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    7th Grade Guitar                               Contemporary Class Guitar Book I (Will Schmid)

    8th Grade Guitar                               No book required


    7th Grade Guitar   Students enrolled in this class music have either a six string classical or six string acoustic guitar for home use. All students MUST have an instrument for home use. Students may use school instruments IN CLASS ONLY, But are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

     8th Grade Guitar Students enrolled in this course MUST bring their own instrument each day that they have class. 

    Instrument rental or purchase: Instruments can be either rented or purchased locally at:

    Melodee Music - www.melodeemusic.com

    320 E Market St
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 777-7602

    Music and Arts -

    Cedar Lakes Plaza
    46900 Cedar Lakes Plaza, Ste. 160 (Rt. 7)
    Sterling, VA 20164

    Classroom Rules and Regulations

    • No gum or candy
    • Students must have agendas at all times
    • Be on time (No Tardies)
    • Label all instruments and books
    • Must have all materials (pencil, book, instrument, tuner, etc….) for every class
    • No restroom/water passes issued without agenda

    Grading System

    Marking period grades are calculated using the following formula:

    20% - Daily work habits/class participation

    20% - Practice sheets (Due once a week with parent signature or credit will not be given). Late practice sheets WILL NOT be accepted.

    40% - Performance assessment

    20% - Ensemble work

    Extra credit: Students may receive extra credit by attending or participating in non-school related concerts or music events.

    Interims: Interims will be issued to EVERYONE enrolled in music courses offered by JL Simpson Middle School.


    7th and 8th Grade spring concert          May 30th (6:00 pm)

    8th Grade Guitar                                  Oct. 25th Fall Festival concert( 7:00pm)                     
                                                              Dec. 12 Holiday concert  (6:00 pm)
                                                              Dec. 15th Grade level In-school concert
                                                              March 29th & 30th All-County Guitar festival
                                                              April 19th Fine Arts festival
                                                              May 24th Hershey Park Trip


    After school rehearsals: All after school rehearsals are scheduled from 3:28-4:28pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Check with your ensemble director for specific dates as performances arise.

    Performance Attire: For guitar performances, students are to dress in the following:

    Gentlemen- Black pants, white dress shirt, tie and dress shoes

    Ladies- Black pants/long skirt, white top and dress shoes

    Instrument storage
    All students enrolled in the guitar program are to store instruments in the designated storage areas each day they have class. Instruments MUST be stored before school (After dismissal from morning holding areas) and picked up after the school’s dismissal bell at the end of the day. INSTRUMENTS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OVERNIGHT
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Last Modified on August 28, 2018