Music Course Descriptions

Beginning Band

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: None


Note: $5.00 Music Fee / $5.00 Music Locker Fee

The class offers a chance for those students who have never played a band instrument to begin. Band is a unique art form. Relatively new to the “classical style” of music the concert band has not been around as long as other forms such as the choir or the orchestra. The class will teach basic techniques, tone production, rhythmic counting, and listening skills. Did you miss out in grade school or stop playing and now wish you hadn’t? The Beginning Band wants you!

Concert Band

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Beginning Band or audition with instructor

Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged / $5.00 Music Locker Fee

This is the highest level of band at SACHS. Through previous coursework, students in this group perform at a high level of learning. Learning ensemble cohesiveness and attendance at concerts is required for successful completion of this course. This class is open to any upperclassman (sophomore, junior, and senior) who has completed Beginning Band. The Concert Band performs three concerts yearly sometimes in combination with the Beginning Band. This band participates in solo and ensemble festival and members also play in the pep band. Permission from instructor must be obtained to join for only second semester.

Beginning Choir

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: None

Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged

This class offers a chance for those students who have never sung in a class setting to begin. The choir has a long and rich history with many styles, forms, and historical periods to draw from. The class will teach basic techniques, tone production, rhythmic counting, music reading, and listening skills. Do you think you have singing talent but never taken that talent out of the shower? Well then, the Beginning Choir needs you!! Choir members will perform at least two times during the year in combination with the Concert Choir.

Concert Choir

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Beginning Choir or audition with the instructor

Note: $5.00 Music Fee is charged

This is the upper level Choir at SACHS. This course is designed to perform as an ensemble in vocal music. The choir has a long and rich history with many styles, forms, and historical periods to draw from. Students will learn more advanced techniques of scales, rhythms, and vocal production while basic music theories are focused upon. Choir members will perform at least three times during the year sometimes in combination with the Beginning Choir. Learning ensemble cohesiveness and attendance at concerts is required for successful completion of this course. Permission from instructor must be obtained to join for only second semester.

Music Appreciation

Credit: ½
Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to teach the theory of music through history. Students will listen to music examples frequently in order to attain a working knowledge of the building blocks of music while being exposed to various styles of music discussing their cultural and historical significance. Attendance is required to at least 1 concert at or outside of school during each semester for successful completion of the course.

Administration

Mr. Charles Stegall
Superintendent, FOIA Officer
815-422-5022

Mrs. Ramie Kolitwenzew
Principal
815-427-8141

Ms. Kate Shutter
Special Education Coordinator
815-427-8141

Mr. Ben O'Brien
Assistant Principal/Dean of Students
815-427-8141

Our Mission

We strive to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.

About Us

St. Anne Community High School serves rural communities in both Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. These rural communities include Papineau, St. Anne, Wichert, Hopkins Park and their surrounding townships. St. Anne Community High School #302 is located in east central Illinois.

The town sits approximately 65 miles south of Chicago and is a short drive to nearby tri-cities Bourbonnais, Bradley, and Kankakee. St. Anne is the ideal setting of a town where the goal for a solid education is shared by all.