•Each band student will have 4-5 lessons per quarter for 15-20 minutes. Lessons consist of groups of students with like instruments. During lessons we use the method book, Tradition of Excellence, to work toward learning targets. We also work on sight-reading to improve our skills.
•The expectation is that students practice 10 minutes per day or 70 minutes per week. Practice records may be checked and recorded if a students begins to fall behind.
•If a lesson is missed, a make-up lesson is available every Friday during homeroom. Students are given one pass to use throughout the entire year and can re-use it each Friday. Students do not need to sign up in advance, but just need to show their pass to their homeroom teacher and proceed to the band room. Make-up lessons count for full credit and may be used as extra credit if all lessons have been attended.