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Music

Choir

These full year choir classes emphasize choral singing, music theory, listening, and performance. Ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students will comprise various classes according to achievement levels checked by audition. The classes may be composed of all males, all females, or mixed according to number and distribution of voices available. The names of these groups differ with the high schools in which they are organized and may participate in UIL competition. Students may be required to attend rehearsals outside regular school hours.


Grade Placement: 9-12 1-4 units
Prerequisite: None

This course is worth 1 credit.

Band

These full year courses consist of marching, concert playing, sight-reading, solo work, small ensemble playing and individual instrumental technique. Public performance is stressed and many appearances are made throughout the year including concerts, pep rallies, football games, marching and concert contests. All students are auditioned for classes according to achievement levels, i.e. Symphonic or Honors Band, Concert Band, Cadet Band. Each fall semester that the student participated in Marching Band may substitute for one semester of PE. However, should a student drop from the Marching Band activity, they will resume PE to complete graduation requirements. Students in Band are required to attend rehearsals and performance events outside school hours.


Grade Placement: 9-12 1-4 units
Prerequisite: Audition

This course is worth 1 credit.

Orchestra

These full year courses are for students interested in orchestral music. Emphasis is placed on advanced orchestral techniques and advanced literature. Performance of serious works and light pieces is stressed. In addition, solo work, small ensemble playing and sight-reading plus concert and contest work are included in the course. Wind and percussion instruments may be added on occasion when needed. Students may be required to attend rehearsals and performance events outside regular school hours.


Grade Placement: 9-12 1 unit
Prerequisite: Audition or prior junior high experience

This course is worth 1 credit.

Vocal Ensemble

This advanced select ensemble performs a wide variety of musical styles including traditional choral music, all-state repertoire, madrigals, show choir, jazz, swing, and popular music. Performance is stressed and some time is devoted to choreography. The name of such a group may differ with the high school in which it is organized. Students may be required to attend limited, occasional rehearsals outside regular school hours.


Grade Placement: 10-12 1-4 units
Prerequisite: Prior choral training and audition

This course is worth 1 credit.

Instrumental Ensemble (Band)

This class must be taken concurrently with Band I, II, III, or IV unless the student has an academic scheduling conflict with the class period or the approval of the director. These courses consist of small and large ensemble as well as solo/individual performance techniques and fundamentals. Attention is given to music theory, listening, and elements of music history and literature. Classes may be divided by instrument families and/or according to Band classes. These classes are intended to reinforce, but not replace Band I - IV


Grade Placement: 9-12 1-4 units
Prerequisite: Current enrollment in Band I - IV.

This course is worth 1 credit.

Instrumental Ensemble (Orchestra)

This class must be taken concurrently with Orchestra I, II, III, or IV, unless the student has an academic scheduling conflict with the class period or the approval of the director. These courses consist of small and large ensemble as well as solo/individual performance techniques and fundamentals. Attention is given to music theory, listening, and elements of music history and literature. Classes may be divided by instrument families and/or according to Orchestra classes. These classes are intended to reinforce, but not replace Orchestra I - IV.


Grade Placement: 9-12 1-4 units
Prerequisite: Audition

This course is worth 1 credit.

 
 
 

WorleyToni 
Teaches: Choir, Vocal Ensemble

Room: 128
Email: 
tworley@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7026
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 here.

Bennett, Twilla
Teaches: Choir

Room: 128
Email: 
tbennett@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7026
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 here.

RomoNelson 
Teaches: Choir

Room: 126
Email: 
nromo@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7026
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 here.

Lang, Dennis 
Teaches: Band

Room: Band
Email:
dlang@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7006
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here.

Bibb, Matthew 
Teaches: Band, Band Ensemble

Room: Band
Email:
mbibb@aisd.net
Phone :682-867-7057
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here.

Carlton, Jarred
Teaches: Symphonic Band, Jazz Bands I & II

Room: Band
Email: tcarlton
@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-7057
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Hogan, James 
Teaches: Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble

Room: 108
Email:
jhogan@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6996
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 here.

Walton, Andrew
Teaches: Orchestra

Room: 108
Email:
fwalton@aisd.net
Phone: 682-867-6996
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here.

 

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