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East Rockaway High School

Music Department

Chairperson: Peter Ceglio

Department Overview:
The East Rockaway Music Department empowers students to create, appreciate, and perform music in order to foster a life-long passion for the arts. Embedded in the curriculum, students learn skills and techniques which must be developed with patience, planning, and goal setting. The Music Department also provides a wide range of opportunities for students to showcase their musicianship. These different experiences allow students to study different styles of music, historical contexts, and varying ensemble arrangements. By supporting students' music learning with a variety of contexts, the Music Department strives to create a well-rounded music experience for every participant.

The Music Department offers a variety of courses in both performance and academics. Students may elect to participate in a performing group or course study to satisfy their graduation requirements. Music majors are encouraged, however non-major students are welcome. All courses stress the importance of preparation, organization and participation. Student grading is based on demonstration of individual skills and effort. Performance and rehearsal attendance are required.

 

Course Sequence:

  Grade Offered

Course

7

8

9

10

11

12

Junior Band (Full Year- every other day) *

P

P

 

 

 

 

Junior Chorus (Full Year- every other day) *

P

P

 

 

 

 

Junior Orchestra (Full Year- every other day) *

P

P

 

 

 

 

General Music (Full Year- every other day)*

P

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Band (Full Year)**

 

 

P

P

P

P

Senior Chorus (Full Year)**

 

 

P

P

P

P

Senior Orchestra (Full Year)**

 

 

P

P

P

P

Music & Media (Full Year)**

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Additional Information:
* All 7th graders will be programmed for one music class. With teacher permission, students may enroll in Chorus and either Band or Orchestra.
** Fulfills Fine Arts requirement

Courses and Descriptions can be found by clicking here. (Pages: 15 - 18)

Resources for students and parents:

 

Teacher

Courses

Peter Ceglio - Chairperson

JH Band, SH Band, Lessons

Seanna Silver

General Music, JH
Chorus
, SH Chorus, Lessons

Marichelle Weill

Music and Media, Skills and Achievement, JH Orchestra, SH Orchestra, Lessons

Nicole Mihalek

JH & SH Woodwind Lessons