7th & 8th Grade Band

  • Goals & Objectives:

    • Expanding on concepts learned in 5th and 6th grade
    • Learn to play and rehearse in small and large group setting, with differening parts, rhythms and notes than others in the group
    • Continue developing good sound and range of the instrument
    • Learn new rhythms, notes, tempos, dynamics, and related vocabulary
    • Develop confidence and skills needed to perform for an audience, individually and in small groups


    • Every day of the week, 8th period
    • Students who also do chorus will alternate days between chorus and band


    • Weekly participation in rehearsals & practicing - 10 points per week
    • Weekly CANVAS assignments - 10 points per week
    • Individual Playing Tests on concert music and scales - 2 times per year - 20 points
    • Concert Performances (see below) - 20 points


    • Concert performances are our opportunity to showcase everything we have learned to parents and the community.
    • Concert performances are our mid-term and final exams. They are mandatory and graded. Please plan ahead
    • Fall concert: Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 7pm, High School GYMNASIUM
    • Spring concert: Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 7pm, High School GYMNASIUM
    • Concert Dress is “concert black” – black pants/dress, socks, & dress shoes. Black or white button-down dress shirt/blouse

    For other band questions contact Mr. Hock: dehock@tyrone.k12.pa.us or 684-4240 ext 3306