Class and Activity DescriptionsMr. Lambert's Full Year Core Music Classes:Band Class: This class is for 6th to 8th grade students who are interested in instrumental music. The class works on developing skills on the student’s instrument while learning about many aspects of music (notation reading, history, playing in different styles, etc...). The class meets 3 days a week. Please note that is class is a year long. Students who sign up for Band will have the choice of Physical Education or Exploratory Classes and enrichment classes.Choir Class: This class is for 6th to 8th grade students who are interested in vocal music. Students will be working on Hand Bells to learn to read basic notation. The class works on developing skills of singing while learning about many aspects of music (notation reading, history, singing in different styles, etc...). This class also has hand bells as part of the instruction (working on reading music). The class meets 3 days a week. Please note that is class is a year long. Students who sign up for Choir will have the choice of Physical Education or Exploratory Classes and enrichment classes.String Orchestra Class: This class is for 6th to 8th grade students who are interested in string instruments (Violin, Viola and Cello, Upright Bass). The class works on developing skills on the student’s instrument while learning about many aspects of music (notation reading, history, playing in different styles, etc...). Beginning and Advanced students are in the same class, but we do a lot of small group work to address individual needs. The class meets 3 days a week and is year long. Students who sign up for Orchestra will have the choice of Physical Education or Exploratory Classes and enrichment classes.For the 2022-2023 School Year. Band/Choir/Orchestra students will be able to choose PE or 2 Exploratory classes (Art, Consumer Science (Home Ec with coding), STEM/Tech Ed, Media Studies, Leadership)
Mr. Lambert’s one semester long classes.Guitar Class: This 1st semester music class is for students who play guitar (electric or acoustic). The class will be divided by ability levels and students will be working in groups to work on pieces of music to perform. Students will be working on proper technique, learn to read traditional music notation and TAB notation (chord symbols) and work in a team setting. Performances will be in class and possibly for other classes in our school.Drama/Musical Theater Class: This 2nd semester music class is for any student interested in learning the in’s and out’s of one of America’s original art forms (musical theater). 1st half of the class will be focusing on acting skill development. Students will learn the history of musicals, work on singing in a Broadway style and and work on basic acting skills. Final project will be performing a scene from a show with acting, staging, choreographing, singing and costumes from a show.
Extra Music activities for Band, Orchestra and Choir Students:Tri-M Music Honor Society: (We are restarting 2022-2023) This is a community service organization for music students thatwant to become more active in their home communities by using their musical talents forothers. This is open to all 6th-8th grade band and choir students (with some GPArequirement and an application that must be filled out)Jazz Band: For 7th-8th grade band, choir, orchestra students only. This group learns about how to play jazz andmore modern music.Jazz Choir: For 7th-8th grade choir, band, orchestra students only. This group learns about how to sing in jazzand modern music.Steel Drums: 8th grade only class (already pre-selected from last year). This group learns how to play the music fromthe Islands. Students must be in either band, choir or orchestra.Pep Band: (This is being postponed till 2022-2023) For 6th-8th grade band students. It is a group that plays for VarsityBoys and Girls Basketball games. No requirements for playing. Fun, fast and exciting music to cheer on our teams.Solo and Ensemble Contest: For 6th-8th grade band and choir students who wish to expand theirperformance abilities by learning a solo or small ensemble piece and performing it for ajudge during the contest.Small Ensembles : (This is being mostly postponed till 2022-2023) For 6th-8th grade music students. Throughout the year, there aremany activities and opportunities to perform in school and in the community. This includeshand bell ensemble and singing the National anthem at events.Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir: For 6th-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students. This is an auditioned groupmade up of member from all the Valley Schools.Drama/Musicals: This activity is with the CMS drama department. Fall musical starts at the very beginning of the school year.The musical shows are normally at the end of October and early November. There is singing/dancing/acting together.Spring play auditions in early March with the show in May. This is normally more acting.Talent Show: CMS is offering its first talent show. It will be Dec. 21 at 7PM (auditions are Dec. 14), with the winnersperforming for the school assembly on Dec. 22. There will be auditions due to limited space for the event.If you have any questions about these classes, please call me at 761-1517.
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