• 7th/8thGrade Symphonic Band 

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    Tantrum by Matt Conaway       Song also available through Smartmusic
    Riptide  By David Shaffer
    Downing Street March    By Barry Kopetz
    Essential Elements 2000 Book 2     book available through Smartmusic                                       


    Meets: During Flex 10:09-10:39am  (except Day 5).  Full Band on Days 1 and 6. Practice Lab on days 2, 3, 4

    Materials for Class:   Instrument (in working order)

                                        All appropriate accessories (reeds, mouthpieces, lyre, mutes, etc.)

                                        Music (in concert folder) and Essential Elements Book 2


                                        A Positive Attitude

    Rules:  Follow these simple rules to create a positive and creative learning environment

    1.      Be on Time: to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is UNACCEPTABLE

    2.      Be respectful of the director and other student musicians.  We are all at different levels of ability and achievement, but we are all here to make music.

    3.      Only handle your instrument.  You must have permission to handle any instruments or special equipment which you do not own.

    4.      No gum or food for anyone (even percussion).  Gum and food are damaging to instruments.

    5.      Be prepared: both with materials and a positive attitude.


    Grading:                     40% - Performances

                                        40% - Rehearsals- Attendance and Participation*

                                        10% - Written Assignments*

                                        10%  - Homework: Practice Lab or Practice Log*

                                        *Extra credit is available upon request


    Rehearsal Attendance: As a performing ensemble, attendance at rehearsal is of the utmost importance. 

    All missed rehearsals (including excused or unexcused absences and tardies) must be made up with SmartMusic practice, an extra lab band session, or at home practice with parent signature.

    Concert Attendance:  Attendance at performances is required. Except for dire illness or a death in the family, absence from a performance is not permitted.  Sporting events (school sponsored or otherwise) are not a valid excuse to miss a concert. If you are not dressed properly, or forget your instrument or music, you may not be allowed to perform at the discretion of the director. Concert Attendance may affect eligibility for other events such as county band or adjudication.

    Scheduled Performances:       The following performances are scheduled for the 2016/2017 school year. 

                                                    Attendance at these performances is mandatory.

                            Monday October 31st :             Elementary Fall Parade @ 2pm (dismissal TBD)

                            Thursday December 8th :         Winter Assembly, TBD-during school

                                                                            Winter Concert, 6:30pm (report 15 minutes prior to performance time)

                            Tuesday May 2nd  :                  Spring Assembly, TBD-during school

                                                                            Spring Concert 6:30pm (report 15 minutes prior to performance time)

    Performance Attire:  All concert attire must follow the school dress code

                            Morning or Daytime concerts: Fairfield Music T-Shirt  (no ripped jeans, flip flops, etc.)

                            Evening concerts: Formal Attire- Black  and White  *No Jeans, Shorts, T-shirts, or Sneakers

                                           Dress, or skirt/pants and blouse for ladies;                                                                                  

                                           Dress pants/slacks and buttoned shirt for gentlemen                                                 

    Additional Opportunities:      County Band: Friday February 24th  and Saturday February 25th  2017 at Biglerville HS

                                                    Adjudication at Hershey Park date: Friday Mary 12th 2017                              

                            To contact Mrs. Thompson: 642-8228 ext.3331  or thompsonr@fairfield.k12.pa.us

                            Or visit Mrs. Thompson’s Teacher Webpage: https://www.fairfieldpaschools.org/Page/1335

Last Modified on January 31, 2017