Depoali Middle School Band Program - Daniel Barthel, Director
WHAT DO I DO FOR BAND CLASS & ASSIGNMENTS?
- Hybrid Students:
- School Days: Bring instrument/music/pencil and participate in class to earn Class Performance Grade
- Home Days: sign in to the class video stream at class time to check in and then do your Practice Assignment. Practice assignments can be found on the Band Learning Calendar. Assignments may be turned in for late credit for one week after the due date. Late work grades will be reduced by 20%.
- Distance Learners:
- Sign in to the class video stream EVERY DAY at class time to check in. You will stay for the full class on your designated days. On the other days you will do your practice assignment. Practice assignments can be found on the Band Learning Calendar. Assignments may be turned in for late credit for one week after the due date. Late work grades will be reduced by 20%.
- Full Time Students:
- Bring instrument/music/pencil and partciipate in class to earn Class Performance Grade
- For your Practice Assignments you will be given one day per week to practice at school during class in the band practice room. You will also need to pick one day to practice at home every week. Practice assignments can be found on the Band Learning Calendar. Assignments may be turned in for late credit for one week after the due date. Late work grades will be reduced by 20%.
UNR Brass Day! (Optional for brass players)
Saturday, February 27 1-4pm (held in virutal format)
- Overview: We invite your students to join us for our second annual University Brass Day (Virtual Edition) hosted by the Brass Faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music! Open to brass students grades 6-12, participants will enjoy an opening presentation featuring a performance by the Sierra Brass Quintet, warm-up sessions, performance masterclasses, a concert facilities tour, and faculty hangout sessions covering topics such as: instrument maintenance, brass recording basics, practice skills, audition techniques, active listening, and improvisation. The event is FREE to brass students of all skill levels!
- Click here to register
- Click here to view the official event poster
- Hybrid Students:
'To-Do' List for those new to Band:
- Instrument rentals/purchase: complete the rental request form if you want to rent a school instrument. If you're going to rent/buy one on your own, you are welcome to do that as well. I'd be happy to check what you're getting before you purchase, just send me a link. Here's a link to more info about getting an instrument & a list of local music stores who rent instruments.
- Supplies: You’ll need to purchase supplies for your instrument. See the Band Supply List so you know what to get. You can purchase them through the band (cheaper/easier), in a store or online. Here are the supply order forms that you should send in with payment (you can print these at home and I have copies avaialble at school to send home as well):
- Band fee: All band fees are $10. Please send in with the form above.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
-Overview: Solo & Ensemble is an event where students will learn a piece of music and then video record it. The video will be sent to a judge who will give them feedback to help them improve and they will also earn a rating. The cost is $10 per student per submission (7th/8th graders- you can use money from your band account to pay for this). Students who participate in Solo & Ensemble will receive extra credit and will not have to turn in practice assignments on March 1-4!
-You must register and pay by Feb 19. Here is the registration link.
-Video recordings will be due by March 3. Mr. B will help get you set up with music once you have signed up and paid.
CHECK YOUR INFINITE CAMPUS MESSAGE SETTINGS
*Make sure your Infinite Campus settings allow teacher messages to go straight to your email. Mr. B uses this often for communication (as do many other teachers). Click here for instructions about how to make sure you have this setting enabled.