Afternoon Elective Choices

[Students attending the Elementary Camp Session do not need to choose electives.  They have different activities and will switch throughout the day.]

Electives for Non-Beginners

  • Jazz Band - available for all grades (non-beginners) --> divided into middle and high school groups
  • Intro to Jazz - an introduction to jazz and improvisation (non-beginners) --> focused on non-traditional Jazz instruments (flute, clarinet, french horn, guitar, etc.) 
  • Marching Ensembles - learn marching techniques & perform an indoor marching show - all grades (non-beginners) --> divided into middle and high school groups
  • Woodwind Ensembles - play music in quartet and larger groups --> focused on flutes and clarinets
  • Brass Ensembles - play music in quartet and larger groups
  • All-State Audition Prep-small-group setting to study techniques and requirements for the All-State band or choir audition
  • Conducting -study individual techniques to improve your conducting skills --> focused on experienced band students
  • Marching Band Leadership**
    • Intended for director-recommended high school student leaders, moving into their Junior or Senior years
    • Focus on teaching rehearsal techniques, team building, and conducting
    • Meets during both Elective Block A & B

Electives for Everyone

  • Bucket Drumming - percussion ensemble for non-percussionists, modeled after Stomp! --> focused on middle school students
  • Musical Theater - combines music and theater, similar to a Broadway song 
  • Color Guard - learn the basics of choreographed flag drills
  • Exploring Music with Art - learn how music affects creative art through the use of various art media (yes, you get to paint!)
  • Guitar - learn the basics of playing the guitar --> students must bring their own guitars
  • Music Theory - learn the basics about reading music, scales, key signatures, and writing down music that you hear --> focused for starting/beginning band or choir students
  • Movie Musicstudy the history and impact of music in films (non-performing group)