FAB Syllabus

B Days 3rd Hour
Instructor: Mrs. Betsy Hamill Email: bhamill@flagarts.com

Course Description:

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of wind and percussion instruments. A focus on technique, intonation, rhythm, and style will be the focus for individual instruction. In terms of ensemble work students will learn to play in their section developing an ear to blend with the ensemble as a whole.

Course Objectives

  • Developing embouchure (wind instruments) and sticking and hand technique (percussion)

  • Developing fingerings (wind instruments) and practicing rudiments (percussion)

  • Developing ensemble work (balance, rhythm, intonation)

  • Working on ear training first and then transitioning into to music reading literacy

  • Working on repertoire to build on the fundamentals of each instrument.

  • Developing a portfolio demonstrating the progression of knowledge and technique.

Course Objectives:

Please refer to the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy Student Handbook for matters of attendance, dress code, and conduct. No food or drink allowed during class. Water bottles are allowed and encouraged.

• FALA Musicians are required to attend all performances and dress rehearsals. Any missed performance will result in lowering your grade by one letter at the end of the semester. You will be expected to stay for the duration of the performance of all FALA groups. Proper concert dress will be expected. Students will decide the proper dress for each performance.

 

• Late Work- turning work in late will result in a drop in letter grade each class it is late. • Positive attitude and participation is 40% of your grade.

 

• Practice at home is a must! Signed practice sheets due each week.

 

 

Performances

There is at least 1 primary performances at the end of both the fall and spring semester.

THESE PERFORMANCES ARE MANDATORY AS WELL AS THE DRESS REHEARSALS AND THEY ARE YOUR FINAL. YOU MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE IN ORDER TO PERFORM.
There will be several additional performances throughout the semester and year. Please refer to school calendar and website for performance dates.

 

 

Course Evaluation and Assessments • Informal Assessments: 40%

• Preparation (Practice sheets)
• Attitude Progress/Rehearsals Attendance ClassworkListening Journal • NAQ's (please refer to rubrics page)

• Formal Assessments: 60%

• Performances
• Presentations
• Quizzes (Q's) (please refer to rubrics page) • Essays

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Short-term consequences (Quarterly)

Long-term consequences (Per Semester)

FALA Excused Absences

None

None

Excused Absences

No initial consequences

5 cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) in any given class
- Warning Letter & Counselor meeting
8 cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) in any given class

- Warning Letter & must attend tutoring if grades are affected.

10 cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) in any given class
- Warning Letter & Parent/Dean Meeting
11 cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) in any given class

- loss of credit

Unexcused Absences

Detention, in-school suspension

FALA Excused Tardiness

Excused Tardiness

1st and 2nd tardy: Warning

3rd tardy: 4th tardy: Notification 5th tardy: Meeting 6th tardy: 7th tardy: 8th tardy: Further

Letter sent home
Lunch Detention & Parent

Lunch Detention & Parent

Lunch Detention
Suspension (in-school) Considered Habitually Tardy.

disciplinary action.

Potential loss of credit due to inadequate Instructional seat minutes
according to the State of Arizona.