7th Grade Band
7th Graders: Good job finding the website! Email me (the link is below) your name and you will get a 100 for checking in!
Participation - 80% - Just play. If it's good or bad just play. Any time a student is not playing they can NOT get better at their instrument and their grade will fall dramatically.
Daily - 10% - This is how well the student actually played.
Test - 10% - Students will be periodically tested on music being worked on at the time. Although it is not required, it is strongly recommended that students practice.
Pep Rally Season: July - November
In the Fall season the combined 7th grade and 8th grade bands' main job is to play for the weekly pep rallies. This music is sometimes extremely difficult for 7th grade level so it pushes them to become stronger players. There is one main grade in band: participation. Even students who have not fully mastered the instrument can make a 100% if they just try during class. The band functions as a cohesive team and all members must be at every practice and give their full effort. Individual band members will also have an opportunity to try out for the all region band competing against others from band around the region. If a student makes the region band, they will have first chair for the rest of the year!
Christmas Season: November - December
The band shifts from loud and very difficult with support from the 8th grade to being alone and slightly easier and softer music. See the calendar/events page for details on the Christmas concert.
Concert Season: December - March/April
The main goal of this season is the UIL concert/sightreading contest. This is an intense contest that requires near perfection in playing and much concentration and a high level of playing is required to be successful. Bands are being split into varsity and non-varsity groups separated by ability levels. See the calendar/events page for performance dates and locations.
Spring Concert Season: March/April - May
This is an interesting time of the year when the music we play is not dictated by contest regulations and almost anything can end up on a concert! Pop music, movie soundtracks, or interesting program music can all be performed during this time. See the calendar/events page for performance dates and locations!
End of Year: May - June
Back to Pep Rally music! We try out the new pep rally music for next year at this time. It's also time to clean out lockers, check in instruments, and get ready for summer!