Monacan High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

PERFORMING ARTS

PA312O ADVANCED BAND/CONCERT BAND BRASS CLASS 1 Credit
All brass players (trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba) should sign up for this class. The Concert Band is open to students who have had instrumental music experience and have been recommended by the middle or high school band directors. Concert performance skills are developed through group and individualized instruction. Students learn basic music theory and vocabulary as well as continuing to improve playing fundamentals and sight-reading skills. This class meets during the school day and occasionally rehearses after school in preparation for performances, which include concerts, District Concert Band Assessment, and other events that may be scheduled as opportunities arise.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 by recommendation of band director.
FEES: $10 county music fee; approx.. $90 concert attire fee.

PA319O WIND ENSEMBLE/CONCERT BAND WOODWIND CLASS 1 Credit
All woodwind players (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax) should sign up for this class. The Concert Band is open to students who have had instrumental music experience and have been recommended by the middle or high school band directors. Concert performance skills are developed through group and individualized instruction. Students learn basic music theory and vocabulary as well as continuing to improve playing fundamentals and sight-reading skills. This class meets during the school day and occasionally rehearses after school in preparation for performances, which include concerts, District Concert Band Assessment, and other events that may be scheduled as opportunities arise.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 by recommendation of band director.
FEES: $10 county music fee; approx.. $90 concert attire fee.

PA316O INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE/PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 1 Credit
The Percussion Ensemble is open to students who have prior percussion experience in middle or high school band, including some skill on keyboard instruments, by recommendation of the band director. Concert performance skills are developed on a variety of percussion instruments through group and individualized instruction. Students learn basic music theory and vocabulary as well as basic playing fundamentals and sight-reading skills. This class performs on all concerts as the Percussion Ensemble as well as serving as the percussion section for the Concert Band.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 by recommendation of band director.
FEES: $10 county music fee; approx.. $90 concert attire fee.

PA313O SYMPHONIC BAND 1 Credit
The Symphonic Band is open to advanced students by audition or by recommendation of the band director. Because this is an advanced ensemble, the requirements for participation are of the highest caliber. Students should be able to display a high level of playing ability and should exemplify the standards of the Monacan Band program. Students are expected to show a higher understanding of musical theory, music history, and concepts of basic musicianship. Instruction will be designed to further enhance the individual and ensemble performance skills through the performance and study of some of the more advanced band literature. This class meets during the school day and occasionally rehearses after school in preparation for performances, which include concerts, District Concert Band Assessment, and other events that may be scheduled as opportunities arise.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 by recommendation of band director.
FEES: $10 county music fee; approx.. $90 concert attire fee.

PA612 CONCERT ORCHESTRA One Credit
Concert Orchestra provides an opportunity for students to study string, and full orchestra, and ensemble literature. In addition, students will continue to develop the technical advancement skills needed for their instrument. Students enrolled in this course are expected to attend mandatory rehearsals/performances and provide their own instrument (large instruments will be provided if available). Special clothing may be required for performances. Pre-requisites: Instructor evaluation

Orchestra Director: Jenny Ryan

Course Offerings

PA412O/Mixed Chorus/CONCERT CHOIR – Coed choir open to any student; no audition necessary. Mostly freshmen. Performs music from various genres of music at 5 concerts per year. Focuses on music reading, sight-singing, vocal technique, and basic music theory. Honors credit available.

PA411O/Treble Chorus/CONCORDIA – Select women’s ensemble. Audition or recommendation required. Mostly sophomores and juniors. Performs music from various genres of music at 5 concerts per year. Focuses on music reading, sight-singing, vocal technique, and music theory. Concert attire required. Honors credit available.

PA418O/Vocal Ensemble/INNOVATION – Select women’s ensemble. Audition required. Mostly juniors and seniors. Performs music from various genres of music at 5 concerts per year. Also competes as a women’s modern a cappella group. Focuses on music reading, sight-singing, vocal technique, music theory. Concert attire required. Honors credit available.

PA417O/Vocal Ensemble/MONACAN SINGERS – Select coed ensemble. Audition required. Mostly juniors and seniors. Performs music from various genres of music at 5 concerts per year. Also competes as a coed modern a cappella group. Focuses on music reading, sight-singing, vocal technique, music theory. Concert attire required. Honors credit available.

PA111 THEATRE 1 One Credit
This is an elective course which offers an introduction to theatre, including theatre history, technical skills, and acting. It is intended to give basic knowledge of theatre. This is an introductory course which offers students the opportunity to study theatre including theatre, history, technical skills, and acting.

PA112 THEATRE 2 One Credit
This is an advanced elective course with emphasis on performing techniques and interpretation of dramatic literature, as well as an introduction to costuming and makeup. Pre-requisites: PA111
Theatre 1; teaching staff recommendation

PA113 THEATRE 3 One Credit
This is an advanced elective course with emphasis on directing, play writing, and advanced acting projects. It is designed for those students who are highly advanced in dramatic techniques and who may pursue the study of theatre arts. Pre-requisites: PA112 Theatre 2; teaching staff recommendation

PA114 THEATRE 4 One Credit
This course is designed for students who are highly advanced in dramatic techniques, rehearsal process and performance and who wish to pursue a career in theatre beyond high school. The major objective is to give advanced students a clear understanding of elements involved in developing characters from analysis to performance. The fourth year student is expected to assimilate the acquired skills learned in Theatre 1, 2, 3 and demonstrate knowledge in the rehearsal/ performance process. The students will understand that effort promotes achievement, develop a spirit of cooperation and positive self-esteem, experience enrichment through participation, respect individual and cultural differences, and continue to acquire stage presence and etiquette. Pre-requisites: Theatre 1, 2, and 3; theatre teacher recommendation

PA121 THEATRE PRODUCTION 1 One Credit
This introductory course is designed to give students the opportunity to study technical production, set construction, lighting, sound and makeup. Students enrolled in this course will need a recommendation from the theatre teacher. Theatre teacher recommendation

PA122 THEATRE PRODUCTION 2 One Credit
Students enrolled in Theater Production 2 will research advanced techniques in all phases of theatrical production. Students enrolled in this course will need a recommendation from the theatre teacher. Pre-requisites: PA121 Theatre Production 1; theatre teacher recommendation

PA123 THEATRE PRODUCTION 3 One Credit
This course is designed for students who will be pursuing theatre studies beyond high school. The class consists of contracted projects designed to meet the needs of the particular student. The content includes the highest level of theatre which incorporates light, sound, costuming, and makeup. Pre-requisites: PA122 Theatre Productions 2 and interview with the theatre teacher

PA124 THEATRE PRODUCTION 4 One Credit
The content is designed for the students who want to pursue further study in theatre. The course will include specific projects that meet the requirements for the particular student. This course differs from other theatre production courses in that the study and projects will be specific to theatre design and production management skills. Selection by interview with the theatre teacher