CMS Beginning Band SyllabusLIST OF INSTRUMENTS BEING OFFERED-Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone,Baritone (Saxophone or Percussion will only be offered if
there is space).Instructor: Mr. Toby Lambert-761-1517
Class Meets: Monday to Friday as a enrichment class (note: this is subject to change with schedule still in progress).
Materials for class: All equipment and books will be needed by 1 week after the class starts.
1. Instrument (with all accessories)
2. Folder with music: Traditions of Excellence Book 1
Using a School instrument:
If you need to rent a school instrument (large instruments), it will be $80.00 and sign a contract. The money will be used to maintain the instrument. The school own mostly large instruments. If a student is renting from CMS for this class, the charge will be $30. If they continue into 6th grade band class, the remaining $50 will be charged to finish rental for the year.
Classroom expectations:No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well being of others. Students will be treated respectfully, firmly, and fairly
1. No gum, food or drink in the classroom.
2. Do not play other people’s instruments (many serious diseases such as mono, colds, flu, and pneumonia can be passed between people through sharing instruments, even if the instrument has not been used in days).
Consequences will be the step system of “Knights Code of Conduct”
1.Stand away from group 2. Stand away from group (with warning)
3. Report to SRC Rm (follow that procedure) 4. Referral to Office
Grades are based on:
-Attendance-50 pts of 100 Points a week
-Additional activities-50-100 Points each
Attendance: You are required to be in class, on time with all of the materials needed except in excused absences (an excused absent is family emergency, sickness, school activities, approved family trip (with a letter from a parent)). If you are late to class without a pass in hand, you will not earn attendance grade (10pts per day).
Forget your instrument/music: I combine performance ability with attendance for a weekly grade worth 100 Points. If you forget to bring your instrument or music, I mark that as a no instrument day. You will not be able to earn your participation points for the day (10 pts). If you forget your instrument/music 3 times during the quarter, you will be choosing to have a SRC. So remember your instrument.
Performance ability: I realize that each of you play and understand music at different levels. I am looking for improvement in your own playing based on your own technical and musical ability. If you show interest, dedication (including practicing), and are always giving 100% effort, you will earn an A in this category. You will be doing playing test during the class for a grade as well.
Additional activities: These are the following items that you will be doing:
-Auditions -Worksheets -Projects -Tests
Passes: There will be no passes to a classroom for regular class help. If you need to stay in the classroom, you will have to bring a pass from the teacher at the beginning of the class. No pass, no go! Please note, I have the right not approve a pass to another class (even with a note from a teacher) if you have not keeping up in class. As for emergency passes (for things like using the restroom), you will be given 4 passes for each quarter. You will be require to sign out before using the classroom pass.
Note of Caution: The CMS instrument storage area is for CMS Music students, only. Students may use the space, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students take their instruments home at night instead of leaving them in the room. CMS is NOT responsible for lost or stole items. As parents, you need to make sure you have the serial number and model number of your child’s instrument for your personal insurance information.
I am looking for you to act and work as young adult musicians. I realize that you are busy with many aspects of Middle School life (many of you are going to be in sports for the first time), but if you try and put forth the time and effort, you can succeed in this class. I am here to help you and guide your development as a musician, and as a young adult. I want you to have fun, experience new music and musical activities while at the same time, improving your musical knowledge. Good Luck.If you want a copy click Beginning Band Syllabus