7th Grade Band
What is Seventh Grade Band All About?
The 7th Grade Band offers members the opportunity for continued and sequential skill development and large ensemble playing experience. Students learn to play music of various styles and genres and expand their technical skills on their instruments. Development of higher level music cognition and listening skills is also continued.
After an extremely successful musical experience last year in Sixth Grade, Toki band students will see a lot of growth throughout Seventh Grade. Because of the advanced skills, techniques and repertoire we cover in Seventh Grade, practicing is crucial. Practice records will be sent home throughout the year and each student will be expected to practice outside of regular class time.
Just like in Sixth Grade, the Seventh Grade Band works towards 2 performances: a winter and a spring concert. For concert details, click on the links below.
All Toki band students receive a weekly grade in Infinite Campus. A "1, 2, 3, or 4" rating is given for a power standard, based on the following criteria:
- Skills and Techniques: lesson grade, rehearsal time (evaluated through practice record), assignments
- Knowledge: scale quizzes, music reading assignments, solo project, etc.
- Application: Daily participation and concert assignments
- Uses time productively – Is the student playing when asked, not talking or playing out of turn?
- Prepared for class - Does the student bring a pencil, instrument, and sheet music/book to class daily?
- Cooperates with others – Is the student able to play in a group, work as a team, and get along with the other students?
Just like students are required to do homework for each class, students need to do homework for band, which comes in the form of practicing their individual parts prior to attending class and full band rehearsal.
I’m asking that each student practice 60 minutes outside of class each week. They are given a form that includes 2 weeks at a time. They will have the assignments on the sheet or will be given practice suggestions by me in class.
Some students cannot bring their instrument home or can’t practice at home. I have two practice rooms in my room and will have them available during the week during lunch, recess and after school. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Click the link below for a generic practice record
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