Sept. 2nd (Fri.) Home FB game-Halftime Show (Pending)-Report time-5:30 p.m.-Gametime-7:00p.m.
Sept. 23rd (Fri.) Home FB game-Halftime Show-Report time-5:30 p.m.-Geametime-7:00p.m.
Sept 30th (Fri.) HOMECOMING-ASSEMBLY- 1:30 p.m.
-PARADE- 2:30 p.m.
-Ceremony- 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 14th (Fri.) Home FB game (Senior Night) Pre-Game only Report time-6:00 p.m.
Nov. 11th (Fri.) VETERANS DAY PARADE-Belleville-2:00 p.m.
Dec. 3rd (Sat.) Home BB-Report time-TBA
Dec. 12th (Mon.) WINTER CONCERT-7:00p.m.
Dec. 13th (Tues.) Home BB-Report time-TBA
Dec. 16th (Fri.) Home BB-Report time-TBA
DEC. 29-JAN 3RD-PHOENIX AR. FIESTA BOWL PARADE
Jan. 10th (Tues.) Home BB-Report time-TBA
Jan. 13th (Fri.) Home BB-Report time-TBA
Jan. 21st (Sat.) Hillsboro Tournament-Finals Only
Jan. 31st (Tues.) Home BB-Report Time-TBA
Feb. 6th (Mon.) NCAA League Band- Minneapolis
Feb. 10th (Mon.) Home BB-Report time TBA (SWEETHEART)
Feb 14th (Tues.) Home BB-Report time-TBA-(SENIOR NIGHT)
Feb. 27th (Mon.) 1st round Sub-State BB-Home only
Feb. 28th (Tues.) 1st round Sub-State BB-Home only
Mar. 4th (Sat.) Sub-State Finals only
Mar. 8th-11th (Wed.-Sat.) State BB
Mar. 16th (Thurs.) Jazz Band/Show Choir Concert-Cafeteria-7:30p.m.
May 8th (Mon.) SPRING CONCERT -7:30p.m.
May 21st (Sun.) COMMENCEMENT -2:00p.m.-Report -1:15 p.m.
*Underlined-Required performance by everyone enrolled in Band
BAND AND CHORUS AWARD REQUIREMENTS
A. General Requirements
1. Must be a member of concert band or chorus
2. All band and chorus performances will be counted but solos and ensembles will be restricted to school, church, and service club sponsored performances.
B. Merit Points: (For each performance)
1. Band or Chorus Concert 25
2. Marching Band (small instruments) 10
3. Marching Band (large instruments) 15
4. Jazz Ensemble or Show Choir 10
5. Pep Band 10
6. Ensembles 10
7. Solos Memorized 20
8. Solos with music 10
9. Appearances in Contest Reg. State
a. Solos, I Rating 75 100
b. Solos, II Rating 40 75
c. Solos, III Rating 15 25
d. Groups, I Rating 35 65
e. Groups, II Rating 25 40
f. Groups, III Rating 10 15
10. Accompanist for solos and ensembles 35
11. Students responsible for recruiting a new member to band below a senior standing. 40
12. Publicity work or work committee 5-20
13. Summer Band Rehearsals 5
14. Summer Band Concerts 15
15. Church Choir/Worship Team 15
Merit Points: (For the year)
1. Marching Section Leader-Band Staff 20
2. Youth for Music Select Groups Choir-30 Band-50
3. KMEA Select Groups-Band and Choir 75
4. All-Area Jazz Ensemble 50
5. Field Conductor-Flags and Twirlers 20
6. Librarians 25
7. Band and Chorus Officers 15
8. Solo Chair Players (must hold chair all year) 25
9. League Honor Group 50
C. Percentage of Awards
1. Gold--ten percent of class
2. Silver--twenty percent of class
All Gold and Silver award winners will also letter in Band & Chorus.
D. Outstanding Senior Instrumentalist and Vocalist are determined by total merit points for the four years of high school.
Performance No Shows!
The student will receive a lowering of one letter grade on their report card for failing to participate in a performance. The students will also make up the time missed at the discretion of the director.
For all absences, the following procedure must be followed by the student and parent:
1. The director must be notified in advance.
2. Follow-up is the sole responsibility of the students!
Rehearsal and performance attendance 35%
Rehearsals, concerts, and other scheduled events
Preparation and homework assignments 25%
Music preparation, practice, music evaluation, equipment for rehearsals and cooncerts,
writtentests and quizzes, and playing tests
Attendance and individual progress 20%
Daily participation 10%
Maintaining correct attitude and cooperation
Other considerations 10%
Instrument maintenance, music care, band room care, etc.
The band director does not give grades, but records grades!
DUTIES OF THE BAND MEMBERS
Be on time to all rehearsals and performances. Early is on time!
Upon entering the band room, get your instrument, and go directly to your seat.
When the director steps on the podium or asks for your attention, all talking should cease.
Come to the rehearsal with a good attitude. Leave the bad one out the door!
Make an effort to improve on a daily basis, and establish a good practice routine.
At the end of rehearsal, put all material in the proper place.
Maintain a strong academic standing in all of your other courses.
Become responsible for and assume responsibility for your own actions. Admit when wrong!
Have proper respect for yourself and others.
Read and play music with insight--have musical expectations.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ATTITUDE
The greatest single factor that will determine the success of any individual or organization is attitude. The kind of person you are is an individual choice, and how you feel about someting is one of the few actual independent choices you have in life. It takes intense dedication to reach goals. The band can do much for you. Make the most of it in every rehearsal and performance.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCIPLINE
Because of the nature of the organization, band discipline must be strict! Band students and parents must believe in the ideals, principles, and philosophy of the organization. Each member must always be aware of good behavior and think for themselves. Any member who discredits the organization by their conduct or action in band shall be subject to dismissal from the band program or may lose a privilege within the program.