Ensemble classes provide students with the opportunity to learn and perform music as part of a band or ensemble. Depending on age and level, these classes may take the form of Orff classes or pop/jazz combo classes. The Orff classes are designed to develop the students' awareness of pitch and rhythm and include basic theoretical concepts such as note reading, time signatures, intervals and scales. The combo classes focus on small group performance and provide the opportunity for students to develop their skills in the area of improvisation. In order to participate in a combo, students must play one of the following instruments: trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano or drums.
Program coordinator's permission