Middle School Music

The Berlin Middle School Cadet/Allegro/Encore bands share a tradition of excellence. In Allegro Band, students will have fun working independently and as a group to further develop their skills and musical knowledge playing a band instrument. In addition to regular band class, students will receive a 20 minute small group lesson each week and be expected to do some home practice. Performances include parades, concerts, and solo/ensemble opportunities. Power Standards for this course are:

  •  Instrumental Skills and Techniques
  •  Music Literacy
  •  Ensemble Success
  •  Rehearse, Evaluate, Improve
  • Analysis and Evaluation

Cantible Choir This class is all about singing!! This is an introduction to the exciting world of choir.  In this class, we talk about the fundamentals of singing, and we work on the basics of singing in 2 and 3 parts. Concert performances are expected, one each trimester and solo/ensemble opportunities are available. This class is for 6th grade students.  Power Standards for this course are:

  • Singing
  • Music Literacy
  • Ensemble Success
  • Rehearse, Evaluate, Improve
  • Analysis and Evaluation

Intermediate Choir This class is all about singing!! This course builds on the skills learned in the Cantabile Choir, and helps build ensemble skills that can be used in any singing group.  Concert performances are expected, one each trimester and solo/ensemble opportunities are available. This class is for 7th grade students or 8th grade students just beginning choir.  Power Standards for this course are:

  • Singing
  • Music Literacy
  • Ensemble Success
  • Rehearse, Evaluate, Improve
  • Analysis and Evaluation

Concert Chorale This class is all about singing!! This course is for students who are prepared to sing in 3 and 4 parts.  This ensemble will build on the skills learned in Intermediate Choir.  This choir will perform the most challenging music.  Concert performances are expected, one each trimester and solo/ensemble opportunities are available. This group is for 8th grade students.  Power Standards for this course are:

  •  Singing
  • Music Literacy
  • Ensemble Success
  • Rehearse, Evaluate, Improve
  • Analysis and Evaluation

General Music 6/7/8 In this class, you will learn to read notes, rhythms, and terms pertaining to music.  You will also demonstrate understanding of the subject taught by performing simple rhythms and melodic passages.  Music appreciation and how music affects movies is also taught in this course. This course is for 6th grade students.  Power Standards for this course are:

  • Create
  • Perform
  • Respond
  • Connect

 

Contact Us

Jodi Becker
6-12 Director of Instruction
920-361-2000 ext 1009
jbecker@berlin.k12.wi.us

Janet Breza
Cadet Band
920-361-2441 ext 4017
jbreza@berlin.k12.wi.us

Ryan Lindley
Choir
920-361-2441 ext 
rlindley@berlin.k12.wi.us

Trisha Walheim
Allegro & Encore Band
920-361-2441 ext 4017

twalheim@berlin.k12.wi.us