HG Hill Middle School

Concert Band

Concert Band: This class, designed for students ready to build on skills and knowledge previously acquired in a middle or High School (9-12) instrumental ensemble, promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of music through performance of high-quality wind and percussion literature. Rehearsals focus on development of critical listening/aural skills, individual musicianship, instrumental technique, refinement of ensemble skills, and aesthetic engagement culminating in periodic public performances.

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Rock

Students will learn and play popular American music. Genres may include Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, Blues, Latin, Pop, R&B, Bluegrass, Folk and Country. Standards based instruction for students will be provided using modern instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, electronic keyboard and drum kit. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals.

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Guitar

Guitar - Classical: Students develop guitar skills and knowledge, including simple and full-strum chords, bass lines and lead sheets, barre and power chords, foundational music literacy and theory, major scales, simple finger-picking patterns, and ensemble skills for a variety of music. Guitarists explore the careers and music of significant performers in a variety of styles. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals.

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