MUSIC COURSE REQUEST

Trimester 2 music elective requests have closed.

 
 























































































Concert Band- Large ensemble of woodwind, brass, percussion instruments and string bass. Concert Band runs trimesters 1 and 3. Mr. Isecke, Director


Orchestra- Trimester 3 we will be performing a large-scale medley from The Sound of Music. Orchestra is a large ensemble of bowed strings (violin, viola, cello, bass) and limited winds/percussion... including a rare seating of saxophone! Orchestra runs trimesters 1 and 3.


Jazz Band- course is full/closed

Guitar & Mandolin Orchestra (G&MO)-  Large ensemble of plucked strings: guitar, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, bass guitar. Runs all three trimesters.


Musicians Workshop 1- Students build and take home an electronic drum machine. Materials fee of $20 and class limit of 8.


Percussion Ensemble- a medium to large ensemble of various percussionists.


Musicians Workshop 2-


Flute Ensemble- chamber ensemble of 4 - 8 flutes and piccolo.


Clarinet Ensemble- chamber ensemble of 4 - 8 clarinets and bass clarinet.


Handbell Ensemble- Small ensemble (maximum 10) of hand bell ringers, runs one hour a week at some point during the day.


Bergen Arts Ensemble- will perform music from different cultures around the world (Brazil, Ireland, Russia, etc)


Guitar 1. ONLY OFFERED TRIMESTER 1.


Guitar 2. ONLY OFFERED TRIMESTER 2.


Guitar 3 (advanced techniques)- Students explore advanced techniques, fingerstyle, composition, and music theory. ONLY OFFERED TRIMESTER 3.


Mixed Wind Ensemble- various wind instruments that comprise a traditional wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon.



String Ensemble- 2 violins, viola and cello... or perhaps a piano to make a piano quintet or piano quartet. Already ran trimester 1, but may be able to offer it again trimester 2


Saxophone Ensemble- quartet of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Already ran trimester 1, but may be able to offer it again trimester 2.



Musicians Workshop 2- A team of students will build two mandolins. This will typically take 2 trimesters. COURSE IS FULL/CLOSED


Pit Orchestra- This is the orchestra that accompanies the musical. It meets 4x a week trimester 2 (last 3 mods Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri).


Jazz Band- sized between a jazz combo and big band, Jazz Band is an all-year course (students music take it all three trimesters).


Brass Ensemble- typically a quintet of 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba.



Guitar 1 (the basics)- Starting from the very beginning, students learn how to play chords, read notation/tabs, and play in an ensemble. Must furnish your own instrument. ONLY OFFERED TRIMESTER 1.


Guitar 2 (style)- Guitarists explore various styles of guitar music, power chords, barre chords, improvisation, harmonics. ONLY OFFERED TRIMESTER 2.

Music Course Registration is Easy


1. Click on the link to complete the request form (you will need your schedule).


2. Every effort is made to find common time where students are available to comprise a course- except for Concert Band and Orchestra, which always meet the last 3 mods .


3. Seats are filled based on schedule availability and audition score.


4. After the music registration period ends, class rosters will be emailed and posted outside the music room.

Registration Tips


1. You may indicate a preference  between two or more different courses by placing a number after your name: 1 for first choice, 2 for second choice, etc. 


2.  If you need to change any info, please email: music@bergen.org.  


3.  Visit www.bergen.org/music to view course descriptions, grading policy, music calendar, and audition details.