We are always trying to grow as a program and offer classes that are relevant to our students’ interests. Here are the courses being offered in the 2016-2017 school year
Concert Band : This traditional band class is for students looking for an opportunity to grow their skills as an individual, section, and ensemble member.
JV Jazz Band : This band class is for students looking for an opportunity to learn more about playing in a jazz style. All instruments are welcome into this class (even non-traditional jazz instruments).
Marching Band (* Color Guard & Percussion) : All members wanting to participate in the award winning Basha Bear Regiment (our marching band) can sign up for this class. The Marching Band and Percussion classes meet outside of the school day (7th hour) and require concurrent enrollment in a daytime band class (i.e. Concert band). The Color Guard class meets during the school day.
* Both Color Guard and Percussion sections are based on auditions held in May. More information will be provided later…
Percussion Ensemble : This class is open to all percussionists and is for students looking to grow their skills in all areas of concert percussion.
* Audition dates and materials will be provided in April.
Symphonic Band : This traditional band class is for students with advanced musicianship and technique on their instrument.
Varsity Jazz Band : This big band class is for students with advanced musicianship and technique on their instrument, within the jazz genre.
One of the unique features of Basha HS is our ability to offer music classes that are non-performance classes. These courses are open to a variety of students.
Intro to Music Theory : This course is for the student interested in exploring sound in order to generate new musical expressions. The hands-on hybrid experience (using both acoustic and digital sounds) enables students to learn the fundamentals of sound creation, the use of music for expression, and the meaning of music within their culture. No formal music experience is necessary. Intro to Music Theory may be applied to the Fine Arts credit.
* will be called “Creative Musicianship” in the 17-18 school year
AP Music Theory : This course, traditionally reserved for Juniors and Seniors requires prior music experience. This is an advanced academic study of music (composition, history, etc).