Band is a team. When one person does not participate, the whole group suffers. It is essential that ALL students participate EVERY day. Each band day will be one daily grade. Each student earns a 100 by walking through the door.
If you do not have your instrument, you must bring a note from a parent explaining why you don’t have it. (The excuses are subject to Mrs. Evans' approval. For example, “She didn’t feel like bringing it” is not an acceptable excuse.) If the reason is excused, your daily grade will be exempted, meaning it will not count for or against you. IF YOU ARE TOO SICK TO PLAY IN BAND YOU ARE TOO SICK TO BE IN SCHOOL.
If you do not have your instrument or a note with an excused reason, you will be given an alternate assignment. Please bring a pencil. You will earn a 70 for the day if you complete the assignment. If you do not work during class, you will receive a 0 for the day. If you have a note with an excused reason, you will also be given an alternate assignment to work on. Please bring a pencil!
When you come into class, do not waste time. Get what you need, sit down, and get ready to play. We have a great deal to accomplish each day! You will lose points from your daily grade if you are continually not ready to begin playing on time. I will give you enough time at the end of each class to pack up. Please do not pack up before I tell you. Important announcements are made for everyone at the end of class and you will need to hear them!
Concerts will count as 20% of a students overall grade. Each concert will count as one grade of 100, and will be broken down as follows:
It is essential to stay and hear all of the groups. Everyone has worked hard and deserves a great audience, and students can learn from one another! No exceptions, please.
Concert dress is a TMS band royal blue polo and khaki pants, shorts, or skirts. (Skirts must be knee length or longer.) All 6th graders will need to purchase a band shirt. The shirts are $14 and an order was already placed. However, if your child did not already have a royal blue band shirt, one was ordered for them and these can be paid for at any time.