Band Letter 2020-2021  (Updated Aprl 6, 2021)


Name: ___________________________       Grade This Year: ____


____ Blue Cohort Jazz (3 pts. if at 95% of rehearsals; 2 pts if at 80%; 1 pt. otherwise)

____ Gold Cohort Jazz (3 pts. if at 95% of rehearsals; 2 pts if at 80%; 1 pt. otherwise)

____ Zephyr Percussion Ensemble (3 pts. if at 95% of rehearsals; 2 pts if at 80%; 1 pt. otherwise)

____ Pit Orchestra/Musical Cast- Winter Musical (3 pts- could be less depending on how many rehearsals were missed)

____ Pit Orchestra/Musical Cast- Spring Musical (4 pts- could be less depending on how many rehearsals were missed)

____ All-State Choir or Band Member 2020-2021 (3 points 2021; 5 points in regular years that the summer camp happens)

____ All-State Audition for 2020-2021 (1 point)

____ All-Conference (Metro East) Band or Jazz Member (1 point, 2021; 2 points in a regular year that the event happens)

____ Overnight Honor Band (2 pts per event) (none in 2020-2021)

____ Virtual Honor Band (other than All State or MBDA 9/10 groups) (1 point for non-auditioned event; 2 points for auditioned event)

____ Outside of MHS performance group (i.e. MYS, GTCYS, Church Choir, etc)  (2 points per group)

____ MBDA 9-10 Honor Band (2 points 2021; 3 points in a regular year)

____ MBDA 9-10 Jazz Band (2 points 2021; 3 points in a regular year)

____ MBDA 9-10 Honor Audition (1 point per Jazz and/or Concert Band)

____ Region 4AA Solo/Ensemble Contest (2 point 1st event, 1 pt. each additional event) 

(not available in 2020-2021)

____ MHS Band Solo Concert performance (1 point per solo performed)

____ Private Lessons 2020-2021 on BAND instrument (1 pt per full semester)

____ Summer Music Festival/camp 2020 (NOT including All State) (3 pts)

____ BLT Member (up to 3 points; student writes a short paragraph describing how many points they think they deserve with evidence of why; Ms. Goucher and Band President will ultimately award the points)

____ Section Leader (1 pt for each group you are a section leader for a full year)

____ MHS Concert attendance (not your own) (1 pt. per 2 programs turned in) 

  • Potentially not a possibility in 2020-2021

____ Outside of MHS concert attendance (not your own)  (1 pt. per 3 programs turned in)

____ Extra performance with an MHS group not your own (i.e. drums with the choir; vocal solo with the jazz band; add in member to ZJE if not a part of it)  (1 pt per)

____ 2020 Fall Pep Band (.5 pt. for each of the events, including .5 for Percussion Ensemble members that played Drum Line at half time)...up to 2 points total possible

____ Band Mentor- 1 point (potentially 2 points if student can offer evidence of going above and beyond in their mentorship)

____ Non BLT member visits to the MS Band (1 point)

____ Director’s Discretion (if you’ve done something musical not on this list that you think deserves lettering consideration, talk to your director)


____ Total


Have you already received a Band letter?  Yes     No


How many band letters have you received in the past?    1 2     3


You receive a letter every 12 points, but may only be awarded one per year. 


The Master Musician award is for seniors who accumulate 50 or more points by their senior year and have participated in band/choir for all four years.  (starting in 2023)

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The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
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Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.