Band Grading Policy

1. Classroom participation will count towards the grade point average. Credit will be given only for full participation with working instrument, music and active participation for the entire instructional period.



2. Public Performance is a privilege, not a right. It is an addition to the classroom andit is a privilege to perform in public and is allowed at the discretion of the instructor - just like who plays in a game is up to the coach of the team. Performance decisions will be based on evaluation of the student meeting prerequisites required to perform. These prerequisites are:


A) Participation in all rehearsals in and out of the classroom in conjunction to the performance.


B) Individual performance of music and marching to the skill level determined by the instructor in accordance to the state and national standards and in accordance to the school curriculum guide.


C) Theoretical mastery of specified skills as determined by the instructor in accordance to the state and national standards and in accordance to the school curriculum guide. This is by completion of Band Profiency Tests. A score of 70% or higher is required to be able to participate in performances.These tests are required prior to performance participation.


D) Conduct and appearance to be in accordance with school policy. Dress requirements that meet schoolbook policy. And, in full uniform if uniform is required, as approved by UIL regulations. Full uniform also means:


1) No jewelry in uniform


2) No excessive makeup (to protect uniforms)


3) Complete accessories: correct socks, shoes and gloves


4) Hair to meet uniform specifications with wearing under hats

 
3. Only performing students and assigned aides will be allowed to travel with the band to the performances.


4. Extra credit may be given for successful participation. This extra credit may be used in lieu of performance, oral, and or written weekly tests for that week's grading period. Some examples of allowable extra credit:


A) Successful extra practice may equal up to two tests.


B) Successful extra performance may equal three tests, for example: one for the first half of the game, one for the half-time performance and one for the second half of the game.


C) Partial credit may be given for partial participation in extra credit work.