FYI – Perspective Students

Welcome!


Consider scheduling a visit and sitting in on a class, or contacting us via email or phone. Students in school bands and/or orchestras find a place to explore and develop their musical skills, bond with peers, and establish a link to future college experiences.  Music can enhance your educational experience.  At TJ we have something for everyone. Below are course offerings. For audition information, click here.

  • Beginning Orchestra – students develop foundational techniques and reading skills on violin, viola, cello or upright bass; a good class for beginners or students needing a refresher course
  • Honors Orchestra – this group serves as ambassadors for the TJHS community, performing 4 formal concerts and community events throughout the year;  audition required
  • Beginning Band – students develop foundational techniques and reading skills on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium or tuba (students interested in percussion must also enroll in the after school drumline); a good class for beginners or students needing a refresher course
  • Advanced Band – this group serves as ambassadors for the TJHS community, performing 4 formal concerts, at athletic events and community events throughout the year;  audition required
  • Piano – students develop foundational keyboard skills and learn to read music, using Suzuki piano repertoire and a modified Suzuki methodology (offered every other year)
  • Guitar – students develop foundational classical techniques and reading skills, using the Shearer method (offered every other year)
  • Music Theory – focus on advanced concepts; preparation for AP music theory exam (availability depends on number of interested students)

Extra-curricular music offerings include:

  • Drumline/Percussion ensemble – students develop individual rudimentary skills on snare drum, as well as foundational skills on xylophone, timpani and set drums, then applying these skills to assigned instruments within the ensemble; this group performs for athletic events and some community events
  • Jazz Band – students learn standard jazz repertoire and develop improvisation skills

 

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