Grading ProceduresStudents will receive a grade in Band. Band is a curricular elective course and will be graded in the same way as the Special Area classes (Art, PE, Music, Library). Band students will receive a grade for Band on their report cards for the second and fourth nine-weeks report cards. They will have a grade for the first and second semester of the school year. The students’ Band grade is comprised of two categories: Participation/Behavior and Skills.Participation/BehaviorEach Band student will receive a Participation/Behavior grade for each nine-weeks grading period. It is worth 50 points. Participation/Behavior grades are given for bringing all necessary materials to band lessons (instrument, book & folder).
Students are given full credit (50 points) for bringing all necessary materials to all band lessons. It is very important for a beginning band student to have all their materials for their band lessons.If a student forgets his/her materials:First time-verbal reminder from teacherSecond time-email/phone call home to parentThird time-Participation/Behavior is reduced by 5 points, and 5 more points for each additional occurrence.SkillsThe Skills portion of the Band grade will consist of playing assessments and additional assignments throughout the school year. Grades will be based on rubrics created by the teacher.