Buhs Band Information Quiz

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This quiz will verify that you have read important information that is posted on the band website. It must be completed by September 9th.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Consult the Home page of the BUHS Band website for the first three questions.Which of the following events has the BUHS Band NOT been a part of?
    • A. 

      Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    • B. 

      Percy Grainger Band Festival

    • C. 

      Heritage Music Festival

    • D. 

      Presidential Inauguration Parade

    • E. 

      Vermont Music Educators Association Band Festival

  • 2. 
    What year did Stephen Rice become the director of the BUHS Band?
  • 3. 
    From what college/university did Mr. Rice earn his bachelors and masters degrees from?
    • A. 

      James Madison University

    • B. 

      University of Vermont

    • C. 

      University of Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Berklee College of Music

  • 4. 
    In addition to serving as BUHS band director, Mr. Rice was the director at which school from 1994-2000?
    • A. 

      Keene State College

    • B. 

      Brattleboro Elementary School

    • C. 

      Brattleboro Area Middle School

    • D. 

      University of Massachusetts

  • 5. 
    FROM AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION OF HANDBOOK:Which scholarship gives all BUHS band members the opportunity to apply for financial assistance for supplemental music instruction such as private lessons or summer camps?
    • A. 

      Vaile-Cleveland Scholarship

    • B. 

      Ellis Music Company District Scholarship

    • C. 

      BUHS Band Trust Fund Scholarship

    • D. 

      Arion Award

  • 6. 
    John Sawyer Shaw received the Louis Armstrong Award AND the Bruce Noble Award in 2015.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    From the Band Syllabus:Which piece of pep band music is not on the list of for this year?
    • A. 

      Hurricane Season - Trombone Shorty

    • B. 

      O'er the Stands - BUHS School Song

    • C. 

      Can't Hold Us - Mackelmore

    • D. 

      Bad Blood - Taylor Swift

  • 8. 
    Which of the following pieces is not on the list for the March Early Spring Band Concert?
    • A. 

      Mars (Bringer of War) - Gustav Holst

    • B. 

      Venus (Bringer of Peace) - Gustav Holst

    • C. 

      Jupiter (Bringer of Jollity) - Gustav Holst

    • D. 

      Mother Earth - David Maslanka

  • 9. 
    From the "Grading" section of the Band Syllabus:How many football games must each band member attend as part of the Pep Band in addition to the Homecoming game?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 10. 
    Check each of the ways students can earn extra credit in the FIRST quarter.
    • A. 

      Auditioning for the district concert band.

    • B. 

      Playing Christmas carols for Santa's arrival at the Gibson-Aiken Center

    • C. 

      Auditioning for the All State music festival

    • D. 

      Attending more than the required football pep bands.

    • E. 

      Playing in the district concert band

    • F. 

      Playing with the band in the Horribles Parade on Halloween.

  • 11. 
    The final project performance counts as what percentage of your final grade in band?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      22.5%

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about concert dress are true?
    • A. 

      Girls' shirts must have sleeves (long or short).

    • B. 

      If you don't have black shoes, it's okay to wear sneakers.

    • C. 

      Boys have to wear a tie

    • D. 

      Black jeans may be worn by boys or girls

    • E. 

      It's okay to have a little gap between your shirt and your pants.

    • F. 

      Girls can wear black pants or a long black skirt.

  • 13. 
    From Lesson Information 2015-16, the lesson rotation section tells us that a typical lesson cycle includes how many weeks of lessons before assessment recordings are due?
  • 14. 
    Lesson-related performance assessment recordings are submitted through a computer program called
  • 15. 
    From the "What happens if....?" section:  If you show your lesson pass to your classroom teacher and he/she cannot excuse you, you should tell Mr. Rice about it the next day in band.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you are being pulled from the same class for the second time in a lesson cycle, you or your teacher may decide that you cannot miss the class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If you forget to go to your lesson, you should tell your lesson teacher that you're sorry and you will get some credit for the lesson.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If you're sick on the day of your lesson, you should speak with your lesson teacher when you return to school so the lesson can either be rescheduled or excused.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If you are taking private lessons on your instrument outside of school, you still have to attend all of your in-school lessons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    How many lesson cycles will there be in the first semester?
  • 21. 
    From the Performance Attire for Concert and Marching Band information, check each box that is true about our marching band uniform.
    • A. 

      Most of them were bought in 1987

    • B. 

      They include purple plumes

    • C. 

      They cost about $200 to replace

    • D. 

      You may not eat or drink while wearing your uniform (except water)

    • E. 

      The fancy name for the hat is a shako

    • F. 

      The white sash that wraps around the bottom of the jacket is called a cumberland

    • G. 

      The only parts of the uniform you have to provide are those that go on your feet

  • 22. 
    A few of questions about jazz ensembles:Wind players and drummers who are not enrolled in band can still enroll in jazz band or jazz workshop.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Students should only get involved with jazz band or jazz workshop if they are able to make the commitment to weekly evening rehearsals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Jazz band and jazz workshop are classes for which students earn 4 credits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Finally, some SmartMusic questions:Which of the following is NOT a feature of SmartMusic?
    • A. 

      Teachers can assign excerpts from band music, lesson books, etc. to be submitted as performance assessments.

    • B. 

      Students can change the tempo of anything they practice.

    • C. 

      Everything you play is recorded so you can listen to what you just played.

    • D. 

      Allows you to play along with your favorite YouTube videos.

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