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2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 6K8| Phone: 604-941-6053| Contact Us
École Riverside Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Riverside Music Department

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Courses Offered:

BAND 9

This course is intended for students who have taken an introductory Band course in Grade 7 and/or 8. The course will involve instrumental technique, performance, theory, music history and music appreciation as they relate to the repertoire studied. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

BAND 10

This course is a continuation of Band 9 with appropriate changes in level of repertoire, knowledge and skills. Students will begin to do work in small ensemble format as well as solo work, if desired. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

BAND 11

In this course, students will continue their exploration of music repertoire, instrumental performance technique and small ensemble/solo work in addition to more advanced studies in theory and music history related to the repertoire studied. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

BAND 12

Band 12 students will continue the course of studies outlined in Band 11 and will be expected to provide a leadership role within the ensembles. As with all other Band classes, students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

CHOIR 9

Choir 9 is intended as an introductory choral experience for students in any grade. The course will cover basic singing technique, music reading, repertoire understanding, performance and the responsibilities, which go along with working in a group situation. As with all music activities, members of this class should expect that part of their learning situation will involve a commitment to regular home practice and extra-curricular activities. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

CHOIR 10

This course will be a continuation of Choir 9, with increased emphasis on performance and the development of musical skills. Repertoire will be more challenging and will provide the opportunity for students to work in small ensembles and in solo activities. As with all music activities, members of this class should expect that part of their learning situation will involve a commitment to regular home practice and extra-curricular activities. Students will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

CHOIR 11

Students in this course will explore very challenging and sophisticated vocal material, and will begin to learn basic choral arranging skills for in-class projects. Small ensemble work will be made available to anyone who wishes to pursue this option more fully and solo opportunities will be readily available. Students will also have the opportunity to learn basic conducting skills. As with all music activities, members of this class should expect that part of their learning situation would involve a commitment to regular home practice and extra-curricular activities. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

CHOIR 12

Choir 12 students will be polishing their skills in vocal production. Students will take on a leadership role in the choral program through sharing of their skills and knowledge with others. As with all music activities, members of this class should expect that part of their learning situation will involve a commitment to regular home practice and extra-curricular activities. Students will be required to attend all scheduled extra-curricular rehearsals and performances as part of the course expectations.

GUITAR 10

Students will learn basic chord patterns in folk, pop and rock styles, rudimentary music theory, note-reading, tablature, rhythmic skills, basic finger-picking patterns, various left-hand techniques, and some forms of melodic/harmonic styles of guitar playing. Guitars will be provided for classroom use.

No previous musical experience is required.

GUITAR 11

Students will learn basic chord patterns in folk, pop and rock styles, rudimentary music theory, note-reading, tablature, rhythmic skills, basic finger-picking patterns, various left-hand techniques, and some forms of melodic/harmonic styles of guitar playing. Students will begin the "singer-songwriter" process. Guitars will be provided for classroom use.

GUITAR 12

Students will explore an increasingly difficult repertoire of pieces, various fingerpicking patterns, alternate tunings, scales, modes, and styles of playing. The emphasis in this course is on individual and small-group practice and instruction. Guitars will be provided for classroom use.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE 10 – BAND

JAZZ ENSEMBLE 10 - VOCAL

Open to grades 10, 11, 12

Co-requisite: All students registered for Jazz ensemble must also be registered for Concert Band or Concert Choir appropriate to their grade level.

This second semester course is intended for students wishing to expand their musical repertoire. Concentrating on instrumental music, vocal music or

both, the Jazz Ensemble will explore a range of musical styles including swing, Latin, funk, and rock. There will be opportunities for solo work and improvisation for students who are interested. This is a performance-based course and all students will be required to attend all rehearsals and performances. Students should select either Jazz Band 10 or Vocal Jazz 10 depending on the area of specialization.

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École Riverside Secondary School

2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 6K8
604-941-6053 604-937-8058 riverside@sd43.bc.ca
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