FINE ARTS

FINE ARTS - BAND

Students in band will be involved in many exciting, musical learning and performing opportunities that merges classwork with performance opportunities in our community, state, and beyond. Students’ will participate in concerts, fundraisers, trips/tours, and other musical activities throughout the year, along with learning leadership skills, life lessons, and a strong awareness of self and group responsibilities. If field Marching Band is offered, participation in the Concert Band is also required. All band members must attend a yearly summer training/orientation session in July in which members will learn more about the band program, its goals for the upcoming year, gain valuable musical 

skills along with preparing for the upcoming Fall Pep-Band/Parade-Band season.

INTRO BAND 9-12

FMB1000 |  1 CREDIT

Description: Grades 9-12. Open to all students who wish to learn a traditional band instrument. Students who take this course will also need to take Directed Study in Music 1(see description below). As a requirement of the course, all students will need to purchase books, sticks, mouthpieces, and other musical supplies. Students are also required to 

sign an instrument care contract, and are responsible for any repair costs or instrument replacement if they are negligent. The band program does involve a commitment, both financially and academically. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take Concert Band 1 the following year. This is not a class for guitar, drum set, or piano.

BAND 1

FMB2000 |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Students must have prior musical instruction and be able to read music or complete Intro Band (FMB1000). You may see the band director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities.

Description: Grades 9-12. Students will use method books, concert music and other resources to prepare for musical performances. Skills that will be learned include advanced rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. As student progress throughout the year, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance and participation at all performances, rehearsals and activities is mandatory. Other policies are given in the band handbook, which is issued on the first day of school. Concert band members must also perform as a pep band at home and away 

football games.

BAND 2

FMB 3000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Students must have prior musical instruction and be able to read music or complete Intro Band (FMB1000). You may see the band director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities.

Description: Grades 9-12. Students will use method books, concert music and other resources to prepare for musical performances. Skills that will be learned include advanced rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. As student progress throughout the year, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance and participation at all performances, rehearsals and activities is mandatory. Other policies are given in the band handbook, which is issued on the first day of school. Concert band members must also perform as a pep band at home and away 

football games.

BAND4

FMB5000 |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Students must have prior musical instruction and be able to read music or complete Intro Band (FMB1000). You may see the band director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities.

Description: Grades 9-12. Students will use method books, concert music and other resources to prepare for musical performances. Skills that will be learned include advanced rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. As student progress throughout the year, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance and participation at all performances, rehearsals and activities is mandatory. Other policies are given in the band handbook, which is issued on the first day of school. Concert band members must also perform as a pep band at home and away 

football games.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC 2

FMD2000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled semester 1 in Intro to Band or Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. 

Description: Grades 9-12. Directed Study in Music is offered semester 2 as a continuation of Intro to Band or Band 1 through 4. You may see the Band Director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities. Students will continue to move to intermediate or advanced levels of rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. Method books, concert music and other resources will be used to prepare for musical performances. As students progress, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance at all performances, rehearsals, and activities are mandatory. Members must also perform as a Marching Band at selected /calendared parades in the community.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSC 4

FMD4000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled semester 1 in Intro to Band or Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. 

Description: Grades 9-12. Directed Study in Music is offered semester 2 as a continuation of Intro to Band or Band 1 through 4. You may see the Band Director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities. Students will continue to move to intermediate or advanced levels of rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. Method books, concert music and other resources will be used to prepare for musical performances. As students progress, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance at all performances, rehearsals, and activities are mandatory. Members must also perform as a Marching Band at selected /calendared parades in the community.

DS MUSIC MARCHING BAND 2A

FMD2100 |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. Percussionists must be able to meet throughout the summer, beginning in June. All other marchers need to begin in July.

Description: Grades 9-12. The Kailua Marching Band has won many awards over the past few years. It is a fun and challenging course that teaches students how to march and play a halftime performance. We will participate in several marching exhibitions, marching competitions and the homecoming halftime. Students must be able to attend summer practices beginning in June as well as attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-3:00. Good attendance is very crucial to the success of our program, so please do not plan appointments or other activities during our class time.

BAND 3

FMB 4000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Students must have prior musical instruction and be able to read music or complete Intro Band (FMB1000). You may see the band director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities.

Description: Grades 9-12. Students will use method books, concert music and other resources to prepare for musical performances. Skills that will be learned include advanced rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. As student progress throughout the year, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance and participation at all performances, rehearsals and activities is mandatory. Other policies are given in the band handbook, which is issued on the first day of school. Concert band members must also perform as a pep band at home and away 

football games.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC 1

FMD1000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled semester 1 in Intro to Band or Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. 

Description: Grades 9-12. Directed Study in Music is offered semester 2 as a continuation of Intro to Band or Band 1 through 4. You may see the Band Director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities. Students will continue to move to intermediate or advanced levels of rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. Method books, concert music and other resources will be used to prepare for musical performances. As students progress, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance at all performances, rehearsals, and activities are mandatory. Members must also perform as a Marching Band at selected /calendared parades in the community.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN MUSIC 3

FMD3000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled semester 1 in Intro to Band or Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. 

Description: Grades 9-12. Directed Study in Music is offered semester 2 as a continuation of Intro to Band or Band 1 through 4. You may see the Band Director to be assessed if you are not sure of your abilities. Students will continue to move to intermediate or advanced levels of rhythm reading, tone production, scales and sight-reading. Method books, concert music and other resources will be used to prepare for musical performances. As students progress, more leadership and advanced techniques will be taught. Attendance at all performances, rehearsals, and activities are mandatory. Members must also perform as a Marching Band at selected /calendared parades in the community.

DS MUSIC MARCHING BAND 1A

FMD1100  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. Percussionists must be able to meet throughout the summer, beginning in June. All other marchers need to begin in July.

Description: Grades 9-12. The Kailua Marching Band has won many awards over the past few years. It is a fun and challenging course that teaches students how to march and play a halftime performance. We will participate in several marching exhibitions, marching competitions and the homecoming halftime. Students must be able to attend summer practices beginning in June as well as attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-3:00. Good attendance is very crucial to the success of our program, so please do not plan appointments or other activities during our class time.

DS MUSIC MARCHING BAND 3A

FMD3100  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. Percussionists must be able to meet throughout the summer, beginning in June. All other marchers need to begin in July.

Description: Grades 9-12. The Kailua Marching Band has won many awards over the past few years. It is a fun and challenging course that teaches students how to march and play a halftime performance. We will participate in several marching exhibitions, marching competitions and the homecoming halftime. Students must be able to attend summer practices beginning in June as well as attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-3:00. Good attendance is very crucial to the success of our program, so please do not plan appointments or other activities during our class time.

DS MUSIC MARCHING BAND 4A

FMD4100 |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 1, 2, 3, or 4. Percussionists must be able to meet throughout the summer, beginning in June. All other marchers need to begin in July.

Description: Grades 9-12. The Kailua Marching Band has won many awards over the past few years. It is a fun and challenging course that teaches students how to march and play a halftime performance. We will participate in several marching exhibitions, marching competitions and the homecoming halftime. Students must be able to attend summer practices beginning in June as well as attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-3:00. Good attendance is very crucial to the success of our program, so please do not plan appointments or other activities during our class time.

FINE ARTS - HAWAIIAN PERFORMING ARTS

HAWAIIAN DANCE 1

FDK1000 |  1 CREDIT

Description: Grades 9-12. Students entering into this course will learn hula both kahiko (ancient) and `auana(modern). Proper dance forms and a sense of strength of movement and a sense of beauty and grace are emphasized. Students will be able to experience many Hawaiian cultural activities while in this course. Performances, rehearsals, and activities may be required outside of class time, and are considered to be mandatory.

FDK3000 |  1 CREDIT

HAWAIIAN DANCE 3

Description: Grades 9-12. Students entering into this course will learn hula both kahiko (ancient) and `auana(modern). Proper dance forms and a sense of strength of movement and a sense of beauty and grace are emphasized. Students will be able to experience many Hawaiian cultural activities while in this course. Performances, rehearsals, and activities may be required outside of class time, and are considered to be mandatory. 

HAWAIIAN DANCE 2

FDK2000 |  1 CREDIT

Description: Grades 9-12. Students entering into this course will learn hula both kahiko (ancient) and `auana(modern). Proper dance forms and a sense of strength of movement and a sense of beauty and grace are emphasized. Students will be able to experience many Hawaiian cultural activities while in this course. Performances, rehearsals, and activities may be required outside of class time, and are considered to be mandatory.

DIRECTED STUDIES IN HAWAIIAN DANCE

FD4400 |  1 CREDIT

Description: In the senior year, students will finalize their choice(s) of colleges, and ideally, visit college campuses. They will continue to practice the AVID skills of WICR. Senior AVID students are expected to be enrolled in honors or advanced placement class(es). Tutorials in the AVID elective class will help support these students who are enrolled in a rigorous curriculum. 

FINE ARTS - VISUAL ARTS

Courses in the visual arts promote not only specific skill development and creativity, but also nurture participants to be members of a society that creates, appreciates and supports the arts. Skills and techniques are taught in all art classes. Students may wish to supplement art career preparation within the Arts and Communication Career Pathway.

GENERAL ART 1

FVB1000  |  1 CREDIT

Description: Grades 9-12. This course focuses on artistic skill development and acknowledge within the elements of art and the principles of design. Students will experiment with various media, such as pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, batik, clay, paper mache, and watercolor. Projects include but are not limited to: linear perspective, mosaics and paper mache, clay hand building (scraffitto and glazing), scratch art, pen and ink, and still life drawing and painting (shape to form; color blending).

 

GENERAL ART 2

FVB2000  |  1 CREDIT

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in General Art 1.

Description: Grades 9-12. This course follows General Art 1 and provides further opportunity to strengthen and refine 

visual art productive skills and increase knowledge about visual art, art history, and cultural connections. Students will 

be encouraged to examine the art works of others, and refine their skills in selected modes of expression.

FVD1000  |  1 CREDIT

DIRECTED STUDIES IN

ART PROBLEMS

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in any of the fine arts courses or instructors consent.

Description: Grades 10-12. This portfolio-based course provides the serious art student with in-depth study in selected modes of expression. Students within directed study will co-write their curriculum objective along with teacher. A portfolio that showcases a variety of works will be the primary focus, to assist the student in the pursuit of a career within the arts or college entrance.

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