Boyne City Public Schools

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Instructor: Mr. Brandon Ivie

MUSIC COMPOSITION (9-12th)
This course will provide students with a non-performance oriented, creative experience. Students will learn the basics of music theory (how music works) and techniques for good music writing. Students will complete a number of assignments writing parts of music and entire songs and will learn to use the computer notation software, PrintMusic, for publication and playback. Some music experience or background is preferable but not required. NOTE: This course CAN be taken more than once for graduation credit.

BAND (9-12th)
This course provides students with a high quality marching and symphonic music experience. The band participates in festivals, concerts, parades and athletic events. All students are required to tryout for chair positions at the completion of marching band. Participation in District Honors Band and in Solo and Ensemble Festivals is encouraged. Attendance at all performances is required.
NOTE: This course CAN be taken more than once for graduation credit.

JAZZ BAND (9-12th) - YEARLONG ZERO HOUR CLASS
This course provides more advanced performing students with a high quality jazz experience. The band rehearses before school and participates in festivals, concerts, basketball games and public and community events. The ensemble will perform various jazz styles in the big band and combo settings. Instrumentation is alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, piano and drum set (all by audition only). This is a credit/no credit class.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Concert Band AND successful audition (held in the spring and fall) required unless approved by Director.
NOTE: Limit 22 students. This course CAN be taken more than once for graduation credit.