Handbook update

October 28

 

Parents/Students - Please be aware that two changes have been made to the handbook starting the second quarter.

"Class Participation"

“I forgot my horn.” Students are allowed to forget their instrument one time per quarter without penalty.  Any instruments left at home after the first incident will result in the removable two points from the student’s quarterly average per occurrence. Students who forget their instrument on playing test days will be allowed to take their test the following morning (7:20am - 8:05am) one time per quarter (updated 10/28/19).  Woodwind players who do not have a reed, brass who do not have their mouthpieces and percussionist who do not have their sticks will be treaded as if they do not have their instrument. 

 

"Grading Policy"

Grading policies for the Granite Falls Middle Band program have been developed over a period of years

and in cooperation with directors from the some of the finest programs in our state. These policies have been designed to ensure that the grade report clearly and accurately reflects the performance quality of each

individual and further ensures that the band experience is fair and equitable to all who participate. Below is an explanation of the grading formula used for each grading period. (updated 10/28/19)

 

  • 15%  Participation (being prepared for class, having all materials, paying attention, follow class rules)
  • 30%  Evening Performance (arriving on time, appropriately dressed, following concert etiquette)
  • 40%  Test (playing and written)
  • 15%  Worksheets

 

When there is not an evening performance during a Nine-week grading period, the following grading scale will be used.

  • 45%  Participation (being prepared for class, having all materials, paying attention, follow class rules)
  • 40%  Test (playing and written)
  • 15%  Worksheets