RCMS Band Grading Policy
Student grades will be determined by several criteria. All of the criteria are crucial for developing the student and ensemble.
Individual Practice (10%)
Students are expected to spend a minimum of one hour per week of individual practice time. This practice time can be accomplished at home or in the band room at RCMS at designated times.
Concert Participation (20%)
As stated, participation in performances is crucial to the success of the group and the individuals. Any student unable to attend a performance must submit this, in writing, to Mr. Fleming a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the performance date.
Musical Knowledge (25%)
Knowledge of musical terms and symbols is important to the development of the individual musician. Written assessments will be given regularly to monitor the students’ development.
Performance Standards (30%)
Regular playing tests will be given to measure growth in performance standards. Some of these playing tests will occur during class time. Others will need to be recorded with a means determined by the student and Mr. Fleming.
Students will be expected to be positive members of their class. Any behavior taking away from the learning environment will lower the student’s grade.