• Wayside Beginner Band 
    Materials - All beginning band students should have an instrument, instrument supplies, a 1.5-inch binder, and a 3-ring pencil bag.  
    Expectations - We have very high standards in the Wayside Band Hall.  Our students are among the most well-behaved, polite young men and women in our school.  We expect each student to come to rehearsal on time, prepared with their instrument, binder, and pencil.  We expect students to try their best each day and to work hard on their own at home to improve their musical skills. 
    Grading - Per district requirements:  Your student will have a minimum of three major grades and a minimum of four minor grades.
    Home Practice - Beginner Band members are expected to take their instruments home each day to practice.  Practicing at home is a crucial part of becoming a great musician.  Students are expected to practice a minimum of 20 each night to keep up with what we are doing in class.
    Practice Records - Each member should be turning in a weekly practice record that counts as 20% of their grade each six weeks.  Practice records are due on Fridays each week.  Practice records must be signed by a parent to receive full credit.  The grading scale for practice records can be found on the practice record itself.