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Mr. Hunter
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Ms. Johnson

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All concerts begin at 7PM (students will be required to arrive earlier) in the Constable Gymnasium unless noted.

Music Programs


Choral Music
Developing Choir (3rd Grade Chorus)

This class is a developmental performance-based vocal group. The class will cover basic fundamentals of Posture and Breath Support, Tone Quality and Production, Diction, Vocal Blend and Ear Training; all taught through appropriate director chosen literature. Students will perform in at least two annual concerts. The course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).

Achieving Choir (4th and 5th Grade Chorus)

This class is a developmental performance-based vocal group designed for the 4th and 5th grade students. The class will cover basic fundamentals of Posture and Breath Support, Tone Quality and Production, Diction, Vocal Blend and Ear Training; all taught through appropriate director chosen literature. Students will perform in at least two annual concerts. The course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).

Chamber Choir

This is an advanced elementary school choral ensemble and designed for students who are becoming strong independent singers. The class will further cover basic fundamentals of Posture and Breath Support, Tone Quality and Production, Diction, Vocal Blend and Ear Training; all taught through appropriate director chosen literature This ensemble is in addition to participation in achieving choir (4th and 5th Grade Chorus). This is an auditioned group.


Orchestras

Beginning Orchestra (String Ensemble)

This is a beginning performance-based group that includes all first year string players. This course will cover basic fundamentals of rhythm, note reading, posture, watching the conductor, bowing, pizzicato and learning how to perform as a group. These fundamental elements will be presented through one mandatory group lesson each six-day cycle for 30 minutes. Students will perform in at least 1 concert at the end of the year. This course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).

Advanced Orchestra (String Symphony)

This is an intermediate performance-based group that includes all second and third year string players. This course will further develop the knowledge and application of various musical elements including rhythm, note reading, posture, bowing, articulation, pizzicato, dynamics, following the conductor, and performing as a group. These fundamental elements will be presented through one mandatory group lesson each six-day cycle for 30 minutes. Students perform in at least two annual concerts. Students in 5th grade may also have the opportunity to perform in district festivals at the discretion of the director. This course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).


Bands

Beginning Band (Concert Band)

This is a beginning performance-based group that includes all first year instrumentalists. This course will cover basic fundamentals of rhythm, note reading, posture, watching the conductor, and learning how to perform as a group. These fundamental elements will be presented through one mandatory group lesson each six-day cycle for 30 minutes. Students will perform in at least one concert by the end of the year. This course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).

Advanced Band (Wind Symphony)

This is an intermediate performance-based group that includes all second year instrumentalists. This course will further develop the knowledge and application of various musical elements including: rhythm, note reading, posture, articulation, dynamics, following the conductor, and performing as a group. These fundamental elements will be presented through one mandatory group lesson each six-day cycle for 30 minutes. Students perform in at least two annual concerts. Students in 5th grade may also have the opportunity to perform in district festivals at the discretion of the director. This course is designed to cover NJ Core Curriculum Standards (1.1 Aesthetics, 1.2 Creation and Performance, 1.3 Elements and Principle, 1.4 Critique, 1.5 World Culture, History and Society).

Jazz Band

This is an advanced elementary school instrumental ensemble and designed for students who are becoming strong independent learners. Students will work on level appropriate jazz and pop music arrangements. Students will not receive a lesson on their jazz band music and therefore must work independently for all rehearsals. This ensemble is in addition to participation in advanced band (Wind Symphony). This is an auditioned group.