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Pre-K and K: General MusicThis class will be learning the foundational basics of music throughout the year; we be learning the fundamental concepts by playing musical activities, interactive games, watching fun musical films, and much more. Students will be learning steady beat and different folk melodies. Students will perform twice during the year; they will be required to attend all concerts.

1-2: General MusicThis class will be learning the foundational basics of music throughout the year; we be learning the fundamental concepts by playing musical activities, interactive games, watching fun musical films, and much more. Students will be learning rhythm, melody, and harmony. Students will be in two to three concerts during the year; they will be required to attend all concerts.

3-4: General Music #2This class will be a continuation of the 1st and 2nd graders music class. Students will still learn basic musical concepts but a little more in depth. Students will learn rhythm, melody, harmony, and more music. (Example:  Students should be able to identify instruments by their picture and listening to them.) Students will be learning music by playing musical activities, games, watching films, and playing instruments. This class should prepare the 4th graders for beginning band next year. Students will be in two to three concerts a year; they will be required to attend all concerts.

5-6: Beginning Band/Choir:This class will be a beginning ensemble comprised of fifth and sixth graders. Students will learn how to play a band instrument and how to sing in a choir. This ensemble usually has two to three concerts during the year. Band will be every day for twenty-five minutes and choir will be every day for twenty-five minutes. This schedule will ensure that we get adequate rehearsal time with both ensembles each week.

Junior High (7-8) Band/ChoirThis class will be continuing their music education by playing and singing more challenging music than the fifth and sixth grade ensemble and learning more musical concepts. This class is a performance based class which focuses on performing in a band and a choir. This class performs at least three times during the year in addition to auditioning for pep band, district solo and ensemble contest, honor choir, and honor band, etc. Band will be every day for twenty-five minutes and choir will be every day for twenty-five minutes. This schedule will ensure that we get adequate rehearsal time with both ensembles each week.

High School (9-12) BandThe Balko Bison Concert Band is for all high school students who wish to study and perform quality band music. This class will be playing challenging music which will help them become better musicians. Students will be learning more about musical concepts and history. This class performs three times during the year in addition to pep band, solo and ensemble contest, and auditioning for honor band, etc. 

High School (9-12) Choir: The Balko Bison Chorus is for all high school students who wish to study and perform quality choral music.  This class will be playing challenging music which will help them become better musicians. Students will be learning more about musical concepts and history. This class performs three times during the year in addition to solo and ensemble contest, auditioning for honor choir, etc.