KICS Concert Band
Band classes at KICS are mixed level. They focus on music literacy, listening, musicianship, working as part of a team, and developing a characteristic sound on each student’s instrument. The band performs together in an end-of-term concert, as well as a few smaller performances throughout the year. Wind instruments and percussion are featured in this group. KICS owns a selection of instruments that are available for student use.
KICS Choir is for singers of all levels in sixth through twelfth grade. This ensemble sings choral pieces from a variety of genres. The choir performs together in an end-of-term concert, as well as a few smaller performances throughout the year. Choir classes focus on music literacy, listening, musicianship, working as part of a team, creating a good and healthy singing tone, and effectively communicating messages through song.
Entrance into Worship Band is by audition. This group rehearses songs and leads worship weekly at secondary mission time. The class meets Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings, outside of regular school hours. Sixth through twelfth grade singers and instrumentalists are welcome to try out for this group.
Piano class is an exciting and informative introduction to piano and music skills for beginning to intermediate level music students in grades six through 12. The goal of the course is not only to develop a solid musical foundation in piano which will greatly assist in the future pursuit of any musical instrument in any style, but most importantly to instill in the student a genuine love and appreciation for music.
Students are taught theory, technical studies, classic piano repertoire, and a recital solo. Class sizes vary from four to 11 students, with group activities as well as one-on-one instruction. The group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are motivated by their peers, but are also allowed to progress at their own rate.
Once students have learned the fundamentals, they are welcome to pursue a private setting at the teacher’s discretion, where they undergo a more intensive study of the instrument. With a solid foundation, intermediate to advanced students are encouraged to pursue any number of different styles of music, including Classical, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Contemporary Christian, Electronic, Country, and more.