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Bay Ridge Prep Middle School Band Grading Rubric

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Readiness and
Preparedness for
Music Class

Student regularly
has all materials
and supplies
needed for class
and lessons

Student mostly has
all materials and
supplies needed for
class and lessons

Developing
Musical Literacy
Skills

Demonstrates a
growing ability to
read, write, and
understand music

Demonstrates a
moderate ability to
read write and
understand music

Demonstrates
Appropriate
Instrumental
Technique

Always applies
proper breathing,
posture,
articulation,
embouchure, and
hand technique

Demonstrates
Appropriate
Instrumental
Progress for
Ability Level

Progresses through
band and lesson
book material at an
acceptable pace for
the individual.
Indicates out-ofclass practice is
occurring

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Student often
forgets materials
and supplies
needed for class
and lessons

Demonstrates
difficulty reading,
writing, and
understanding
music
Almost always
Displays some
applies proper
difficulty
breathing, posture, maintaining proper
articulation,
breathing,
embouchure, and
articulation,
hand technique
embouchure and
hand technique
Progresses through Progress through
band and lesson
band and lesson
book material at a
book material is
less-than-ideal
stagnant. Indicates
pace for the
little out-of-class
individual. Indicates practice is
out-of-class
occurring
practice is sporadic

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Student regularly
forgets materials
and supplies for
class and lessons
Demonstrates little
or no ability to
read, write, or
understand music
Does not display
proper breathing,
articulation,
embouchure, and
hand technique
Student has started
regressing on band
and lesson book
material. Indicates
no out-of-class
practice is
occurring

Demonstrates
Respect for
Materials and
Instruments

Instrument is
played properly at
all times and not
mistreated; music
and supplies are
kept undamaged
and organized.

Instrument is
almost always
played properly and
not mistreated;
music and supplies
are kept mostly
undamaged and
organized.

Instrument is
occasionally played
improperly or
mistreated; music
and supplies are
somewhat
damaged and
unorganized.

Instrument is often
played improperly
or mistreated;
music and supplies
are damaged and
unorganized

Interprets and
Discusses Work
Analytically with
Relevant Musical
Vocabulary

Demonstrates
ability to correctly
use musical
language and
concepts when
discussing work in
class

Often uses musical
language and
concepts when
discussing work.
Can identify terms
with some
prompting.

Never uses musical
language and
concepts when
discussing work.
Can not identify
terms

Demonstrates an
Appreciation of
the Musicianship
of Others

Is encouraging to
peers and allows
for uninterrupted
peer performance,
instruction, and
practice during
class.

Is usually
encouraging to
peers and often
allows for
uninterrupted peer
performance,
instruction, and
practice during
class.

Rarely uses musical
language and
concepts when
discussing work.
Has trouble
identifying terms
even with
prompting
Is rarely
encouraging to
peers. Occasionally
interrups peer
performance,
instruction, and
practice during
class.

Is negative toward
peers. Often
interrupts peer
performance,
instruction, and
practice during
class.