Orchestra, Band, and Guitar
Alisa Van Ginkel
Instrumental Music Program
Come join one of our performing music groups. No experience is necessary and instruments can be provided at no cost to you! Hilltop Middle School offers 5 music classes:
Beginning Band: Learn to play flute, clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, or Percussion. For students with no experience.
Intermediate Band: for students with at least one year experience on a band instrument. You must be comfortable reading music and playing with a group. The Intermediate Band class has many travelling and performing opportunities. We will perform multiple concerts each semester; we will perform on our own campus, as well as at other schools in the area. Intermediate Band takes an annual trip to Knott’s Berry Farm for our end of the year performance and day of fun in the park.
Beginning Strings: Lean to play violin, viola, cello, or string bass. For students with no experience.
Advanced Strings: for students who have more than 1 year of experience on either violin, viola, cello or bass. You must be comfortable reading music and playing with a group. The Advanced Strings class has many travelling and performing opportunities. We will perform multiple concerts each semester; we will perform on our own campus, as well as at other schools in the area. Advanced Orchestra takes an annual trip to Knott’s Berry Farm for our end of the year performance and day of fun in the park.
Beginning Guitar: Learn to play acoustic guitar. No experience in music in necessary! Learn to read music, chord charts, and guitar tablature, and learn fun songs in class.
Visual Arts & Craft: Hilltop Middle school’s art program is a class that students enjoy. We do different projects that teach students the design process from start to finish. Students become the artist and are encouraged to be creative while developing technical skills and knowledge about artist materials. Our projects introduce students to important periods in art, and learn about an artist by creating a work of art in their style. It gives students an artist perspective and walks them through different viewpoints of art and the important role it plays in our world. Not all projects are produced individually, they learn to work as teams, and to respect individual ideas and talents, but mostly to be proud of themselves and their unique outlook and opinions. Art is for all students who want to explore more about themselves and the world that they will soon fit it. See these Student Work Samples.
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