Beginning Band

This is a course for students who have never played an instrument before and would like to learn, or students with one year of experience in elementary school. Woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments are taught in this class. Music fundamentals, music notation, music theory, sight reading, music history, ear training, instrumental fundamentals, and technique (scales, arpeggios, etc.) are some of the topics that will be covered and reviewed. We will have many performances and field trips during the year throughout the school, community, and North State.

 

Year-long class

6th/7th/8th grades

 
Trumpet and clarinet instruments crossed over each other

Concert Band

This is a course for students who have played an instrument for more than one year and would like to continue to do so. Students in this class will further develop their skills in instrumental performance,.  In order to enroll in this class, you must have at least one year of beginning band or set up a private audition. We will have many performances and field trips during the year throughout the school, community, and North State. 

 

Year-long class

6th/7th/8th grades

 
Brass tuba

Choir

This is a course for students who sing or would like to learn how to sing. Chorus students will learn to sing and discuss music theory and history. All while having lots of fun! We will have many performances and field trips during the year throughout the school, community, and North State.

 

Year-long class

6th/7th/8th grades

 
Choir students onstage with choir director
Bidwell choir students in black singing
Band students on stage performing with teacher conducting
Two female students playing flutes