6th Grade Concert Band

6th Grade Concert Band (04127680)

Length:  Year

Format:  Rehearsal (Full Ensemble):  Meets Three (3) Times in an Eight (8)-Day Cycle (during Advisory); Group Lesson:  Meets Once Every Six (6) Days

Description: The sixth (6th) grade Concert Band extends the opportunity for students who have received instruction on a band instrument for at least one (1) year prior (or equivalent) to continue instruction and performance on their selected band instrument as part of a large grade‐level ensemble. Primary focus is placed on sequential skill development on the student’s instrument in their second year of playing, as well as advancing ensemble performance and listening skills. Within each eight (8)-day rotation, students meet three (3) times for large ensemble rehearsal, and also have one (1) instrument-specific group lesson every six (6) days. The sixth (6th) grade Concert Band performs a daytime performance for their class and an evening performance near the end of each semester. Students are assessed on instrumental progress and musical growth each quarter. Quarterly grades are determined by demonstrated musical progress and growth, music preparation, attendance, and participation.