Band/Vocals

Renton 7th and 8th Grade Choir

 In this course, students will become familiar with and learn the basics of vocal music.  Students will explore a variety of vocal literature while learning how to develop the clarity and flexibility of their voice.  Students will learn how to sing in two-part harmony as a member of an ensemble, both with and without accompaniment.  Previous musical training IS NOT required.

 The culminating activities will be to present musical selections at the Renton Holiday concert, for adjudication at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) District Choral Festival, and the Renton Spring concert.

Renton Beginning Band

In this course, students with no prior experience in a school concert band program begin the process of learning a concert band instrument. The students are divided into two sections and are combined as a full band when ready to rehearse concert music. Beginning Band A includes students studying flute, oboe, clarinet or saxophone.  Beginning Band B includes students studying trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. Students learn to read music and develop foundational instrumental technique that can be applied to areas such as musical performance, composition, and improvisation.

The culminating activities will be to present musical selections at the
Renton Holiday and Spring concerts.

Concert Band

Concert Band consists of students who have at least one year of school band experience on a concert band instrument. The students are combined as a full band. Students continue to develop general music literacy and instrumental technique that can be applied to areas such as musical performance, composition, and improvisation. Students develop musical independence as they work in small groups on select ensembles and as soloists.

The culminating activities will be to present musical selections at the Renton Holiday concert, for adjudication at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, MSBOA District Band Festival, and the Renton Spring concert.

Renton Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band consists of students who have at least two years of school band experience on a concert band instrument. The students are combined as a full band. Students continue to develop intermediate music literacy and instrumental technique that can be applied to higher level musical performances, compositions, and improvisations. Students develop musical independence as they work in small groups on select ensembles and as soloists.  This ensemble is routinely called upon to perform at community events.

The culminating activities will be to present musical selections at the Renton Holiday concert, for adjudication at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, MSBOA District Band Festival, and the Renton Spring concert.

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