Music

Essex High School Music

Welcome students and parents to a whole new year at Essex High School.

Please feel free to check out our music department website which has information regarding upcoming performances and rehearsals, useful resources, and information regarding the music classes.

https://tinyurl.com/EHSMusic

Band Director:  Sarah Unrein

 Band: 8th-12thgrade

  • Prerequisite: Positive record from past instrumental music classes, or a recommendation from an instrumental music teacher, and the successful completion of an audition
  • Coursework includes the study of various musical concepts, numerous performance opportunities in and out of school and consistent challenges.
  • All band members in 9-12 grades are expected to participate in the EHS Marching Band
  • Some of the performances that are required for this course are the winter and spring concerts, area band, graduation, and other community-based events.

    Chorus: 8th-12th grade

  • Prerequisite: None
  • The choir is an ensemble of all levels of singers. This group’s focus is acquiring musical literacy, basic musical skills, and a healthy vocal production.
  • Performance opportunities including winter and spring concerts, graduation, and other community-based events
  • Some choir members will be asked to audition for District Choir as well as Area Choir.
  • Percussion: 8th-12th grade

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Percussion class is one that introduces basics of the percussion section. Students learn how to play various instruments including snare drum, bass drum, timpani, and mallet percussion.
  • Performances will include winter and spring concerts as well as others as announced.