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Band, Orchestra, & Chorus

Welcome to the Franklin Middle School Music Department!

We look forward to working with your children this year!

Band

Beginning Band
Grade: 7, 8
Beginning level band classes develop skills on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Guidance will be given by the instructor in the selection of an instrument. Simple duets, rounds and other ensemble literature will be performed in the class. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Intermediate Band
Grade: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Successful audition
Intermediate level band students will continue to develop skills on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. A variety of musical styles will be studied through the playing of band literature. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements of receive credit for the course.
This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Advanced Band
Grade: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Successful Audition or Permission of Instructor
Advanced level band offers instruction to the advanced player. In-depth study of musical styles will be realized through challenging band literature. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course.
This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Percussion Ensemble
Grade: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Successful Audition or Permission of Instructor and previous experience on Percussion.
This course is designed to meet specific needs of percussionists. Content includes study of appropriate ensemble literature, and rehearsal and performance techniques from the various areas of musical composition. Instrumentation of the group is at the discretion of the instructor. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 592.

Orchestra

Beginning Orchestra ( Concert Orchestra)
Grade 7, 8
Prerequisite – none Year
Beginning level string classes develop skills on the violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Guidance will be given by the instructor in the selection of an instrument. Simple duets, rounds, and other literature will be performed in class. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Intermediate Orchestra ( Symphonic Orchestra )
Grade: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Successful audition
Intermediate level orchestra students will continue to develop skills on violin, viola, cello, and double bass. A variety of musical styles will be studied through the playing of string orchestra literatture. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course.
This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Advanced Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra)
Grade: 7, 8
Prerequisite: Successful Audition
Advanced level orchestra offers instruction to the advanced string player. In depth study of musical styles will be realized through challenging string orchestra literature. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course.This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.

Chorus

7th Grade Women’s Chorus
Grade: 7, Prerequisite: none
Students paticipate in a choral experience designed to develop skills as individual musicians and as members of a women’s ensemble. Emphasis is placed upon vocalization and sight-singing through the use of appropriate choral literature. Students must meet both the school day and outside of the school day participation requirements to receive credit for the course.
This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


8th Grade Women’s Chorus
Grade: 8, Prerequisite: Beginning Chorus, or successful audition
Intermediate level chorus will provide for the continued study of correct vocal production and development of musicianship through the study of appropriate women's choral literature. Students must meet both the school day and after-school participation requirements to receive credit for the course. This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.


Men’s Chorus
Grade: 7, 8 Prerequisite: none
Students paticipate in a choral experience designed to develop skills as individual musicians and as members of a men’s ensemble. Emphasis is placed upon vocalization and sight-singing through the use of appropriate choral literature. Students must meet both the school day and outside of the school day participation requirements to receive credit for the course.
This course requires a student materials fee as listed in FCPS Notice 5922.