• The general music standards that students are graded over are: Music Elements, Music Genres, Perform on an Instrument, Perform Independently, Improvise Rhythmic Accompaniments, Compose/arrange Short Pieces of Music, Divide and Read Notes and Rests, Treble Clef, Bass Clef, and Music Copyright. 

    The beginning band standards that students are graded over are: Knows the correct notes names and fingerings/slide positions/stickings, Demonstrates knowledge of rhythm, note values and tempo, and Demonstrates proper embouchure/tonguing technique/grip to enable excellent tone.

    All of these standards are graded based on the Standards Based Grading system.