Practice time sheets are going home with all band students today. They need to be practicing 15 minutes a night, 5 nights a week, for a total of 75 minutes per week. This is for a grade, and is required of ALL band students. Please see the attached document below if a new print out is needed.
Now is the time for 5/6 Bands members to start working on a "popular" song of some kind. It can be a radio or TV jingle, a song you'd hear on the radio, anything! And remember, it doesn't need to be the whole thing if it's an actual song, just a chorus or verse will do. Have fun with it!
5th Grade - We will also start working on playing a Concert Bb Scale
6th Grade - Starting to work on Concert Bb Scale, as well as Concert Eb Scale and Concert F Scale.
**Percussion, this means you will need BELL KITS for a couple weeks!**
On staff paper (provided or free downloadable/printable staff paper HERE) complete the assigned composition assignment meeting the following criteria:
4/4 Time Signature
Four full measures - barlines between measures
Start and End on 'C'
End last measure with a double-barline
Show math under measures
Worth 5 points homework assignment
Due at beginning of class on Tuesday
Extra Credit Opportunity: For every 2 additional correct/full measures composed, students will receive 1pt EC. Up to 5 points of EC may be earned.
REMEMBER that the past FIVE WEEKS worth of Practice Times are due THIS Monday, December 17, and are for 25 points! Students should have a grand total of 375 minutes to earn all 25 points.
Points earned will be based on the number of points practiced (using a comparitive cross-multiply-and-divide equation N/375 = ?/25 where we solve for ? by: N * 25 / 375 = ?, then round to the nearest whole number). For example, if Suzy Q practiced 250 minutes, her score is calculated as follows:
250 * 25 = 6250
6250 / 375 = 16.66
Suzy's score will be 17/25
Please remember to turn them in monday! Thanks, and have a great weekend!