Performance Attire: Students are required to have the following for concert performance attire.
Boys: White button down dress shirt, black dress slacks, solid black neck tie, black dress shoes and socks.
Girls: White blouse top (shoulders covered), black slacks or skirt that is below the knees, black shoes (closed toe).
Concert Performances are a required part of the Instrumental and Vocal Music Program in District 97. All students are expected to participate as a part of their grade. If there is a conflict that prevents someone to participate, their parents/guardians must contact Mr. Barnard at least 2 weeks in advance and will receive an excused absence. Any make up assignments must be turned in before the end of the trimester (Nov. 19th). In the case of an emergency or sickness, a parent/guardian can notify Mr. Barnard the following school day for confirmation. An alternative assignment will be offered to any excused absence in order to make up the points missed from the performance requirement.
No alternative assignment will be offered for an unexcused absence.
Practice Records: Week 6 is due on Monday, 10/4
A reminder that practice records can be turned in within the week it is due for credit. Late practice records are penalized a letter grade for each day it is late. Any practice records that are turned in over a week late will be marked late in the grade book in order to encourage integrity in the weekly practicing requirements.
Music Theory: Lessons on Wednesdays
6th Graders: Activity Worksheets 1-2 & 1-4 Music Notation and Keyboard identification, Music Terms Word Search for Unit 1.
7th/8th Graders: Alfred Book 2, Lesson 28, Activity Worksheet 7-2
All music theory homework is due on Fridays
All students that have any missing music theory assignments are encouraged to turn them in by Wednesday, Oct. 6th!
All band students will have a portfolio assessment completed this week. 6th graders will accomplish this task on Wednesday, Oct. 6th and 7th/8th graders will accomplish this during their band sectional. Students must need to have the following criteria for an (A) portfolio.
1. 3-ring binder with their first and last name and their class on the outside cover.
2. Both required band books with their first and last name labeled (outside cover preferred).
3. All current sheet music, handouts and music theory assignments are secured on 3-rings.
4. Practice record is secured on 3-rings.
The portfolio assessments are designed to help students keep organized and have all the materials needed for daily class participation.
Jazz Ensemble rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.
Jazz Lab Band rehearsal Friday at 8 a.m.