Band Sectionals are an extremely important part of the CMS Band curriculum. Band sectionals are REQUIRED and participation is counted towards the six weeks grade. Students attending Band Sectionals are excused from school Athletic team practice during that time. Please schedule Tutorials on a day other than a Sectional Day.
In addition to a participation grade, a chair test may be assigned each sectional. Students will have one week to prepare the material for the chair test. Please see the “Chair Test” page on the band website for the chair test grading rubric and for the chair test assignments each week. Chair Tests are a “live” audition and therefore cannot be made up. Only students with a school-approved excused absence will be excused from that day’s Chair Test and Sectional.
***Report time to morning Sectionals is 7:15am***
*Please note* – Students who are late to sectionals will only receive partial credit for participation. Remember “To Be Early Is To Be On Time, To Be On Time Is To Be LATE!” Students who miss a sectional will receive a Zero for Sectional Participation. There are NO Sectional Make-Ups. Consequences for unexcused Missed Sectionals are as follows:
1st Missed Sectional – Lunch Detention & Parent Contact
2nd Missed Sectional – After-School Detention & Parent Conference
3rd Missed Sectional – Saturday School & Parent/Administrator Conference
CMS Dragon Band Sectional Schedule
Low Brass, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Sax
9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16
9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18
9/7 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18
9/4 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/9 10/15
Percussion, French Horn
9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/15
Attendance is required for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band members. Attendance is highly recommended for Concert Band members.