6th GRADE BAND
This class is a required part of the 6th grade students' schedule. This class meets on Tuesday and Friday (either 6th or 7th period).
These materials are important for active participation. Regularly forgetting materials will affect a student’s grade.
Students will have one “free” opportunity to forget his/her instrument. After that, a student will begin to lose points toward their citizenship grade.
Performing is one of the highlights of being a musician and the best way for students to show friends and family what they are learning. There is a tentative performance schedule in this packet and on the website. You will be notified immediately if anything is added or changed.
Students are REQUIRED to attend ALL of their group’s performances scheduled throughout the school year! Missing a performance will dramatically lower a student’s grade. Performances missed because of a valid reason will require make-up work agreed upon by the director and the student.
ASSIGNMENTS & TESTS
Practice Charts: Though it is best for musicians to practice EVERY day, students, in the required 6th grade music class and the MS elective band are required to practice 45 minutes per week outside of class. A good breakdown for this recommended time is 3,15-minute sessions. They may practice technical exercises, scales, ensemble music, solo music, or anything else they may have at home. Practice charts will be turned in with a parent/guardian signature. Practice charts and due dates will be given when the class has gotten organized and we are in a nice routine. IF STUDENTS ARE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS EXCEED THE 45 MINUTE REQUIREMENT.
Other possible assignments will include scale tests, skill tests (on music or technique), theory packets, and performance reflections. These will be given based on the skills, needs, and schedules of each class.