• Instrumental Music - Course Offerings
     
    1st Semester
     
    1st Block - Planning
     
    2nd Block - Guitar I
    This course is designed for the beginner guitar player.  You may use your own guitar (acoustic), or one can be provided. You will work through the Hal Leonard book 1, and the Practical Theory workbook.  Additional chords, tablature, rhythm and songs will be taught.  This class will focus on note reading skills, chord changes. 
     
     
    3rd Block - Guitar I
    This course is designed for the beginner guitar player.  You may use your own guitar (acoustic), or one can be provided. You will work through the Hal Leonard book 1, and the Practical Theory workbook.  Additional chords, tablature, and more complex rhythm and songs will be taught.  This class will focus on note reading skills, chord changes, and ensemble playing. 
      
    4th Block - Advanced Band - Marching Band
    The fall semester of band begins solely with all things marching.  Students begin in late July or early August putting together the field show they will perform for fall halftime shows and competitions.  They then work on fundamentals of music through scales, sightreading, and concert music, as well as preparing for auditions.
     
    2nd Semester
     
     
    1st Block -  Planning
     
     
    2nd Block - Guitar II
     This course is designed for the intermediate guitar player.  You may use your own guitar (acoustic), or one can be provided. You will work through the Hal Leonard book 2, and the Hands On Training book.  Additional chords, tablature, and more complex rhythm and songs will be taught.  This class will focus on note reading skills, chord changes, and ensemble playing. 
     
    3rd Block - Jazz Band
    Jazz band students continue their instrumental music study through the art of jazz, rock, pop, and other similar styles.  They are also an integral part of the concert band, and will perform with the concert band at the District Concert Festival.  Their jazz duties include touring the feeder elementary schools, several local nursing homes, and our own jazz social event in May of each year.
     
    4th Block - Advanced Band - Concert Band
    The concert band at WMHS is an active performing group on campus and off.  They perform at the District concert festival in March, fine arts festival, pyramid campus concerts, and nationally when we travel to cities like, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, and Boston.