General Classroom Behavior Expectations
1. *Have cameras on and be visible in the video during the entire virtual class (students unwilling to follow this expectation will lose points and be removed from the learning environment)
2. Bring ALL appropriate materials to class daily
3. Raise your hand and be recognized by the teacher before speaking
4. Be respectful and polite to ALL people
5. Play instruments ONLY when instructed
6. Obey ALL school rules or be subject to consequences of inappropriate behavior
1st offense-Verbal Warning
2nd offense- Alternative Assignment/Mark against rehearsal preparation grade
3rd offense- Parent phone call/teacher conference
4th offense- Teacher referral
5th offense- Administrative referral
Rehearsal Preparation Guidelines: In an effort to create a positive learning environment and provide more efficient rehearsals the following policies will be in effect:
1st Bell - Students should enter the room, immediately get their instrument by sections and find their seat.
Tardy Bell 8:20 am/9:52 am/2:07 pm - classroom door locked/students must be seated and warming up individually.
8:25 am/9:57 am/2:12 pm - Group Warm-up will begin/students must have warmed up for at least 5 minutes by this time.
9:44 am/11:16 am/3:31 pm - Pack-up/Dismissal Additional class procedure guidelines:
*Virtual students are to only use the chatroom in zoom for academic responses not personal
*Virtual students are to be visible with instrument and hands visible in video
*Virtual students are to be in speaker view via zoom during band class to focus on music
Students are to make no more sounds on their instruments after dismissal.
-Tardies for class will be assigned according to school policy. Please leave books, food, bags, and other personal items in areas designated by the teacher. Unless the teacher specifically asks, please leave your phones on silent in bags/purses for the duration of class.
-At no point should a student distract another student's ability to learn
-At no point should a student's shoulder or head be down or directed to the floor or another student The only sounds allowed during rehearsal are musical sounds from instruments, or the director giving
-The time in between agenda items should be silent and should require minimal movement.
-ALL students must have their own music, music folder, instrument, and pencil each day. -Students may not use the restroom during the first and last 15 minutes of class, this is" dead time"
*Students will not have use of the instrument storage rooms and should use designated areas of the band room to store instruments while at school.
Students can earn 50 points per week (10 pts. per day) for rehearsal preparation and performance etiquette. These 10 points per day shall be used to assess the above policies. These policies are the same expectations of a professional music ensemble and should be viewed as an effort to educate our students on being professional in their approach to rehearsal, not as punishment. Examples of rehearsal preparation and performance etiquette are being prepared for class (with instrument, instrument accessories, music folder complete with all music) and following class procedures. Students may earn additional points for tests and quizzes.
Everyday is an audition - students will be evaluated daily on their individual musical skills and personal contributions to the ensemble. Formal playing assessments will be held periodically via Flipgrid.com for video/audio submissions and Smartmusic for audio submissions. Select formal playing assessments will serve as chair placement auditions as well.
Band students are required to attend all performances and rehearsals for each music ensemble upon which they participate, including before and after school performances and rehearsals. Absences from a concert or other performances will only be excused in the case of an emergency. Prior commitments, family functions, and other performance events will not be considered excused absences. The band performance calendar is posted on www.pebblebrookbands.com website, classroom blog, and inside the physical classroom.
GRADING STANDARDS (Semester 2):
Skills and Techniques Performance- 35%
Rehearsal Preparation- 35%
Critical Analysis and Investigation- 10%
Cultural and Historical Context- 5%
Final Exam- 10%
D - 70-73%
F - 69-Below