Santa Barbara Unified School District

Performing Arts Courses

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

An intermediate choir that works on performance and vocal technique, including breathing, tone quality, diction, phrasing, text analysis, and sight reading. Several concerts are scheduled throughout the year. This is a choral performance class designed to help develop skills in vocal production and musicianship. Students perform a wide range of choral literature ranging from traditional to contemporary. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: A Cappella P 005000

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School

This class introduces students to the world of acting for camera. Comparisons and contrasts are drawn between film and stage, and the various techniques that overlap or differ. Great emphasis is placed on the three stages of film production (pre-production, production, and post-production.) Basic film theory is also covered as students learn the various elements of production, varieties of camera shots and filming techniques, and their applications across various genres. Students regularly create, film, and edit their own films on various themes and topics provided by the teacher. Videos may possibly be shared on our school website, or a class YouTube channel.

Transcript title and course number: Acting for Came 846171

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

If you're headed to Hollywood, this is the class for you. This course is for more intermediate to advanced students who are interested in diving into scene study and learning how to act for the camera. Students work on individualized acting goals in a safe, nurturing environment.

Transcript title and course number: Acting Film/TV 005990

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

One or more years of group or private lessons required. Students continue to study elements of music through music theory, music history, daily class lessons and performance at local/county wide cultural and civic activities.

Transcript title and course number: Adv Band 801720

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for students with advanced jazz experience and skills on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, vibraphone, piano, bass, or drums. Coursework consists of advanced musicianship, including advanced jazz theory, harmony, ear training, jazz improvisation, and performance of appropriate repertoire. Public performance attendance is mandatory. This group participates in jazz festivals, including the Reno Jazz Festival.

Transcript title and course number: Jazz Ens Adv P 005420

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is intended for the most advanced and disciplined student who has successfully completed theater arts 1. Students create self-generated projects, using traditional or original materials, culminating in public performance.

Transcript title and course number: Theat Arts Adv 005860

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility through continuous rhythmic activities. Everyone can aerobic dance because the dance patterns or routines are designed for all levels. Includes Step Aerobics, Cardiofunk, Yoga, Pilates, weights, and other rigorous activities.

Transcript title and course number: Aerob Dance PE 065460

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for students with any level of instruction on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Coursework consists of fundamentals of musicianship, including basic music theory, harmony, ear training, and performance of appropriate repertoire. Public performance attendance is mandatory. Beginners are welcome.

Transcript title and course number: Band Concert P 005060

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School

Description not available.

Transcript title and course number: Band Intermed 801740

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This is an entry- level class; open to students interested in playing a brass instrument (trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, tuba) or woodwind instrument (Oboe, flute, clarinet, alto or tenor saxophone, percussion). The class is an introduction to music through the development of listening and music theory skills while playing daily in the classroom. Students perform in small and large ensemble concerts at least three times per school year.

Transcript title and course number: Beg Band 801750

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for students with at least one year of private lessons or school jazz instruction on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, vibraphone, piano, bass, or drums. Coursework consists of fundamentals of musicianship, including basic jazz theory, harmony, ear training, jazz improvisation, and performance of appropriate repertoire. Public performance attendance is mandatory.

Transcript title and course number: Jazz Ens Beg P 005450

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

This class offers opportunity for singers of all levels to showcase and improve their talents. In this non-auditioned class: any singer may join regardless of past experience. We will learn basic theory elements, harmony, and use of the voice as we prepare for our concerts during the year. Students will sing many different genres of music including Broadway, pop, jazz and classical. Opportunities for solo and small ensemble performance are also available in this class throughout the year.

Transcript title and course number: Chorus 801800

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

Course is designed for students with an interest in performing choreographed routines with a variety of auxiliary equipment. Skills learned include elements of movement, dance, and rhythmic expression. During terms 1 and 2 the color guard performs at all home football games, band competitions, and parades. Students should expect to attend summer rehearsals including a week long band camp at the high school. During terms 3 and 4 (or spring semester) this ensemble continues as a separate performance group in their own competition circuit. The emphasis in this group is on performance, and attendance at games and competitions is mandatory. Meets PE requirement for graduation.

Transcript title and course number: Drill/Flag PE 005140

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

Course is designed for students with an interest in performing choreographed routines with a variety of auxiliary equipment. Skills learned include elements of movement, dance, and rhythmic expression. During terms 1 and 2 the color guard performs at all home football games, band competitions, and parades. Students should expect to attend summer rehearsals including a week long band camp at the high school. During terms 3 and 4 (or spring semester) this ensemble continues as a separate performance group in their own competition circuit. The emphasis in this group is on performance, and attendance at games and competitions is mandatory. Meets PE requirement for graduation.

Transcript title and course number: Drill/Flag Elec 005141

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course is a beginning class for students who have had little or no background training in dance. This class offers an introduction to various styles of dance including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ethnic and Tap. Students learn the beginning skills of dance while improving their techniques, poise, self- confidence and creative ability.

Transcript title and course number: Dance 1 Elec 065438

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course is a beginning class for students who have had little or no background training in dance. This class offers an introduction to various styles of dance including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ethnic and Tap. Students learn the beginning skills of dance while improving their techniques, poise, self- confidence and creative ability

Transcript title and course number: Dance 1 PE 2.5 065439

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course will develop the appreciation for and understanding of the dances of many cultures. Students in this class will be expected to: perform in a dance concert production; plan sets, lighting and costumes for an original dance; explore movement and discover new ways to move and increase dance vocabulary; experience structural, thematic, rhythmical and cultural approaches to composition; gain confidence in ability to move efficiently; respect and value the rich cultural history of dance; learn to appreciate and care for the bodies through proper conditioning, dance technique, rest, and nutrition. This course satisfies the PE or Visual and Performing Arts requirement. An audition or instructor approval to take the course may be required.

Transcript title and course number: Dance Prod PE 065435

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This course will develop the appreciation for and understanding of the dances of many cultures. Students in this class will be expected to: perform in a dance concert production; plan sets, lighting and costumes for an original dance; explore movement and discover new ways to move and increase dance vocabulary; experience structural, thematic, rhythmical and cultural approaches to composition; gain confidence in ability to move efficiently; respect and value the rich cultural history of dance; learn to appreciate and care for the bodies through proper conditioning, dance technique, rest, and nutrition. This course satisfies the PE or Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

Transcript title and course number: Dance Prod Elec 065436

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

This course will develop the appreciation for and understanding of the dances of many cultures. Students in this class will be expected to: perform in a dance concert production; plan sets, lighting and costumes for an original dance; explore movement and discover new ways to move and increase dance vocabulary; experience structural, thematic, rhythmical and cultural approaches to composition; gain confidence in ability to move efficiently; respect and value the rich cultural history of dance; learn to appreciate and care for the bodies through proper conditioning, dance technique, rest, and nutrition. This course satisfies the PE or Visual and Performing Arts requirement. An audition or instructor approval to take the course may be required.

Transcript title and course number: Dance Team PE 065434

Grades: 9-12

Description not available.

Transcript title and course number: Drumline PE 5 005390

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School

A competitive showchoir offered for advanced singers and performers. Students in this group operate daily during a class period but also meet for extra rehearsals and numerous performance opportunities during the year including musical theater and showchoir competitions, community showcases and school shows. Students in this course should be able to sing melody, recognize and hold harmony, and be able to pick up choreographed movement and dance as well.

Transcript title and course number: Ensemble 801840

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

This is an entry-level choral class designed to help develop choral skills. Course emphasis is on the development of ensemble performance and vocal technique, including breathing, tone quality, diction, phrasing, text analysis, and sight reading. Several concerts are scheduled throughout the year. Students are introduced to a wide range of choral literature, from traditional to contemporary. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: Girls Chorus P 005514

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for students with any skill level or previous experience on a percussion instrument. Coursework consists of fundamental marching and performance technique, while developing basic musicianship skills. During terms 1 and 2 (or fall semester) students perform at all home football games, band competitions, and parades. Students should expect to attend summer rehearsals including a week long band camp at the high school. During terms 3 and 4 (or spring semester) this ensemble continues as a separate performance group in their own competition circuit. The emphasis in this group is on performance, and attendance at games and competitions is mandatory. Meets PE requirement for graduation.

Transcript title and course number: InstrmtlEnsmbl 005380

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School

Course is designed for students with musical experience on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, vibraphone, piano, bass, and drums and with music teacher's approval. Students should be able to read sheet music with fluency. Coursework consists of fundamentals of musicianship, including basic jazz theory, harmony, ear training, jazz improvisation and performance of appropriate repertoire.

Transcript title and course number: Jazz Band 801890

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

A select honor vocal group performing advanced choral music in a variety of styles (i.e. chamber music, vocal jazz, musical theatre, solo and ensemble) with emphasis on advanced vocal technique and musicianship. Many performances in the community, competitions and music festivals are scheduled through the year. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: Madrigals P 100006

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for students of all skill levels on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument, including beginners. Coursework consists of fundamental marching and performance techniques, while developing basic musicianship skills. Marching Band performs at all home football games, band competitions and parades. Students should expect to attend summer rehearsals including a week-long band camp at the high school. The emphasis in this group is on performance, and attendance at games and competitions is mandatory. Meets PE requirement for graduation and is a one semester class during the fall.

Transcript title and course number: Band March PE 005090

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This is an entry-level choral class designed to help develop choral skills. Course emphasis is on the development of ensemble performance and vocal technique, including breathing, tone quality, diction, phrasing, text analysis, and sight reading. Several concerts are scheduled throughout the year. Students are introduced to a wide range of choral literature, from traditional to contemporary. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: Mixed Chorus P 005510

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

An overview of western and world musical cultures is studied with the use of music technology. Students develop skills and understanding of music theory, history, form and analysis, through traditional study and hands-on, real-world project- based units using recording technology to produce original compositions. Students will develop awareness of the role of music in real-world applications and explore the pathways to musical careers, both from the point of view of artist and businessperson.

Transcript title and course number: Music Appreciat 005530

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

Music Theory is a semester-length fine arts elective for high school students. The course requires no prior instrumental, vocal, or music theory study. Using the piano keyboard as a visual basis for comprehension, the course materials explore the nature of music, integrating these concepts:

rhythm and meter
written music notation
the structure of various scale types
interval qualities
melody and harmony
the building of chords
transposition

Throughout the series of assignments, ear training exercises are interspersed with the bones of composition technique, building in students the ability not only to hear and appreciate music, but step-by-step, to create it in written form as well.

This highly interactive course culminates in the students producing original compositions, which while based on standard notation, demonstrate facets of personal expression. As the students’ ability to perform increases in the future, they will better understand music and therefore better demonstrate its intrinsic communication of emotion and ideas.

Transcript title and course number: Music Theory P 100410

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School

This class allows 8th grade students a chance to continue their study of scene work, character study, improvisation techniques, singing and choreography. Students in this class may also experience with writing dialogue, performing original music pieces, choreographing pieces themselves and participating in other projects related to musical theater performance. It is preferred that students in this course have taken Performing Arts their 7th grade year, but new actors willing to catch up are welcome.

Transcript title and course number: Musical Theater 801940

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Course is designed for string players (violin, viola, cello, and string bass) with one or more years of experience. Coursework consists of fundamentals of musicianship, including basic music theory, harmony, ear training, and performance of appropriate repertoire. Requires music teacher's approval for winds and brass.

Transcript title and course number: Orchestra 801910

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Course is designed for string players (violin, viola, cello, and string bass) who can read music at a proficient level or higher. Coursework consists of fundamentals of musicianship, including basic music theory, harmony, ear training, and performance of appropriate repertoire.

Transcript title and course number: Orchestra P 005570

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School

Course is designed for students with any skill level or previous experience on a percussion instrument. Coursework consists of fundamental marching and performance technique, while developing basic musicianship skills. During terms 1 and 2 (or fall semester) students perform at all home football games, band competitions, and parades. Students should expect to attend summer rehearsals including a week long band camp at the high school. During terms 3 and 4 (or spring semester) this ensemble continues as a separate performance group in their own competition circuit. The emphasis in this group is on performance, and attendance at games and competitions is mandatory. Meets PE requirement for graduation.

Transcript title and course number: Percussion 801920

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School

Percussion/Drumline (7th/8th) : Students in this class will learn both pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Students will learn to read music and will become the back beat of our Marching Band! Members of the percussion/drumline class accept an expectation to participate in the Holiday Parades, and other school events.

Transcript title and course number: Drumline 801830

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This class is responsible for all aspects of the fall play or the spring musical. Responsibilities include performing, producing, and providing technical support.

Transcript title and course number: Play Prod 005600

Grades: 9-12; Dos Pueblos High School

Students study major influences in playwriting. They develop specific skills to draft, revise, and perform original works.

Transcript title and course number: Playwriting 1 P 005610

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

In this hands-on course on technical theatre, students learn the basics of stagecraft. Skills learned include construction, safe use of power tools, painting, basic lighting, stage rigging, lighting design, and set design. This class is responsible for the building and running of all shows and civic center uses in the auditorium. After-school hours are required.

Transcript title and course number: Stage Craft P 005630

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

A comprehensive introduction to all elements of live theatre including audition and rehearsal technique, overview of acting methods, voice, movement, improvisation, technical theatre, vocabulary, text analysis, theatrical criticism, historical perspectives, and connections to career and higher education. Students participate in exercises, theatre games, rehearsals, and performances, enabling them to build life skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and confidence.

Transcript title and course number: Theatre Arts 1 100055

Grades: 7-12; La Colina Junior High School; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This is an intensive scene study class in which students analyze, rehearse, and perform scenes and monologues from contemporary and classical theatre. Students develop their acting skills through working on both established and original works.

Transcript title and course number: Theatre Arts 2 100060

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

A course for performance of men's choral music with an emphasis on developing vocal technique, musicianship, and ensemble singing. Students perform frequently in the community; competitions and music festivals are scheduled through the year. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: VocalEnsemble B 006012

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School

A course for performance of women's choral music with an emphasis on developing vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble singing. Students perform frequently in the community; competitions and music festivals are scheduled through the year. May be repeated for credit.

Transcript title and course number: VocalEnsemble G 006011

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School

This year long course will introduce students to fundamental vocal techniques through hands-on engaging experiences. Students will learn how to read and interpret literature for solo and choral settings. The goal of this course is for students to develop skills necessary to research, understand and interpret through writing and verbal skills for each musical piece performed.

Transcript title and course number: Vocal Technique 200002