Other Music Electives

All students enrolled in Band; EVE; Choir beyond Year I; Orchestra beyond Year I; Hyline; and Tech Theatre beyond Year I will be charged a one-time per year participation fee as follows:

The participation fee for students in Band; Color Guard; Hyline; and Tech Theatre beyond Year I is $275.00*.

The participation fee for students in Winter Guard; Choir beyond Year I; and Orchestra beyond Year I is $200.00*.

Please contact the campus bookkeeper if your student is involved in more than one activity for which a participation fee is required.

Students who qualify for the National Free Lunch Program shall be exempt from the participation fee. Payment may be made in one of two ways: By cash, check or money order to the campus bookkeeper OR by credit card. To pay by credit card, login to Online Payments (https://eanes.revtrak.net/).

*Participation fees as of 12/31/2014

BEGINNING GUITAR - PA550 (MUS1GTR)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Note: Students must have their own acoustic guitar.  

Fee: $10.00

This full-year course is designed for students with no previous guitar experience. Students will receive guidance and instruction in solving problems related to playing the guitar at the beginning level, and will learn many of the different styles, skills, and techniques required to become a successful guitarist.

  • Credit: 1
  • Elective
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
MUSIC THEORY AP - PA563 (APMUSTHY)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

The AP Music Theory course corresponds to two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. Musicianship skills including dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the learning process. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are emphasized.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Elective
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
ELITE VISUAL ENSEMBLE (EVE)

PE899A (SUBMB)*
PE898A (SUBMB)*
PA599 (DANCE1) 1st Year
PA598 (DANCE2) 2nd Year
PA597 (DANCE3) 3rd Year
PA596 (DANCE4) 4th Year

Credit: .5 PE Equivalent in the Fall
            .5 Fine Arts in the Spring
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to teach, train and develop individual performance skills through the use of color guard equipment. The Elite Visual Ensemble is a performing group which utilizes contemporary guard equipment (flags, rifles, sabers), modern dance, acting and a wide variety of props. Numerous performance opportunities include all WHS halftime shows, marching contests, parades, pep rallies, Texas Color Guard Circuit competitions, as well as Winter Guard International regional and international competitions. The winter guard competes indoors during the spring. The Westlake Elite Visual Ensemble is open to all WHS students.

  • Credit: .5
  • Elective
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
APPLIED MUSIC

PA560 (MUS1APL) 1st Semester
PA562 (MUS2APL) 2nd Semester

Credit: .5-1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Concurrent Enrollment in Band, Choir or Orchestra and Director Approval

This course provides the student opportunity for private instruction together with private practice, on a daily basis, with professional supervision. The student must be able to demonstrate proficiency on his/her instrument. An audition may be required. For additional information consult the band, orchestra or choir directors.

  • Credit: 1
  • Credit: .5
  • Elective
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9