• VCMS Music



    Welcome
     
     
    The Music Department at Valley Central strives to foster excellence in our students by providing a positive environment in which they can develop musical skills, obtain practical knowledge and build healthy performance habits for lifelong music making and appreciation. Through a variety of musical experiences, students will become active participants, intelligent consumers, and advocates for the arts.
     
     

     

    Music Faculty
    Mr. Cerullo
    6th Grade Band, 7th Grade General, Music, Jazz Band 

    Mr. Glodich
    6th Grade Chorus, 7th Grade General Music, The Viking Voices 

    Mr. Gonzales
    7th/8th Grade Chorus, Select Chorus, 6th Grade General Music, Department Chair

    Mrs. Simons 
    7th/8th Grade Band, 6th Grade General Music, Chamber Music
     

     
    Credit Requirements
     
    As part of our goal of imparting a complete education, the Valley Central Middle School provides many opportunities for students to develop musical skill and understanding. Students may elect to participate in one or several of our performing ensembles. In addition, 6th and 7th graders have the opportunity to focus on music theory and history in our general music courses. 
     
    6th graders are required to complete one quarter of general music. The guidance office will automatically schedule students for one period of general music, which will meet every other day for ten weeks. 6th Graders may also elect to participate in Band, Chorus, or both.  
     
    7th graders are required to complete one full year music credit. Students may fulfill this requirement by participating in Band, Chorus, or both, if their schedule permits. Students who do not participate in a performing ensemble will complete 7th grade general music. Each of these courses meets every other day for the entire school year.
     
    8th graders may elect to participate in Band, Chorus, or both, if their schedule permits; however, there is no 8th grade music requirement. 
     
    Performing Opportunities
     
    6th Grade Band - Large ensemble open to all 6th graders.
    Mr. Cerullo, Director 
     
    6th Grade Chorus - Large ensemble open to all 6th graders.
    Mr. Glodich, Director 
     
    7th/8th Grade Band - Large ensemble open to all 7th & 8th graders. Fulfills 7th grade music requirement.
    Mrs. Simons, Director 
     
    7th/8th Grade Chorus - Large ensemble open to all 7th & 8th graders. Fulfills 7th grade music course requirement.
    Mr. Gonzales, Director
     
    Chamber Music - Small instrumental ensembles, open to all grades by audition only.
    (This ensemble is a club with special requirements. It does not fulfill a music course requirement.)
    Mrs. Simons, Director 
     
    Jazz Band - Large instrumental ensemble focused on the varied styles and repertoire of jazz, open to all grades by audition only.
    (This ensemble is a club with special requirements. It does not fulfill a music course requirement.)
    Mr. Cerullo, Director 
      
    Musical Revue - Vaudeville style show performed in the fall, open to 7th & 8th graders by audition only.
    (This activity is a club with special requirements. It does not fulfill a music course requirement.)
    Mr. Glodich & Mr. Gonzales, Advisors 
     
    Select Chorus - Large vocal ensemble focused on refining vocal technique, open to all grades by audition only.
    (This ensemble is a club with special requirements. It does not fulfill a music course requirement.)
    Mr. Gonzales, Director 
     
    The Viking Voices - Small a cappella vocal ensemble, open to 7th & 8th graders by audition only.
    (This ensemble is a club with special requirements. It does not fulfill a music course requirement.)
    Mr. Glodich, Director 
     

     
    The Valley Central Music program helps your child grow from Kindergarten through High School graduation and beyond.