MS Music Ensembles
If you were to walk by the music room on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, you might hear the melodious sounds of the “Crazy Train” guitar theme or possibly some Red Hot Chili Peppers or Green Day. Welcome to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade MS Music Ensemble electives! This year’s groups feature numerous guitars, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals, and of course, our 3 rockin’ violins! Some of our songs include “Lean On Me”; “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”; “Peace of Mind”; “All the Small Things”; “Hey Soul Sister”; and “Under the Bridge”. Our biggest challenge thus far has been selecting music that suits the group and then adapting it to fit our range of abilities and instrumentation. Students have added extra solos and duets, simplified chord patterns and progressions, and amended parts and lyrics in order to make the songs work for us.