MEEKER MUSIC DEPARTMENT Performance Expectations and Grading Criteria SCHOOL YEAR 2010– 2011 This is an agreement to work together as a team and to encourage team goals as well as individual goals which will grow and change, as we become a productive group. EXPECTATIONS Observe professional style rehearsal procedure. Be on time and ready to learn. You are a musician the moment you step through the door. Follow directions the first time they are given. Ask questions by raising your hand if you do not understand. Be courteous in action and words to others and their property. Respect authority and do not disrupt the teaching process. Handle all materials, music, equipment, and instruments with care. Have all materials necessary for successful performance and rehearsal (pencil, music, reeds, valve oil, cork grease, etc.) Do not play or handle any instrument other than your own. Leave an area that you use in better condition than you found it (area by your seat, classroom, practice room, stage, busses, etc.). Keep candy, gum, snack food, toys, etc., at home. Take care of locker and bathroom needs before class. Attend all performances of your group on and off campus. Exceptions will only be granted for illness or family emergency, in which case a written excuse is needed from parent/guardian prior to the performance in order for the absence to be valid. Unexcused absences will result ―0‖ points. Excused absences are granted only by the instructor, and points may be earned by writing a 10-page research paper including bibliography on a topic selected by the instructor. This includes performance assessments such as contest performances and field trips. School Attendance the day of a concert. Students must attend school for the entire day on the day of the concert in order to perform. Students who choose not to comply with this policy will receive a ―0‖ for the performance. Wear proper uniform before, during and after performances. This includes all accessories (tie, vest, shirt buttoned & tucked in, etc.). All rules and procedures are in effect in school and on field trips. Students who choose not to follow these procedures will be reminded at least once before consequences are assigned. Parents will be contacted when a student’s action results in detention or office referral or when behaviors to not improve. Pay the appropriate user fees and ensure careful, respectful use of all school-owned equipment, including, but not limited to, instruments, furniture, uniforms, sheet music and other instructional materials and travel vehicles. Failure to Comply. Students who fail to comply with the guidelines listed above will be issued a warning. If the student continues to choose not to comply, the student will be issued a blue slip, receive a 15 minute classroom detention (to be completed before school, after school, or during lunch) and receive a phone call home. Serious infractions will be dealt with in compliance with district policy. GRADING Grades are based on… Performance demonstrations of assigned music or exercises. Written tests on music theory and musical terms; written or technology-generated projects. Positive participation in rehearsals and performances. Independent practice outside of class. Following all the expectations outlined above. Completion of additional term projects as assigned. . FEES Applicable fees. Uniform replacement and cleaning fees, instrument user fees, repair fees and /or replacement fees will be assessed as applicable. ALL percussion players must pay user fees. Failure to pay fees or fines to the main office will result in progress reports being withheld until settlement is made. Failure to pay and/or fundraise for field trips will result in non-participation on the field trip, which will result in a ―0‖ performance grade. MEEKER MUSIC DEPARTMENT Performance Expectations and Grading Criteria Acknowledgement Form SCHOOL YEAR 2010 – 2011 ` WE (PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STUDENT) HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO THE MEEKER MUSIC DEPARTMENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS AND GRADING CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2010-2011. WE UNDERSTAND THAT ANY STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS AS OUTLINED MAY EXPECT CONSEQUENCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DENIAL OF PARTICIPATION IN FIELD TRIPS, DETENTION, FINES, AND REFERRAL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Student Name ________________________________________________________________________ Printed Student Signature ____________________________________________Date ____________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________________ Date __________________ Address ____________________________________________________ Telephone _______________ ___________________________________________________ Work phone ______________ Email: ______________________________________________________________________________ I have also read the planned schedule of performances and activities and reviewed/completed the parent volunteer form included in this packet. Please return this COMPLETED form to your music teacher right away! Meeker Middle School Music Contract I will treat my music with care and respect, and agree to the following terms. 1. I will keep my music in my folder at all times. 2. I will mark in my music ONLY WITH PENCIL! 3. I will only use the music assigned to me. I will not trade music with another band member under any circumstances. 4. I will return my music in the same condition in which it was assigned to me. I will not tear, crumple or destroy the music in any way. 5. I agree to pay replacement cost for lost, stolen, or damaged/destroyed music. I agree to the terms above and understand that unpaid music fees will result in withholding of my report card. Student Name (Print) Student Signature Date Parent Signature Date Meeker Middle School Uniform Information and Policy 2010-2011 Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her own black dress slacks for concert performances. Black jeans or pants with spandex material are prohibited. Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her own black closed-toe dress shoes as well. No black tennis shoes or sneakers. Flats are recommended for girls. Tux Shirt: Students may either purchase a tux shirt from Top Hat Formal Wear for $21.85 (students will be fitted for the appropriate size), or may rent a used tux shirt from Meeker for $5.00. Those who already own a tux shirt are exempt. Please indicate your choice below: Purchase a tux shirt from Top Hat Formal Wear ($21.85) $ Rent a tux shirt from Meeker ($5.00) $ No thanks, I already own a tux shirt. Bow Tie: All students must purchase a bow tie from Top Hat Formal Wear for $5.45. Those who already own a bow tie are exempt. Please indicate your choice below: Bow tie from Top Hat Formal Wear ($5.45) $ No thanks, I already own a bow tie. Students will also be issued a black vest from Meeker that is rented for the year. There is a $10.00 user fee which allows us to have the vests dry cleaned at the end of the year. Replacement cost for a lost vest is User Fee money to Meeker Middle School $ 10.00 Please add up your totals in the columns below: Money Payable to Meeker Middle School Money Payable to Top Hat Formal Wear Renting a tux shirt ($5.00) Buying a tux shirt ($21.85) Vest user fee ($10.00) Buying a bow tie ($5.45) Total Money to Meeker: $ Total Money to Top Hat: $ Sweatshirts: This year, members of the Concert Band, Mixed Choir and Advanced Orchestra have the option of purchasing a “Meeker Music” sweatshirt. The sweatshirt will be royal blue with white lettering and will say the student’s last name on the back and instrument/voice down the sleeve. The cost for the sweatshirt will be $25.00 and money will be collected at a later date. Yes! I would like to reserve a “Meeker Music” sweatshirt. Last Name for back of sweatshirt (please print): Instrument/Voice Part: Size (please circle one option below): Youth Small Youth Medium Youth Large Youth Extra Large Adult Small Adult Medium Adult Large Adult Extra Large MEEKER MUSIC DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER PERMISSION SCHOOL YEAR 2010 – 2011 Dear Parents and Students: th Our annual fundraiser will start Tuesday, October 26 , with a Holiday Cookie Dough Sale. All music department students are highly encouraged to participate in the fundraiser as there will be a fun group party for those who sell 15 or more orders and prizes for all who participate! Concert touring groups (Concert Band, Advanced Orchestra, Mixed Choir and Girls’ Choirs) will need to sell a minimum of $225 in cookie dough or donate to pay their fair share contribution for trip fees. Students must participate in the fundraising in order to attend the group party. Sincerely, Mrs. Emmert, Choir Director Mr. Haven, Band Director Mr. Underwood, Orchestra Director YES – My child has permission to participate in the fundraiser. NO – My child will not participate. I understand that for my child to travel with any performing group this year, we are responsible for providing funds. Parent name (print): ___________________________________________ Student name: _______________________________________________ Parent Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________________________ MEEKER PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM 2010-2011 One reason we have a successful music program is because of the dedicated efforts of parent volunteers like you! We appreciate our wonderful music parents, and welcome your ongoing involvement. Please complete the form below and return to your child’s band, orchestra or choir director. We promise to contact you as needs arise during the school year. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! All volunteers MUST have a current Tacoma Public Schools volunteer application on file in the Meeker main office. When participating as a chaperone at Meeker, PLEASE PARK in the NORTH (45th St.) Parking Lot.—Thanks! o Chaperone a field trip (see schedule). o Help with fundraising (help collect and organize funds, help distribute cookie dough) o Data entry, filing, sorting. o Be a piano accompanist for our concerts. o Assist with student supervision at concerts. o Take photographs/videos at music events. o Other ideas you may have: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________ Name: ______________________________________________________ Phone: ____________ Parent of: _____________________________________________________________________ (student name) Email: ________________________________________________________________________ Best time to call is: ___________________________________________________________________________ How Do YOU Look? —Check it out! SHIRT Washed and ironed. Fully buttoned (including cuffs); black studs NOT worn. Tucked in snugly, NOT bloused. Any garments worn underneath must be plain, white, no designs or colors showing through. BOW TIE- Under collar wings. Vest – All buttons buttoned. BLACK SHOES – Clean and polished. BLACK SOCKS OR NYLONS OR TIGHTS. BOYS – Black DRESS slacks, neatly pressed & creased. GIRLS – Black Dress slacks. No jeans, spandex, workout attire or gauchos. HAIR – OFF your face. FINGERNAILS – short and clean. NO long nails for instrumental players. MAKEUP – No black lipstick or nail polish, no excessive mascara or other makeup, sparkles, un-natural hair color or visible tattoos. JEWELRY – No dangling earrings or other jewelry, no visible body piercings other than ears. Any time the public sees you, these guidelines apply! Meeker Middle School Music Department Performances & Dates 2010-2011 Kristin Emmert Micah Haven Matthew Underwood Choir Director Band Director Orchestra Director email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (253) 571-6551 (253) 571-6550 (253) 571-6505 Sept. 9 Information and Instrument Rental Night Band/Orchestra/Guitar Sept. 24 Kiwi Assembly Concert Band/Mixed Choir Sept. 28 Tux Shirt/Vest Fitting Concert Band/Mixed & 7th Grade Choirs/Advanced Orchestra Oct. 26-Nov.9 Music Fundraiser All Music Groups Nov. 10 Veteran’s Day Assembly Concert Band/Mixed Choir/Advanced Orchestra TBD Winter Field Trip Concert Band/Mixed Choir/Advanced Orchestra Dec. 14 Winter Concert I Concert Band/Mixed Choir/Advanced Orchestra Jan. 11 Winter Concert II Junior/Cadet Bands, 7th/8th Grade Girls Choirs Jan. 19-28 Music CBPA Testing 8th Grade Music Students Jan. 25 Guitar Recital Guitar Class Jan. 26 Winter Concert III Beginning/Intermediate Orchestras Feb. 8 Beginning Band Concert Beginning Band Feb. 12 MS/HS Instrumental Solo/Ensemble Band/Orchestra Feb. 9 Jazz Festival Jazz Band I TBD Vocal Solo/Ensemble Mixed Choir Mar. 15-16 Large Group Band Contest Concert Band/Cadet Band Mar. 25 Evergreen Orchestra Festival Advanced Orchestra Apr. 19 Large Group Choral Contest Mixed Choir/7th Grade Girls’ Choir Apr. 27 Large Group Orchestra Contest Advanced/Intermediate Orchestras May 19 8th Grade Girls’ Choir “Broadway” Concert 8th Grade Girls’ Choir May 23 Guitar Recital Guitar Class June 6 Band Concert All Bands June 7 Orchestra Concert All Orchestras June 8 Choir Concert Mixed Choir, 7th Grade Girls’ 2 Choir, Honor Choir June 10 8th Grade Recognition Concert Band/Mixed Choir All Concerts begin at 7:00pm. Student arrival time is at 6:30pm.