English Club

Pembina : Yosephin Asri Wulandari, S.Pd.
Total Anggota : 25

English Club merupakan salah satu kegiatan ekstrakurikuler yang ada di SMA Xaverius Pringsewu yang terbentuk pada tanggal 19 Juli 2008. Saat terbentuknya kelompok ini hanya ada beberapa siswa yang ikut karena bahasa Inggris dinilai sebagai bahasa yang sulit untuk dipelajari apalagi digunakan dalam berkomunikasi secara langsung. Keprihatinan ini menjadi penyemangat beberapa siswa untuk belajar secara khusus melalui kegiatan ektra. Sebenarnya sebelum terbentuk sudah banyak siswa-siswi SMA Xaverius Pringsewu yang memiliki prestasi di bidang bahasa Inggris dan menjuarai berbagai macam perlombaan. English Club SMA Xaverius Pringsewu menekuni beberapa cabang kegiatan, antara lain: Story Telling, Speech, Scrabble, Debate, News Casting, dan Singing Contest. Kegiatannya dikemas cukup menarik; melalui praktik langsung dan permainan yang memberikan stimulus kepada peserta untuk meningkatkan kompetensinya di bidang bahasa Inggris. Awalnya kegiatannya ini dilakukan setiap hari Sabtu setelah pulang sekolah, namun karena perubahan kurikulum dan waktu belajar di sekolah menjadi Full Day School maka kegiatanya pada setiap hari Kamis atau menyesuaikan jadwal yang telah disepakati peserta.

Taekwondo

Pembina : Kimihime
Total Anggota : 22

Taekwondo (juga dieja Tae Kwon Do atau Taekwon-Do) adalah seni bela diri asal Korea yang juga sebagai olahraga nasional Korea. Ini adalah salah satu seni bela diri populer di dunia yang dipertandingkan di Olimpiade.[2] Dalam bahasa Korea, hanja untuk Tae berarti "menendang atau menghancurkan dengan kaki"; Kwon berarti "tinju"; dan Do berarti "jalan" atau "seni". Jadi, Taekwondo dapat diterjemahkan dengan bebas sebagai "seni tangan dan kaki" atau "jalan" atau "cara kaki dan kepalan". Popularitas taekwondo telah menyebabkan seni ini berkembang dalam berbagai bentuk. Seperti banyak seni bela diri lainnya, taekwondo adalah gabungan dari teknik perkelahian, bela diri, olahraga, olah tubuh, hiburan, dan filsafat. Meskipun ada banyak perbedaan doktriner dan teknik di antara berbagai organisasi taekwondo, seni ini pada umumnya menekankan tendangan yang dilakukan dari suatu sikap bergerak, dengan menggunakan daya jangkau dan kekuatan kaki yang lebih besar untuk melumpuhkan lawan dari kejauhan. Dalam suatu pertandingan, tendangan berputar, 45 derajat, depan, kapak dan samping adalah yang paling banyak dipergunakan; tendangan yang dilakukan mencakup tendangan melompat, berputar, skip dan menjatuhkan, seringkali dalam bentuk kombinasi beberapa tendangan. Latihan taekwondo juga mencakup suatu sistem yang menyeluruh dari pukulan dan pertahanan dengan tangan, tetapi pada umumnya tidak menekankan grappling (pergulatan).

Renang

Pembina : Rina Rinana
Total Anggota : 80

Manusia sudah dapat berenang sejak zaman prasejarah, bukti tertua mengenai berenang adalah lukisan-lukisan tentang perenang dari Zaman Batu telah ditemukan di "gua perenang" yang berdekatan dengan Wadi Sora di Gilf Kebir, Mesir barat daya. Catatan tertua mengenai berenang berasal dari 2000 SM. Beberapa di antara dokumen tertua yang menyebut tentang berenang adalah Epos Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, dan Alkitab (Kitab Yehezkiel 47:5, Kisah Para Rasul 27:42, Kitab Yesaya 25:11), serta Beowulf dan hikayat-hikayat lain. Pada 1538, Nikolaus Wynmann seorang profesor bahasa dari Jerman menulis buku mengenai renang yang pertama, Perenang atau Dialog mengenai Seni Berenang (Der Schwimmer oder ein Zwiegespräch über die Schwimmkunst). Perlombaan renang di Eropa dimulai sekitar tahun 1800 setelah dibangunnya kolam-kolam renang. Saat itu, sebagian besar peserta berenang dengan gaya dada. Pada 1873, John Arthur Trudgen memperkenalkan gaya rangkak depan atau disebut gaya trudgen dalam perlombaan renang di dunia Barat. Trudgen menirunya dari teknik renang gaya bebas suku Indian di Amerika Selatan. Renang merupakan salah satu cabang olahraga dalam Olimpiade Athena 1896. Pada tahun 1900, gaya punggung dimasukkan sebagai nomor baru renang Olimpiade. Persatuan renang dunia, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) dibentuk pada 1908. Gaya kupu-kupu yang pada awalnya merupakan salah satu variasi gaya dada diterima sebagai suatu gaya tersendiri pada tahun 1952.

Pramuka

Pembina : Cornelius Andi
Total Anggota : 50

Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia adalah nama organisasi pendidikan nonformal yang menyelenggarakan pendidikan kepanduan di Indonesia. Kata "Pramuka" merupakan singkatan dari Praja Muda Karana, yang memiliki arti Jiwa Muda yang Suka Berkarya. Tapi sebelum singkatan ini ditetapkan, kata Pramuka asalnya diambil oleh Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX dari kata "Poromuko" yang berarti pasukan terdepan dalam perang. Pramuka merupakan sebutan bagi anggota Gerakan Pramuka, yang meliputi; Pramuka Siaga (7-10 tahun), Pramuka Penggalang (11-15 tahun), Pramuka Penegak (16-20 tahun) dan Pramuka Pandega (21-25 tahun). Kelompok anggota yang lain yaitu Pembina Pramuka, Andalan Pramuka, Korps Pelatih Pramuka, Pamong Saka Pramuka, Staf Kwartir dan Majelis Pembimbing. Kepramukaan adalah proses pendidikan di luar lingkungan sekolah dan di luar lingkungan keluarga dalam bentuk kegiatan menarik, menyenangkan, sehat, teratur, terarah, praktis yang dilakukan di alam terbuka dengan Prinsip Dasar Kepramukaan dan Metode Kepramukaan, yang sasaran akhirnya pembentukan watak, akhlak, dan budi pekerti luhur. Kepramukaan adalah sistem pendidikan kepanduan yang disesuaikan dengan keadaan, kepentingan, dan perkembangan masyarakat, dan bangsa Indonesia. Gerakan Pramuka dipimpin oleh Ketua Kwartir Nasional, yang saat ini dijabat Budi Waseso.

Paduan Suara

Pembina : Mika Tamboyan
Total Anggota : 42

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek ??????? (mousike; "art of the Muses").[1] See glossary of musical terminology. In its most general form, the activities describing music as an art form or cultural activity include the creation of works of music (songs, tunes, symphonies, and so on), the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic examination of music. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound."[2] The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Indeed, throughout history, some new forms or styles of music have been criticized as "not being music", including Beethoven's Grosse Fuge string quartet in 1825,[3] early jazz in the beginning of the 1900s[4] and hardcore punk in the 1980s.[5] There are many types of music, including popular music, traditional music, art music, music written for religious ceremonies and work songs such as chanteys. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions–such as Classical music symphonies from the 1700s and 1800s, through to spontaneously played improvisational music such as jazz, and avant-garde styles of chance-based contemporary music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Music can be divided into genres (e.g., country music) and genres can be further divided into subgenres (e.g., country blues and pop country are two of the many country subgenres), although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. For example, it can be hard to draw the line between some early 1980s hard rock and heavy metal. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art or as an auditory art. Music may be played or sung and heard live at a rock concert or orchestra performance, heard live as part of a dramatic work (a music theater show or opera), or it may be recorded and listened to on a radio, MP3 player, CD player, smartphone or as film score or TV show. In many cultures, music is an important part of people's way of life, as it plays a key role in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies (e.g., graduation and marriage), social activities (e.g., dancing) and cultural activities ranging from amateur karaoke singing to playing in an amateur funk band or singing in a community choir. People may make music as a hobby, like a teen playing cello in a youth orchestra, or work as a professional musician or singer. The music industry includes the individuals who create new songs and musical pieces (such as songwriters and composers), individuals who perform music (which include orchestra, jazz band and rock band musicians, singers and conductors), individuals who record music (music producers and sound engineers), individuals who organize concert tours, and individuals who sell recordings, sheet music, and scores to customers.

Musik

Pembina : Ibrahim Music
Total Anggota : 33

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek ??????? (mousike; "art of the Muses").[1] See glossary of musical terminology. In its most general form, the activities describing music as an art form or cultural activity include the creation of works of music (songs, tunes, symphonies, and so on), the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic examination of music. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound."[2] The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Indeed, throughout history, some new forms or styles of music have been criticized as "not being music", including Beethoven's Grosse Fuge string quartet in 1825,[3] early jazz in the beginning of the 1900s[4] and hardcore punk in the 1980s.[5] There are many types of music, including popular music, traditional music, art music, music written for religious ceremonies and work songs such as chanteys. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions–such as Classical music symphonies from the 1700s and 1800s, through to spontaneously played improvisational music such as jazz, and avant-garde styles of chance-based contemporary music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Music can be divided into genres (e.g., country music) and genres can be further divided into subgenres (e.g., country blues and pop country are two of the many country subgenres), although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. For example, it can be hard to draw the line between some early 1980s hard rock and heavy metal. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art or as an auditory art. Music may be played or sung and heard live at a rock concert or orchestra performance, heard live as part of a dramatic work (a music theater show or opera), or it may be recorded and listened to on a radio, MP3 player, CD player, smartphone or as film score or TV show. In many cultures, music is an important part of people's way of life, as it plays a key role in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies (e.g., graduation and marriage), social activities (e.g., dancing) and cultural activities ranging from amateur karaoke singing to playing in an amateur funk band or singing in a community choir. People may make music as a hobby, like a teen playing cello in a youth orchestra, or work as a professional musician or singer. The music industry includes the individuals who create new songs and musical pieces (such as songwriters and composers), individuals who perform music (which include orchestra, jazz band and rock band musicians, singers and conductors), individuals who record music (music producers and sound engineers), individuals who organize concert tours, and individuals who sell recordings, sheet music, and scores to customers.