Band and Orchestra

Band and Orchestra

Symphonic Band

822 CP Symphonic Band (1, 2, 3, 4)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 1

TCHS Symphonic Band provides intermediate/advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion instruction in a class setting. Emphasis is placed on ensemble fundamentals and individual technique through the performance of classical and contemporary wind band literature. The Symphonic Band performs in school and community concerts, as well as MMEA Assessment and out-of-state band festivals. Extra rehearsals and performances are required as part of this course. Spring and Summer Band Camps are required for all Symphonic Band members, as well as fall and spring auditions for chair placement. Freshmen and new members begin their studies in Symphonic Band. Please refer to the TCHS Band Handbook for additional information.

PREREQUISITE:
Audition and permission of the Instructor

 

Chamber Winds

805 CP Chamber Winds (1, 2, 3)

Grades 10, 11, 12
Credit 1

TCHS Chamber Winds is a course designed for advanced wind and percussion students. Chamber students will gain exposure to professional chamber wind literature and develop skills to achieve individual music goals, such as All-State, Honor Band, and college auditions. During concert and festival performances, the Chamber Winds will join the TCHS String Orchestra to form the TCHS Symphony Orchestra and will also perform with the TCHS Symphonic Band. Extra rehearsals and performances are required as part of this course. Spring and Summer Band Camps are required for all Chamber Winds members, as well as fall and spring auditions for chair placement. Please refer to the TCHS Band Handbook for additional information.
PREREQUISITE:
Symphonic Band 1, audition and permission of the Instructor

String Orchestra

806 CP String Orchestra (1, 2, 3, 4)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 1
TCHS String Orchestra provides intermediate/advances string instruction in a class setting. Emphasis is placed on ensemble fundamentals and individual technique through the performance of string and full-orchestral literature. The TCHS Chamber Winds are added to this ensemble to form the TCHS Symphony Orchestra. The String Orchestra performs in school and community concerts, as well as MMEA Assessment and out-of-state orchestra festivals. Extra rehearsals and performances are required as part of this course. Spring and Summer Orchestra Camps are required for all String Orchestra members, as well as fall and spring auditions for chair placement. Please refer to the TCHS Orchestra Handbook for additional information.
PREREQUISITE:
Audition and permission of the Instructor

Tri-M, Music Honor Society

Modern Music Masters, Tri-M, Music Honor Society was developed to motivate students, recognize their efforts, and honor their accomplishments. It is the purpose of the individual chapters to provide the opportunity to strengthen school music programs, help students reach their full musical potential, encourage instrumental and vocal students to work together toward common goals, and to focus attention on school music programs throughout communities.

Students are selected based on five points of distinction: scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service, as well as musicianship. For more information, please contact club moderator Mrs. Jane Brown at jbrown@thecatholichighschool.org.