About Modern Band, 6th-12th Grade Music
Modern Band is offered as 2 classes, one for middle school students and one for high school students. The class is a vocal/instrumental ensemble class that meets daily (1st period for High School and 5th period for Middle School). Typical instruments offered are vocals, guitar, ukelele, bass guitar, drums, and piano. Other instruments are also integrated into the class, depending on student interest. Past included instruments include: violin, viola, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. All levels are included in this class, beginning to advanced. In class, students work on class songs, mini-bands, songwriting, tab reading, rock history,and sound engineering for live production and the recording arts. Students perform in quarterly master classes and end-of-the semester concerts.