• Elementary

    Classroom music instruction: Each student in Kindergarten through 6th grade meets twice per six-day cycle.

    Chorus: All students in 5th and 6th grade have the opportunity to join chorus. Chorus meets before school, twice per six-day cycle. Each elementary school chorus performs at two yearly concerts.

    Beginner Strings: Students in 2nd and 3rd grade have the opportunity to start a string instrument through the Suzuki method. Students meet once a week for lessons, and participate in the String Fling concert in June. First year string lessons encourage parent participation during lessons, which helps to reinforce practice goals at home.

    Fourth Grade Orchestra: Students rehearse once a week during recess. This ensemble performs one concert in the Spring, alongside the Beginner Band.

    Beginner Band Lessons/4th Grade Band: Students in 4th grade have the opportunity to play a band instrument. Students meet once a week for lessons, and participate in the beginner concert in the Spring, alongside the 4th Grade Orchestra.

    5/6 Orchestra and Band: Students in these ensembles will rehearse before school, twice per six-day cycle. Each ensemble will perform two yearly concerts.

    Additional opportunities: Students may audition or be recommended for District Band, Chorus and Orchestra. These ensembles meet after school, and perform a concert in the Spring. Students may also be recommended and chosen to participate in OCMEA (Oneida County Music Educators Association) Elementary All-County Band, Orchestra or Chorus in 5th and/or 6th grade. Talk to your music teacher if you are interested in performing a NYSSMA solo!

     

    Junior High

    Choir 7: Open to all 7th grade students who enjoy singing. Performance in two concerts is required.

    Choir 8/9: Prior experience in 7th Grade Choir is strongly encouraged; performs in two concerts per school year.

    Music 7/8: Every student at Perry Junior High is required at least one year of a music class or ensemble. Music 7/8 is a required class for students not enrolled in band, choir, or orchestra. The requirement must be completed in 7th or 8th grade.

    Band 7: Open to 7th grade students continuing their study on their band instrument. Students are required to attend a weekly lesson. Performance in two concerts is required.

    Band 8/9: Open to 8th and 9th grade students continuing their study on their band instrument. Students are required to attend a weekly lesson. Performance in two concerts is required.

    Orchestra 7: Open to 7th grade students continuing their study on their string instrument. Students are required to attend a weekly lesson. Performance in two concerts is required.

    Orchestra 8/9: Open to 8th and 9th grade students continuing their study on their string instrument. Students are required to attend a weekly lesson. Performance in two concerts is required.

    Perry Jazz Band: An extracurricular performing ensemble that is open to students interested in beginning studies in jazz and performing. Students must meet performance proficiencies on their instrument to be considered.

    Additional opportunities: Students in grades 7-9 may audition in early January to participate in OCMEA (Oneida County Music Educators Association) Jr. High All-County Band, Orchestra or Chorus; the festival rehearsals and performance take place on one Friday and Saturday in March. Talk to your music teacher if you are interested in performing a NYSSMA solo!

     

    Senior High

    Choir: Students in grades 10-12 are welcome to join. Four concerts are required.

    Music Theory: Students who are serious about music are encouraged to sign-up for this elective. This introductory course focuses on the fundamentals of music reading and notation with emphasis on listening, dictation, and sight-singing skills. Students will learn how to listen how to listen, identify, analyze, create, write, and perform music. Students will develop compositional skills and expand their awareness of musical styles, music history, and literature.

    Symphonic Band: Students in grades 10-12 continuing their study on their band instrument are encouraged to join. High performance standards will be required and maintained. Four concerts are required.

    Orchestra: Students in grades 10-12 continuing their study on their string instrument are encouraged to join. High performance standards will be required and maintained. Three concerts are required.

     

    Extracurricular (Senior High)

    Tri-M Music Honor Society: is an international honor society that recognizes High School students for their academic and musical achievements, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music and leadership in school and the community.

    Masque Spring Musical: Students in grades 10-12 are welcome to audition. Participation in a performing ensemble is strongly encouraged. The musical is performed in March.

    Spartan Show Choir Singers: Students in grades 10-12 are welcome to audition. Participation in a performing ensemble is strongly encouraged. The choir performs at the annual Rome Show Choir Festival in January.

    Marching Spartans: Band students in grades 7-12 with an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency on their instrument are welcome to join our marching band. This group is not required, but is strongly urged of all Senior High band members. Each member of the marching band will receive a block letter and appropriate emblem after fulfilling performance and attendance requirements as outlined in the band handbook.

    Winter Guard and Drum Line: These groups extend the marching band program.

    Jazz Ensemble: An extracurricular performing ensemble that is open to all interested and qualified Senior High band members. Students' performing abilities, stage presence, dedication, desire and professionalism are a must.

    Additional opportunities: All music students will have the opportunity to participate in NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo festivals, with the possibility to be selected for Area All State and NYSSMA Conference All State.

     

    Note: All students must earn a total of 1 credit in music and/or art in order to graduate.

     

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