UPCOMING MEETINGS

Annual Meeting - Monday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Stoughton Area School District that the annual
meeting will be held in the Performing Arts Center, Stoughton High School, 600 Lincoln Ave,
Stoughton on the 26th day of October, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Regular Board Meeting - Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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Public Comment: As part of the regular meeting, the Board will accept comments from members of the public. Written comments for the regular board meeting should be submitted via email to Public.Comments@stoughton.k12.wi.us up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Comments must not exceed 250 words and must include the name and address of the commenter. Comments that do not meet these criteria or otherwise do not comply with the Board's public comment policy will not be read. 

Music at River Bluff

Music at River Bluff

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At River Bluff Middle School, band, choir, and orchestra electives are available to all 6-8th grade students. Ensembles meet every other day for large group instruction to work on music of various genres. Additionally, students have a small group lesson every other week to focus on instrument/voice specific skills. All instruction occurs during the school day. To showcase learning, each ensemble gives two to three evening concerts a year. In addition to in-class learning, each ensemble participates in at least one field trip per year which may include performing at local nursing homes, and attending a professional concert or music clinic.

Instruments

In band, students may choose to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion. Orchestra instrument options include violin, viola, cello, or string bass. School instrument rentals are available for students needing financial assistance. Please visit the specific band and orchestra pages for more information on obtaining an instrument and needed supplies.

Extracurricular Ensembles

In addition to curricular course offerings, there are many extracurricular music activities students can be involved in at River Bluff:

  • Valhalla Singers (auditioned 6-8th grade choir ensemble)
  • River Bluff Musical (Open to all middle school students. Opportunities to be in the cast or on tech crew.)
  • Victorian Holiday Orchestra
  • Fiddle/Folk Orchestra
  • Syttende Mai Orchestra and Marching Band Performances
  • Honor Music Ensembles/Music Clinics
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Jazz Band

General Music

Besides ensemble course offerings, several general music classes are run each year. All 6th grade students participate in a 6 week music class as part of the related arts rotation. In this class, students focus on basic musical elements including rhythm, dynamics, timbre, and melody to perform music and create compositions. Units of study include bucket drumming, keyboard, guitar, and music history. 7th and 8th grade students may elect to take a keyboard/guitar class. This course dives into the basics of playing each instrument and allows students to explore various songs while gaining technical playing skills.

Upcoming Music Events

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