How do I letter in music?
Lettering worksheet may be printed from "Assignment Information" page.
Lettering in Music is similar to lettering in sports. And earning your
letter serves you well in the collegiate application process. It
communicates to the board your willingness to go "above and beyond". The
attributes of commitment, selfless service, excellence, openness to diverse
and new experiences, goals for artistic growth.... These are some of the
qualities that colleges are seeking in their applicants. And you are
communicating that you are the person they seek!
To earn your letter each year there is a minimum # of points that must be
accrued. The projected # for 2012 is 29.
Here's a partial list of potential venues:
Liturgical Masses - 1st day of school,10 throughout the school year
Pep Band - Football games, PVI Runfest, Options under the lights
soccer tourney, ARMY 10-miler, It's Academic NBC Studios videotaping
Jazz Band fall semester/Spring Semester
Summer Music Camp(s)
Help with PVI mini-camps for Diocesan musicians
Student Conducting at games and concerts
Extra-curricular ensemble rehearsals and performances
Music library work
Volunteer to perform on secondary instrument - 1 per concert
Note: The average earning power of these activities is 1 pt. for every 2 1/2
hours of commitment. Examples: private lessons = 5 pts., car wash = 1-2 pts.
And returning musicians have a carry-over of 5 pts. to start off the year!
These awards will be handed out at the annual awards picnic in May. First-
year recipients will earn an official PVI letter... the same ones that are
awarded in sports. Students earning their letter for their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th
year will be awarded a bar each year to attach to the original letter. And
the special "high-point" pin is awarded to one instrumentalist each year -