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MJCA Bands

 

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Bands have a tradition of excellence in our small school setting.  MJCA Bands are under the direction of Mrs. Beth Davis.  MJCA Bands have performed for Disney and other competitions, perform in the Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade, and its members compete in the Wilson County Honor Band and Middle TN Band & Orchestra Association's (MTSBOA) Solo & Ensemble and Mid-State competitions.

OBJECTIVE SHEETS:

HIGH SCHOOL Band 4th Quarter OBJECTIVE SHEET

MIDDLE SCHOOL Band 4th Quarter OBJECTIVE SHEET

Resources:

METRONOME Online

MJCA Band Channel

MJCA Woodwind Channel

MJCA Brass Channel

MJCA Percussion Channel

FLUTE TUNES (FREE Sheet Music)

8Notes.com (FREE Sheet Music - school has a subscription)

Listening:

MS Band - Abide With Me arr. Robert W. Smith

MS Band - The Tempest by Robert W. Smith

MS Band - On Wings of Eagles by Mark Williams

HS BAND - Entrance of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik arr. Andrew Glover

HS BAND - Ammerland by Jacob de Haan

BAND - Chips and Salsa by Ed Keifer

BAND - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End by Hans Zimmer arr. Michael Brown

BAND - Junkyard Jam by Kevin Mixon

Past Tunes:

5th Grade Band - First Winter's Sleigh Ride

Last Full Measure by Michael Sweeney

Noble Portrait by Steve Hodges

A Vaughan Williams Christmas arr. Douglas E. Wagner (MS & HS)

A Yuletide Holiday arr. Richard Bennett (MS)

Coventry Carol arr. Ralph Ford (MS)

Carol of the Bells, arr. Gary Hoey (HS & Advanced MS)

A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, arr. Robert W. Smith (HS)

Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) arr. Phillips/Megaw (HS)

 

MJCA & Union University Symphonic Band 2015

 

MJCA Band students meet during our school days and are expected to practice outside of class on their own.  The use of technology is incorporated into our every day classroom use.  MJCA band students are expected to be leaders in their school and to have high academic standing in their classes. 


MJCA Fine Arts Voicemail: 615-433-MJCA (6522)

Call, wait for voicemail answer, speak:

YOUR NAME, INSTRUMENT, GRADE LEVEL/CLASS, INSTRUMENT, PIECE BEING TESTED, then Play your instrument

May also leave voicemail for Mrs. Davis.  You will be contacted shortly.  Thank you!

Playing Test Rubric for Instrument (Self & In-class) Playing Tests

Generally, missed notes are between 2-4 points each, depending on the length of the piece.  The rubric below shows performance expectations for students at their level.  A beginning student will not have the same tone quality and technical expectations as a more advanced player.  Using this rubric should help muscians and parents to more accurately prepare their playing in preparation for tests & auditions.

Playing Test

Grading Rubric

Superior
4 pts

Excellent
3 pts

Good
2 pts

Fair
1 pts

Poor
0 pts

Note Accuracy

Superior

                     
Notes are consistently accurate and pitch is consistently in tune.

Excellent


An occasional inaccurate note is played, but does not detract from overall performance. Minimal intonation errors.

Good


A few inaccurate notes and intonation errors are played. Errors somewhat detract from the overall performance.

Fair


Some accurate notes, but there are frequent and/or repeated errors. Errors frequently detract from the overall performance.

Poor


Wrong notes consistently detract from the overall performance. Very few accurate or secure pitches.

Rhythm Accuracy

Superior


The beat is secure and the rhythms are accurately performed.

Excellent


The beat is secure and the rhythms are mostly accurate. There are a few duration errors, but these do not detract from the overall performance.

Good


The beat is somewhat erratic. Some rhythms are accurate. Frequent or repeated duration errors. Rhythmic errors occasionally detract from the overall performance.

Fair


The beat is usually erratic and rhythms are seldom accurate. Errors frequently detract from the overall performance.

Poor


There is no beat recognizable therefore making it impossible to recognize rhythmic intention. Errors consistently detract from the overall performance.

Tone Quality

Superior


Tone is consistently clear and focused throughout the range of the instrument. A truly characteristic sound for the instrument.

Excellent


Tone is clear and focused through the normal playing range. An extreme note in the range sometimes causes the quality to be less controlled. Errors do not detract from the overall performance.

Good


Tone is somewhat clear and focused, but sometimes the tone is uncontrolled in the normal playing range. Errors occasionally detract from the overall performance.

Fair


The tone is often not clear or focused regardless of range due to the need for stronger embouchure and breath support. Errors frequently detract from the overall performance.

Poor


Tone is consistently lacking quality due to a poorly formed or weak embouchure and/or no breath support. Poor posture may be evident. Errors consistently detract from the overall performance.

Articulation Accuracy

Superior


Articulation is accurate with the markings on the music and consistent with the style that is being performed.

Excellent


Articulation is accurate with the markings on the music but is not consistent with the style being performed. Isolated errors do not detract from the overall performance.

Good


Articulations are somewhat accurate but not characteristic to the style of the music being performed. Frequent or repeated errors occasionally detract from the performance.

Fair


Articulations are usually ignored. No style is present. Errors frequently detract from the overall performance.

Poor


No attempt is made with articulations. All notes are slurred. No style is present. Errors consistently detract from the overall performance.

Dynamics

Superior


Performs with creative nuance and style in response to the core. All dynamic levels were accurate and relative to each other. Very expressive and effective performance.

Excellent


All dynamic levels were accurate. Room for improvement with creative nuances within the style. Errors do not detract from the musical effect of the overall performance.

Good


Dynamics were somewhat accurate, but contrast levels were minimal. Did not develop apparent musicality. Frequent or repeated errors occasionally detract from the overall performance.

Fair


Dynamics were usually ignored. Errors frequently detract from the musical effect of the overall performance.

Poor


No attempt made to perform the written dynamics. Ignorance consistently detracted from the musical effect of the overall performance.