Music


Band 6

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning to play a band instrument. Instruction is offered on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students also learn music reading and performance skills in-group rehearsals. Large group band rehearsals meet every other day during team study, and the focus is on playing together and preparing for performances. There are usually three performances scheduled during the year. Small group rehearsals also meet every other day by house, and like instrument lessons are given once a week from this period. In these rehearsals, the focus is on teaching instrument techniques and music reading skills.

Taught by Mrs. Michelle Henslin

Band 7

This course is designed for the students who have had experience in sixth grade band. The emphasis is on continued learning of scales, technique, and musicality. Students are given a twenty-minute lesson each week, in addition to meeting every other day for large group rehearsal. Additional opportunities include solo/ensemble festival, jazz band, seventh and eighth grade lock-in, and other performances throughout the year.

Taught by Ms. Valerie Yost

Band 8

Students meet for large group rehearsals and lessons. Each student is placed in a lesson group by ability and instrument for a twenty-minute lesson. Students will meet once a week for band lessons. The eighth grade band participates in three concerts a year, as well as a performance at a football game with the Pulaski High School band, solo/ensemble festival, other events to-be-determined, and culminates their year with a band trip to Minneapolis where they perform in a band clinic with other Wisconsin middle school bands. Jazz ensemble is also offered for band students who wish to participate in the morning before school on a voluntary basis.

Taught by Mr. Timothy Kozlovsky


Choir 6

Sixth grade choir is designed for the students who are interested in learning how to sing pieces composed by various people and in many languages.  Voices will be classified as either alto or soprano.  Full group choir rehearsals will meet every other day during team study, and the small group vocal lessons will meet opposite of physical education classes.  Participants also have the opportunity to prepare for many performances throughout the year.  Students will participate in three concerts a year, including a joint concert with the Pulaski High School choirs.  In addition, participants have the opportunity to perform in the PCMS Spring Musical Production.

Taught by Mrs. Amy Wright

Choir 7

Students will learn to have fun with music composed by various people and in many languages.  Choir will provide students with an opportunity to sing a variety of songs and highlight what they have learned in several performance opportunities throughout the year.  Students will participate in three concerts a year, including a joint concert with the Pulaski High School choirs.  Each choir member will also receive a separate 20-minute voice lesson each week to help strengthen his or her vocal abilities, confidence, and their foundation of music by exploring music theory.  In addition, choir members are able to participate in the Solo/Ensemble Music Festival and have the opportunity to perform in the PCMS Spring Musical Production.  Choir provides great opportunities for everyone involved!

Taught by Mrs. Kathy Brown


General Music 6

This course is a classroom-based study of music composers, periods, and fundamentals of music.  General Music students will also explore and experiment with the various means of creating music though voice, instrumentation, and technology.  This class meets every other day.

Taught by Mrs. Kathy Brown


Vocal Music 8

Students will spend the period learning, laughing, and having fun with music.  Choir will provide an opportunity to sing a variety of songs, explore and develop vocal techniques, and enjoy several performance opportunities.  Each choir member will also receive a separate 20-minute voice lesson each week to help strengthen vocal abilities and prepare them for various opportunities throughout the year.  Students will participate in three concerts a year, including a joint concert with the Pulaski High School choirs.  In addition, choir members participate in the solo/ensemble music festival in the spring and have the opportunity to perform in the PCMS Spring Musical Production.

Taught by Mrs. Amy Wright