendance at performances required.

Band II 
Course Number: 8524
Recommendation: Teacher approval 
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 9-12
UC/CSU Requirement: F
Textbooks: Comprehensive Band Method Book 2 (by instrument)

Open to all students who play a musical instrument applicable to the band program. Students will gain musical skills participating in as ensemble playing literature from different music genre and time periods. Performance attendance is mandatory. Attendance at performances required.

Beginning Guitar 
Course Number: 8572
Recommendation: None 
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 9-12

This class teaches proper guitar playing pedagogy. Students will learn music theory related to the guitar as well as maintenance and care. Open chords, root 5 and root 6 barre chords, note reading to the fifth fret, and lead sheets will be covered

Guitar 
Course Number: 8574
Recommendation: Beginning Guitar or teacher approval
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 9-12
UC/CSU Requirement: F

Application of the skills learned in Beginning Guitar through the performance of literature. More in depth study of the guitar fret board and music theory. Attendance at performances required.

Piano (Keyboarding) 
Recommendation: Teacher approval 
Course Length: One Year
Grade Level: 7-12

Students will learn to read music and play the piano through the use of our state-of-the-art digital piano lab. Students can start at any level and are encouraged to progress at accelerated rates within their given class/period.
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