The Arts are supported by the Page Fine Arts Committee a division of the PTO.
Middle grade art classes are intended to expand on the understanding and skill sets originally developed in elementary classes, as well as prepare students for creative thinking in future artistic and academic studies. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences within and outside of the art room. Students learn about, discuss, and critique artwork created by different peoples and cultures from around the world. Through these studies, students explore and deepen their understanding a variety of art media, techniques, and processes.
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The Page Middle School Band is made up of about 300 students who enjoy making music. The Page Band performs several concerts each year, as well as playing at Pep Rallies, school events, and one football game. The Page Band has several students each year that qualify for All Mid-State Band and the Williamson County Honor Band, and the Page Band consistently receives Superior ratings at the MTSBOA Concert Performance Assessment. Membership is open to any interested 6th grade students, with no experience required. 7th and 8th grade band is open to any student who has been in the band before.
Beginning Band (6th grade)
Membership is open to any 6th grade student who wishes to learn the fundamentals of playing a typical school band instrument. These instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, French horn, and percussion. Students will learn the foundations that will ensure their success as future band members, such as learning to read music, producing a good tone, assimilating music history and theory, and playing and performing individually and as a group. The Beginning Band traditionally performs two concerts. Students who are achieving at a high level are also encouraged to participate in a Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students are expected to practice individually in preparation for class and to attend all performances.
Concert Band (7th grade)
Membership is open to 7th grade students who have at least one year experience playing their instrument. The course is a continuation of the technical training started in the 6th grade. Students will expand their playing ability, improve their range, tone, and technique, enhance their ensemble skills, continue to assimilate music history and theory, and perform individually and as a group. Students will perform in the Winter and Spring Concerts and for pep rallies. Students achieving at a high level will be encouraged to audition for the MTSBOA Mid-state Bands and also Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students are expected to practice individually in preparation for class and to attend all performances.
Symphonic Band (8th grade)
Membership is open to 8th grade students who have at least two years of experience on their instrument. Students will continue to expand their playing ability, improve their range, tone and technique, refine their ensemble skills, apply music history and theory skills, and perform individually and as a group. Students will perform in the Winter and Spring Concerts, school assemblies for special occasions, and pep rallies. Students achieving at a high level will be encouraged to audition for the MTSBOA Clinic Bands and also Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students will attend the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Performance Assessment in the spring. This band also performs for various school and community functions. Students are expected to practice individually in preparation for class and to attend all performances.
The Page Middle Chorus offers students the opportunity to experience a wide range of music while learning the responsibilities and joys of singing in an ensemble with their peers. They will learn to sight-read and will perform both competitively and for school concerts. Students must audition to be a part of this ensemble which rehearses twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, until 3:45pm. This is a year-long commitment! Auditions for this year will occur after school on Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, the 18th. Sign up sheets will be posted outside Ms. Wineland’s room (E-4) soon.
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A workshop and tryouts will take place in September. Practices are generally 2-3 times per week, beginning in October, with at least 1 weekly visit to the Performance Life Dance Academy. The Team performs during half-time at basketball games (December-February) and a pep rally. The dances are typically hip-hop style. Dance Team information packets will be available at the end of August / beginning of September and can be picked up outside of the office. An announcement will be made when they are available.