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 grade

Blue

  • Perform your G concert scale in the All State Pattern in time with few if any mistakes. You must do this in person during class, during a class change, or before or after school. 

  • Perform the All County solo for your instrument with few if any mistakes    Percussionists may choose snare, mallets or timpani. 

  • Work your way through level 1 sightreading on smartmusic. (120 exercises)

Brown

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

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

  • Work your way through level 2 sightreading on smartmusic. (120 exercises)

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

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

  • Work your way through level 3 sightreading on smartmusic. (120 exercises)

Percussionists may choose either mallets or snare.