Band Karate (for 7th and 8th grade)

Band Karate=25% of your grade in band!

 Rules

♫ 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.

 

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

 

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

 

♫You may take one belt test in class when the director provides time, arrange another time outside class, or email or upload to google drive a video or audio recording. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

♫You must test for belts in order.

 

♫All scales must be memorized! 

 

          All Students are encouraged to submit their passoffs by video to their teacher:  

Mr. Dodson:  cw.dodson@bcsemail.org 



 

7th & 8th grade Band Karate  

 

  White

  • Perform your Bb concert scalein 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 scalein the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes.
  • Perform line 43in 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 scalein theAllStatepattern in time with few if any mistakes.
  • Perform line 68in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes. Percussionists perform this on drum set. 
  • Perform theAllCountysolowith few if any mistakes.                                                                                      Percussionists may choose one of three options: mallets, timpani or snare solo to perform. 

 Green

  • Perform your C concert scalein theAllStatepattern in time with few if any mistakes. 
  • Perform line 100 & 115in 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 scalein the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes.
  • Perform line 126in 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 solowith few if any mistakes.                                                                                                              

Percussionist choose one solo to prepare, either 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 & 141in your Essential Elements level 2 book in time with few if any mistakes.        Percussionists perform 133 on snare and 141 on mallets.
  • Perform theAllStatesolowith few if any mistakes.

 

Black    

                                                            

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