The goal of the band program at
Summit Intermediate School is to develop outstanding middle school
musicians who create, understand, and enjoy music and who have the
skills necessary to be successful in music and in life.
are expected to be on time and prepared for rehearsal every
Each day, students should have their
instrument, their own music and a pencil on the stand,
and any other supplies.
If your instrument is in the shop,
please bring a signed note, as well as your music, to
are expected to follow directions the first time they are
are expected to treat the director, other students, and all
property with respect.
are expected to follow correct classroom procedures as
outlined in “Procedures for Mr. Peske’s Band Class.”
are expected to produce high quality work both as
individuals and as a group.
are expected to be at all performances on time with the
correct uniform and everything that is necessary to perform.
Positive behavior will be
recognized and praised. This may take the form of verbal praise, a
phone call home, or other positive reinforcement. Musical expression
offers its own intrinsic rewards and this program is structured so
that students will be able to experience the joy of a quality
musical performance on a regular basis.
If expectations are not
being met, there will be consequences appropriate to the situation.
I prefer to handle most situations by talking one-on-one with the
student after class. However, if problems continue, the student
will be detained after school, with prior notice. Other corrective
action, such as a conference with parents, a written contract,
further disciplinary consequences, or removal from the band program,
may also be used in situations that are persistent or extreme.
At times, the band will
travel off campus. I expect outstanding behavior during these trips
since individual student behavior will reflect on the entire Band
Program and on Summit Intermediate School as a whole. Any problems
during one of these events will be dealt with severely.
We will order band shirts
for students to wear at concerts. However, all students will need a
pair of pants to complete their uniform. Please make plans now to
have the appropriate concert attire. Students in Concert Band will
need blue jeans. Students in Symphonic or Shark Band will
need black pants and black shoes. The pants for all groups
must be full length, not capri style; without any
logos, stripes, or other ornamentation. Band shirts must always be
tucked in at performances. Shark Band students will also be issued
a jacket to wear at concerts. These jackets will need to be
returned at the end of the year and are to be used only in concert
Be sure to regularly check this website for upcoming
events, information, and reference material.
I hope that all students will choose to complete the
entire year, but I understand that sometimes priorities shift. Each
day in band, we make progress from the day before, covering new
concepts and material. Therefore, if a student decides to drop out
of band, he/she will not be allowed to rejoin, as the band will have
moved on. Students who wish to quit may do so, but must be aware
that they will not be allowed to return if they change their mind.
This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the program.