WHO: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade bands
WHAT: The students of the North Royalton Middle School Bands are a part of a long standing tradition of excellence and great musical achievement. Playing and studying an instrument is a highlight of many of our student’s middle school experience. Music enriches each student’s life by developing a student’s creativity, appreciation, memory, intelligence, and fine motor skills.
WHEN: 5th, 6th, 7th and Eighth Grade band is a graded class that takes place during the school day. Grades 5 thru 7 meet every other day and the 8th Grade Band meets 5 days a week. Concerts are presented each quarter and are enjoyed by all.
HOW: Students entering 5th Grade will have had the opportunity to try out band instruments in their 4th Grade music class in helping them to decide what they would like to play in the middle school. All students that participate in band simply sign up for the class each year. Please note that student’s that move into the district in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade should contact the band department directly for information on joining the program.
WHO: Choir is open to any 5th, 6, 7th, or 8th grade student who has an interest in exploring different styles of singing. Show Choir is a singing and dancing ensemble for 7th and 8th graders
WHAT: Choir and Show Choir are graded classes and focus on developing correct singing techniques such as breathing, tone, diction, and pitch. Choir members are exposed to all types of music. Students will perform folk songs, Broadway, pop, and classical music, while also learning about note reading, music theory and music history. Music builds confidence, encourages teamwork, individuality, and creativity.
WHEN: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choir meets during specials periods during school day. Show Choir for 7th and 8th Grade meets before school from 7:00-7:45am Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
HOW: Students can elect to be in Choir when filling out their schedules for the school year. Students interested in auditioning for Show Choir will be required to perform an individual singing and dancing audition at the end of the school year. Space in the group is limited.