Method Book:
    This class uses an emsemble method book.  Students will need to purchase the "Foundations for Superior Performance" book for their instrument.  This book can be found at any local music store.
    All students are required to practice 90 minutes per week.  Students will fill out a practice sheet each week. Practice sheets are part of each students grade (see handbook).
    Play Testing:
    Students will be tested on their concert music, technique (e.g., scales) and music theory.  All testing is part of their grade.    
    Performances:  All Performances Start at 7:00pm. Report time for students is 6:30PM
    All performances of the BMS 8th greade band will take place in the Bush Middle School Gym.  All performances are mandatory and part of each students grade.  In the event that a student must miss a concert (baring an emergency) two weeks notice is required.  Given the nature of live performance, only 80% of that performance may be made up (if the absence is excused).