2010-2011 1St Semester Band Class Expectations

2010-2011 1St Semester Band Class Expectations

RHS Band Class Expectations

What supplies are I expected to have?

3 Ring Black Binder

Pencil Holder inside Binder



Tuner Pick Up

Reed Case (Woodwinds)

B.E.R.P (Brass)

What Grades are I expected to have?

Daily Grade – 50% of total grade. This includes daily participation in sectionals and class, supplies check, and other assignments.

Test Grades – 50% of total grade. This includes playoffs/assignments on concert music, region music, and attendance of performances.

Extra Credit – Given to students participating in marching band and/or all-region tryouts. All unexcused absences will result in less extra credit and/or lower grade.

Facility Expectations



2. Students should not enter the band offices without


3. Large instrument cases are to be kept in slots during

rehearsal. Other personal items must be kept out of "traffic

areas" of the band hall.

4. Instrument slot must be kept neat. School books are not to

be stored in these slots. Marching shoes, shorts, etc. may be

kept in the slots during marching season if kept in a tote or


5. If any items are left in the band hall over night, they will be

put in the designated lost and found.

6. Band hall chairs and stands are not to be removed from the

room unless requested by the director.

7. The library is off limits to all band members except

librarians, officers, and staff, and then only to conduct band


8. No one is to use the copy machine or audio/visual equipment

without permission.

9. Practice rooms are for practice, playoffs, or private lessons


10. Any damage of school property must be repaired, item

replaced, or a reimbursement made immediately.

14. The band department assumes no responsibility for personal

items stored in the band hall.

Expectations of your music

1. Always use pencil-never ink-when marking of music.

2. Write your music locker number and initials on every sheet of


3. Keep a pencil in your music binder at all times.

4. You will be charged for excessive lost music at $0.15 per sheet for lost music. We do not keep change.

Expectations of your instrument


1. Keep your instrument in good, working playable condition.

2. Keep instruments in cases with latches closed and in assigned

slots when not in use.

3. Brass players should clean their instruments regularly; keep

valves oiled, and slides greased.

4. Brass: Do not hit or force mouthpiece into your horn.

5. Brass: Make sure mouthpiece is secure.

6. Brass: Polish your instrument before a performance.

7. Woodwinds: Always swab your instrument.

8. Woodwinds: Have at least three playable reeds.

9. Woodwinds: Always have a mouthpiece cap, and take the

reed off when finished.

10. Woodwinds: No plastic reeds.

11. Woodwinds: It is suggested to use an instrument other than

your good instrument when outside.