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    20172018BurkeHighSchoolInstrumentalMusic

    CourseSyllabusandHandbook

    BurkeHighMissionStatementBurkeHighSchool isdedicated toproviding anexemplary education through thecollaborative efforts

    ofstudents, parents, staffandcommunity.

    Mr.KyleBrubakerandMr.MarcusBrown,DirectorsWelcometothe20172018BurkeHighInstrumentalMusicProgram.Wearepleasedtohaveyouasapartofourprogram,andwehopethatyouwillgiveyourutmostinhelpingustocreateoutstandingmusicalensembles.Itisnecessarytohavecertainwrittenpoliciesgoverningourmembers.Bypresentingthesepoliciesinthishandbook,manyunnecessarymisunderstandingscanbeavoided.Youmayreceiveanindividualprintedcopyofthehandbookbynotifyingthedirectors.Weaskthatbothparents/guardiansandstudentsreadallsectionsofthehandbookthatapplytoyourcourse(s).YouarealsoaskedtoreturnthelastpagebyWednesday,August23,signedbytheparent(s)/guardian(s)andthestudent.Ifyouhaveanyquestionspleasefeelfreetocalloremail.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:Bandroomphone:402-557-3252Mainofficephone:402-557-3200

    PlanPeriods:5th&6thBlock(11:06a.m.1:24p.m.)Office/Classroom:BandRoom,Room257,AuditoriumBestTimetocontact:Plantimeandafterschool

    E-mailaddresses:[email protected](AlexKasun,stringsspecialist)[email protected] (DavidBaker,guardinstructor)

    [email protected](OmarColin,percussion instructor)InstrumentalMusicWebsite:www.omahaburkeband.com

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    Expectations1.Positivity:Everyonewillmaintainapositiveattitudeabouttheprogram,theirgroup,theirsection,eachother,andindividualability.Thisisdonebygivingandreceivingconstructivefeedbackinanappropriatetoneandfollowinginstructionwithoutcommentorcomplaint,etc.2.Respect:Everyonewillshowtheprogram,theirgroup,theirsection,theirequipment,eachother,andthemselvesrespect.Thisisdonebyshowingupontime,listeningtoothersindiscussion,notdistractingfrominstruction,takingcareofandmaintainingequipment,showingcommoncourtesies(please,thankyou)toeveryone,etc.3.Integrity:Everyonewilldowhatisrightandgoodatalltimes,evenwhennooneislooking.Thisincludesstayingontaskduringsectionaltime,regularpractice,and/orhavingmusiclearnedpriortorehearsal,etc.4.Determination:Everyonewillworktoachievenewtasks,overcomechallenges,andgrow/learnfromnewopportunities.Thisincludesnotgivingupwhenwearestuckonachallenge,practicingaskilluntilwebecomeproficient,etc.5.Excellence:Everyonewillstrivetoachieveatthehighestleveloftheirabilities.Thisisdonethroughregularpractice,efficientuseofrehearsal/practicetime,etc.

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    HonorsConcertBand(FULLYEARENROLLMENTREQUIRED)Thiscourseisconsideredtobetheprincipalperformingbandinthehighschoolinstrumentalmusiccurriculum.Studentswillrehearseandperformstandardbandliteraturedesignedtostrengthenbasicmusicianshipandinstrumentaltechnique.Membershipisbyaudition.Intheseniorhighschool,theHonorsConcertBandalsoservesasthenucleusforthemarchingbandprogramasapartofthefirstsemestersactivities.OtherperformancesincludewinterandspringconcertsaswellastheAll-CityMusicFestival.AdditionalassignmentsandperformanceswillberequiredforHonorscredit.Alargetimecommitmentoutsideoftheschooldayisarequirementforthiscourse.Thefirstsemesterofband,i.e.,marchingband,countsfor1semesterofPEcredit.FourPEcreditsarerequiredforgraduation.Prerequisites:Classstandingasa9th-12thgraderandsuccessfulcompletionof8thGradeBand,PrepBand,orpermissionoftheinstructorMajorUnitsofStudyMarchingBand(1stQtr)AdvancedInstrumentalTechniqueBreathing,scales,etc.(1stQtrthrough4thQtr)ConcertEnsemble(2ndQtrthrough4thQtr)ChamberEnsemble(2ndQtrthrough4thQtr)AthleticBand(PepBand)(FootballandBasketballSeason)Honors/IndependentUnitsofStudyInstrumentalSoloSmallEnsemblesHonorsEnsemblesMusicalParticipation(School/OPS)MusicParticipationwithintheCommunityCourseExpectationsHonorsConcertBand/FlagCorps

    o Performseveralpiecesofmusicbyvariouscomposersanddemonstrateproficiencyonyourpartandanunderstandingofyourrolewithintheensemble

    o Completewrittenassignments,whenassigned,usingyourmusictoformulateinsightfulcommentsintyped,completesentences

    o Experiencemusicoutsidetheregularclassroom.Studentsshouldattendorparticipateinperformancesthatarenotrequiredforthecourse

    o Practiceoutsidescheduledrehearsalssplitacrosstheweeko Incorporatemusicaltermsanddefinitionsintorehearsalso Demonstratetheabilitytosight-readselectionseitherplayingorcounting

    Texts/MaterialsMarchingBand

    o Musico DotCharts

    SymphonicBand/WindEnsemble/PercussionEnsembleo SoundInnovationsforBando Cichowiczairflowstudieso Sight-readingmaterialsasassignedo Etude/excerptexercisesandbooksasassigned

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    o Assignedliterature(musicandroutineforwinterguard)AthleticBand

    o PepbandmusicAssessmento Coursegradeswillbedeterminedbyplannedassessmentssuchas concerts,playing

    assessment,andwrittenassignmentswithrubrics.o Writtenandperformanceformativeassessmentsareforeachmajorunit.StudentswhoareenrolledforHonorsCreditmustfulfillthefollowingrequirements:1stSemesterHonorsRequirements:

    1. Attendanceatallrehearsals,competitions,andpepbandperformances.Exceptionsareexcusedabsencesandorpersonal/familyemergencieswithdirectorsapproval.

    2. Completeandhandinallcompetitionandconcertevaluationsbytheirduedates.3. Prepareandrecordforthedirectorsand,ifrecommended,anOPSMusicDepartment

    All-CityMusicFestivalaudition.Studentsmustparticipateiftheyareaccepted.2ndSemesterHonorsRequirements:

    1. HonorsConcertBandPerformanceReviewdueonThursday,May3(GuardHonorsrequirementsTBAbyMr.Baker)

    LivePerformanceOption1. Attendaconcertbandperformanceofhighschooloraboveplayinglevelthatincludes

    atleast3pieces2. TurninprogramwithreviewEvaluationFormat:Assesseveryensemble/solopieceo Whenlisteningtotheconcert,discusseachtraitonascaleof1to4(1=Poor,4=

    Exceptional) Tonebeauty,blend,control Intonationtonalityawareness,pitchcenter,unisons/intervals/chords Precisionaccuracyinrhythms/notes Facilityeaseoffingerings,positions,articulations,attacks/releases Balancewithinensemble,withinsections,melodies/harmonies Expressionphrasing,musicalline,contrastindynamics BesuretorefertospecificspotsineachpiecewhenexplainingWHYyougave

    themtheratingyoudid(Example:Duringthebeginningofthepiece,thebanddidnotstartandendphrasestogetherbecause).

    o Whilelisteningtoasoloperformance,discusseachtraitonascaleof1to4 Tonebeauty,blend,control Intonationtonalityawareness,pitchcenter,unisons/intervals/chords Precisionaccuracyinrhythms/notes Facilityeaseofbowings,fingerings,positions,articulations,attacks/releases Instrumentmasteryembouchure/holdsinstrumentcorrectly,articulation Expressionphrasing,musicalline,contrastindynamics Again,besuretorefertospecificspotsineachpiece

    o Afteraddressingthesemusicalqualitiesforeachensemble/solopiece,applywhatyoulearnedtotheBurkeSymphonicWindEnsemble/SymphonicBand.Whatdidyou

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    hearfromtheconcertthatourbandcouldusetoimprove?ReviewFormato Typedina12-pointsize,legiblefont(TimesNewRoman,Calibri,Arial)o Singlespacedo Atleast4pageso Nameanddateintopleftcorner;classandassignmentintoprightcorner***Foreachoftheseactivitiesthatyouwere/willbein,youcanomit1to4piecesfromyourhonorsrequirement.Youmaynotusethesameactivityfordifferentclasses.***

    o All-StateBand(omit4)o MusicalPit(omit2)o Districtsand/orEBOsolo/smallensemble(omit1)o Approvedindependentperformingensemble(omit2)o All-CityBand(omit1)o BOCHFestivalorFutureStarsHonorBand(omit1)

    MusicCompositionOptiono Youwillcomposeashortpiece,minimumof32measures in4/4timeforthe

    ensemblethatyouperformin(Concert Band)o AdetailedguidelinesheetwillbeprovidedbyNov.1o Therewillbenoomissionsforthisoption

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    HonorsOrchestraThiscourseincludestherehearsalandperformanceofoutstandingsymphonicliteraturefromtherepresentativeperiodsofmusichistory.Thisliteratureprovidesforthedevelopmentofbothindividualandensembleskills.PerformanceincludeswinterandspringconcertsaswellastheAll-CityMusicFestival.Membershipisbyaudition.HighschoolorchestramembersalsoparticipateasapitorchestrafortheproductionofaschoolsBroadwaymusical.AdditionalassignmentsandperformanceswillberequiredtoearnHonorscredit.Prerequisites:Classstandingasa9th-12thgraderandsuccessfulcompletionof8thGradeOrchestraorpermissionoftheinstructorMajorUnitsofStudyStringOrchestra(1stsemester)FullOrchestra(2ndsemester)Honors/IndependentUnitsofStudyInstrumentalSoloSmallEnsemblesHonorsEnsemblesMusicalParticipation(School/OPS)MusicParticipationwithintheCommunityCourseExpectationsHonorsOrchestra

    o Performseveralpiecesofmusicbyvariouscomposersanddemonstrateproficiencyonyourpartandanunderstandingofyourrolewithintheensemble.

    o Completewrittenassignments,whenassigned,usingyourmusictoformulateinsightfulcommentsintyped,completesentences.

    o Experiencemusicoutsideoftheregularclassroom.Studentsshouldattendorparticipateinperformancesthatarenotrequiredforthecourse.

    o Practiceoutsideofscheduledrehearsalssplitacrosstheweek.o Incorporatemusicaltermsanddefinitionsintorehearsals.o Demonstratetheabilitytosightreadselectionseitherplayingorcounting.

    Texts/Materialso SoundInnovationsforOrchestrao Sight-readingmaterialsasassignedo Etude/excerptexercisesandbooksasassignedo Assignedliterature

    Assessmento Coursegradeswillbedeterminedbyplannedassessmentssuchas concerts,playing

    assessment,andwrittenassignmentswithrubrics.o Writtenandperformanceformativeassessmentsareforeachmajorunit.

    StudentswhoareenrolledforHonorsCreditmustfulfillthefollowingrequirements:HonorsOrchestraPerformanceReviewdueonFriday,December8andThursday,May3LivePerformanceOption

    o Attendanorchestraperformanceofhighschooloraboveplayinglevelthatincludesatleast3pieces

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    o TurninprogramwithreviewEvaluationFormat:Assesseveryensemble/solopieceo Whenlisteningtoanorchestraconcert,discusseachtraitonascaleof1to4(1=Poor,

    4=Exceptional) Tonebeauty,blend,control Intonationtonalityawareness,pitchcenter,unisons/intervals/chords Precisionaccuracyinrhythms/notes