7th Grade Band

7th Grade Band

 

Band is an elective course for students in seventh grade who have participated in band during their sixth grade year.  In seventh grade band, students will perform exciting music with other accomplished musicians. Students must provide their own instruments in most cases. Students are expected to take home their instrument daily and practice for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. Performance opportunities include a formal winter concert and a formal spring concert. Participation in the Solo and Ensemble contest in the spring is encouraged; students may choose to perform a solo or as part of a small ensemble.    A more detailed study of scales, percussion rudiments and rhythms is taught at this level, and Italian Terms are studied and applied.  Completion of this course will provide a strong foundation for band in 8th grade and high school. Band grades are determined by quarterly assignments and attendance at required performances outside of the regular school day. Band encourages the development of discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem.

Supplies:

– 3 ring binder 1- 1 1/2” with plastic sheet protectors

– Pencils

– Metronome

– Tuner

– Personal Instrument needs – mouth piece, reeds, sticks, mallets, oil, cleaning supplies

Dress Requirements:

– Ladies – Black pants, black dress shirt and tie. Black dress shoes. No sandals

– Gentleman – Black pants, black dress shirt and tie. Black shoes and black socks.

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