Music Department - Instrumental
Ms. Naomi Norwick – Instrumental (x2902) at NNorwick@lbschools.net Please use email to set-up an audition in the spring or any questions.
Charles Evans Hughes Middle School offers one of the most outstanding music programs in the state. We offer the opportunity for students to take their music class every day for an hour. Dedicated music educators also offer Chorale and Jazz Band, before school. A music friendly master schedule makes it possible for a 6th grade student who qualifies, to be a part of an advanced ensemble. Auditions for intermediate and advanced groups are held during the spring and summer. A comprehensive approach integrates theory, sight-reading skills, performance skills and the aesthetics of music.
Each year, Hughes musicians earn top ratings at festivals. Many concerts are scheduled, including Winter, Festivals and Spring. Our intermediate and advanced groups participate in either a Disney Performing Arts Workshop at Disneyland or Forum Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. Our annual Concert in the Park brings together all our musicians in an outside festival of music and entertainment. During the last ten years all our top ensembles have been selected to perform at Disneyland through the Community Arts Showcase program. Our alumni place in the most select groups at the high school level. Our ensembles have consistently earned Sweepstakes and Superior Ratings at most festivals.
Join the Chorus, Band or Orchestra and be a part of a "team" that can last a lifetime! Band, Orchestra, or Choir must be your Choice 1 on your middle school elective sheet.
Instrumental Music Classes
BEGINNING STRING ORCHESTRA: Instruction on Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. For students with limited or no experience. School instruments are available for student use.
STRING ORCHESTRA: (intermediate) a continuation of Beginning Orchestra. For 6th grade students with private lessons and/or participation in the All-District Elementary Orchestra. Performs in many concerts. Travels to a festival each year. This group participates in a Forum Festival or Disney Workshop.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: for experienced string players who are able to play in the higher positions on their instrument. Performs many concerts each year. Symphony consistently earns Superior ratings at Festival. Combines with the symphonic winds for full orchestra. Travels to festivals and performances. Audition Required for 6th graders. Please contact Ms. Norwick to audition.
BEGINNING BAND: For beginning and intermediate players. Learn to play the Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Trumpet, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion or Bassoon. Students perform in at least four concerts. School instruments are available for student use.
CONCERT BAND: (intermediate) an advanced performance ensemble. Participates in an Disneyland sight-reading workshop or Forum Festival. Performs all styles of music. 6th graders may be accepted through audition.
SYMPHONIC BAND: An exciting performance group open to Advanced band students by audition. Expanded instrumentation includes instruments such as a Contra-Alto Clarinet. This group performs extremely advanced literature of all styles. Students participate in adjudicated festivals, All-District Honor Groups, and All-Southern Honor Band/Orchestra.
JAZZ BAND: performs jazz literature including swing, Latin, gospel, and rock. Students learn jazz improvisation skills. Rehearsals are two days before school. Open to students with experience on their instrument or a secondary instrument. Doubling is encouraged.
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