The Music Department of Edgewood High School exists to prepare students in a meaningful way to understand, value, and enjoy music throughout their lives. In doing so, students will learn to appreciate the unique God-given talents each person possesses and the value of sharing those talents with others. The department is committed to nurturing the development of independent music-makers who can express themselves in multiple ways. Interaction with composers, professional musicians, and multiple guest conductors is a focus of the department.

Music has played an integral role in all recorded history and cultures. Humans continue to create and use music as a unique, powerful expression of their thoughts and feelings. In the development of the whole person, music contributes to the discipline of learning, fosters aesthetic sensitivity and culturally enriches each person’s life. Exposure to music of diverse cultures helps one understand and respect all peoples, past and present. Music education moves students from the fundamental levels of knowledge to the highest thinking skills. Students understand and experience music by identifying, listening, reading, scribing, performing, analyzing, creating and assessing. A wide variety of aesthetic and cognitive experiences are provided in music. Curricular courses allow for concentrated and intensive study of specific topics and interests in music.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WSMA Solo and Ensemble Lists have been updated! See the files on the appropriate "Box" to the right
1,000's - VOCAL
2,000's - ORCHESTRA
3,000's - BAND/WOODWIND
4,000's - BRASS
5,000's - PERCUSSION
6,000's - JAZZ/SHOW CHOIR/ALTERNATIVE STRINGS
7,000's - PIANO
8,000's - HANDBELL/GUITAR
9,000's - MISC/ETHNIC

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Football Pep Band Friday Night!

FOOTBALL PEP BAND vs. Monroe FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2! The band is an ESSENTIAL part of our school community and playing in the band Friday night will help bring our community together. CALL TIME: 6:30 pm WHERE: Otto Breitenbach Stadium (behind Middleton High School) DRESS: Whatever the theme is or maroon and gold band wear (this year's band shirt is on it's way!) WHAT YOU BRING: Every musician is responsible for bringing your own instrument, music, and something to hold your music. Percussion this includes you…you are in charge of your own drum and sticks/mallets You must pick up your things from the band room before 3:30 pm on Friday and return them first thing Monday morning WHERE WE SIT: We set up by the student section on the left side of the bleachers on the home side as you face the field We play through halftime. Remember you receive service hours for your performance and rehearsal for pep band! SEE YOU FRIDAY NIGHT FOR SOME BAND FUN!!! cb