Courses

Music Theory
This class is offered to those students who are interested in a more detailed study of the written components of music.  Students will learn the components of how music is constructed, developing both written and aural skills.  Elements such as melody, harmony, rhythm, and scale structures will be studied.

Concert Band
Wind players and percussionists are divided into 2 concert bands, one for upperclassmen and the other for underclassmen.  The concert bands perform a variety of literature, including selections from the ISSMA required lists.  Soloists or small ensembles may also be featured.  The concert bands perform at the North District Festival and also for 2 major concerts in the spring.  The groups also prepare music for the end of the year commencement ceremonies.  Students enrolled in concert band receive one credit each semester of participation.  Enrollment in concert band is a prerequisite of any participation in Northern Lights,  North Jazz Ensemble,  North Jazz Combo, IBA All-Region/All-District/All-State, and EPYO.   Students must be enrolled to also participate in any ISSMA events such as Solo and Ensemble Competitions

Concert Orchestra
The North Orchestra, comprised of approximately 30 string players, performs for a variety of concerts and events throughout the year. In the fall, the group tours our feeder schools. In December, they perform at the North District Instrumental Music Festival, combining with the Junior High Orchestra,  to form a massed string group.  Each year, several students are selected to the EVSC Honors Orchestra, which rehearses through the winter and presents a concert in the spring. Solo and Ensemble events occur in January at the district level and February at the state level.  Other opportunities include the Indiana All-State Orchestra and EPYO. Select orchestra members begin preparation during Second Semester for the Musical held in March.  Select string players are also chosen for the Northern Lights, North High School's unique vocal jazz orchestra.  The orchestra performs at two major concerts in the North Performing Arts Center with the Concert Bands in the spring.