Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We've got a perfectly balanced band full of talent. I'm looking forward to a year of new curriculum taking us back to reinforcing the basics and building new skills on top of that! Below you will find important documents and schedules. Look here for curriculum aids throughout the school year as well.
If MS students miss a lesson (you'll be alerted to this via a "0" in the online gradebook), they simply need to come in any day before or after school and practice in the practice rooms for 20 minutes. Once they are done, they write their names up on the board with "20 minutes- lesson" and I'll change the "0" to a "10". They have until the end of the trimester to make this up.
Note: I have HS sectionals in the morning. Students should feel free to walk in without worrying about disrupting the lesson. Quietly get your instrument out and go into a practice room. HS students are used to others walking in and out because of morning instrument drop-offs or other students making up missed time.
If a student wishes to improve a grade (and more importantly, their skill!) by retesting a scale, anyone is free to do so, it simply has to be in front of the band or studyhall students. Try to give me a heads-up a day in advance so I can play rehearsal accordingly. Again, make-ups can be done anytime within the trimester that the grade originally occurred.