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2011-2012 Instrumental Music Ensembles

Each Winds & Percussion and Strings course forms an ensemble. All ensembles beyond Advanced Band and Concert Orchestra are available by audition only.

MCPS Courses: A complete description of each of the courses offered by MCPS at Walt Whitman High School is provided through this link.

Grade

Winds & Percussion

9, 10, 11, 12

Concert Band students are expected to have a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument or to have a recommendation from their middle school music instructor or permission of the Whitman Music faculty. Students are required to perform at all home football games. Fall, Winter and Spring Performances as well as music festival assessment are required.

Symphonic Band students must audition by the previous June. Students are required to perform at all home football games. Fall, Winter and Spring Performances as well as well as music festival assessment are required.

10, 11, 12

Wind Ensemble is available for 10th to 12th grade students by audition the previous June. Requirement to perform at all home football games.Fall, Winter and Spring Performances as well as music festival assessment are required.

Jazz Ensemble is available for 10th to 12th grade students by audition the previous June. Fall, Winter and Spring performances, several community engagements and music festivals are assessed. Enrollment in second ensemble suggested; requirement to perform at at all home football games.

Jazz Lab is available by teacher recommendation.

Grade

Strings

9,10,11,12

Concert Orchestra students are expected to have a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument or to have a recommendation from their middle school music instructor or permission of the Whitman music faculty. Fall, Winter and Spring Performances as well as music festival assessment required.

Symphonic Orchestra. Fall, Winter and Spring Performances as well as music festival assessment required. Current 8th graders may audition at Pyle in June for possible placement in Symphonic Orchestra in 9th grade, based on instrumentation needs.

Grade

Other Instrumental Courses

(See complete descriptions in Whitman Course Catalogue.)

Any

Piano

Any

Intermediate Piano

Any

Guitar

Any

Electronic Music

Any

Music Theory & Composition
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