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     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