Sutherland Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Music
The supplementary fee for music students will cover the cost of music and supplies necessary to meet the required learning outcomes.
 
 
JUNIOR CONCERT BAND                                                                        (MMU—08-CB)
New band students of any grade level are welcome to join this band.  This course will provide students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform a variety of music and musical styles.  Students are asked to supply their own instruments.  (Instruments are available from the school or from various local music stores.)  Emphasis will be on developing the students’ technical facility and listening skills while striving to produce a cohesive and musical sound as an ensemble through the use of dynamics and articulation.  Performances at concerts are a mandatory part of this participation-based course.                                                                                                   
 Supplementary Fee:  $20.00                                                                                                                       Prerequisite:  None                  
 
 
INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND          (4 credits)                                (MMU—09-CB)
This course will provide students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform a variety of music and musical styles.  Emphasis will be on developing the students’ technical facility and listening skills while striving to produce a cohesive and musical sound as an ensemble through the use of dynamics and articulation.  Fundamentals of music theory will be taught.  Performances at concerts are a mandatory component of this participation-based course.  If there are not sufficient numbers to warrant a band for separate junior and intermediate concert bands, students will be combined into one ensemble.   Prerequisite:  minimum 2 year’s Band experience or by director permission.
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00
                                                                                                                                                           
 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 10, 11, 12:  CONCERT BAND 10, 11, 12
                                                                         (4 credits)                                     (MMCB-10)
                                                                         (4 credits)                                     (MIMCB11)
                                                                         (4 credits)                                     (MIMCB12)
Students in this ensemble will meet yearlong:  20% of the course will be during ‘X’ block once a week first semester and 80% of the course will be during the timetable in second semester.  Students will be instructed in the intricacies of performing a variety of music including marches, classical, twentieth century compositions and top arrangements of contemporary music.  This course is designed to give all music students the skills necessary to continue to enjoy music as performers, concert-goers, and casual listeners.  Performances at concerts and festivals are a mandatory part of this participation-based course.  
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00                                                       
Prerequisite:  Concert Band 9, 10 or 11                                                                                                                                  
 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 8, 9, 10:  JAZZ BAND                (MMU-08-JB, MMU-09-JB, MMJB-10)
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 11, 12:  JAZZ BAND                          (4 credits for courses grades 10-12)                                                                                                                                                                                        (MIMJB11, 12)                                    
Jazz Band is a music course that meets at 7:30 a.m. usually two mornings a week year long.  Although it is outside of the regular timetable, this course is considered one of the eight courses students can take in one year which results in a study block.  A jazz band is comprised of saxophones (usually 2 altos, 2 tenors, 1 baritone sax), 4-5 trombones, 4-5 trumpets, acoustic bass or electric bass guitar, piano and percussion.  Student will be introduced to a variety of different genres within the jazz idiom including swing, rock, funk, Latin, and popular arrangements.  Students will have the opportunity to solo and learn the fundamentals of improvisation.  Basic jazz theory will be introduced to aid improvisation.  Performances at concerts and festival(s) are a mandatory part of this participation-based course.
  Students must be concurrently enrolled in Concert Band 8,9,10,11 or 12                           
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00                                        
Co-requisite:  Concert Band 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12
 
CHORAL MUSIC 8, 9:  CONCERT CHOIR                                                      (MMU--08-CC, MMU--09-CC)  
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of singing and vocal production.  Music reading skills, music theory, and ear training (aural identification of intervals) will be taught through the rehearsal of a variety of music.  Music will include different genres written in unison to three part arrangements.  A piano accompanist is also required for this course.  Interested students should see the instructor.  There is no prerequisite for this course except an interest in music.  Should numbers indicate that we run only one choir, the Choral Music 10, 11, 12 descriptions are applicable.                                                                                                         
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00                                                                                 
Prerequisite:  None
                                                                                                                                                           
 
CHORAL MUSIC 10, 11, 12:  CONCERT CHOIR    (4 credits)                            (MMCC-10)
                                                                                                            (MCMCC11) (MCMCC12)
Students will learn the vocal skills necessary to perform a variety of styles of music from madrigals to twentieth century compositions to contemporary pieces to swing charts.  Music reading skills, music theory, and ear training (aural identification of intervals) will be taught.  This course is designed to give all music students the skills necessary to continue to enjoy music as performers, concert-goers, and casual listeners.  A piano accompanist is also required for this course.  Interested students should see the instructor.   Performances at concerts and festival(s) are a mandatory part of this participation-based course.                                                                                      
Prerequisite for Choir 10 or 11:  None
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00                                                             
Prerequisite for Choir 12:  Choir 11
                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                               
CHORAL MUSIC 10, 11, 12:  VOCAL JAZZ            (4 credits)                             (MVJ--10)
                                                                                                                 (CMJV-11) (CMJV-12)
Vocal Jazz is offered in second semester and students will rehearse and perform a variety of genres within the jazz idiom both with accompaniment and a cappella.  Students will also be introduced to jazz theory in relation to scat (vocal improvisation).  It is strongly recommended that students take Concert Choir as it is the foundation for this course.  Students should have a basic understanding of music and good music reading skills.  Vocal Jazz members are expected to assist the Senior Concert Choir by attending some early morning rehearsals and performing with them during concerts and festival(s) are a mandatory part of this participation-based course. 
*Students must be concurrently enrolled in Concert Band or Concert Choir or audition for the instructor                       
Supplementary Fee:  $20.00        
Co-requisite:  Concert Choir 10, 11 or 12 or audition by instructor