Band Course Descriptions, Expectations, 

Classroom Rules and Classroom Schedules

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Course Description- Beginning Band

Beginning Band is designed to teach students the fundamentals of music including tone production, note recognition, and rhythmic notation. Further, students will also be prepared to participate in music performances such as concerts, competitions and solo work. A minimum of one rehearsal and a maximum of two per week before a major public performance or competition will be required. A schedule of rehearsals with times and dates will be sent with each student to notify parents/guardians. Additionally, social skills and team building concepts are stressed and reinforced throughout the year.  This course is open to grades 6-8 pending auditions and/or music test and director recommendations.

 

Statement of Purpose

To learn basics of music notation and recognition

To develop the understanding of music and performance

To learn the similarities and differences in musical styles

 

Major Course Assignments and Assessments

Students may be assessed on their assigned quizzes, tests, daily assignments, public performances, competitions, projects, solos, rehearsal attendance, and student participation.


Course Description- Varsity and Junior Varsity

Varsity and Junior Varsity Band is designed as an extension of beginning band, to teach students the fundamentals of music including tone production, note recognition, and rhythmic notation. Further, students will also be prepared to participate in music performances such as concerts, competitions and solo work. A minimum of one rehearsal and a maximum of two per week before or after school will be required. A schedule of rehearsals with times and dates will be sent with each student to notify parents/guardians. Additionally, social skills and team building concepts are stressed and reinforced throughout the year. This course is open to grades 7-8 pending auditions and director recommendations.

 

Statement of Purpose

To learn and extend the basics of music notation and recognition

To develop and extend the understanding of music and performance

To learn and extend the similarities and differences in musical styles

 

Major Course Assignments and Assessments

Students may be assessed on their assigned quizzes, tests, daily assignments, public performances, competitions, projects, solos, rehearsal attendance, and student participation.

Gus Garcia Band Rules For Success:   judge

 

Come in to class on time and walk quickly and quietly into the band hall.

Have all equipment, instruments and materials with you to class every day.

Always play only your instrument and only when the director instructs to begin.

Respect others and be polite with kind words and consideration.

Get recognized by raising your hand to ask questions.

Eat food, drink beverages and chew gum outside the band hall.

Rehearse in a mature manner with strong listening skills and correct posture.

Sound “in tune” to produce SUCCESS!

 
 
 
 
Minutemen Band Rules for Success:
 
 
Move quickly and quietly to set up on time for class
 
Instruments, materials, and equipment are required in class every day
 
No one plays other students' instruments; handle only your assigned equipment
 
Understand that passing all your classes is important to participate in band
 
To ask questions, raise your hand to be recognized
 
Exercise respect towards others by being polite and considerate and using kinds words
 
Maturity during rehearsals is demonstrated by exhibiting strong listening skills and correct posture
 
Eating, drinking beverages, and chewing gum is allowed outside the band hall and not inside
 
Notes and chords played in tune and rhythms played accurately with precision will produce SUCCESS!
 
 
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 Mon-Fri-High School Band Tutoring-7:30-8:30 am
 
 First Period- Varsity and Junior Varsity HS Band-8:45 am
 
Second Period-Travel Time / Junior Varsity Band 7th and 8th Graders-9:16 am
 
Third Period- Beginning Band 7th and 8th Graders-10:12 am
 
Fourth Period- Lunch and Conference-11:08 am
 
Fifth Period- Beginning Band 6th Graders-12:59 pm
 
Sixth Period- Travel Time / High School Percussion-0:00 pm
 
Seventh Period- High School Percussion-0:00 pm
 
 Mon-Fri-High School Tutoring-4:30 pm
 
 Wednesday-Full JV High School Band Rehearsal-4:30-6:00 pm; Varsity-6-7:30 pm
 
 
 
 

 

Last Modified on February 11, 2014