Students are expected to practice 20 minutes each day. A practice chart is used at home to record student mastery of specific assignments in the book and of assigned sheet music. Students are formally and informally assessed throughout each lesson. Students will play as a small group, large group and alone, and are expected to show progress on skills listed in the FCPS instrumental music curriculum.
Approximately every 10 weeks, students will receive a progress report which will be sent home in their band/music folder. Students are assessed on playing skills, work habits, personal skills, attendance and overall achievement.
All students take a summative performance assessment in April/May.