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Band Placement Criteria

Band Placement Criteria

Adams Middle School

Instrumental Music Placement Criteria


Class:                               Concert Band                     Symphonic Band                     Wind Ensemble                         Jazz Band


Typical Experience:      New band students                  Played 1 year                            Played 2 years                           Played 2 years

                                           Played 1 year                       Played 2 years                       Played 3 years                           Played 3 years

                                          Played 2 years                      Played 3 years                       Private Lessons                          Private Lessons

                                           Played 3 years                     Private Lessons                                 


Instruments with

Preferential treatment:             None                             Low Brass                                  Low Brass                                  Low Brass

                                                      -                                 Brass                                        Brass                                       Brass

                                                      -                                 Low Woodwind                          Low Woodwind                          Bass Guitar



Ability/Effort Placement

Requirements:               Good Behavior                     Good Behavior                          Good Behavior                            Good Behavior

                                              Team Player                     Team Player                           Team Player                              Team Player

                                       Willing to Practice                  Willing to Practice                     Will Practice                               Will Practice

                                                    -                                Concert Bb Scale                   Multiple Scales                           Multiple Scales

                                                    -                              Dotted Rhythms                     Multiple Rhythms                        Multiple Rhythms

                                                    -                          Know Key signatures                 All Key Signatures                      All Key Signatures

                                                    -                              Basic Articulation                    All Articulations                          All Articulations

                                                    -                             12 note minimum                   48 note minimum                       40 note minimum


Other non specific

Requirements:                 Maintain Instrument               Maintain Instrument                Maintain Instrument                  Maintain Instrument

                                            Keep-up Grades                  Keep-up Grades                      Keep-up Grades                       Keep-up Grades

                                                    -                              Winter/Spring Concert                All Performances                      All Performances