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 9-12  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 (Symphonic) Band and Junior Varsity (Concert)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.

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 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-8:30 am
 
Second Period-Travel Time / Junior Varsity Band 7th and 8th Graders-9:25 am
 
Third Period- Beginning Band 7th and 8th Graders-10:09 am
 
Fourth Period- Lunch and Conference-11:15 am
 
Fifth Period- Stage Band 9-12 Graders-12:45 pm
 
Sixth Period- Beginning Band and Applied Music-1:40 pm
 
Seventh Period- High School Percussion-2:35 pm
 
Eighth Period- Color Guard- 3:30 pm
 
 Mon-Fri-High School Tutoring-4:30 pm
 
 Monday-High School Full Band Rehearsal-4:30-6:30 pm
 
Tues-Fri-Sectional Rehearsals-4:30-6:30 pm 
 
 
 
 

 

Last Modified on January 5, 2016