Music

The Music Boosters are an active part of the TFS Music Department.  Meetings are once each month.  The Boosters raise money and support the department in various ways.  For more information, please see the calendar for the next meeting time.


Course Descriptions

There are several options offered in our music department at T.F. South. 

Marching Band
These students will comprise the marching program for the T.F. South Marching Rebels. They will attend summer music workshops and perform at competitions on the weekends as well as perform at all home football games for years to come. Students will be required to attend additional practices outside the regular school day in order to prepare for these performances. Students in Marching Band will receive P.E. Waivers and are not required to take any gym classes. After marching season ends, these students will perform for one of our two concert programs.

Symphonic Band
One of the most advanced instrumental programs at T.F. South, or the South Suburban Area for that matter. State and Nationally recognized, our Symphonic band performs literature of the University and Collegiate level. Entrance into this group will take place at the end of 1st semester and will be by audition.

Concert Band 
This class is for the intermediate band student. Curriculum will be concert literature of the intermediate level. This band will give students the opportunity to grow as musicians.

Cadet Band 
This class is designed for students that have little or no prior knowledge of playing a musical instrument. Instruction will be given on any of the tradition.

Jazz Ensembles 
Membership into either Jazz Band or Jazz Combo is done by audition. This audition is for chair placement only. Proficiency on a band or rhythm instrument is required.

Brass/Woodwind/Percussion Ensembles
This is solely based on the students desire to participate with another ensemble. They will rehearse on their own time when it is convenient for them. (Must be a member of band or choir)

Indoor Winter Percussion
Students in band or choir can participate with the indoor winter percussion. They will perform percussion music and march drill on the gym floor.

Colorguard
This class is for girls or boys who wish to be part of our Colorguard/dance team.

Chorale
This course is open to students of all musical experience and ability.  No audition is required to join.  Students will learn to read music through performance of traditional choral literature and a mixture of popular, broadway, and jazz repertoire.  The fundamentals of music theory and vocal technique will be introduced.  Chorale members will perform at school concerts, in the community, at sporting events, and at music festivals.

Advanced Choir
This course is designed for the intermediate vocal student and is available by audition only. Students will continue their study of reading music through performance through a variety of music, but will explore advanced traditional choral literature more in depth. The fundamentals of music reading, ear training, and vocal technique will be reinforced. The Advance choir performs at school concerts, in the community, at sporting events, and at music festivals.

Piano/Music Theory
Class Piano is designed for the beginning student wishing to learn the fundamentals of piano playing through a hands-on approach.  No previous piano experience is required.  Basic note reading, fingering, music theory, and piano literature will be taught.  Students will develop proper playing techniques and reading skills for personal enjoyment.  This course will also assist students in their preparation for college study in music.  This is a laboratory course, taught through the use of an electronic keyboard lab.