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Instrumental Music

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Performing Arts Conservatory

For students whishing to pursue instrumental music at a more rigorous level to best prepare them for a career in music, please consider our performing arts conservatory.  Please read the following documents for more information

instrumental music

Courses Offered In Instrumental Music

Concert Band - Concert Band is the core band at SJHHS.  We perform a variety of literature at concerts and festivals throughout the year and develop musicianship at the highest level.  This course is open to wind and percussion students of all levels.

Wind Ensemble - Wind Ensemble is the advanced band.  It is open by audition only.

String Ensemble - String Ensemble is the core string class at SJHHS.  We perform a variety of literature at concerts and festivals throughout the year and develop musicianship at the highest level. This course is open to all string studetns of all levels.

Chamber Orchestra - Chamber Orchestra is the advanced string orchestra.  It is open by audition only.

Marching Band - This band performs pep tunes at football band basketball games during the Fall semester, and performs a halftime show.  Students receive PE credit for being a part of this group.

Drumline - Drumline meets with the marching band during the fall, and continues to work on percussion only literature in the Spring.  Drumline receives PE credit for the fall semester, and they perform percussion literature at concerts in the Spring.

Pit Orchestra - Students have the opportunity to audition for the pit orchestra for the Spring Musical.  This class meets in the evenings during 2nd semester, and is a unique experience that is special to SJHHS because of our orchestra pit in our theater

For more information about any of these groups, please visit Dean McElroy's (director of instrumental music) home page.

For current information regarding instrumental music, please visit www.sjhhsarts.com

Dean McElroy Director of Instrumental Music