Black Gold School Division
École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School
780.929.6282

Music / Band

Band and Music Courses

General Music 10 (3 credits) Introduction to Band **New Course for 2021-2022 – No Prerequisite – Open to all grade levels.

 Are you interested in learning how to play an instrument but did not have the opportunity to enroll in a Band option in Junior High? This class is for you. You will learn the basics of music theory and how to play a concert band instrument. Instrument options include Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor or Baritone), Trumpet, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba or Percussion. This class is available for students who have never played an instrument before, or played in grade 7 or 8, but have not participated in Band in the last couple of years and want to start playing again.

Instrumental Music 10 (5 credits) *Course fee – Yearlong course scheduled before school – Prerequisite: Band 9 or audition

Instrumental music using traditional instrumentation. Focus on honing musical skills and learning advanced technical passages. There are opportunities for Jazz Band, festival participation, musical exchanges and tours. This course takes place all year, every second day, at 7 a.m. prior to regularly scheduled classes, 2-3 days per week.

Instrumental Music 20 (5 credits) *Course fee – Yearlong course scheduled before school – Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Music 10

 Instrumental music using traditional instrumentation. Focus on improving musical interpretation skills, and learning advanced technical passages, as well as the study of music theory and history. There are opportunities for Jazz Band, festival participation, musical exchanges and tours. This course takes place all year, every second day, at 7 a.m. prior to regularly scheduled classes, 2-3 days per week.

 Instrumental Music 30 (5 credits) *Course fee – Yearlong course scheduled before school – Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Music 20

 Instrumental music using traditional instrumentation. Focus on honing musical interpretation skills, learning advanced technical passages and the study of music theory and history, as well as conducting and arranging. Opportunity for Jazz Band, festival participation, musical exchanges and tours. This course takes place all year, every second day at 7 a.m. each morning, 2-3 days per week.