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The Arts are supported by the Page Fine Arts Committee a division of the PTO.

Contact Brooke Griffith brooke.griffith@wcs.edu

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.

Contact Evan Burton  evanb@wcs.edu

or Carol Strayer carol.strayer@wcs.edu

or Katherine Aydelott  katherine.aydelott@wcs.edu

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.

Why Choir?

Our goal is to foster community among young people and to inspire musical excellence through choral performance and education. Every voice has value and has the potential for growth, both vocally and personally.

About Our Choirs:

6th Grade Chorus Class

Students in the 6th grade have the opportunity to participate in a General Music class where they will rehearse in a choral setting consistently for 9 weeks while also learning about different aspects of World Music. This is our introductory choral experience for 6th grade students which allows them to learn the basics of reading music, discover what it’s like to be in a choral ensemble, and even have the experience of performing in front of an audience so they are prepared for the responsibility of ensemble membership. For more information regarding this class, please contact molly.wineland@wcs.edu or nancyp3@wcs.edu.

Page Middle Chorus

The Page Middle Chorus offers students in 7th and 8th grade the opportunity to experience a wide range of choral music while learning the responsibilities and joys of singing in an ensemble. They will continue to sharpen their sight-reading skills and will perform both in the community and for school concerts. This ensemble will travel in the spring to attend choral workshops.  Students must audition to be a part of this ensemble which rehearses twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays, after school until 3:45pm.  This ensemble is a year-long commitment.

Chorale

This ensemble is offered to students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade and is ideal for those who participate in activities after school. Members will perform both accompanied and a cappella music of various styles. Rehearsals will occur during Power Mondays which average about 2-3 meetings a month. Because of the limited amount of rehearsal time, members of this group must be especially dedicated to prioritizing rehearsal attendance. This ensemble is a year-long commitment.