Students will not be permitted to eat or chew gum in class. Water bottles with a top are the only acceptable beverage in the band room.
Students are expected to come into class in an orderly manner. Each student is to set up his/her instrument, be seated and be ready to begin when the bell rings.
Students are expected to come prepared, with an instrument and other necessary materials, to each and every rehearsal.
Students are expected to follow all directions, and not to play out of turn.
Students are expected to take care of all school property. All
school instruments are to be taken care of properly and with complete care.
Students are to play only their own instruments! Percussionists, for example, are the ONLY ones allowed to play on percussion instruments.
Students are expected to treat everyone, including each other, with respect.
Students are expected to try their best and take pride in this
organization. Remember, this is YOUR ensemble.
Grades will be based on each student’s performance in rehearsals, lessons, and concerts. All students are expected to arrive prepared for each rehearsal and lesson. Grades will be determined as follows:
When there is not a concert in a given marking period, grades will be calculated as follows:
Unlike elementary school, students in middle school receive a
numeric grade for band, as with all of their other subjects. These numeric grades will be included on each student’s main report card, listed with all other classes.