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Programs:

Music

Students in music courses use the repertoire of the concert band, concert choir and jazz band genres to learn about music through performance.

By participating in Mouat’s award-winning musical groups students explore different types of music and learn about the theoretical and historical contexts that anchor music today.

Through instrumental and vocal study students improve confidence and team-building skills, practical instrumental and vocal technique and and listening skills. They also have lots of fun!

Activities Include:

  • Remembrance Day Assembly
  • Christmas Concert
  • Jazz Festival
  • Choir Festival
  • Spring Concert
  • Band Festival
  • Annual Spring Tour
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • June Concert

Band 9 (BA9)
Open to students who have completed Band 8 or contact Mr. Hearty. Band 9 further develops your technical skills as they relate to more challenging music from the band repertoire. There will be many opportunities for performances at concerts, festivals and trips.

Band 9 Beginners (BA9)
For students who have no instrumental experience. You will be instructed in instrumental technique with the goal of playing in concert band and jazz band.

Jazz Band 9 Extended Day (JB9)
Corequisite: Concert Band 9
Further development of technical skills in the area of Big Band Jazz. Instrumentation is the same as Grade 8. This is an extended day class for which the student receives extra credit. Attendance at all extra-curricular rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

Music: Concert Choir 9 Extended Day (MCC9)
Open to all Grade 9 students who wish to sing. Students do not need previous singing experience of any kind. Students will further their understanding of the vocal mechanism and basic music theory skills. The emphasis of this course is performance of music in a variety of styles.

Instrumental Music: Jazz Band 10 Extended Day (MJB10) Fine Arts
Emphasis will be on developing technical skills in the area of Big Band Jazz. All kinds of jazz music will be explored. The instrumentation for this class is saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, electric guitar and bass guitar. Students must have a minimum of two years playing experience. Must be enrolled in Concert Band or contact Mr. Hearty.

Music: Concert Band 10 (MCB10) Fine Arts
The main emphasis is on playing and developing technical skills on your instrument. Many performance opportunities will be offered at concerts, festivals and trips. Recommendation: one year of instrumental experience or contact Mr. Hearty.

Music: Concert Choir 10 Extended Day (MCC10) Fine Arts
Open to all students in Grade 10 who wish to sing. There is no prerequisite for this course, and students do not need previous singing experience of any kind. Students will further their understanding of the voice and music theory. Class time will be devoted to the improvement and understanding of the singing voice, and to the improvement of the ensemble. The emphasis of this course is performance of music in a variety of styles.

Choral Music: Concert Choir 11 Extended Day (CMCC 11) Fine Arts
Prerequisite: Concert Choir 10 or permission of the director.
Available to students in Grade 11 who wish to sing. Students will further their understanding of the voice and music theory. Class time will be devoted to the improvement and understanding of the singing voice, and to the improvement of the ensemble. The emphasis of this course is performance of music in a variety of styles.

Instrumental Music: Guitar 11 (IMG11) Fine Arts
For those students with little or no previous guitar experience. Designed for those students who wish to learn to play guitar. The course content will include basic note reading, chord construction and chording patterns. Enrollment may be limited owing to availability of instruments.

Instrumental Music: Concert Band 11 (IMCB 11) Fine Arts
Prerequisite: BA 10
The main emphasis is on playing and developing technical skills on your instrument and enjoying more challenging repertoire from the band literature. Many performance opportunities will be offered at concerts, festivals and trips. Recommendation: minimum one year of instrumental experience or see Mr. Hearty.

Instrumental Music: Guitar 11 (IMG 11) Fine Arts
For students with little or no previous guitar experience.
Designed for those students who wish to learn to play guitar. The course content will include basic note reading, chord construction and chording patterns. Enrollment may be limited owing to availability of instruments.

Instrumental Music: Jazz Band 11 Extended Day (IMJB 11) Fine Arts  
Emphasis will be on developing technical skills in the area of Big Band Jazz. All kinds of jazz music will be explored. The instrumentation for this class is saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, electric guitar and bass guitar. Students must have a minimum of two years playing experience. Must be enrolled in Concert Band or contact Mr. Hearty. Students enrolling in a music elective may be allowed one study block during the regularly scheduled school day if 2 extended day courses are taken.

Choral Music: Concert Choir 12 Extended Day (CMCC 12) Fine Arts
Prerequisite: Concert Choir 11 or permission of the director.
Open to all students in Grade 12 who wish to sing. Further your understanding of the voice and music theory. Devoted to the improvement and understanding of the singing voice, and to the improvement of the ensemble. The emphasis of this course is performance of music in a variety of styles.

Instrumental Music: Concert Band 12 (IMCB 12) Fine Arts
Prerequisite: IMCB11
The main emphasis is on playing and developing technical skills on your instrument and enjoying more challenging repertoire from the band literature. Many performance opportunities will be offered at concerts, festivals and trips. Recommendation: minimum one year of instrumental experience or contact Mr. Hearty.

Instrumental Music: Jazz Band 12 Extended Day (IMJB) Fine Arts
Emphasis will be on developing technical skills for Big Band Jazz.  All kinds of jazz music willbe explored. The instrumentation for this class is saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, electric guitar and bass guitar. Students must have a minimum of two years playing experience. Must be enrolled in Concert Band or contact Mr. Hearty. Students enrolling in a music elective may be allowed one study block during the regularly scheduled school day if 2 extended day courses are taken.