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2017 Fifth-Annual All-District Choir Festival

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GRASSO TECH MUSIC COURSES BY GRADE

Grade 9

Music Appreciation

Band Sectional Rehearsal

Concert Chorus

Concert Band

Grade 10

Piano I

Band Sectional Rehearsal

Concert Chorus

Concert Band

Grade 11

Piano I

Piano II

Band Sectional Rehearsal

Concert Chorus

Concert Band

Grade 12

Piano II

Band Sectional Rehearsal

Concert Chorus

Concert Band

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Music Appreciation (MU665, MU666) 

This course is designed to help students appreciate music by learning how music is created, how music has developed over the course of history, and the role music plays in culture. Through listening, discussing, and writing about music, students will gain a deeper understanding of this art form. The class will feature many different styles of music including American popular, American jazz, and European art music. This class may NOT be repeated for credit.

Piano I (MU680) 

Piano I offers basic piano instruction to students Classes will focus on basic keyboarding skills including hand position, posture, form, and musical literacy. Students will perform a variety of repertoire alone and with others. This class may NOT be repeated for credit.

Piano II (MU682)

Prerequisite- Piano I and/or Instructor Approval. This class may be offered to students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Students enrolled in this class must have completed Piano I. This class is a continuation of Piano I. Classes will continue to expand students’ knowledge of basic piano skills and techniques, and will focus on scales, basic music theory, performance practices, and standard piano repertoire. 

Band Sectional Rehearsal (MU672)

Co-requisite-Concert Band. Students in this course will focus on Instrumental Skills in a sectional setting. Emphasis will be placed on technique, reading musical notation, instrument care, and small ensemble skills. This class may be offered to students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. This class may be repeated for credit. 

Concert Band (MU600-MU611)

Prerequisite- A minimum of 1 year of concert band experience in middle or high school or audition with the music instructor to assess ability. This course is open to students who wish to play traditional concert band instruments. Prior experience with your instrument is required. Focus will be on ensemble skills, reading musical notation, and other musical concepts. Participation in any school concert is a class requirement. Each school may have a limited number of instruments available to rent. This class may be offered to students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. This class may be repeated for credit. It is recommended that each school adapt a rotating group lesson or sectional schedule or full group rehearsal period in addition to the scheduled course.

Concert Chorus (MU616-MU627) 

Open to anyone with a desire to sing a varied repertoire of choral music. Emphasis will be placed on singing alone and with others, as well as the development of musical reading skills and ensemble skills. No experience necessary. This class may be offered to students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Participation in any school concert is a class requirement. This class may be repeated for credit. It is recommended that each school adapt a rotating sectional schedule or full group rehearsal period in addition to the scheduled course.

 

School Uniform Dates

School Uniform Dates
School Uniform Dates Tuesday, August 8, 2017 School Uniform Dates Mon, Aug. 14 10AM – 12 NOON 4PM – 6PM Mon. Aug. 21 10am - 1:00 pm https://grasso.cttech.org/parents-students/unims  Learn more

Graduation 2017 is Here!

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Summer School 2017

Summer School 2017
Summer School/ ALEKS / Freshmen "Ramp-Up Program." Bus Schedule Summer school will begin on July 10th, 2017 Summer RAM-UP Program will begin on July 1, 2017 ALEKS Summer Math Program will begin on July 11, 2017. All Bus transportation will begin on July 10, 2017.  Learn more

Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017
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Free Summer Meals!

Free Summer Meals!
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