Kingsborough Symphonic Band
To: Parents/Guardians of Symphonic Band Members,
to another great year as a Kingsborough Middle School Parent/Guardian.
Your child is about to embark on what will be one of the most exciting
time in their life: A new year in Band. Our goal is to provide the best
music education possible. In order for your child to succeed, we have
accumulated materials and Benchmarks that will make your child's Band
experience a meaningful and pleasurable venture.
following are the guidelines for their Benchmarks in Band for the
2015-2016 Band year. When your child practices and completes these
Benchmarks, they and you will notice a remarkable improvement in their
musicianship. Once your child has completed an element of their
Benchmark, they will receive a sticker to place next to their name.
Their name is on a poster in Band Room 300. Feel free to call or just
come by to ask about and see the great progress your child is making.
Thank you for allowing us to teach your child.
for the benchmark are given at the beginning of each six weeks. During
the six weeks in question, students have until the end of the third week
to complete the first half and the end of the six weeks to complete the
assignment is directly connected to whatever event (all-region
auditions, concert music, UIL event, parade music), or TEKS standard
being stressed during that grading period.
practiced, assignments take no more than one minute to complete. These
assignments can be completed either before school (7:30-First Bell) or
during the recreation period after the students have had their lunch
(A=11:21-11-51) (B=11:55-12:25). We are available afterschool, if needed
· Any student can complete their assignments with either Mr. Flores, or Mr. Ruiz, and still receive credit.
if a student has not completed intermediate benchmark assignments, yet
completes the final one, all previous benchmark grades are brought up to
reflect completion (100).