High School Music
ASD High Schools offer music classes as electives. The elective program is divided into two categories: standard and alternative. Standard electives are based on curricula that have been written and approved by the district and are more “traditional” in nature. They usually have instructors that are specialists in that particular elective area. Alternative electives are special interest electives that provide learning opportunities for students based on student interest, faculty expertise and community involvement. These are courses that are designed and implemented by the school and teaching staff at each school site to support and expand the regular curriculum. Not all classes listed are offered each year or at each particular school. All high schools do offer some classes in Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.
Band - Intermediate, Concert, Symphonic, Jazz
Guitar, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
For specific course information and descriptions, you may download a pdf of the “High School Program of Studies” from the ASD website under “forms & publications.” (Type SEC #007 in the number box, click the search button, then download form.)
High School ensembles generally present several public concerts throughout the school year. Check with individual teachers for concert schedules. The more advanced groups also often participate in area festival concerts and large group festivals.
Festivals & Honor Groups
Solo & Ensemble Festival