Learning Recommendations: Advanced audition and membership in the Concert Chorale and Hi Tones/In Harmony.
General Description: This is a year-long elective course for the musically advanced student. The director, through auditions usually held in June, determines membership in this 16 member group. Previous experience, vocal ability, and motivation of the students are determining factors for inclusion in this group. Instrumentalists (piano, guitar, bass and drums) are also admitted with approval from the director. This group performs extensively in the community and at contests. Frequent community performances are held during the school days. Students must be able to maintain classroom obligations while attending all performances. This class meets during "0" period requiring students to provide their own transportation.
Content: Jazz, a cappella, classical, Broadway, and holiday music are all performed in Mix it Up.
Strategies: Learning includes large group, small group, and section rehearsals. Students are expected to learn their music independently.
Homework: Evening concerts and engagements as well as some weekend obligations are part of Mix it Up.
Course Fee / Materials: ASB Card. Financial costs for outfits and field trips are students' responsibility. Yearly Fall Retreat (approx. $250).