• Horizon Academy Beginning Band

     

    Instructor:             Zachary Price

    Phone:                    671-6290

    Email:                    Zachary.price@marion.k12.fl.us

    School Website:      https://www.marionschools.net/ham

      

    GOAL:  Students with little or no instrumental experience develop foundational instrumental technique, foundational music literacy, and aesthetic musical awareness through rehearsal, performance, and study of high-quality band literature. Instrumentalists work on the fundamentals of music notation, sound production, instrument care and maintenance, and personal and group rehearsal strategies. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. This course may also require students to obtain a musical instrument (e.g., borrow, rent, purchase) from an outside source.

    CLASSWORK: Students will work on their musical technique by performing and practicing on their instruments daily in the class.  Instruction will be provided to assist students in mastery of technique and knowledge of their instrument.

     PROJECTS: Consist of performances. Parades in December and school concerts throughout the year.

    PROFESSIONALISM

    This classroom is to be treated as a professional work environment. Your Job is to show up on time, and learn as much as you can.

     

     

    RESPECT

    Respect is of the upmost importance- respect for yourself, the instructor, your fellow students, and the classroom equipment. DIRESPECT IN ANY FORM OR FASHION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

    Band is a class that requires a level of maturity. Students work in groups and often are given some freedom to work independently or their section. Students are required to ask permission and sign out before leaving the classroom. Because we work with expensive equipment food, drink, and gum chewing are not allowed in the classroom. Most importantly, treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Classroom Procedures, Expectations, and Responsibilities:

    1) Students will need the following items for class everyday: Instrument and all items  needed to play the instrument. (Reeds, Mouthpieces, Drum sticks, etc.)

    2) Students will come to class on time and be prepared to participate. Students should be in seats with their instrument within the first 5 minutes of class.

    3) It is very important that students remain quiet and listen to instruction, the class is comprised of multiple instruments and all sections will need to be able to hear direction and guidance from the director.

    4) No food, gum, or drinks are permitted in the classroom. Especially near the Equipment!

     5) Class disruptions, tardiness, or being unprepared will be handled in the following manner: 1st offense- review of procedure / 2nd offense- &  3rd  offense- review of procedure and parent contact  / 4th offense –referral (CIR process)

    Parent Contact: Will be made by personal note, phone, email, and one on one communication.  Feel free to contact me anytime with the same methods.

     

    Course Materials:

    • Composition notebooks: for vocabulary
    • Pencil with eraser
    • Instrument
    • Woodwinds- Reeds/Brass-mouthpieces/Percussion-sticks

     

    Exploratory Music

     

     

    Instructor:             Zachary Price

    Phone:                    671-6290

    Email:                    Zachary.price@marion.k12.fl.us

    School Website:      https://www.marionschools.net/ham

      

    GOAL:  Students explore the essential elements of 20th- and 21st-century music in America (e.g., jazz, rock, soul, blues) and global cultures (e.g., Latin, Bollywood, European, Asian, world drumming). Students reflect on the significance of social influences and historical events on the development of music. Participants focus on the creation, use, and performance of music; and the modes of listening, distributing, and gaining access to music. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    CLASSWORK: Students will experience music by listening, performing, and collaborating with one another to create, develop, master rhythm.  Students will learn basic music theory and be able to read and write music correctly.

     PROJECTS: Consist of classroom performances and one group research presentation.

    PROFESSIONALISM

    This classroom is to be treated as a professional work environment. Your Job is to show up on time, and learn as much as you can.

    RESPECT

    Respect is of the upmost importance- respect for yourself, the instructor, your fellow students, and the classroom equipment. DIRESPECT IN ANY FORM OR FASHION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

    Exploratory Music is a class that requires a level of maturity. Students work in groups and often are given some freedom to work independently. Students are required to ask permission and sign out before leaving the classroom. Because we work with expensive equipment food, drink, and gum chewing are not allowed in the classroom. Most importantly, treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Classroom Procedures, Expectations, and Responsibilities:

    1) Students will need the following items for class everyday: Notebook, for Bell Work and Notes.  A pencil for music notation and a pen.

    2) Students will come to class on time and be prepared to participate. Students should be in seats working on the Bell Work by the time the bell rings.

    3) It is very important that students remain quiet and listen to instruction, the class has a lot of material to learn and students need to be able to listen to and follow direction from the instructor.

    4) No food, gum, or drinks are permitted in the classroom. Especially near the Equipment!

     5) Class disruptions, tardiness, or being unprepared will be handled in the following manner: 1st offense- review of procedure / 2nd offense- &  3rd  offense- review of procedure and parent contact  / 4th offense –referral (CIR process)

    Parent Contact: Will be made by personal note, phone, email, and one on one communication.  Feel free to contact me anytime with the same methods.

     

    Course Materials:

    • Composition notebooks
    • Pencil
    • Pen