Band Karate (for 7th and 8th grade)

Band Karate Rules

Band Karate =25% of your grade in band!

♫You must test for belts in order.

♫All scales must be memorized! 

♫All portions of the test must be played with correct notes, rhythms, articulations & dynamics.

 ♫You may only attempt a pass off once per day. Further attempts are at the discretion of the director!

♫You may take any portion of the current belt you are working on when you are ready. 

♫You must earn at least one belt during each nine weeks to get full credit on the Band Karate portion of your grade.

♫You must have all band supplies to take the test. (Reeds, valve/slide oil, flute swab, binder, pencil)

♫Students must pass off their required belts by midterm each nine weeks or they will receive a 0 on their midterm report for the karate portion of their grade. The only exception will be the first grading period since administration uses the first midterm grades to determine the first PBIS reward. 0’s on incomplete pass offs will not become permanent until the last day of the nine week grading period.

  ♫To test in person: you may take one belt test in class when the director provides time or arrange another time outside class

♫Video submissions: Upload your video to google drive. Students can also use smartmusic to pass off requirements that are in the book. You must achieve a 95 or higher in smartmusic to pass. Email (cw.dodson@bcsemail.org) if you have questions!




Band Karate (for 7th and 8th grade)

White

  • Perform your Bb concert scale in the All State Pattern in time with no mistakes.

  • Perform line 19in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionists perform this on mallets.

 Yellow

  • Perform your Ab concert scale in the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes.

  • Perform line 43 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionists perform this on snare drum and timpani. 

 Orange

  • Perform your F concert scale in the All State pattern in time with few if any mistakes.

  • Perform line 68 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionists perform this on drum set. 

  • Perform the County solo with few if any mistakes    Percussionist may choose snare, mallets or timpani. 

 Green

  • Perform your C concert scale in the All State pattern in time with few if any mistakes. 

  • Perform line 100 & 115 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionists perform line 100 on snare and 115 on mallets. 

Blue

  • Perform your G concert scale in the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes.

  • Perform line 126 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionist perform this on snare or mallets (your choice).

  • Perform the All District solo with few if any mistakes. Percussionist may choose snare, mallets or timpani. 

Brown

  • Perform your chromatic concert scale in the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes.

  • Perform line 133 & 141 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes.        Percussionists perform 133 on snare and 141 on mallets.

  • Perform the All State solo with few if any mistakes. Percussionist may choose snare, mallets or timpani. 

Black                                                           

  • Perform all of the All State concert scales in the order printed on the scale sheet in time with few if any mistakes.

  • Perform two individual studies from page 38 and 39 that Mr. Dodson selects in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes.

Perform the individual study on page 40 in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionist may choose either mallets or snare.