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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

7601A
7601B

Marching & Concert Band

9,10,11,12

All year

1

Teacher Recommendation

$50.00 Participation Fee, Band Camp Fee & Uniform Fee

7602

Learn an Instrument

9,10,11,12

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation

Must rent or own an acceptable instrument and purchase a music book

7603A
7603B

Symphonic Chorale

9,10,11,12

All year

1

Teacher Recommendation

$50.00 Participation Fee & Uniform Costs

7607A
7607B

Pure Harmony

9,10,11,12

All year

1

Teacher Recommendation

$50.00 Participation Fee & Uniform Costs

7604

Music History

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

Own or have access to an iPod or blank CDs

7605

Music Theory

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Teacher Recommendation

None

7606

Color Guard

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Audition

$50.00 Participation Fee, Band Camp Fee, Uniform Costs & Guard Camp Fee



Marching and Concert Band - 7601 A & B 

1 year, 1 credit  
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee: $50.00 participation fee, band camp fee, and uniform fee 

Designed to provide a basic background in the performance aspects of all types of music. Band members must be in both concert band and marching band.  Band members will be required to participate in after school and evening rehearsals throughout the school year and during the summer.  Band members are required to attend all performances, which include football games, competitions, concerts, and other activities. Attendance at the annual band camp is required, and the band member must assume the costs.  Band trips are optional experiences. A physical is required for participation.  Participation in Marching Band for two years exempts that student from the physical education graduation requirement.

Color Guard - 7606 

First quarter only, 0.5 credit  
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: None
Fee: $50.00 participation fee, band camp fee, uniform costs, and guard camp fee

A course designed to provide a basic background in the visual interpretation of musical performances.  The color guard is a part of the marching band and will meet daily with the band during third block.  Color guard members will be required to participate in after school and evening rehearsals throughout the school year and during the summer.  Color guard members are required to attend all performances, which include football games, competitions, parades, and other activities. Attendance at the annual band camp is required and the band member must assume the costs.  Band trips are optional experiences. A physical is required for participation.  Participation for two years exempts that student from the physical education graduation requirement.

Learn an Instrument - 7602 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: Students are required to rent or own an acceptable instrument to use for class and purchase a music book 

A course designed for the student that did not have the opportunity to begin on a musical instrument in the lower grade levels; or the student that dropped out of instrumental music between 5th and 9th grade.  The course is also for the student that presently plays an instrument and would like to begin on a secondary instrument.  This is a non-performing class; similar to private lessons on the student's chosen instrument. Students should talk with Mr. Roemer about their instrument choice prior to signing up for the class.  Class is limited to 15 students.

Music History - 7604 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: Own or have access to an iPod or blank CDs 

A course designed to chronologically explore the style periods, musical styles, and major composers throughout the history of music beginning with the Renaissance period and continuing into the twentieth century. Students planning on majoring in music in college should take this course.

Music Theory - 7605 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation and must already be able to read music
Fee: None

A course designed to acquaint the pupil with the mechanics of music, the fundamentals of harmony and chord structure and some basic composition. Students planning on majoring in music in college should take this course. Students should talk to Mr. Roemer before signing up for this class.  Class is limited to 12 students.

Symphonic Chorale - 7603A & 7603B

1 year, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: $50.00 participation fee and uniform costs 

Symphonic Chorale is Ross High School’s Mixed Gender Concert Ensemble. This ensemble performs at all regularly scheduled high school concerts, special ceremonies, and local community events. Symphonic Chorale performs SATB 4-8 part music. Students also continue to refine their sight reading and musicianship skills. Symphonic Chorale students are admitted by teacher recommendation only. Students of Symphonic Chorale may also participate in OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition every winter. A choir trip is taken every 2 years. A choir uniform is required and fundraising is offered to help fund the cost of the uniform and the choir trip.

Pure Harmony - 7607A & 7607B

1 year, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12  
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: $50.00 participation fee and uniform costs 

Pure Harmony is Ross High School's All-Girl Choral Ensemble. This ensemble performs at all regularly scheduled high school concerts events, special ceremonies, and local community events. Pure Harmony ladies will sing SSAA 4-part concert music, ranging in many different genres. This ensemble is designed to provide a background in the performance aspects of all types of vocal music. Students will also continue to refine their sight reading and musicianship skills. Pure Harmony students are admitted by teacher recommendation only. Ladies of Pure Harmony may also participate in OMEA Solo and Ensemble competition every winter. A choir trip is taken every 2 years. A choir uniform is required and fundraising is offered to help fund the cost of the uniform, and offset the cost of the choir trip.