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Performance Test

  Derived from rubric: Band Performance (grades 6-12)
built by Rmaxwell0515

Rubric Code: X8WCA2
Overall checklist for Band Performance at a 6-8th grade level.
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Keywords: Band Performance Rubric
Categories: Subjects: Music  
Types: Exam   Presentation   Assignment  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Standard Not Met
0 pts
Approaching Standard
1 pts
Standard Met
2 pts
Above Standard
3 pts
Exceeding Standard
4 pts
Instrument/Hand Position
10 pts
Standard Not Met

Instrument is not held in the proper playing position. Right and/or left hand position is incorrect.
Approaching Standard

Some effort is being made to hold the instrument correctly but performance is hindered by poor right or left hand and finger placement.
Standard Met

Hand and finger position are good but the instrument is not in the correct position to project to the audience.
Above Standard

Playing position is good but there are minor errors in hand or finger position.
Exceeding Standard

Playing position is correct and hand & finger position are correct to allow for good technical facility.
Posture
10 pts
Standard Not Met

Does not attempt, nor make efforts to improve proper posture
Approaching Standard

Sits or stands with with head down, shoulders down and forward, arms resting on body, feet crossed, fully extended or not touching the floor, and back bent. Sits with back against the chair.
Standard Met

Sometimes sits or stands with the head down, shoulders down and forward, arms lowered but not resting on the body, feet under the chair, and back bent. Sometimes sits with back off the chair.
Above Standard

Usually sits or stands with the head up, shoulders straight, arms at the correct angle, feet on the floor, and back straight land not leaning on the chair, if sitting.
Exceeding Standard

Always Usually sits or stands with the head up, shoulders straight, arms at the correct angle, feet on the floor, and back straight land not leaning on the chair, if sitting.
Articulation/Touging
15 pts
Standard Not Met

No real attempt at articulation is being made.
Approaching Standard

Difficulty with tonguing slurring patterns and/or accents.
Standard Met

Student usually follows the articulation marked but there are frequent or repeated small errors.
Above Standard

Almost all articulation patterns are correct with only an occasional small error.
Exceeding Standard

All articulation patterns are performed correctly.
Pitch Accuracy
20 pts
Standard Not Met

No recognizable tune is present.
Approaching Standard

Many notes are incorrect
- student seems unfamiliar with the tune.



(6 or more mistakes)
Standard Met

Shows a good feel for the notes in the piece but there are frequent or repeated small mistakes
in pitch.

(4-5 mistakes)
Above Standard

Mostly correct with a few errors in pitch or rhythm.



(2-3 mistakes)
Exceeding Standard

Pitches are correct and has a quality sound for that instrument.



(1 mistake or less)
Tone Quality
15 pts
Standard Not Met

Sound is totally lacking in quality due to a poorly formed or weak embouchure/grip (focrum) and/or no breath support. Poor posture may be evident.
Approaching Standard

Limited projection - tone is poor or range is limited due to the need for a stronger embouchure or better focrum/breath support. Posture may need improvement.
Standard Met

Fair use of projection and fullness of tone. There may be room for improvement in:
1. posture
2. embouchure or focrum
3. breath support
Above Standard

Considerable use of projection and fullness of tone but still somewhat short of a mature sound.
Exceeding Standard

Tone is full and well projected. A truly characteristic sound for the instrument.
Accurate Rhythm
15 pts and Tempo
Standard Not Met

No evidence of steady pulse
Approaching Standard

Pulse is unstable with major rhythmic errors.
Standard Met

Pulse is fairly steady but there are frequent or repeated small rhythmic errors.
Above Standard

Steady pulse with few rhythmic errors.
Exceeding Standard

Steady pulse with accurate rhythms at all times.
Musicality
15 pts
Standard Not Met

Student Does not give attention to dynamics, tempo or style indications.
Approaching Standard

Rarely uses dynamics and/or follows indications of tempo or style.
Standard Met

Use of dynamics is narrow and/or playing is inconsistent in tempo or style.
Above Standard

Student displays ability to play with correct dynamics, phrasing & tempo with only minor errors.
Exceeding Standard

Student consistently plays with appropriate dynamics, phrasing & tempo.


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