Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High offers lots of opportunities to study music. The programs are as follows:
During the regular school day:
- Senior Band (Grades 10-12) – 5-Credit Course
- General Music 10/20/30 -– 5-Credit Course
- Band 9
- Band 8
- Band 7
Outside the regular school day schedule:
- Jazz Bands – 5 – Credit Course
- Marching Band (all grades)
The Ardrossan Music Parents Society (A.M.P.S.) is a non-profit organization that works directly with the school to help fund and give input on decisions for the Music Program at Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High. They hold monthly meetings in the Band Room, and meetings are open door. There are positions that are elected but all parents are welcome and encouraged to come. Ask Mr. B for more information if you are interested in attending.
Home practice is vital for students to gain skills when it comes to playing a musical instrument. Practicing at home strengthens muscles and reinforces technique. With performance on a musical instrument, time performing is one of the main assets and the most productive ways to improve. Students are strongly encouraged to practice at home.
Practice does not need to be a big task, it is best if treated as structured play. It is better to practice more regularly for shorter durations rather than practice for 4 hours on the weekend.
For students that rent instruments from the school, ask Mr. Basaraba about the possibility of a second instrument at home to practice on.
Contact Mr. B
Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Basaraba for any reason. Best ways are to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school 780-922-2228.