Grades 9-12, semester-long class
Prerequisite: Intermediate guitar, bass, piano, drum, or vocal skill
This class will combine the talents of young musicians who play electric guitar, drums, electric bass, keyboards, and sing. Students will be placed in bands of similar skill level at the beginning of each semester. The bands will learn and perform music from many different eras of rock-n-roll, including blues, the music of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s, ‘70’s, etc. Students will use guitar and bass tablature and lead sheets in order to learn their songs. Videos of the artists will be shown to the class, exposing the students to the style, and culture of each musical decade. As musical units are completed, each band will perform for the class. Performances will also be given for our student body as well as the opportunity to perform in the Fall and Spring Instrumental Music Concerts.