NEHS MUSIC

 NEHS Choir     NEHS Band

Megan Perdue, choir director 

                          perdue_m@4j.lane.edu     Phone – (541)790-4536

Travis Sheaffer, band director

                          sheaffer_t@4j.lane.edu     Phone – (541)790-4583

A Word From Our Directors…..

The North Eugene High School music program seeks to provide a high quality music education for all students.  We are committed to offering music to any student who is interested and willing to share their schedule with one of our classes.  Students are welcome to take part in music course offerings that feature a wide range of skill levels.  For instance, students with prior band or choir experience may participate in Concert Choir, Concert Band, Varsity Choir, Wind Ensemble, Hi-Tones, or Jazz Ensemble.  Students with more limited experience may enjoy Concert Band, Beginning Band Lunch Club, Concert Choir, or Guitar class.  Advanced music students wishing to complete a full IB diploma have the option of enrolling in our newly offered IB Music Theory course.   Please see below for a more detailed description of each of our course offerings.  Also, please visit our quick links above for more specific information regarding Band and Choir.

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Course Offerings

Concert Band

Prerequisite:  Any Previous Band Experience and Teacher approval

Code: AF102G2, AF102G3, AF102G4

Concert Band is an opportunity to continue the band experience during the high school years. The class is open to any student at North Eugene who has had previous band experience at either middle or high school level. This course focuses on building ensemble skills and exploring fun and exciting band literature in a positive, supportive, and energetic atmosphere.  As an active ensemble on campus, the Concert Band performs 3-4 concerts each year as well as festivals and other activities. Football & Basketball Pep Band is required for all Concert Band students and is coordinated as part of the school community and culture. Students in this class are eligible for honor bands, the district solo and ensemble contest/festival, as well as other performance opportunities.  Successful participation and performance in Concert Band allows students the chance to gain entry in the North Eugene Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.

 

Wind Ensemble (CN)

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

Code: AF106G1,AF106G3, AF106G4

IB Wind Ensemble (CN)

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

Code: AF115I3,AF115I5, AF115I6

The North Eugene Wind Ensemble represents North’s finest instrumentalists. By providing a varied and challenging repertoire as the foundation of the curriculum, students will continue to develop and refine their skills as musicians. Through a more rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule, Wind Ensemble students will experience a fast paced environment that focuses on quality of performance and achieving student success within each piece of music. Wind Ensemble is open to all students with previous band experience but does require director approval. The Wind Ensemble performs for 3-4 concerts each year as well as festivals and other activities.  Students in this class are eligible for advanced honor bands, the district solo and ensemble contest/festival, and various community events.  Football and Basketball Pep Band is required for all Wind Ensemble students and is coordinated as part of the school community and culture.  Members of the Wind Ensemble may also wish to participate in the Band Council, a governing body that works closely with the director for planning, organizing, and communicating band events.  

 

Jazz Ensemble

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

Code: AF105G1, AF105G3, AF105G7

IB Jazz Ensemble

Prerequisite:  Teacher Consent/Audition

Code: AF115I4, AF115I7, AF115I8

The Jazz Ensemble at North Eugene represents those who display a high level of interest and aptitude for all types of jazz. The curriculum is focused primarily on big band swing, but also incorporates funk, Latin, rock, ballads, and Dixieland jazz.  Students in the Jazz Ensemble will also experience opportunities to express themselves as soloists through improvisation. Members are expected to perform and rehearse at a level above the average, and set standards for which other musicians strive. The North Eugene Jazz Ensemble takes pride in its quality of performance and participates in many concerts, festivals, community activities, and civic functions. Jazz Ensemble students must participate in Wind Ensemble or concert band.  Past festivals include the Wildish Jazz Festival, the West Salem Jazz Festival, Reno Jazz Festival, Heritage Festival in Anaheim, CA, Willamette University Jazz Festival, Portland State University Jazz Festival, Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, and the Lane Community College Jazz Festival.

 

Concert Choir

Prerequisite: None

Code: AF110G5, AF110G6, AF110G7

Concert Choir is a non-auditioned group for students in grades 9-12. This course emphasizes development of vocal skills, sight singing, musicianship, performance and the fun of singing in an ensemble. Concert Choir will sing music from many genres including pop, rock, musical theater, jazz, traditional, classical, and multicultural music. This group will perform in all NEHS choir concerts. Students may repeat this course for credit.

 

Varsity Choir

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

Code: AF110G3, AF110G3b, AF110G3c

This advanced choral group is open by audition to students in grades 10 through 12. The choir will perform choral music of all styles and periods. Basics in breath support and general tone production will be reviewed, with emphasis placed on refining the vocal sound and professionalism in a choral performance setting. Varsity Choir will participate in all NEHS choir concerts, the District Festival each April, and Metro Choral Festival. This group will participate in the State Choral Championships in May if they qualify. Performance tours to other locales may occur.

 

Hi-Tones Vocal Ensemble

Prerequisite: Audition and teacher approval

Code: AF121G1, AF121G2, AF121G3

This advanced choral group is open by audition to students in grades 9 through 12. This choir is a select vocal ensemble performing pop and contemporary music. The choir will perform extensively throughout the year in the Eugene/Springfield area as well as in all NEHS choir concerts. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on professionalism and teamwork. Auditions for the group are held in the spring. All Hi-Tones are required to dual enroll in Varsity Choir as they will perform with that group at concerts. Class may be repeated for credit.

 

Guitar I

Prerequisite: None

Code: AF108G1

Students in this class learn the basics of playing the guitar.  This will include learning to read melodies on the guitar by learning to read music.  Students learn to play chords and study how to organize them into their own songs. The class will examine famous guitar players and their playing.

 

Guitar II

Prerequisite:  Guitar I or teacher approval

Code: AF108G2

Students in this class should have completed Guitar 1 or receive instructor approval before enrolling. This is an advanced look at more guitar methods. Students learn the advanced techniques of playing the guitar.  This includes learning to play guitar solos and basic improvisation. The class will examine famous guitar players and their playing.

 

History of Rock and Roll – CN

Prerequisite: none

Code: AF116G1

This class will explore the development of rock and roll.  We will investigate what influenced rock and roll through history and what made it popular.  The influence of jazz music on rock and roll will also be studied. Knowledge will be demonstrated through presentation, listening, and reading assignments. Students are invited to present and discuss their favorite music as part of this class.

 

IB Music Theory

Prerequisite: Enrollment in a performing group

Code: AF115I1

IB Music Theory prepares students to take the International Baccalaureate Music exam at the Subsidiary level.  This course will also help students who want to learn more about theory and its application to instrumental and vocal study.   IB Music Theory develops students’ knowledge and understanding of music through exposure to music theory and formulation of an historic and global awareness of musical forms and styles.  Students must be enrolled in a performing ensemble (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Varsity Choir, Hi-Tones, or Jazz Band) to be part of this class.

 

IB Music History/Appreciation

Prerequisite: Enrollment in a performing group

Code: AF115I2

IB Music History/Appreciation prepares students to take the International Baccalaureate Music exam at the Subsidiary level.  This course will look at all types of music from the present back to the beginning of music history.  IB Music Theory courses develop students’ knowledge and understanding of music through exposure to music theory and formulation of an historic and global awareness of musical forms and styles.  Students must be enrolled in a performing ensemble (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Choir, and Jazz) to be part of this class.

 

Course Credit Outline – Fine Arts

 

VISUAL ARTS COURSES LENGTH CREDIT AREA GR. LEVEL
Design Concepts 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Ceramics I 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Ceramics II 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Drawing 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Drawing II 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Painting 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Painting II 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
IB Visual Art 2 Trimesters 1.0 AF 11,12
Design Fundamentals – CN 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Design Fundamentals 2 – CN 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Digital Media Design – CN 2 Trimesters 1.0 AF 9,10,11,12
Audio/Visual Production 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Yearbook: Beginning 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Yearbook: Intermediate 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Yearbook: Advanced 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
PERFORMING ARTS COURSES LENGTH CREDIT AREA GR. LEVEL
Drama–Acting I 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Drama–Acting II 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Drama – Comedy Improvisation 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
IB Theatre in the Making 1 Trimester .5 AF 11,12
IB Theatre in Performance 1 Trimester .5 AF 11,12
Concert Band 3 Trimesters 1.5 AF 9,10,11,12
Wind Ensemble 3 Trimesters 0.75 AF 10,11,12
Wind Ensemble–IB Performance 3 Trimesters 0.75 AF 11,12
Jazz Ensemble 3 Trimesters 0.75 AF 10,11,12
Jazz Ensemble–IB Performance 3 Trimesters 0.75 AF 11,12
Concert Choir 3 Trimesters 1.5 AF 9,10,11,12
Varsity Choir – IB Performance 3 Trimesters 0.75 AF 10,11,12
Hi-Tones Vocal Ensemble – IB Performance 3 Trimesters 0.75 10,11,12
Guitar I 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Guitar II 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12
History of Rock & Roll 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
IB Music–Theory 1 Trimester .5 AF 11,12
IB Music–History/Appreciation 1 Trimester .5 AF 11,12
INDUSTRIAL ARTS COURSES LENGTH CREDIT AREA GR. LEVEL
Metalworking I 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12
Metalworking II 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12
Metalworking Projects 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12
Woods Processing I 1 Trimester .5 AF 9,10,11,12
Woods Processing II 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12
Woods Projects 1 Trimester .5 AF 10,11,12