Grading

How am I graded in Band?
The following is an EXAMLPLE ONLY of a 1st quarter 2009 grading sheet
Symphonic Band Grading System Name:______________
1st Quarter
September - November 6, 2009
LESSON: WEEK OF: ASSIGNMENT:
POINTS:
#1 September 8

Play Through with Music
-PHS School Song
-American Salute
-Star Spangled Banner

4
4
4
#2 September 14 Play Off with Music
-PHS School Song
-American Salute
-Star Spangled Banner
8
8
8
#3 September 21 Play Through with Music
-Grand Illusion/Renegade
-Too Much Time/Best of Times
-Come Sail Away
4
4
4
#4 September 28 Play Off from MEMORY
-Grand Illusion/Renegade
-Too Much Time/Best of Times
-Come Sail Away
8
8
8
#5 October 5 Play Off
1.3D Band Book: Page 10 Key of F Major #3, 4, & 5
12
#6 October 12 Play Off
1.3D Band Book: Page 10 Key of F Major #3, 4, & 5
12
#7 October 19 Play Off
1.3D Band Book: Page 10 Key of F Major #3, 4, & 5
12
October 26 & November 2 - Make Up Weeks
Attitude is very important to becoming a good musician. Attitude is reflected in your lesson attendance, your class behaviour, and everything that you do. The following points will be awarded strictly on a subjective basis based on your attitude. Hopefully these will be automatic for everyone.
24
Total Points                 
132
Points Determine Your Grade

A  = .94
A- = .86
B+ = .79
B = .72

B- = .65
C+ = .58
C   = .51
C- =  .44
D+ = .37
D = .30
D- = .23
F = .22 or less

BREAKDOWN OF LESSONS :
Depending on which ensemble you are in, there will be 6 to 8 lessons offered each quarter. There will be opportunities for make-up lessons when a student fails to attend their regular lesson time, bu tthey are worth 1/2 points when 1 week late, 1/4 points after that. Please plan accordingly.

If you attend all scheduled lessons, rehearsals, and performances, YOU WILL SUCCEED in band !