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Canton High School
Instrumental Music Department
High School Band Grading Policy
(2013-2014)


Performance and written evaluations on instrument                               60%
Annotated music
Scales/Modes (Performance &Written)
Band excerpts
(There will be approximately 3 – 4 evaluations per marking period.)


Performance in the large ensemble:                                              40%
        Full attendance at scheduled performances
        Demonstrates appropriate behavior/attitude
        Level of class participation
        Sectional rehearsals


Total   100%





~ Behaviors to Avoid/Consequences ~


Unexcused Absence from Performance                              2 full letter grades
Unexcused Absence from Class (each occurrence)          3 points from quarter grade
Unexcused Tardy (each occurrence)                               1-2 points from quarter grade
No Instrument in Class (each occurrence)                        2 points from quarter grade
Disruptive Behavior (each occurrence)                           2 points from quarter grade
Not prepared for Class (i.e. no pencil, music, etc.)            2 point from quarter grade


                        The grading policy for the Canton High School Symphonic Band is achievement-based.
                        Students are able to increase their overall grade relative to their additional sectional preparation outside of the large ensemble.
                        


Please Note….Students are responsible for making up missing work and/or evaluations!!!

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REPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Rev. 9/2013
In order to achieve the highest level of learning and performance ability, each member of the Canton High School Music Program is expected to:
Attend every rehearsal
On time
No food (including gum) or drink is allowed in any of the music areas
With a clean instrument in good playing order with all keys and slides functioning
With all music neatly kept in a music folder
With a sharpened pencil and eraser. NO PEN!!
Prepared to rehearse and contribute in a positive manner!
Attend all performances
On time (Musician’s Call)
With instrument and music
Appropriately dressed (The purpose of appropriate concert dress is to establish the proper concert atmosphere that will reflect your hard work. Dress must not serve as a distraction.)

Concert Dress for Chorus (All Black)
  • Gentlemen
Black Dress Shirt (Black Bowties are supplied by the school); Black Dress Pants
Dark Socks and Shoes (no sneakers)
  • Ladies
  • Black, preferably long-sleeve shirt/blouse (no bare midriffs) This is a change!!!
  • Long Black Slacks/Pants to the Ankle (no jeans) This is a change!!!
  • Dark Shoes (no sneakers)
Concert Dress for Band
  • Gentlemen
White Dress Shirt (Black Bowties are supplied by the school) Black Dress Pants
Dark Socks and Shoes (no sneakers)
  • Ladies
  • White Blouse (no bare midriffs)
  • Long Black Slacks/Pants to the Ankle (no jeans)
  • Dark Shoes (no sneakers)

Failure to abide by the Concert Dress policy will impact your
opportunity to perform at the Concert and affect your Grade!!!

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Band Performance Assessment Rubric
Quarter:
Fulfills Academic Expectations for Problem Solving
Encourage student to find solutions through the process of problem solving musical issues in ensembles and individual practice

Name: _________________________________                         Date: ________                      
Grade: _________________________________



Exercises/Excerpts: ____________--       ____________      ____________      ____________      ____________

3
3.5
4
4.5
5
Pitch Accuracy
Significant number of note errors, whole sections  incorrectly performed
Many incorrect notes that substantially detract from the overall performance
Some incorrect notes that detract at times from the overall performance
A few incorrect notes that did not detract from the overall performance
No note errors, overall accurate performance
Rhythmic Accuracy
Significant number of rhythm errors, whole sections  incorrectly performed
Many rhythm figures incorrect that detracted from the overall performance
Some rhythm figures incorrectly, including short continuous sections of imprecision
A few rhythm figures incorrectly, including short continuous sections of imprecision
No rhythm errors, overall accurate performance
Tone Quality
Is not a tone quality characteristic of the instrument/voice
Has several major flaws in basic production (i.e. consistently thin or unfocused sound, forced, breath not used efficiently)
Exhibits some flaws in production (i.e. slightly thin or unfocused sound, somewhat forced, breath not always used efficiently)
Is of a characteristic tone quality in most ranges but distorts occasionally in some passages
Is full, rich, and characteristic of the tone quality of the instrument in all ranges and registers
Technique
Does not perform musical phrases with proper posture, breath support and placement / embouchure
Performs a few musical phrases with proper posture, breath support and placement / embouchure
Performs many musical phrases with proper posture, breath support and placement / embouchure
Performs most musical phrases with proper posture, breath support and placement / embouchure
Excellent posture, breath support and placement / embouchure
Dynamics & Expression
Does not perform musical phrases with appropriate dynamics and expression
Performs a few musical phrases with appropriate dynamics and expression
Performs many musical phrases with appropriate dynamics and expression
Performs most musical phrases with appropriate dynamics and expression
Excellent dynamics and expression
Articulation
Does not perform musical phrases with appropriate articulation
Performs a few musical phrases with appropriate articulation
Performs many musical phrases with appropriate articulation
Performs most musical phrases with appropriate articulation
Excellent articulation

Comments:


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Band Participation Rubric
Quarter:                 Number:
Fufills CHS Social Expectations
#2: “Students will assume responsibility for their own behavior”
#3: “Students will act with respect and acceptance of others

Name: _________________________________                     Date:   ________

Grade:_______________


8
12
15
20
Behavior/Respect
Student never displays appropriate behavior and respect during class.
Student rarely displays appropriate behavior and respect during class.
Student usually displays appropriate behavior and respect during class.
Student always displays appropriate behavior and respect during class.
Attendance & Promptness
Student is never on time to class.
Student is rarely on time to class.
Student is usually on time to class.
Student is always on time to class.
Playing Posture
Student never uses correct playing posture.
Student rarely uses correct playing posture.
Student usually uses correct playing posture.
Student always uses correct playing posture.
Attentiveness
Student never listens when the teacher or others are speaking or rehearsing.
Student rarely listens when the teacher or others are speaking or rehearsing.
Student usually listens when the teacher or others are speaking or rehearsing.
Student always engaged when the teacher or others are speaking or rehearsing.
Preparation
Student is never prepared for class with a music binder and a pencil.
Student is rarely prepared for class with a music binder and a pencil.
Student is usually prepared for class with a music binder and a pencil.
Student is always prepared for class with a music binder and a pencil.
* Respect for the Rehearsal Process ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Show respect for the rehearsal process by following teacher and/or student leader directions. Do not speak out of turn (disruption) during rehearsals or lessons. Raise hand at the appropriate time and wait before speaking.

* Respect for Others~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Show courtesy and tolerance, respect differences and make others welcome. Listen when others are talking and do not prevent others from rehearsing or listening to the teacher and/or student leaders.

* Respect for Self~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Strive for excellence by participating actively and positively at all times. Do not settle for anything but your very best efforts. Be on time and prepared every day.

* Respect for Property~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The classroom, sheet music, pianos, guitars, computers, music department and other school equipment must be respected and treated properly at all times.