7th Grade Concert Band

7th Grade Concert Band (04127780)

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 seventh (7th) grade Concert Band extends the opportunity for students who have received instruction on a band instrument for at least two (2) years prior (or equivalent) to continue instruction and performance on their selected band instrument as part of a large grade- level ensemble. The seventh (7th) grade Concert Band combines with the eighth (8th) grade Concert Band for daytime and evening performances each semester. Primary focus is placed on sequential skill development on the student’s instrument in their third year of playing, as well as advancing ensemble performance, listening, and developing higher-order musical skills. Within each eight (8)-day rotation, students meet three (3) times for large ensemble rehearsal (combining with 8th Grade Band on the third rehearsal each cycle), and also have one (1) instrument-specific group lesson every six (6) days.  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.