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CHORUS

The Southwest Middle School Chorus is open to any student in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The classes are non-auditioned and do not require previous experience. Chorus is a year long Encore class. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to sing with proper vocal technique by singing a wide variety of music.

Students also learn music reading skills using Kodaly syllables and hand signals. Because reading music is a skill, it is practiced in class everyday. Students also have the opportunity to perform together in concerts at school and throughout the community. In addition to the class and concerts, students have the opportunity to participate in cultural field trips to see musical productions throughout the state.

HANDBELLS

Handbells at Southwest Middle School is open to any student in the 7th, and 8th grade. The classes are non-auditioned and do not require previous experience. Handbells are a semester long Encore class. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to read music and play handbells with proper techniques while playing a variety.

Students also learn music reading skills using basic counting and music reading strategies. Because reading music is a skill, it will be practiced in class everyday. Students also have the opportunity to perform together in concerts at school and throughout the community. In addition to the class and concerts, students have the opportunity to participate in cultural field trips to see musical productions throughout the state.

MUSIC APPRECIATION

Music Appreciation at Southwest Middle School is for 6th grade students. Students will learn music reading skills that will be practiced everyday. Students will also have the opportunity to use online skills through the use of Prezi. Students will work in groups in rotating centers.


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