Advanced BandAdvanced Band is a yearlong music elective composed primarily of 7th ad 8th grade students who have at least two years of instrumental music experience. (Exceptions are made for less experienced musicians who are in the 7th or 8th grades and are willing to take private lessons.) Students will continue to develop skills on one band instrument (choices include flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, horn, baritone horn, tuba, and multi-percussion-- snare drum, timpani and mallet instruments). Advanced Band will prepare for and perform several concerts during the school year.
ArtThe yearlong Art elective for 7th and 8th graders continues to provide an introduction to the fundamental elements of design. The first semester focuses primarily on different mediums in drawing. The second semester focuses on painting and various forms of 3-dimensional art. Art history and cultural art of the world are both integrated into many of the projects throughout the year.
Chorus7th and 8th Grade Chorus is a yearlong music elective for 7th and 8th graders. Students will participate in a performance-based choral ensemble. They will learn about sight reading, key signatures, musical terminology, and other musical elements while they prepare and perform music from different styles, genres and time periods. The Middle School Advanced Chorus will perform at several concerts for students and families throughout the year.
DramaThe yearlong Drama elective for 7th and 8th graders provides an in-depth introduction to the world of theatre. The students are exposed to musical theatre as they will learn songs, composers, and lyricists who have contributed to musical theatre history. Students will learn about the auditioning process by creating a resume and learning a monologue and play theater games that reinforce acting skills in order to prepare for the end of the year one-act play that is performed for parents and the student body. Students in the 7th and 8th grades may assist backstage during a main stage production through an internship program. Depending on the musical, these students may e eligible to audition for the spring production.
Student priority for electives is based on the date and time in which this registration form is completed and submitted (i.e., earlier submission date of registration form results in increased likelihood of placement in top-choice elective). A timestamp will be recorded when this form is submitted. In the event multiple forms are submitted for the same student, the one with the latest timestamp will be used. We will do everything possible to honor top choices for all students.
Please note that students are expected to use each of the elective options below once. Failure to do so may result in your registration being processed last.