Welcome to the Capital High School Advanced Orchestra! This high level group is open to auditioned Sophomore – Seniors. We meet 5 days a week in the CHS Choir Room.
This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!
Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium
Winter Tour – Wednesday, December 13th, All Day – TBD
Pre-Concert at the Capitol Rotunda – Thursday, December 14th, 2:00pm – Capitol Rotunda
Concert at the Capitol Rotunda – Thursday, December 14th, 6:00pm – Capitol Rotunda
Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium
AA Orchestra Festival – Monday, February 5 – Tuesday February 6th – 7:00am – 10:00pm – Helena Civic Center
1st Period - CHS Beginning Orchestra
2nd Period - CHS Intermediate Orchestra
3rd Period - CHS Modern Band
Welcome to 2023-2024 Modern Band Class! My name is Mr. Harris and along with Mr. Baty we will be teaching Modern Band this year! We are so excited for the upcoming school year! Modern Band is a class here at CHS that has been created for both experienced and non-experienced musicians. The goal of Modern Band is to learn and play a multitude of instruments including Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Keyboard, Singing, Drums, Ukulele, Music Tech, Composing, and Arranging. The best part of this class is that the music we play, will be music you choose! As long as it is school appropriate we will be playing music from any style and any genre.
What will we learn?
In Modern Band we will be learning the following concepts and aiming to complete the following objectives.
Achieve technical competence on a variety of instruments including:
The human voice (singing)
Electronic equipment including:
Other recording equipment
Various auxiliary percussion instruments
Compose and arrange new and existing music in multiple genres such as:
And many more!
Organize, build and maintain a small ensemble as a musical team through:
Assigning parts for pieces
Playing multiple genres of music, even when not a student’s favorite
Working with students of varying skill levels, and abilities