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LMS Bands Concert Critique Format and Grading Rubric

A concert program must accompany this critique.

Paragraph #1—Introduction (1 point)
This paragraph should include the basic facts concerning the concert, such as date, time and location.

Paragraph #2—Technical evaluation (2 points)
Write a paragraph in which you evaluate a technical aspect of the musical performance. Technical aspects might include pitch, blend, dynamics, vibrato, or technical skill on an instrument.

Paragraph #3—Presentation (2 points)
Write a paragraph on concert presentation. Areas discussed in this paragraph could include concert dress, discipline and enthusiasm.

Paragraph #4—Musical selections (2 points)
Write a paragraph centering on the musical selections. Aspects of this subject could include variety, appropriateness for the performing groups and quality of the literature.

Paragraph #5—Summary (1 point)
Write a paragraph that summarizes the report and brings it to a logical and satisfying conclusion.

Conventions (all reports must be typed, double-spaced)
2 points—1 or 2 minor spelling or grammatical errors
1 point—a few spelling and grammatical errors
0 points—many spelling and grammatical errors

Grading Scale
A 9-10 points
B 8 points
C 7 points
D 6 points