IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL
MUSIC/EXPLORATORY ARTS STUDENTS
All students participating in the 9 week Exploratory Arts cycle will still receive a Marking Period grade for Band. You also play an important part in all musical activities. NOTE: Cycle students are responsible for attending all weekly small group lessons, any playing assignments, practicing and filling out on-line home practice forms as well as attending after school rehearsals, and performances. They will be graded accordingly, minus, the class participation grade. Missing rehearsals and not attending lessons could impact a student’s eligibility to accompany the Band on any Music Trips the band might take.
REHEARSAL 15% OF GRADE
Attendance at all after school rehearsals is Mandatory. Absences other than for illness, death in the family, or a major religious holiday cannot be accepted. NOTE: Students are asked NOT to schedule family engagements or elective medical appointments (such as orthodontist, etc) on a rehearsal day, as these are not excused absences. Please be advised that intramural sports or school clubs will not be an excuse for missing a rehearsal. If I know well in advance, I will try to work out this conflict with the club advisor, when possible.
NOTE: Missing rehearsals and not attending lessons could impact a student’s eligibility to accompany the Band on any Music Trips the band might take.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NOTE: All problems or concerns should be communicated to Mr. Tecce BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, through written notes/e mails or phone calls at least 24 hours PRIOR to the rehearsal. PLEASE do not hand me a note the DAY OF rehearsal!!!
Part of being in a music class and on a MUSIC TEAM involves rehearsals and performances at times other than school time. It is imperative that all team members be present for these events, as an absence of even one performer can make a big difference in the success experienced by the whole group.
PERFORMANCES ARE MAJOR ASSESSMENTS
CONCERTS ARE FINAL EXAMS! Performances are MANDATORY. It is a “Group Final” involving an individual grade as well as a group grade. The individual grade is attained through performance finals taken by the students either prior to or immediately after a performance.
The individual testing criteria is that the student will be able to perform his/her part, in tempo, independent of the group. The criteria for the group grade will be judged according to the quality of the ensemble’s performance.