Consider adding a music class (or two) next year


Sami McNally

This poster hangs in several different locations, including the music wing.

Attention all Concord High School music enthusiasts! Course selection is underway. What better time to sign up for one of CHS’s wide array of music classes?

Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced student, CHS has a music class for everyone, covering singing, instruments, history, and more. Visit page 20 of the 2023 – 2024 Program of Studies to figure out which ones would fit right for you.

“You don’t need to have musical skills to take a music class!” said music teacher Brin Cowette. “Do you feel like you can’t sing? No worries—that is a great reason to take choir so Mrs. Cowette can teach you! You’ve never played guitar before? Perfect—sign up for Guitar I!” 

Nobody needs years of experience in order to be a part of the CHS music community. Choir is always open to any level of performer, including people just starting out.

If you’re someone who is interested in learning a new instrument, guitar or the new piano class could be a great choice.

Don’t want to sing or play an instrument but you’re still interested in pursuing a music course? Music Production and Design, Introduction to Music Theory, and History of Jazz and Rock are excellent options. 

“Music classes will help develop music skills, strengthen knowledge, and boost creativity,” Cowette said. “Each class has different focuses, but we strive to make classes accessible for everyone while pushing you to learn new things and challenge yourself!”

Students who are more advanced or have already completed one of the beginner classes are also in luck. CHS offers a wide variety of advanced and AP classes.

AP Music theory, Guitar ll and Color Guard all require some sort of prerequisite. Chamber Choir and Jazz band (which also meets before school) require an audition. Orchestra and band both require some previous knowledge of how to play your instrument, even if you haven’t played since middle school.