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Keene Middle School Band and Strings

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Band meet on days 1, 3, and 5 in the Band/Strings room.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Strings meet on days 2, 4, and 6 in the Band/Strings room.
 
  • 6th Grade: Period 7
  • 7th Grade: Period 3
  • 8th Grade: Period 5
 

Band and Strings Sectionals

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade band and strings students are assigned to sectional groups on a rotating schedule. Students will receive their group assignments in late September or early October. Please contact Mrs. Hahs or Ms. Young for more information.
 

Keene Middle School Chorus

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Chorus students are assigned to an even day chorus class or odd day chorus class for the year.

  • 6th Grade: Period 7
  • 7th Grade: Period 3
  • 8th Grade: Period 5


Keene Middle School General Music

 

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade General Music classes meet every day for one quarter. 6th Grade students are assigned to an even day or odd day class. 7th and 8th Grade general music meets on odd days only.

  • 6th Grade: Period 7
  • 7th Grade: Period 3
  • 8th Grade: Period 5
 

Our Music Curriculum

The KMS Music Curriculum is based on the national and state music standards. We strive to give every student the opportunity to have a broad and varied music education during their time here at Keene Middle School, regardless of which music classes they take.
 

National Music Standards

  1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
  5. Reading and notating music.
  6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
  7. Evaluating music and music performances.
  8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
  9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

New Hampshire Music Standards

  1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
  5. Reading and notating music.
  6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
  7. Evaluating music and music performances.
  8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
  9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
  10. Identify the range of careers in the field of music.