It is my hope that all of my students will develop a life long appreciation and love for music of all types, through their band experience at Simpson Middle School.
Playing and writing tests count for 50% of the quarter grade.
Participation counts for 25% of the quarter grade.
Practice slips count for 25% of the quarter grade.
Seventh grade band students need to turn in a practice slip at each class. The grading policy for the practice slips is as follows:
60 min = 100 A+
45 min = 89 B+
30 min = 79 C+
15 min = 69 D+
Late practice slips are accepted for half credit. Make-up slips are accepted for half credit. If the slip is more than one class late, it will be counted as half credit (ex. 60 min becomes 30 min). The students are given two “free passes” per quarter. They may use these for any two slips they wish. If a student is ill, injured, traveling, or just cannot practice due to some other extenuating circumstance, the parent needs to write the reason on the practice slip, sign it, and the practice will be excused. If the free passes are not used, the lowest one or two practice grades will be dropped. Free passes do not accumulate, or rollover, throughout the year.
Seventh grade students are assigned specific pages in their book(s), or their concert music, to practice. They should always practice the assignment before playing any unrelated material.
REHEARSAL AND CONCERT ATTENDANCE
Seventh grade students are required to attend six after school rehearsals and two evening concerts.
Concert dates: December 10 7:00 p.m.
May 13 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal dates: November 24, December 1, & 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
May 4, 11, & 12 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
*****Students may ride the activity bus or be picked-up. Please be prompt. All students must be supervised by one of the band directors until they are picked-up.
Check the Concert Dress Code for what you are supposed to wear to concerts.
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