Program Overview

Music education includes both performance based courses and introductory courses in the areas of percussion and keyboarding.  Performance opportunities exist for students who elect Band and Chorus.  Music Education is a hands-on experience that focuses on the basic elements of music. Students will learn basic components of percussion and/or piano keyboarding.  In addition, students in Grades 7 and 8 band may audition for Jazz Band.  Students will also participate and compete in choral festivals outside the school.  Students must be members in good standing of the eighth grade choral program.

Please note the dress code for Chorus and Band performances, as well as other information regarding our music courses, programs, and performing groups, can be found at the following link: https://sites.google.com/danvers.org/hrmsmusic/home

Course Overview

Grade 6Band & ChorusAll year; class meets every other day
Grade 7Band & ChorusAll year; class meets every other day
Jazz BandAll year; class meets every other day
Grade 8Band & ChorusAll year; class meets every other day
Jazz Band (*by audition only)All year; class meets every other day
Grades 6-8Music EducationOne trimester, class meets every other day