FC: CAN'T STOP THE | Scott Johnson Middle School 2013-2014 | MUSIC
1: Scott Johnson Middle School Musical Arts 2013-2014
2: Stephanie Pavlasek | Paul Stephens | Nicole Pennington | Sarah Baez | BAND | CHOIR | ORCHESTRA | BAND
3: FINE ARTS BOOT CAMP | To talk to their students about what it meant to be in a fine art, the fine art's staff got together, dressed up, and had a boot camp for their kids. With everyone gathered in the band hall, each fine art teacher had a different aspect of respect, honor, or how to act with the responsibility of representing SJMS.
4: BEGINNING ORCHESTRA | SYMPHONIC II | Normally, this class would only be for new 6th graders, just starting middle school. However, sometimes an older student wants to join the program, and they are take beginner classes along with the 6th graders. Here, the students are new to their instruments and learn to hold, position, and play them right. | ORCHE | After leaving the beginning Orchestra, students get placed in either Symphonic I or II. Depending on their audition, they could get placed in this band, which is only made out of 7th and 8th graders, as 6th grade is in the beginner class.
5: SYMPHONIC I | STRA | When you're in 6th grade, you audition to find out what Orchestra you will play in the next year. If you score high enough, you're put into Symphonic I. This is the top Orchestra and this group was involved in many things including touring the Elementary schools, playing at the mentor lunch-in, and performing at UIL. | During the Elementary school tour, Symphonic I performed, playing Frosty the Snowman and The Final Countdown at Press, Web, and Vega, showing off all their instruments to the 5th graders. | ELEMENTARY
6: This year's beginning band class. These students are all sixth graders who started playing their instruments this year! Less than a year ago, they might not even of known how to hold their instruments, but with the band teachers' guidance, they went to Sandy Lake, performed, and got a __, the ___ highest possible ranking. | CONCERT BAND | Normally, after your beginning year in sixth grade, you move on to one of the three bands as a seventh and eighth grader, but some students, who were already in this later grades, joined band and were allowed to be in this band even without knowing how to play the instrument! That meant twice the work in half the time; some hard stuff, not to mention learning the advanced music on top of it all! | BEGINNING BAND | BA
7: To get into this band, you need to be able to play the 7 major scales with good technique and rhythm. This band was was ready and prepared, so when they went to UIL in the Spring, they got straight 1's, the highest rank. This got them a sweepstakes and was the first time in Tiger History that Symphonic II ever achieved this. | SYMPHONIC II | This is the top band, students having to score 52 points on the major scales and a 15 on the Chromatic Scale to get in. The students in this band get to go tour the elementary schools with the top orchestra and choir, playing, exciting incoming 6th graders about playing in the band.The band also participated in UIL, playing the hardest pieces ever attempted by the Johnson Band and getting a second division rating, with straight 1's in sight reading. | SYMPHONIC I | ND
8: 6TH GRADE CHOIR | CH | Although there is a Boy's Choir, all 6th graders, boys and girls alike, join together to form one Choir. Then in 7th grade, the boys move to their separate Choir. These girls popped and rocked out to some awesome songs through out the year, getting the hang of performing with their classmates for the first time. | TREBLE SELECT CHOIR | After leaving the 6th grade Choir, these young ladies continue on their journey moving to a 7th and 8th grade Choir, focusing on sharpening their specific strengths and weaknesses alike. If a 7th or 8th grader joins Choir for the first year, they would be classed in this Choir, even if it is their first year.
9: OIR | BOYS CHOIR | WOMENS SELECT CHOIR | Except for the 6th graders who start off in the 6th grade Choir with the girls, the boys get their very own group, Choir, and class period. They may not be very big in numbers, but these students add their own exotic taste to the concept of Musical Arts. | If a Choir students wants to be placed in this Choir, they must audition at the beginning of the year and the teacher will place them where she deems fit based on their voice, rhythm, attitude, and behavior. This is thge result. This is the top Choir that performs at UIL, tours the Elementary schools, and go on many more fun trips!
10: Elementary Tour | To get incoming middle schoolers excited for fine arts, the top Band, Orchestra, and Choir travel across McKinney to different elementary schools and perform their best pieces, bringing along some laughs with them. Afterwards, all the students get to go eat at Fuddruckers and have a good time with their friends. | Not to mention a special guest in the Choir's performance; the Grinch! Behind the mask is Danielle Holder, who starred as this evil Christmas killer in the performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
11: The Band played the exotic song Christmas Around the World and Griffin', which is made completely out of Classic Rock riffs. | The Orchestra played the classic tune of Frosty the Snowman and The FInal Countdown, their strong, hard song. | While the Choir rocked out to The Best Song Ever and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, with the Grinch actually going around, stealing Christmas items from around the crowd!
12: Fuddrucker's was in for a surprise when100 kids came bursting through the door, filling up 1/2 of the restaurant alone, not to mention the game room. | OFF TO FUDDRUCKERS!! | After performing at the elementary schools, the Musical Arts students got to go have fun eating and hanging out at Fuddruckers.
13: CHEESE FRIES!!! | YUM!! | CAN I HAVE SOME?
14: As the Ultimate Students vs. Teachers Basketball Battle began..... | The cheerleaders rocked out between each 8 minute play, | Pep Rallies! 'Let's Get Pied!!'
15: And Mr. Curry got pied, courtesy to the school raising enough $ for us to give to one of the many charities that JMS gives to. | The Band rocked out, playing Pep Songs to get the rally started, as well as the National Anthem,
16: 8TH GRADE CLASS | Say goodbye grade class of these kids are and will conti throughout hi maybe even job, Go Get 'Em Tig
17: to the SJMS 8th 2014. Many of in Musical Arts nue in them gh school, and college. Good and 'Em Tigers!