Welcome to the Del Val Music Department!
"Without music, life would be a mistake"
Thinking about participating in the Del Val Music Department?
Here are some ways you can!
MUSIC DEPARTMENT CURRICULAR OFFERINGS (Fulfills the Fine Arts requirement)
Concert Choir – A curricular course for students interested in performing vocal music and enhancing their vocal abilities
Concert Band – This curricular course plays symphonic wind band music each day during school. This course fulfills a fine art requirement
Elements of Music – This course is year-long, comprehensive study of many aspects of music including theory, history, appreciation, and piano skills.
AP Music Theory – College level course designed to introduce students to intense studies in music theory. Throughout this course, students will analyze and write music, and engage in high level music activities such as dictation, sight-reading, and ear-training.
Jazz Band – This after school, auditioned ensemble that meets from December through June. This is one of Del Val’s most elite ensembles!
Chamber Choir – This is the premiere auditioned choral ensemble at Del Val. Students in this ensemble will have many performance opportunities outside of the school concerts. Students interested in this ensemble must audition with the teacher. Chamber Choir rehearses on Tuesday's from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A Cappella Choir - The NEW A Cappella Choir is open to any student at Del Val interested in singing A Cappella music. The group will be featured in all concerts, and have extra opportunities to perform throughout the school year. The A Cappella choir rehearses on Thursday's from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Marching Band – Our most popular ensemble in the whole school that meets from August through November. Students love the overnight band camp, the weekend competitions, the dedication, and the fruits of their hard work in this intense but most rewarding music program.
Indoor Drumline – A competitive group of percussionists rehearse each week after school to compete locally as they perfect their show of percussive excellence!
Pit Orchestra (for the musical) – Instrumentalists from all walks of music participate in providing musical accompaniment for the actors onstage. Each year this is one of Del Val’s most successful programs!
The Golden Bugle (band newspaper) – The part comedy, part news, newspaper gives students a change to flex another creative muscle amidst the comfort of their best friends in the music program!
Web Page Design – For those folks who have yet another creative muscle to flex, the Web Design Team will be responsible for updating the department web page regularly and incorporating more inventive elements into the design of the site.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room: Band Room - B97
Subject Area: Instrumental Music
Email Address: Jamesschnyderite@dvrhs.org
Room: Choir Room - B98
Subject Area: Choral Music, AP Music Theory, Piano Lab
Use the links on the left to find information from the band and choir pages