Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble
Fall Semester Requirements
1. Fall Semester Performance Component
- Concert Band 1, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble members. Audition for the FWISD All-District Band.
- Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band members: Audition for the TMEA Region 5 All-Region Band.
- Attend a recital of band concert at the collegiate level or higher. A recital on your instrument would also be acceptable.
- Write a 250-word review of the performance. This should generally be a review of the concert from your point of view. How did the performance make you feel? What did you like/not like? Did anything surprise/interest you? Also include information about the pieces being performed such as the history about the music, genre, interesting information, soloists, theory, etc. Also, take note on how the audience reacts to the music.
- Submit the 250-word paper to www.turnitin.com by December 16th, 2018.
Spring Semester Requirements
1. Spring Semester Performance Component
- Perform a solo at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest.
- Attend a recital or band concert at the collegiate level or higher. This performance must be a different event than the one attended in the fall.
- RESEARCH one composer and piece of music from the program and write a 500-word paper based on that composer and work.
- Submit the 500-word research paper to www.turnitin.com by May 26th, 2019.
JAZZ HONORS CREDIT AND CONCERT REPORT REQUIREMENT
- Attend one concert that only features jazz music, pre-approved by Mr. Sawyer no later than November 1. The concert must be collegiate level or higher. Students will turn in evidence of attendance (program, concert ticket, etc.).
- Length requirement: 250 words.
- Critical Thinking Element: Discuss the improvisational, prepared, and historical elements of the concert and what you enjoyed and did not enjoy, as well as the highlights. Find a way to correlate what you hear to the pieces we are studying.
- Attend two concerts that only features jazz music, pre-approved by Mr. Sawyer no later than April 1. One concert should be local and a student group (including Paschal students performing jazz). The other concert must be collegiate level or higher. Students will turn in evidence of attendance (program, concert ticket, etc.).
- Length requirement: 500 words.
- Critical Thinking Element: Discuss the improvisational, prepared, and historical elements of both concerts and what you enjoyed and did not enjoy, as well as the highlights. Find a way to correlate what you hear to the pieces we are studying. Compare and contrast the concerts and what you learned from the experience.
General Guidelines for Honors Credit
- Each paper should have a heading including the student name, date, class period, and title (Performance Critique or Composer Research)
- The Performance Component of the Honors Credit will count for 6 points of the final grade, the written paper will count for 5 points of the final grade. Student’s grades are automatically weighted whether they complete the honors credit or not. Because of this, we subtract point from the students’ grades if they DO NOT complete the requirements.
- Copying the verbiage from the program or any other source is against Paschal High School policy and will be grounds for disciplinary action.
Fall Semester papers are due on or before Sunday, December 16th, 2018.
Spring Semester papers are due on or before Sunday, May 26th, 2019.
Class ID: 19822826
Enrollment Key: PHSBand
Class ID: 19822839
Enrollment Key: PHSBand