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MUSIC PROGRAM

The music program at Gooding School District is an ever growing program designed to help students reach their musical protentional. Students perform in a variety of ensembles and groups.

BANDS

GHS PEP BAND

Grades 7-12

The “Red Thunder” Athletic Band is the premier marching, parade, and pep-band for Gooding Schools. Students in this group perform at multiple local events, parades, and GHS Varsity athletic games. Students in this group will have several out of school practices and performances! The “Red Thunder” Athletic Band is currently open to all students currently enrolled in Wind Ensemble or alternate approval by the Director of Music.

PREREQUISITE: See the Director of Music for more information.

Grades 9-12

The Wind Ensemble is an advanced course designed for only the most dedicated instrumental musicians at Gooding High School. Students in this band will continue developing individual and group performance skills. Dedicated students will have extra opportunities to perform individually or in a group at district and regional events. Students in Wind Ensemble will have 3 or more concerts per year and are expected to participate in rehearsals and events outside of school.

PREREQUISITE: AUDITION ONLY! See the Director of Music for more information.

Grades 7-12

Jazz bands and combos are small groups of the most talented musicians in Gooding schools. Students must audition for these groups (see Mr. Tilley for details). Many concepts covered in jazz groups do not appear in other music classes. Current enrollment in a music course is required to be in a jazz group.

PREREQUISITE: AUDITION ONLY! See the Director of Music for more information.

Grades 7-8

Gold Band is a second and third year course designed for those students continuing past their first year of band. Students in this band are required to learn basic scales, individual and group performance skills, and perform music at a higher level. Dedicated students will have extra opportunities to perform individually or in a group at district and regional events. Students in the beginning band will have 3-4 concerts per year. All students who are members of the Intermediate Band must have completed at least one full year of private study on an instrument or successfully completed a Beginning Band class.

Grade 6

Red Band is a first year course that is designed to teach the fundamentals of playing wind and percussion instruments. This class is intended for students with little or no musical experience. Students in this class focus on mastering the fundamentals of music and playing an instrument. Dedicated students will have extra opportunities to perform individually or in a group at district and regional events. Students in the beginning band will have 3-4 concerts per year.

PREREQUISITE: None

GHS PEP BAND

CHOIRS

Grades 9-12

Vocalise is an advanced course designed for only the most dedicated choral musicians at Gooding High School. Students in this choir will continue developing individual and group performance skills. Dedicated students will have extra opportunities to perform individually or in a group at district and regional events. Students in Vocalise will have 3 or more concerts per year and are expected to participate in rehearsals and events outside of school.

PREREQUISITE: AUDITION ONLY! See the Director of Music for more information.

Grades 7-12

Senator Singers is a course that is designed to teach the fundamentals of singing. This class is intended for students with limited musical experience. Students in this class focus on mastering the fundamentals of music, and are required to learn basic individual and group performance skills. Dedicated students will have extra opportunities to perform individually or in a group at district and regional events. Students in Senator Singers will have 3-4 concerts per year.

PREREQUISITE: None

MUSIC EVENTS

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