Group Lesson Schedule
Students who missed a group lesson must submit an audio recording of measures we are practicing in band. Please refer to Canvas for updated assignments or submit recording to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group lessons occur once each week, and are part of the District 301 Band Curriculum. Lessons are scheduled throughout the day, for 30 minutes of any given class period. Students are placed into small-groups based on levels of understanding, instrument proficiency, and like-instruments.
Small group lessons help fulfill the District 301 Music Curriculum as it is seen in the CMS Band Program. This provides one-on-one individualized instruction alongside a specific sequence of growth. Lessons build musical, technical, and rhythmic understanding, as well as instrument fluency, on an individualized basis. Not only is the program based upon our curriculum, but it is developed to be easily modified to fit individual student abilities and needs. Lessons are an essential aspect of our successful band program and we are excited to continue another fabulous year!
Lessons are scheduled in a way that requires students to leave certain classes once per week for small-group musical instruction. The schedule is rotating so that students leave 1 particular class no more than 3 times per quarter. Students may reschedule their lesson-time during a particular week ONLY if they have a test/quiz/lab in the scheduled class, or are earning a D or lower in said class.
The group lesson program not only teaches to our music curriculum, but it also requires students to develop responsibility by:
-Remembering when their scheduled lesson is, preparing for, and attending it each week
-Talking with their classroom teacher prior to the day of their lesson about their lesson
-Communicating with Mrs. Rohde if they need to reschedule (test, lab, etc)
-Talking with teachers and peers to obtain any homework, notes, or other items from the class which they left for the lesson.
Our Central Middle School staff is incredibly supportive of the music program and our students. They see and support the value of the Group Lesson program and have open communication with Mrs. Rohde regarding specific student concerns. Please continue to contact your director with any concerns.
**Students are encouraged to write “Band Lesson” on the day/class period that they have a lesson in their assignment notebooks to help them remember each weekly lesson.