Band New Year Resolution

2014’s Band New Year Resolution:

Music:

1. Make sure all new members can get their basics right by the end of March and a test will be conducted to see their progress.

2. New members will be taught based on Rubank. Long tones will be done before every practice/sectionals.

3. All new juniors must attend theory classes conducted by the committees every Friday/Saturday including those who have musical background.

4. All band members have to improve on tone quality, dynamics and articulation. The seniors will be given advanced theory classes to improve their musical knowledge.

Marching:

1. New members have to learn all the basic commands by the end of March.

2. Marching practices will be held once/twice a month.

The Band Rules for 2014:

  1. Attendance for band practices is compulsory. A letter of explanation to the teacher-in-charge is required for any absence.
  2. Saturday practices start at 8 a.m. sharp! (Unless stated otherwise) Band members must be punctual for every practice/performance. Those who are late will not be excused UNLESS reasonable excuses are given.
  3. Every band member must address the present committee members as “Ma’am”. When the members are given any order by any of the committee members, members must respond with “Yes, Ma’am”.
  4. Band members must obey the present band committee and section leaders. Band manners and discipline must be observed at all times.
  5. Band members must not talk when the conductress/instructor/committee member/teacher is speaking. When practices are on, handphones are strictly not allowed, no reading, no listening to MP3 players/iPod, no talking.
  6. Sectionals are compulsory for every band member unless the members have valid reasons or permission to miss the sectionals.
  7. Section leaders are responsible  for the music and disclipline of their section members. All pieces needed for practices must be ready beforehand or before practice starts. Everyone must have their own copy of the piece in their black file.
  8. Every band member must abide by the deadlines given to perfect their piece. Punishment will be given if they fail to do so.
  9. Band should be given priority when band members decide to join other clubs. Commitment is COMPULSORY.
  10. Each band member is required to look after and take responsibility of the instrument assigned to them. Band members are not allowed to play other’s instruments. Every band member who brings home her instrument must record her name in the Instrument Log Book.
  11. Any band member who drops her instrument must report to any band committee immediately.
  12. Uniforms must be taken care of properly and returned after a performance according to the deadline. A fine of RM 1 will be imposed daily if band members fail to do so.
  13. Dress code: T-shirt with school logo/Band T-shirt, knee-length pants/long pants, sports shoes/school shoes. No casual T-shirts, no shorts above the knee, no jeans, no slippers/flats.
  14. All band members (except the drum majorette) are not allowed to wear watches during marching practices.
  15. Band members are strictly prohibited from eating in the music room. Those caught will be punished accordingly.
  16. The band rules must be displayed on the front page of every band member’s black music file.
  17. Always read the notice board!

2012’s Band New Year Resolution:

Music:

1. To improve every members’ tone, rhythm, dynamics and articulation.

2. Rubank and Chorales will be done every first hour of band practice next year.

3. The main pieces are John Williams Soundtrack and Highlights from Sound of Music.

4. New juniors would be given probation of two months before entering a section.

5. All new juniors must attend theory classes conducted by the committees every Saturday including those who have musical background.

6. Every members have to earn their place to perform in a performance through a series of tests.

Marching:

1. The aim for 2012 is to work on straight lines and willing.

2. All new juniors are to march every Saturday.

3. New juniors will have to earn their place in the marching block by mastering all their marching skills.

4. Marching would be conducted at least twice a month.

Miscellaneous:

1. To make a new president uniform next year.

2. To raise more fund for the band next year.

The Band Rules:

  1. ATTENTION: Saturday band practice starts at 9am sharp! (unless stated). Practices are compulsory.
  2. Every member must address the present committee members as “Ma’am”. When the members are given any order by any of the committee members, members must respond “Yes, Ma’am”.
  3. A form of exercise such as pumping or punishment such as cleaning the music room is to be given to anyone who does not abide the rules.
  4. No talking is ALLOWED when practices are going on and when the conductress/instructor/committee member/teacher is talking.
  5. All pieces needed for practices must be ready before-hand or before practice starts. Everyone MUST have her own copy of the piece in her black file.
  6. Sectionals are compulsory except for the members with valid reasons or permission given. DO NOT play as a band.
  7. When practice is on, NO HANDPHONES, NO READING, NO MP3/IPOD, NO EATING, NO TALKING AND LAUGHING.
  8. Band should be given priority when members decide to join other clubs. COMMITMENT IS COMPULSORY!
  9. Section leaders are responsible for the music and discipline or their section members.
  10. The section on duty is responsible for cleaning up the music room after practices.
  11.  The section leader will have to inform her members as to who are responsible to come early and set up and who are responsible to keep chairs after practice. All chairs must be set up before practice starts.
  12. Anyone who drops her instrument must report to any committee member immediately.
  13. Every member must abide by the deadlines given to perfect their pieces
  14. Members must respect and listen to their section leaders and committee members.
  15. Dress code: SPORT SHOES (NO SLIPPERS, FLATS, CROCS etc), BAND SHIRT, KNEE LENGTH SHORTS/LONG PANTS (NO JEANS).
  16. Uniforms should be returned according to deadline. A fine of RM1.00 will be imposed daily if failure to do so.
  17. Members who are unable to attend practices should inform committee members/section leaders one day earlier followed by a letter of absence.
  18. Members with post will receive more fines for all cases:
  19. Each member must be responsible for her own instrument. Only big instrument are allowed to be put on the floor.
  20. During marching practices, watches are not allowed.
  21. Always read the notice board!
  22. Members with post will receive more fines for all cases:
  • Committee members: Triple
  • Section leaders and assistant section leaders: Double
Punishments for breaking the rules:
Members who are late for band practice Fine RM1, clean music room after practice and come early on Saturday morning to help to raise fund for band
Members who do not read the notice board Polish own section’s instruments
 Members who left their black file in band room Fine RM 2
Members who did not keep their instrument in the cupboard or at its proper place Fine RM 2
Members who are absent for band practice and did not hand in their  letters Members have one week to hand in the letter. After one week, members who haven’t hand in their letters have to clean the music room
Members who are late for marching block Pumping / Run laps
Members who wear watches, bangles or any wristband during marching Pumping
Members who return their uniforms after deadline RM 1 per day
Members who did not bring theirs uniform during performance Fine RM5
Members who have no brown ribbons during performance Fine RM1
Members who did not pin up her fringe during performance RM1 for 4 pins
Members who did not perfect their pieces Punishments will be given accordingly
Members who did not bring their files during practices, did not have their own copy of pieces or black file Clean the music room
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