March 22, 2017
Instructors
Danielle Conerty, Instrumental Music

conertyd@hartfordschools.net
802-295-8610 Ext. *2536

Andrea Nardone, Vocal Music

nardonea@hartfordschools.net
802-295-8610 Ext. *2136

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Concert Choir
The Hartford High School Concert Choir presents and encourages music performance at Hartford High School. Concert Choir and is open to all qualified students in grades 9-12.Vocal screening assessment will take place each year for all students in chorus The Concert Choir studies music from many different historical periods, presenting diverse musical styles and genres. Dedication to improvement of individual and group skills and musical knowledge is essential to participate in concert choir, and individual practice outside of rehearsal is expected. Students will be expected to perform assignments regularly with emphasis on sight reading. Students are eligible to represent Hartford High School through music festivals at the district, state, and regional levels. All students are welcome.

Concert Band

The Hartford High School Concert Band presents and encourages music performance at Hartford High School. Concert Band and is open to all qualified students in grades 9-12 who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. The Concert Band studies music from many different historical periods, presenting diverse musical styles and genres. Dedication to improvement of individual and group skills and musical knowledge is essential to participate in concert band, and individual practice outside of rehearsal is expected. Members of the band attend weekly small-group chamber music instruction through a pull-out lesson program. Students will be expected to perform assignments regularly with emphasis on rhythm reading and producing an appropriate tone. All band members are encouraged to participate in pep band. Students are eligible to represent Hartford High School through music festivals at the district, state, and regional levels. All students are welcome.
 
Concert Choir/Concert Band
Choir/Band allows students to participate in both Band and Choir.  Students, who elect to do so take on the work and responsibility of both groups.  Class time is divided between Band and Choir.

Broadway Performance
“Start spreading the news because this is one singular sensation of a course.” This course will explore all aspects of Broadway Performance. Students will explore the history of musical theater and address the unique challenges of the Broadway performer through work with scenes, ensemble, small group, and solo songs, characterizations, and choreography. Students who have never sung and/or acted before are more than welcome to join the class.

Motown to Jay-Z
What does it take to survive in America’s cut throat music industry? This course studies the trends of American popular music. We will begin with the Motown Record Company in the 1950s, and continue analyzing music from each decade up to present day and the future. Through our exploration we will connect our country’s historical, political, and cultural events to the musical happenings of  the time and discover ways in which music has affected society.

Music Theory     
Music not only provides a way for students to express themselves artistically, but also enhances intelligence and creativity. This course is designed to help the more serious music student learn the elements of musicianship necessary for becoming a mature advanced level musician. Students will study the language and symbols of music beginning with the construction of major and minor scales, the circle of fifths, interval training, chord construction and analysis, chord recognition, musical notation, four-part writing, and aural skills. Due to the amount of material that is covered, previous music reading experience is highly recommended.
 
Music in Film  
This course is an exploration of American film through the study of music. Students will study the use of music in films from the early days of Hollywood through today’s blockbuster hits. Students will also examine the use of original music and the repurposing of popular music in films.  This course will focus on both the motion pictures and the famous film composers who have brought to life some of our most endearing music.
 
 
Jazz Band (Extra-curricular)

Chamber Choir (Extra-curricular)
Music & Theater Calendar
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