Marching/Symphonic Band Syllabus 2012-2013
Mr. Robert Clark
732-229-7300 x 41153
This course is open to all students in grades 9 – 12 who have achieved reasonable
proficiency on a band instrument. The band performs at school and community functions
including, but not limited to: Band Competitions, Band Festivals, Parades, Football
Games *, pep rallies, concerts, showcases, Senior Scholarship Night, Senior Chapel, and
Graduation. A very wide variety of music literature is introduced, studied, and performed
throughout the year. Attendance at performances is required as these are considered
exams and are an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the achievement that has
taken place. Rehearsal time outside of the regular school day is also required classes.
Class time is supplemented with summer season lessons to assist the students in gaining
proficiency on the various instruments, to assist with basic marching skills, to facilitate
switches to specialized instruments, and to introduce the annual NJMEA competition
solo. First quarter is generally considered Marching Band. Second, third and forth
quarters are generally considered Symphonic Band. There is a brief period during second
quarter when the seasons for Marching & Symphonic Bands overlap.
Length of course
This is a full year course.
Number of Credits
This is a 6.5 credit course
Approval of the High School or Middle School Band Director.
Tests = 80% Performances, Auditions, Scale/Rudiment Assessment,
Homework= 5% Rehearsals, Theory Quizzes, Passage Assessments, etc.
Classwork = 25% Theory, Journals, Preparation, Attentiveness, Task
Commitment, Focus, etc.
* Students performing in the competitive field show will be assessed on that activity.
Althletes, who are exempt from the field show, will receive an alternate assessment.