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Music

The music program at Hereford middle school offers a variety of exciting opportunities and fun as well as rigorous course options. We have decades of experience performing at a high level!

Performance classes (chorus, band and orchestra) are a school year long commitment and require that students participate in two evening concerts per year. These concerts are usually held in the December and May. Notice of concert dates is included in the music calendar of events. There are also several after school enrichment activities available and information about those groups will also be shared with students in the fall.

Chorus
The middle school chorus program is for students who enjoy singing and take performing seriously.  Students are expected to participate and demonstrate respectful and responsible behavior through singing and musicianship.


Band and Orchestra
The middle school music program is a continuation of the elementary program and it’s designed to develop technical skills, increase theoretical and historical knowledge, build self-esteem, foster teamwork, and provide an appreciation of music. Students will be expected to study the same instrument they studied previously unless approved prior to the start of the school year by the music teacher.

Students will need to have their own personal instrument to use for class, practicing, and concerts. Please be careful in selection-lowest cost (A.K.A  “an internet special”) usually equals lowest quality.  Many music shops can’t/won’t repair and work on these instruments. 

World/American  music

Students will participate in a variety of musical experience to understand music of all cultures. We will look at individual areas of the world and how music relates to their culture  We will also investigate several different instruments like hand bells and piano for approximately a quarter each. All of the middle school music teachers teach classes of World Music.

 

Band/World Music: Mr. Bennett jbennett@bcps.org

Orchestra/Strings/World Music: Mrs. Johnson   csexton@bcps.org

Chorus: Mrs. Livingston nlivingston@bcps.org

 Department Chair:  Mrs. Johnson