This performance-based class focuses on basic instrumental skill development and music reading. The goal of this class is to teach students the proper way to hold and play a brass, percussion or woodwind instrument with the characteristic tone quality of the instrument. Students can elect to play their instrument of choice with the bad director’s approval and recommendation. Participation in concert performances outside of the regular class hours is required. In addition to large group ensembles, individual growth and achievement are encouraged through participation in solo and ensemble festivals, district honor bands and private lessons. Participation in concert performances outside of regular class hours is required.
Students who successfully complete 7th and 8th grade Band (consecutively) in Middle School are eligible to receive 1 High School credit. Students must complete each year with passing grades.
For grading purposes, all music students are required to produce and present quality work in one or more of the following formats:
• Public performances
• Visual displays such as poster boards and tri-folds
• Audio and/or video recordings (CD, mp3, DVD)
• Web-based presentations such as blog entries and web site content
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This is the primary means of contact for all band parents and students.
text @askburnsb to the number 81010