CHORUS CLASS (60% of overall chorus grade per quarter)
(15% of overall chorus grade per quarter)
(counts as 5th quarter – 20%)
Students will be in their seat, pencil and music in hand, by the time the tardy bell has rung. Class and rehearsals begin with the director's greeting of "Good Morning" or "Good Afternoon" etc. The classroom follows school policy for absences and tardies including the following:
• College Visits ( 12th Grade)
• Religious Holiday
• Medical Appointments
• Death in Immediate Family
• Cutting Class
• Doing Errands
• Baby Sitting
• Over Sleeping
Excused Absences for Concerts:
Excused absences include severe illness, death of a family member or close friend, or an emergency. If you are having problems PLEASE see Ms. Boyd prior to the concert to form a solution for your situation. Excused absences will have to complete a make-up assignment
Concert Make-Up Work:
Students who have an “excused” concert absence will need to complete a make-up assignment for their missed concert grade. Below is a brief description of the assignments. Remember: This will only be accepted if a signed written excuse is turned in prior to the concert. Directions will be given to the student following the concert.
1. Write a three-page paper about one of the songs that the choir performed at the concert. Information to be discussed in the paper will include: biographical information on the composer and lyricist and an explanation of the message, mood and music theory of the piece.
2. Video Record yourself on each of the pieces that were performed at the concert. Do this in front of an audience of your choice.
Unexcused Absences for Concerts:
Attendance at all concerts is required. As concerts are assignments, students who do not attend a graded concert have no way to evaluate themselves or be evaluated, thus receiving a zero (a loss of 20 percent for the quarter) for this assignment. Students who do not have an “excused” absence will not have the ability to complete a make-up assignment for a missed concert. Students who do not turn in a written excuse signed by a parent are also not excused from a concert. Students who choose not to show up for a concert or fail to make appropriate plans to attend a concert are considered unexcused.
Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to:
• Not having appropriate concert attire
• Not having a ride to school
• A cold or sore throat