Music

Trojan Band
Teacher: Eric Bradshaw

This course is for students with previous experience playing a band instrument. It is an advanced performance ensemble and will perform at formal concerts and many home athletic events (football and basketball games and pep assemblies). This band will represent the school in events requiring out of town travel such as contest, concerts, and/or parades. This class may be repeated.

Madrigals
Teacher: Steve Eubank

This ensemble offers an opportunity for the more advanced singer to perform varied types of music with an emphasis upon a cappella singing. The student will need to purchase a uniform. This class may be repeated.

Drumline
Teacher: Sal Cruz

The Trojan drumline is an extracuricular activity for percussion musicians on the Trojan Band. It's a private ensemble that does performances independently. They perform over 125 times a year with most gigs in the summer.

Orchestra
Teacher: Kenya Patzer

This course is for any student who plays an orchestral stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp). This class includes several concert performances as well as technical study for individual musical growth. There will be some evening performances and members must provide their own concert attire. This class may be repeated.

 

 

 

 

 

Robed Choir
Teacher: Steve Eubank

This concert choir is a performance choir of mixed voices. Vocal technique and music reading skills will be emphasized. A varied repertoire of challenging literature for high school choirs will be performed. This class may be repeated.

Jazz 2
Teacher: Eric Bradshaw

This course is comprised of upper-class men and women who have the necessary experience and musicianship to perform more advanced and technically demanding literature and who wish to further their knowledge of American Jazz and pop styles through performance. Members are required to participate in many evening and weekend performances and should not be participating in any other activity that would conflict with performances. This class may be repeated.

Chansonettes
Teacher: Angela Dake

This chorus studies a wide variety of music materials, ranging from popular to classical. Voice and general scholarship are considered as this group appears in many programs. An occasional performance outside school hours is to be expected. Emphasis is placed on voice techniques and reading in preparation for advanced work. The student will need to purchase a uniform. This class may be repeated.

Jazz 1
Teacher: Eric Bradshaw

This course is comprised of upper-class men and women who have the necessary experience and musicianship to perform more advanced and technically demanding literature and who wish to further their knowledge of American Jazz and pop styles through performance. Members are required to participate in many evening and weekend performances and should not be participating in any other activity that would conflict with performances. This class may be repeated.

 

 

 

 

 

Choraliers
Teacher: Steve Eubank

This advanced chorus for treble voices performs a varied and challenging repertoire. Music reading skills and the fundamentals of singing will be the primary focus. Students will perform frequently throughout the year as a course requirement. This class may be repeated.

Freshman Band
Teacher: Eric Bradshaw

This course is designed to train freshmen that have had previous instrumental music instruction in the skills necessary for musical excellence and showmanship. The band will perform numerous concerts. The emphasis of this band is placed on the development of playing skills and fundamentals rather than public performance. Audition is not required.

Mixed Chorus
Teacher: Steve Eubank

The Mixed Chorus is a beginning choral group primarily for 9th grade students and for upper-classmen who would like to begin study in vocal music. Basic techniques such as tone production, correct breathing, diction, rhythm, basic sight singing techniques, blending through unison, and part singing are learned. The Mixed Chorus performs selected numbers at choral concerts. This class may be repeated.