What are career points?

Career points differ from grade points in that you can never lose career points.  They stay with you as long as you are in band.  Also, when you earn career points, you will also earn grade points at the same time.  The way to earn career points is to play your band instrument or help others play their band instrument.

  • All-State Band Audition (Grades 10 & 11)
    • PERFORM Audition for Mr. Tuttle and score an 85% or greater
      • Earn 100 career points (50 for grade)
      • Credit for completing Stage 30  (*ADM Stars & Stripes Forever Solo)
      • Receive a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
    • SUBMIT and UPLOAD Audition (Pre-Approved by Mr. Tuttle) 
      • Earn 500 career points (50 for grade)
      • Credit for completing Stage 36 (*FS3)
      • Receive a 100% on next THREE Performance Tests
  • All-State Band Membership (Grades 10 & 11)  
    • Those ACCEPTED into All State Band, ATTEND All State Camp, and PERFORM with All State Band will earn 1,000 career points (50 for grade) / Receive a 100% on next EIGHT Performance Tests
  • Band Trainer:  
    • 20 career points (20 for grade) per session / 50 career points (20 for grade) per summer session
    • For every NINE sessions will be credited with a 100% on the NEXT performance test
  • College Honor Band Audition (Grades 9 - 12) earn 200 career points per time (50 for grade)
  • College Honor Band Membership (Grades 9 - 12) earn 500 career points per time (50 for grade)
  • Solo / Ensemble Contest:  Those who PERFORM a solo or ensemble for the band will be credited with a 100% on the NEXT Performance Test
    • FAIR Rating = 0 career points
    • GOOD Rating = ½ career points based on difficulty of piece / credited with a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
    • EXCELLENT Rating  = Full career points based on difficulty of piece / credited with a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
    • SUPERIOR Rating  = Double career points based on difficulty of piece / credited with a 100% on next TWO Performance Tests
    • 38+ Judge Score = Triple career points based on difficulty of piece - credit for passing Stage 32 (ADM Stars & Stripes Forever Solo / credited with a 100% on next THREE Performance Tests
    • Best of Day / Perfect Score  = 500 bonus career points / Credit for completing Stage 33 (2 *FS3 Solos) / Receive a 100% on next FOUR Performance Tests
  • Graduation Performance (Grades 6 - 11) earn 50 career points per time (18 for grade)
  • Junior High Honor Band:  100 career points per time (50 for grade)
  • Memorial Day Performance:  50 career points per time (24 for grade)
  • Middle & High School Jazz Band:  
    • Stages 13 - 24 (*ADM Lessons 20 - 33)  = 2 career points per rehearsal (same for grade)
    • Stages 25 - 30 (ADM Lessons 34 - 39) = 3 career points per rehearsal (same for grade)
    • Stages 31 - 36  (FS3) = 4 career points per rehearsal (same for grade)
    • Those who have completed Stage 36 (FS3) = 6 career points per rehearsal (same for grade)
    • High School Jazz Band Ensemble Contest Performance:
      • 24 career points for EXCELLENT Rating
      • 48 career points for SUPERIOR Rating
      • 100 career points for Best of Day / Perfect Score
  • Pep Band:  ​For those who have passed Stage 36 (FS3)
    • 6 career points per performance (same for grade)
  • Private Lessons:  
    • 50 career points per lesson (same for grade)
    • For every FOUR Private Lessons will be credited with a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
  • Region 8A Subsection 30 Honor Band:  
    • 100 career points per time (50 for grade)
    • Credited with a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
  • Summer Band Camp:
    • Those on Stages 1 - 12 (ADM Lessons 1 -19) will earn credit for completing 10 Stages (15 ADM Lessons / 12 Solos) or ADVANCE up to Stage 13 (ADM Lesson 20 / Solo # 13) - whichever is HIGHER (those who take Private Lessons will be credited an additional Stage (ADM Solo) per Lesson)
    • Those on Stages 13 - 24 (ADM Lessons 20 - 33) will earn credit for completing 6 Stages (7 ADM Lessons / 7 Solos) or ADVANCE up to Stage 25 (ADM Lesson 34 / Solo # 21) - whichever is HIGHER (those who take Private Lessons will be credited an additional Stage (ADM Solo) per Lesson)
    • Those on Stages 25 - 30 (ADM Lessons 34 - 39) will earn credit for completing 6 Stages (6 ADM Lessons / 4 Solos or ADVANCE up to Stage 31 (ADM Stars & Stripes Forever Solo) - whichever is HIGHER (those who take Private Lessons will be credited an additional Stage (ADM SOLO) per Lesson)
    • Those on Stages 31 - 36 (FS3) will earn credit for completing ONE Stage (1 FS3 Solo) per DAY of camp plus gain an additional 100 career points per remaining days of camp  - whichever is HIGHER (those who take Private Lessons will be credited an additional 100 career points per Lesson)
    • Those who have passed Stage 36 (FS3) will earn 750 career points for attending the camp (those who take Private Lessons will be credited an additional 100 career points per Lesson)
    • High School Band Students will be credited with a 100% on both performance tests of fall quarter

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