Band and Strings Classes: Instrumental students are expected to practices 60 minutes per week with documentation on submitted practice record signed by a parent or guardian. Students are to submit the practice record on Monday of the following the week of practice. Students who submit the practice records after Wednesday of the week will lose points. Grades are currently based on these practice logs. In order to master skills on any instrument, practice outside of school rehearsals is necessary. There will be two playing exams this semester, which will be tested at the end of each quarter.
For extended vacations, such as Christmas, Easter, Spring Break--students will not be required to submit a practice record.
Middle-School Band: Rehearsals are M-W-TR at 7:35 AM. Promptness and attendance is expected.
General Music Classes: Intermediate classes (3rd, 4th, 5th grades) will receive a weekly grade on classroom effort. This requires attentive listening, respect, participation, and effort.
We have talented students at SMCS, and it is my goal to make the music learning environment safe and encouraging for all to develop their God-given talent.