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Performing Arts - Music

Badin’s music program offers an exciting atmosphere for students to excel on their instrument, while learning new instruments in the process. Together, students learn classic songs to today’s hits that appeal to all generations.

Our purpose is to equip students with the skills to be performing musicians at a high capacity. We invite all students who are interested in music and the proper tools to, not only thrive musically, but academically in many areas!

Discovering the love of music and having fun is the goal. We invite all who are interested to participate in the Badin Music experience!

Music Opportunities

Badin Rocks Ensemble

The “Badin Rocks” Ensemble incorporates musicians collaborating to develop multi-genre stage performances. The ensemble consists of Vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Horns, Strings, Percussion, and Audio Production.

The class will develop each student’s ability to prepare for performances, read music, improvise, collaborate with others, and perform musically at a high level. “Badin Rocks” performs various shows throughout the school year, including our annual Winter & Spring concerts. This class is taught by both Mr. Ross & Ms. Howser.

Guitar Program, Beginner & Advanced

The Beginner and Advanced Guitar Program encourages students to learn popular songs that they enjoy while gaining an understanding of the guitar and music in general. Both classes include varying degrees of music notation reading, improvisation skills, ear training and all other aspects of becoming a well rounded guitar player. The goal is for the student to be able to express themselves musically through the guitar and enjoy it for a lifetime.

Introduction to Music

This course covers fundamentals of music theory including notation of pitches, rhythms, scales, intervals, triads and chords.

Piano Class, Beginner & Advanced

This class is designed to teach any student from absolute beginner to advanced players how to play popular songs with aural (ear) training, sheet music, lead sheets, notation study, and chord theory. Students will be coached based on their experience level and gain a new understanding of piano and music overall. All levels and experience are welcome.

Voice

This class is designed to teach any student from absolute beginners to advanced vocalists how to sing popular songs by discovering each student’s vocal range, providing proper vocal exercises, breathing techniques, face placement, scales & interval training, and collaborative work in duets/ trios/ quartets to enhance harmony studies. Sheet music and aural training studies will be used to strengthen the music ear. This class equips students to participate in Jazz Band & Badin Rocks. Students will be coached based on their experience level.

Music Appreciation Class

Music Appreciation is available for college credit (CCP) through Sinclair College. The semester course will study basic parameters of music through a variety of styles and time periods, from Gregorian Chant to current popular hits. No prior musical knowledge is required.

Music Technology Class

Today’s top music artists use Garageband, Logic Pro X, and Ableton Live with streaming platforms like OBS and Twitch to share their music with the world.

This class goes over the steps to start a student’s musical journey from an idea into a piece of art. Students experience the process of writing their own songs with in-class instruction, and using the latest technology to capture digital and live instruments. No prior experience is required.

Liturgical Music Group

The Liturgical Music group plays at all the masses for the school. The group is open to all students who would like to play and sing during the school masses. The goal of the group is to help celebrate the mass and further students musical and Catholic development.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band is designed to give existing music students a challenging and rewarding experience rooted in music reading and advanced improvisation skills. The experience will give students a greater detailed knowledge of the Jazz genre by playing challenging and fun pieces of music. By playing Jazz music daily, students will become more confident in improvisation, chord comping, and overall music theory understanding and application.

Drum Set & Percussion

This class is designed to teach any student from absolute beginners to advanced players how to play popular songs using sheet music, lead sheets, rhythmic study, patterns, grooves, and drum fills, along with mallet and hand percussion. This class equips students to participate in Jazz Band & Badin Rocks. Students will be coached based on their experience level and gain a new understanding of rhythm. All levels and experience are welcome.

Songwriting and Composition

This course is designed to provide the music student with the tools to compose original music. Students will acquire the skills needed to write their own songs through the study of rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, and the study of different musical genres. Skills learned will then be applied to creating original works through solo and group activities. The goal of this class is to help the student express themselves through the process of writing and creating music.

After School Music Opportunities

The Badin Music Department offers a different opportunity after school each day. Whether you are enrolled in a music class or not, these opportunities are provided at no cost and open to all students. These are great opportunities for any students who want to be involved in music, but do not have a music class scheduled. All classes occur on designated days after school for 45 minutes from 2:45pm - 3:30pm in the Music Room.

  • Monday - Wednesday - Office Hours with Ms. Howser & Mr. Ross until 3PM - Ask us any questions to advance your music skills or curiosity! Stop by the Main Music Room or Piano Loft
  • Thursday - Badin Rocks
  • Friday - Jazz Band

All classes occur as long as Badin has school that day.