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    Lake Middle School Instrumental Music

    2020-2021

    🍎Mr. Jonathan Madrid

    Jonathan.madrid@cdaschools.org

    208-667-4544 Ext


    Courses:

    Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Jazz Band

    Delivery:

    Green: In Person

    Yellow: In-person with restrictions

    Orange: A-K Monday, Tuesday.

    Wednesday: Online Check-in

    L-Z Thursday, Friday.

    Red: Online 

    Class Expectations

    Respect: Be respectful to your classmates, your teacher, and all the equipment.

    Responsible: Come to class prepared. Do what is expected of you by following school rules and class rules. Complete assignments in-person and online by due dates.   

    Ready to Learn: Come to class with a willingness to learn and to become better musicians.

    Class Rules:

    • Students will follow the School Code of Conduct
    • Students shall not damage school property or instruments ( you will be held liable)
    • Do not lose your music (originals are expensive and you will be liable)
    • If it’s not yours, DON’T TOUCH 
    • No Food or Gum
    • No outside drinks, (water is acceptable)
    • Technology is an educational resource any use outside of this is prohibited

     

    Grading:

    Daily 35%

    Homework 35%

    Quizzes 15%

    Performances/Playing Tests 15%

     

     

    Weekly Outline

    Green: In-person

    Yellow: In-person

    Orange:

    A-K

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    In-person

    In-person


    Take Instrument Home

    Weekly Check-in Online


    Homework Assigned for the week.

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

     

    L-Z

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

    Weekly Check-in Online


    Homework

    Assigned for the week


    Office Hours

    In-person

    In-person


    Take Instrument Home

     

    Red:

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

    Online 


    30 Minutes

    Weekly Check-in Online


    Homework Assigned for the week


    Office Hours

    Online Practice


    30 Minutes

    Online Practice

     

     

     

    Grading

    Online 

    Our class will be using the Learning Management System, Schoology. It is expected that students be spending 30 minutes on classroom work when they are online/remote. This can include daily practice or assignments. We will meet weekly through google meets and will discuss what the next week will have in store for our students. 

    Daily In Class(35% of total grade)

    Students are expected to be in their seats with their required materials (chair, stand, instrument, music, pencil, Chromebook). Students must be in the room before the tardy bell has rung. Students will then have a grace period of 3 minutes to be in their seats ready to play or to be working on an entry task. All students should strive to contribute positively to the class and help classmates that need it.

    Homework (35% of total grade)

    Written assessments will cover the musical concepts and vocabulary learned in class. Students will be given weekly assignments.  It is the students’ responsibility to learn the information and to ask questions if they do not understand something. 

    Quizzes (15% of total grade)

    Students will be quizzed on material that has been covered in class and in homework assignments. Students will be given the opportunity to re-take a quiz as needed.  

    Performing/ Playing Tests (15% of total Grade

    It will be required that when a student is at home they are practicing a minimum of 45 minutes weekly. Practice forms will be required through Schoology. In order to facilitate this, students will be given “Playing Tests.”  Playing assessments will be assigned in advance in order to give students time to prepare. The purpose of these assessments is to give constructive feedback to students in a formal and documented manner. Students will either do them in person or submit them virtually.

    Concerts 

    The culmination of all the work done in class is the concert. Concerts will be announced in class, via email, and with a note sent home. These will have all of the required information needed including dress, time, and place. Due to COVID-19 all Performances will be done virtually or be pre-recorded.