Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Music

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BEGINNING BAND 8-12  4 credits

This course is intended for students who would like to learn a concert band instrument ( flute, clarinet, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, bass guitar or percussion only). Students will learn how to read music, how to play with the proper posture and hand position and other fundamental musicianship skills. Prior musical experience is not required, however students will prior musical skills, such as playing piano, will progress quickly.

This course meets outside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

CONCERT BAND 8  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the band program. Students must have a minimum of one year of band experience (at the elementary level) to be in this course. The concert band instrumentation is flute, clarinet, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, bass guitar or percussion only, however guitarists and other instrumentalists may take this course to try band, with the intention of switching to a band instrument fairly soon. Challenging music, from a variety of genres, will be performed. Students will continue to build on their technical facility, tone production, musicality and music theory skills.  

This course meets inside of the timetable - taken in place of the Fine Arts or Applied Skills Rotation.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

CONCERT BAND 9  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the band program. Students must have a minimum of two years of band experience (either at the elementary or the Beginning Band at the secondary level), or have demonstrated a level of musical ability on their instrument to be in this course. Challenging music, from a variety of genres, will be performed. Students will continue to build on their technical facility, tone production, musicality and music theory skills.  

This course meets inside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

CONCERT BAND 10  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the band program. Students must have a minimum of two years of band experience (either at the elementary and/or the Beginning Band at the secondary secondary level), or have demonstrated a level of musical ability on their instrument to be in this course. Students will continue to build on their technical facility, tone production, musicality and music theory skills. Challenging music, with a special emphasis on musicality and style, will be performed. 

This course meets inside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

CONCERT BAND 11/12  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the band program. This is not an auditioned course, however students will find the music challenging – a high level of playing ability is expected. Students will continue to build on their technical facility, tone production, musicality and music theory skills, with a special emphasis on playing in a soloistic style. Challenging music, demanding technical facility and musicality, will be performed.

This course meets once a week from 5pm to 7:30pm on Tuesdays.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

JAZZ BAND 8  4 credits

This course is an introduction to, and exploration of, the Jazz Band setting. It is open to students to students in grade 8 to who have had a minimum of one year in Concert Band experience and/or equivalent private music studies, who may or may not have played in a jazz band before. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of Jazz Band by the Band Director based on their ability, experience in Jazz Band and the needs of the band. Students must be in Concert Band 8 to take Jazz Band 8.

Taken outside of the timetable in addition to the eight core Grade 8 courses.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

JAZZ BAND 9  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the Jazz Band program. It is open to students to students in grade 9 to who have had a minimum of two years in Concert Band experience and/or equivalent private music studies, who may or may not have played in a jazz band before. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of Jazz Band by the Band Director based on their ability, experience in Jazz Band and the needs of the band. Students must be in Concert Band 9 to take Jazz Band 9. 

This course meets outside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

JAZZ BAND 10  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the Jazz Band program. It is open to students to students in grade 10 to who have had a minimum of three years in Concert Band experience and/or equivalent private music studies, who may or may not have played in a jazz band before. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of Jazz Band by the Band Director based on their ability, experience in Jazz Band and the needs of the band. Students must be in Concert Band 10 to take Jazz Band 10. 

This course meets outside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

JAZZ BAND 11  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the Jazz Band program. It is open to students to students in grade 11 to who have had a minimum of four years in Concert Band experience and/or equivalent private music studies, who may or may not have played in a jazz band before. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of Jazz Band by the Band Director based on their ability, experience in Jazz Band and the needs of the band. Students must be in Concert Band 11 to take Jazz Band 11. 

This course meets outside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 

JAZZ BAND 12  4 credits

This course is a continuation of the Jazz Band program. It is open to students to students in grade 12 who have had a minimum of five years in Concert Band experience and/or equivalent private music studies, who may or may not have played in a jazz band before. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of Jazz Band by the Band Director based on their ability, experience in Jazz Band and the needs of the band. Students must be in Concert Band 12 to take Jazz Band 12.

This course meets outside of the timetable.

Supplemental Fee: $35

 
GUITAR 9  4 credits
For grade 9 students who have taken Fine Arts 8, or have no guitar experience. Basic guitar techniques will be covered, including finger picking, strumming, note reading, first position chords and tablature notation.
 
Supplemental Fee: $35

GUITAR 10-12  4 credits
For grade 10-12 students with one or more years of experience in guitar. Students will learn advanced first position chords, barre chords, finger picking, note reading, tablature notation, and a wide variety of musical repertoire. 
 
Supplemental Fee: $35

 
CONCERT CHOIR 8 
This course will cover a wide range of choral repertoire from traditional to contemporary literature. Students will learn proper singing technique, sight singing skills as well as music theory. No less than two concerts are part of this course. Uniform is mandatory. The supplemental fee allows the instructor to enhance and reinforce the regular curriculum through workshops with guest clinicians, as well as performances at festivals and concerts.
This class takes place in addition to all required courses and takes place outside of the regular timetable. Supplemental Fee: $35 

 
VOCAL JAZZ 8 
This course is for students committed to the study of jazz and who wish to explore challenging repertoire within the vocal jazz idiom. The course will cover some jazz theory and history. Beginning improvisation and solos are part of this course. Students must be enrolled in Concert Choir to participate in Jazz Choir. Jazz Choir takes place outside of the timetable. Uniform is mandatory. The supplemental fee allows the instructor to enhance and reinforce the regular curriculum through workshops with guest clinicians, as well as performances at Festivals and concerts.  Taken outside of the timetable in addition to the eight core Grade 8 courses.  Supplemental Fee: $35  

 
CHORAL MUSIC
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CONCERT CHOIR AND VOCAL JAZZ

The Concert Choirs and Vocal Jazz Choirs are performance-based courses designed to give students the opportunity to derive educational experiences from participating in a choral ensemble. Through performance in an ensemble, students shape and refine their ideas and integrate their knowledge and attitudes with their technical skills. Students develop musicianship, incorporating technical competence, music literacy and artistry. Through participation in the rehearsal and performance process, students can gain confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of commitment to a team, and the self discipline needed to succeed in all subject areas.

MUSIC  Concert Choir 9/10/11/12  4 credits
This course covers a wide range of choral repertoire from traditional to contemporary literature. Students will learn proper singing technique, sight singing skills, as well as music theory. No​ less than two concerts are part of this course. Uniform is mandatory. Supplemental Fee $35

 
MUSIC  Chamber Choir 9/10/11/12 4 credits
Chamber Choir is an auditioned advanced choral experience for students interested in developing their vocal abilities and increasing their knowledge of musical theory. Students will expand their repertoire to include many diverse and challenging works of music. Uniform is mandatory. This course is by audition only -do not self-select. Students should select Concert Choir on their course selection sheet and know they will automatically be moved into Chamber Choir if the audition is successful. AUDITIONS OCCUR IN MAY OF THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR OR CONSULTATION WITH MUSIC DIRECTOR.Supplemental Fee $35 

 
MUSIC -Vocal Jazz 9/10/11/12  4 credits
This course is for students committed to the study of jazz and who wish to explore challenging repertoire within the vocal jazz idiom. The course will cover some jazz theory and history. Beginning improvisation and solos are part of this course. Students must be enrolled in Concert Choir to participate in Jazz Choir. JazzChoir takes place outside of the timetable. Supplemental Fee $35