Fine Arts Program

 

Reeths-Puffer Middle School is pleased to offer the following programs:

 

CONCERT BAND - Meets every day and performs every month.  The band performs for school assemblies, Cafe' concerts, Veteran's Day at the Causeway, three different classical concerts at the Rocket Centre and the Band-O-Rama at the high school arena, and an occasional recess at Central Elementary.  There is also an opportunity to earn medals at District Solo & Ensemble Festival.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND - This is an advanced "performing" band.  Some advanced 7th graders may be placed in this ensemble.  There are three bus trips each year.  Students play over 60 pieces of sheet music throughout the year as well as skill building in class.  The band performs for school assemblies, Cafe' concerts, Veteran's Day at the Causeway, three different classic concerts at the Rocket Centre, and Band-O-Rama at the high school arena.  We represent our school at District and State Band Festivals and there is also an opportunity to earn medals at District Solo & Ensemble Festival.

 

7TH GRADE CHOIR - 7th Grade choir is a beginning Choral group with emphasis placed on posture, breathing, intonation, vowel & consonant diction & sight reading.  Students will also study music theory, vocal pedagogy, how the voice works, and music history.  Choir students perform in four major concerts each year and participate in Solo and Ensemble Festival and District Choral Festival in the spring. The Middle School Choirs produce and perform in one staged musical each school year among many other performance opportunities at sporting events and in the community. Students enjoy Middle School Treble Makersrelationship and team building while learning to become excellent musicians. No audition is required, but students who have never been in choir will need to schedule a “meet and greet” placement meeting with the teacher prior to scheduling.

 

8TH GRADE CHOIR - Is a Performing Arts class, Vocal instruction will continue to be a large part of daily instruction.  Students will continue to refine their music literacy skills and will build upon the foundation from previous years. Choir students perform in four major concerts each year and participate in Solo and Ensemble Festival and District Choral Festival in the spring. The Middle School Choirs produce and perform in one staged musical each school year among many other performance opportunities at sporting events and in the community. Students enjoy relationship and team building while learning to become excellent musicians. No audition is required, but students who have never been in choir will need to schedule a “meet and greet” placement meeting with the teacher prior to scheduling.

 

ART - The Art class is designed to cover elements of art particularly line, shape form, value, color, and texture.  Students will work on projects specific to these elements as well incorporating art history and cultural perspectives.

 

THEATER ARTS - This is an introductory course to the world of Theatre Arts. The main goal in this class will be to enable the students to improve their public speaking and acting skills.  This class will also provide students with the opportunity to explore the many elements of theater production – acting, lighting, sound, make-up, scenery, costumes, puppetry and improvisation.   Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre history and theatre terminology. The final six weeks of the semester will be given to learning how to produce a live theatre performance.  The semester culminates in an evening public performance highlighting student created as well as scripted works.