Horseheads High School

Music education at Horseheads has a strong history. Horseheads High School is proud to say that it has been named one of the Top 100 schools for music education in the nation. In addition to our performing ensembles – Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, and Chorale, the High School has a wide variety of half-credit courses that students can participate in. Click on the course descriptions at the left to learn more.

The Music Department is dedicated to implementing the national standards in music:

    Content Standard 1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
    Content Standard 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
    Content Standard 3: Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
    Content Standard 4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
    Content Standard 5: Reading and notating music
    Content Standard 6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
    Content Standard 7: Evaluating music and music performances
    Content Standard 8: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
    Content Standard 9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture



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