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

    Schedule:

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

    Grading

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

    Concerts:

    • Concert performances are like our mid-term and final exams. They are mandatory and graded. Please plan ahead
    • Thurs, Nov 19 @ 7:00pm (currently uncertain due to covid, to be announced)
    • Thurs, April 22 @ 7:00pm

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