Fred Steiner Room 102 - Music 310-377-4888 ext. 609 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz Band performance dates for 2016-2017: Nov. 2, 2016 – Jazz Band Fall Concert January 26, 2017 – Advanced Jazz Band Perform at 8th Grade Open House TBD – Advanced Jazz Band Perform at PVPHS Arts Gala March 2, 2017 – Advanced Jazz Band – Freedom 4U Jazz event March 11, 2017 – Esperanza HS Jazz Festival March 21, 2017 – Concert with guest artists Sammy Miller and the Congregation April 22, 2017 – Fullerton College Jazz Festival April 27-29, 2017 – Reno Jazz Festival May 6, 2017 – Advanced Jazz Band performs at PEF Main Event May 25, 2017 – Jazz Band Spring Concert May 30, 2017 – Advanced Jazz Band Perform at Honors & Awards Night June 8, 2017 – All non seniors to perform at Graduation
*Please note, occasionally the calendar must be adjusted. Often performance opportunities come along after the start of the school year. Sometimes they’re even “paying gigs” or they’re opportunities that we really don’t want to pass up because of the possibility of performing in a great venue or in front of a large, responsive audience. I try very hard to respect your time and only add things to the calendar when it seems the benefits outweigh the costs. If the calendar changes, I will communicate the changes ASAP.
SUPPLY LIST: Students are expected to have access to their own instrument and maintain the instrument in clean, functioning condition. All miscellaneous items such as reeds, neckstraps, mutes, binders for music, mouthpieces, etc… are the student’s responsibility. Certain school instruments, usually large or rare ones, are available for use.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE/LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the completion of the year, the student will: a. develop an understanding of rhythm, and apply this skill to individual and ensemble playing b. learn to better recognize correct intonation within the ensemble as related to his/her own playing c. gain a greater understanding of musical style and historical context of the music being performed d. develop improvisation skills ATTENDANCE POLICY: Regular attendance in rehearsal is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend every scheduled class meeting. 40% of the students’ grades is based on daily participation. 40% of the students’ grades is based on participating in performances. Notice of an absence from a scheduled performance must be given a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled performance. An example of a legitimate reason for missing a performance would be a family event that can’t be rescheduled. An example of an unacceptable reason for missing a performance would be an SAT prep class. Naturally, if a student misses a performance due to unforeseen circumstances, we will plan a make-up assignment for any missed performance. GRADING CRITERIA/GRADE SCALE Class attendance and preparation 40% Performance attendance 40% Playing tests 20% Final Grade is based on the following scale: A= 90-100% B= 80-89% C= 70-79% D= 60-69% F= Below 60%