Jazz Improv & Music Theory

v15n5wordleJAZZ IMPROVISATION is for musicians who wish to begin or continue their skills in jazz improvisation. Improvisation is the creative art of playing and creating melodies based on the chord and scale structure of a song. Outside lab practice time will be required. Basic instrumental skills and knowledge of scales is a prerequisite.

MUSIC THEORY (BASIC) is a course designed for students who enjoy music and the basic fundamentals of its creation. Students interested in taking this course should have a basic understanding of music notation and vocabulary.

MUSIC THEORY (AP) is a course that is reserved for students in the top performing ensembles (i.e., Wind Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra, or Forte) or students who have taken the Basic Music Theory Course. Students are given advanced instruction on the study of music theory and are enrolled to take the AP Test at the end of the course.

What’s Happening Next?

 

February 20 & 21 – HS Conferences

February 21 – Early Dismissal (HS Conferences)

February 21 – Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony Rehearsals

February 21 – Concert Band @ Bellbrook Band Festival

February 22 – NO SCHOOL (HS Conferences)

February 23 – Jazz 1 & 2 @ Essentially Ellington Festival at University of Cincinnati CCM

February 23 – MEPA Bellbrook (Junior Guard)

February 27 – Band Preview Concert (All Bands) 7:30pm, PAC

March 2 – MEPA Nutter Center (Winter Guard/Junior Guard)

March 2 – Music for All Regional Concert Band Festival @ Mason HS (Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony)

March 3 – MEPA Contest @ Centerville HS (Winter Drumline/Winter Guard/Junior Guard)

March 9-10 – WGI Indianapolis Regional (Winter Drumline)

March 10 – MEPA Kettering (Winter Guard)

March 16 – Jazz Cakes 7am-noon, CHS Back Gym (All MS/HS Jazz Bands)

March 16 – MEPA Hamilton (Winter Guard/Junior Guard)

March 17 – Band Showcase Dress Rehearsal 6-8pm, CHS (All MS/HS Bands)

March 18 – Centerville Band Showcase 7:00, CHS Main Gym (All MS/HS Bands)

March 22-31 – SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

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