NOTRE DAME MUSIC
The Pursuit of Excellence in Music Education
♪ MUSIC COURSES ♪
Note: ALL Music courses are year long
Students must enrol in both Instrumental Music and Band
Instrumental Music 10/20/30
Technique Courses | 5 credits
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone
Brass & Percussion:
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone,Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba, Battery, Keyboards, Timpani, Toys
Instrumental Music 10 alternates with Phys. Ed. Period 1
Instrumental Music 20/30 alternates with Spare Period 2
Additional Percussion Rehearsals: Friday afternoon
Concert Band 15
Intermediate Performing Ensemble | 3 credits
(Woodwinds 10 + Brass/Percussion 10)
Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoon
Symphonic Band 25/35
Advanced Performing Ensemble | 3 credits
(Woodwinds 20/30 + Brass/Percussion 20/30)
Rehearsals: Wednesday afternoon
FEES: $100 Instrumental Fee + $100 Instrument Rental
Choral Music 10/20/30
Vocal Technique Course & Performing Ensemble | 5 credits
Mixed Chorus of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Vocal Technique: First two mornings each week
Choir Rehearsal: Thursday afternoon
FEE: $100 Choral Fee
Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35
Jazz Technique Course & Performing Ensemble| 5 credits
Horns, Piano, Guitar, Elec. Bass, Drums, Aux. Percussion
Jazz Technique: Last two mornings each week
Jazz Band Rehearsal: Monday afternoon
FEE: $100 Jazz Fee
Renting an instrument versus owning.
Students can rent a quality instrument from the District. Those who own do not pay the District Instrument Fee.
Can I play in the band and be on a sports team?
Numerous student musicians are involved in athletics. Even if rehearsals and practices are at the same time, we have agreements in place with Athletics.
Will I play the same instrument I played in junior high?
Every September some students will volunteer to learn a new instrument in order to achieve balanced instrumentation – are you looking for an exciting challenge?