Mr. Cerchia

Beginning Band: Students will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument without any musical background knowledge. This class is designed to teach the fundamental concepts of performing in a Concert Band setting. Students will learn how to play their specific instrument with a good sound, simple rhythms, note reading, and good practice habits. The beginning Band rehearses Monday through Friday during 5th period in the Bandroom. Piano Class: This is a general elective class that will teach students basic music reading through piano performance. Students will be engaged in the music making process by learning to read both treble and bass clef notes, simple rhythms, build left/right hand coordination, and basic musicality. Students need no experience to take this course. The piano class is Monday through Friday during 6th period in the Piano Lab. Drumline: The Perris High Drumline is a performing group that represents our school with performances at school events such as football games, basketball games, and local parades within the community. Students need no experience to join the Drumline, however drum positions are limited. The Drumline class will teach students how to play their drum correctly, read simple drum music, and allow each student to gain performance experience. The Drumline class meets Monday through Friday during 2nd period and every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 3 - 4:15 in the Bandroom. Colorguard: The Perris High Colorguard is another performing group that represents our school and complements our music program with a colorful array of flag technique. Students in the Colorguard will learn concepts, fundamentals, and techniques of spinning, tossing, and coordinating flag routines as a group. This group is also a performing group that can be seen in local parades in the community and school events. There is no experience necessary to join the Colorguard. The Colorguard class meets Monday through Friday during 2nd period in the Bandroom.

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