Elementary Music

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is an introductory class for students who would like to learn a musical instrument. No prior experience necessary. Instruments available are: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, and Baritone. Students will also learn basic music theory along with standard Concert Band repertoire. Students will perform at annual school concerts, as well as a music festival at Disneyland in the Spring. This is a full year class that runs for the entire 2017-2018 school year (August to May).

Grades: 4-5
Tuesdays and Fridays 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Cost: Early Bird price is $190 if registered by May 31. After May 31, price will increase to $215
Instructor: Amy Martens

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Intermediate Band

Intermediate Band is for students who have completed a full year of Beginning Band at VCS, or have at least one year of experience elsewhere. New students must have director's approval. Percussion is also available on Wednesday mornings. Students will continue learning music theory along with more advanced Band repertoire. Students will perform at annual school concerts, as well as a music festival at Disneyland in the Spring. This is a full year class that runs for the entire 2017-2018 school year (August to May).

Grades: 4-5
Mondays and Thursdays 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Cost: Early Bird price is $190 if registered by May 31. After May 31, price will increase to $215
Instructor: Amy Martens

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Beginning Strings

Elementary beginning strings is a performance group focused on teaching instrumental musical skills to students who have never played a string instrument, so there is no experience needed. Instruments available to play in beginning strings include violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The class is designed to teach basic strings skills including reading music, bowing technique, keeping tempo with conductor, and intonation. The group plays beginning orchestral repertoire. Beginning strings also participates in an instrumental competition at Disneyland in the spring. No audition is necessary. This is a full year class that runs for the entire 2017-2018 school year, from August to May.

Grades: 3-5
Mondays and Fridays: 7:30-8:15AM (additional rehearsals may be added near concert dates)
Cost: Early Bird price is $190 if registered by May 31; After May 31, price will increase to $215
Instructor: Aubrey Reynolds

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Intermediate Strings

Elementary intermediate strings is a performance group focused on continued teaching of instrumental musical skills to students who have never played a string instrument. Students in intermediate strings must have at least one year experience either in private lessons or in beginning strings. Instruments available to play in beginning strings include violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The class is designed to teach intermediate strings skills including reading music, bowing technique, keeping tempo with conductor, playing in several parts, and intonation. The group plays intermediate level orchestral repertoire including folk music, classical music, and religious pieces. Intermediate strings also participates in an instrumental competition at Disneyland in the spring. No audition is necessary, although proof of experience is required if the student did not participate in beginning strings the previous year. This is a full year class that runs for the entire 2017-2018 school year, from August to May.

Grades: 4-5
Mondays and Thursdays: 7:30-8:15AM (additional rehearsals may be added near concert dates)
Cost: Early Bird price is $190 if registered by May 31; After May 31, price will increase to $215
Instructor: Aubrey Reynolds

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Honor Choir

Honor Choir is a performance group focused on ensemble singing. The class is designed to teach basic choral singing skills including proper breathing, tone production, choral diction, blend, balance, and intonation. The group sings standard choral repertoire, folk songs from around the world, newly written choral music, and pop pieces. Honor Choir also participates in a choral competition at Disneyland in the spring. No audition is necessary. This is a full year class that runs for the entire 2017-2018 school year, from August to May.

Grades: 3-5
Wednesdays and Fridays: 7:30-8:15AM
Cost: Early Bird price is $190 if registered by May 31; After May 31, price will increase to $215
Instructor: Megan Barlow

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