Red Regiment
NorthWood High School
Fall Trimester 2011

Mission:

NorthWood High School Instrumental Music is dedicated to educating students through the performance of music. NorthWood High School Instrumental Music will create a positive learning environment that encourages students to be responsible to themselves and their peers. NorthWood High School Instrumental Music will provide students the appropriate musical training to continue their musical journey beyond high school. Through music, students will learn self-discipline, high character and responsibility in a supportive atmosphere.

Objectives:

• Develop musical independence
• To develop the personal and group character traits of leadership, dignity, dependability and teamwork
• To serve and represent the school and community in public concerts, parades, competitions and other functions with excellence

Class Goals:

• Focus on achievement not winning
• Create memories
• Create a student-centered style program through Band Cabinet
• 100% members pass PQes with 80% or better
• Improve upon 2010 Red Regiment (71.8)

Description:

Marching Band is one of the two main focuses of the school year. Students will be challenged to learn and memorize music and positions on the field. Students will participate in Saturday performances, home football games and parades. Students will also attend after school practices in addition to class rehearsals. Students should be in good physical health as it requires much energy.

Assessment:

Assessment practices will include traditional paper/pencil, performance and authentic. Traditional assessment includes the charting quiz. Performance assessment includes all playing quizzes. Authentic assessment includes playing quizzes and the portfolio project.

Classroom Rules:


1) Patience, good listening and a desire to excel will make for an outstanding year.
2) Store everything in its proper location when not in use.
3) Properly care for all school and personal equipment.
4) No chewing gum.
5) Cell phones off and out of sight during school and after school rehearsals and performances.
6) Zero tolerance for affectionate behavior.
7) Refrain from coarse language.
8) Wear appropriate and/or prescribed attire and footwear.

 

Week 01 - Aug 15

Fri., Aug. 19 - Mission Statement - 20 pts
[Mission Statement ] [Csikszentmihalyi Reading ]

 
Week 02 - Aug. 22

Wed., Aug. 24 - Playing Quiz Part 1 - 100 pts
[playing test ]

 
Week 03 - Aug. 29

Wed., Aug. 31 - Playing Quiz Part 2 - 100 pts
[playing test ]

 
Week 04 - Sept. 5

Wed., Sept. 7 - Playing Quiz Part 3 - 100 pts
[playing test ]

 
Week 05 - Sept. 12

Mon., Sept. 12 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 1 Goshen Self Critque ]

 
Week 06 - Sept. 19

Mon., Sept. 19 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 2 Dekalb Self Critique ]

 
Week 07 - Sept. 26

Mon., Sept. 26 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 3 Hamilton Southeastern Self Critique ]

 
Week 08 - Oct. 3

Mon., Oct. 3 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 4 ISSMA District Self Critique ]

 
Week 09 - Oct. 10

Mon., Oct. 10 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 5 Plymouth Self Critique ]

 
Week 10 - Oct. 17

Mon., Oct. 17 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 6 ISSMA Regional Self Critique ]

 

Week 11 - Oct. 24

Mon., Oct. 24 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 7 ISSMA SemiState Self Critique ]

 

 
Week 12 - Oct. 31

Mon., Oct. 31 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 8 ISSMA State Self Critique ]

 
Week 13 - Nov. 7

Mon., Nov. 7 - Self Critique - 20 pts
[Week 9 MSBA Championships Self Critique ]

FINAL EXAM - Portfolio Project
[info ] [rubric ]

* tasks may be added or removed to meet the needs of the class.