Middle School Band Grading Policy

Middle School Bands 6-8

Student will receive 5 points for every class if he/she is prepared.

Being prepared means having an instrument and a pencil.

Student will receive 3 points for class if he/she has an instrument, but does not have a pencil

Student will receive 1 point for class if he/she is told to put instrument away due to improper rehearsal behavior.

Student will receive 0 points for class if he/she does not have an instrument.

Student will receive 5 points for each lesson he/she attends.

            If a student is unable to attend a lesson:

                ·Student must turn in a practice journal within one week of missed lesson.
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Journals must document at least one hour of practice and be signed by a parent.

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Student will receive 5 points for practice journals that are turned in within one week of missed lesson.

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If a journal is NOT turned in, on time, student will receive
0 points for missed lesson.

 Student will receive 20 points for performing in each evening concert.

 Excused absence from concert:

Student can make up an excused absence by turning in practice journals, documenting 4 hours of practice within 2 weeks
of scheduled concert.

Excused absences from concerts include illness (documented by parent note) or death in family.

Absence due to an activity that the student would rather do, is not considered “excused” and will result in 0 points for that concert.