Concert and Jazz Band Marking Criteria

40% Practical Testing

All students will be individually tested on technical exercises.This component may also include marks for small group performances, composition assignments, and other in-class performance assignments.

20% Informal In-Class Evaluation

This mark indicates the student’s growth over the course of the year. Does the student engage in rehearsals? Work positively to attain the group’s goals? Show improvement in the repertoire being rehearsed? Show growth in technique relating to the music being played in class?

30% Professional Etiquette

This mark reflects the student’s rehearsal behavior. Does the student have their instrument, music, pencil and all other necessary equipment? Is the student ready to play when rehearsal begins? Is the student focused or are they distracting others? Is the student working towards a better group performance? Is the musician treating others in the rehearsal with respect?

10% Written work

May include theory assignments, rhythmic and melodic dictation, history assignments/presentations, reflection assignments, exit slips, practice sheets.


Donations can come in all shapes and sizes...

We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick ( or Mr. Clements (