The Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble are select groups of student musicians representing all colleges on campus. The bands tour annually and perform concerts on and off campus. Membership in the Symphonic Band is open to all students with band experience. Membership in the Wind Ensemble is open to all students who qualify by audition. Membership in the Wind Ensemble involves performing at both the fall and spring commencement ceremonies. All class meetings are in Fain Instrumental Music Building, Room 104.
Required and Suggested Texts: There are no required texts for this class.
Office Hours: Dr. Archambo’s office hours will be posted on his door by the end of the first week of classes.
Course Objectives: The student will learn and perform music at the collegiate level.
GRADING. Students are expected to attend class and performances, to be musically prepared for rehearsals, and to make every effort to perform to the best of their ability. Semester grading will be a combination of many factors. If you do not attend class, you are expected to come in on your own time and get all assignments.
The instructor reserves the right to add, adjust, or cancel assignments and performances as the course progresses.
Attendance Policy: There are about thirty-nine class meetings during the spring and an additional commencement rehearsal for the Wind Ensemble. There are no excused absences from class. If the absence is unplanned, the student is expected to call Dr. Archambo at 397-4210 before the missed class and leave a message that you will miss class.
The purpose of the attendance policy is to insure that everyone attends rehearsals. It is difficult to practice balance, blend, and intonation when students are absent. And when a student is absent, they miss specific instructions on music that can take away from the overall performance of the group. However, the attendance policy must have some consideration for illness and unplanned events that happen to all of us. Please call Dr. Archambo at 696-5511 or 642-6076 prior to the absence and leave a message if you are going to be absent. The student is expected to have a pencil for every rehearsal.
Conduct Statement: College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic Dishonesty Statement: Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Students’ Office. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. The term “collusion” means collaboration with another person in preparing work offered for credit of that collaboration is not authorized by the faculty member in charge.
Student Honor Creed
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so." As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.
Special Needs Statement: Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs. Disability Support Services is located in the Clark Student Center, Room 168. They may also be contacted at 397-4140. If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.
Student Privacy Statement: Federal privacy law prohibits me from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases I will not discuss your academic progress or other matters with your parents. Please do not have them call me. Regardless of these important legal considerations, it is my general policy to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form.