Patrick Marsh Middle School Band
Nov 1-5, 2022
Gleason Recognized At The Badger Game
Short 30 Minute Online Meeting - Please Come
REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE MEETING HERE: https://www.smore.com/x260f
7th Band Assessment Information
The goal of assessment is to provide feedback to the student, teacher, caregivers and other stakeholders. Research has shown that students who practice self-reflection and self-analysis do better and accomplish more. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to practice self-reflection and self-analysis while receiving feedback from their teachers. This process will also provide you with a multifaceted report on student progress. These reports will be sent to you in the form of a PDF once per quarter and will give you more information than what you will see in their official grades.
Band Proficiency Statements
Individual skills - Demonstrates appropriate skills & techniques in lessons.
Ensemble skills - Demonstrates appropriate skills & techniques in large group settings.
Imagination, Creativity, Composition, Improvisation & Innovation
Literacy - Read, Write, Listen, Speak and Think
Analysis & Evaluation - Respond to music through analysis and evaluation
Connections - Demonstrate connections between art, culture, history, community & self.
Building Myelin - Demonstrate goal-oriented practice, practice strategies, and self-evaluations.
It is my goal to change the paradigm of assessment in music education. I want to see your children more actively engaged in their own assessment. I believe that if we want students to become self-reliant; self-directed, self-assessing learners they must have the opportunity to practice self-reliance, self-assessment and self-direction. To this end, we have embarked on a new way to assess!
In the next few days, please watch for an email containing your child's 7th grade band assessment for Quarter 1. Students will still receive a grade via Infinite Campus, however, I hope that you find this reflection informative and useful. Thank you for taking the time to read it. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact me.
Band Booster News
- General Band Booster Meeting - Thursday, Nov. 4th, 6:30pm Everyone is invited! Short 30-minute online meeting. Agenda: Elections for Vice President and Vice Treasurer. Update on Fundraising Opportunities. Register for meeting on Booster Newsletter.
- Bucky Books Sale is happening NOW until November 5th
FRUIT, CHEESE, SAUSAGE, & KRINGLE Sale - Starts Monday!!
Twice a year the Sun Prairie Band Boosters offers fresh, delicious fruit for sale to the general public. New this year are Kringles! Students, parents and guardians earn a percentage of every sale for their band ledger.
Madison Marathon - November 14th
Volunteer to cheer, encourage, and hand out waters & bananas to the Marathon Runners!
Each volunteer earns credit into your Band Student's Ledger.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE!
Thirteen PMMS Students Selected For Sun Prairie Middle School Honors Band!
Aaron Divney - Clarinet
Soren Eisner - Trumpet
Ava Flores - Oboe
Isabella Horan - Euphonium
Gabriella Horan - Flute
Kendyl Johnson - Tuba
Neely Jordan - Clarinet
Rebekah Lefeber - Clarinet
Elaina Nicodemus - Clarinet
Liam Scanlan - Trumpet
Macy Scherer - Percussion
Keegan Shields - Tuba
Faith Watson - Tenor Sax