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I am starting my 26th year in music education and 11th year here at the Adair County HS Band. I look forward to a great 2019-20 School Year! If you need to contact the band room, the phone number is 270-384-5149. My e-mail address is tom.case@adair.kyschools.us. Please also visit www.adaircountyband.com for a more detailed list of current and or upcoming events.

Tom Case is in his 11th year as band director at Adair County and 26th year overall as a music educator. Prior to his appointment at Adair County, Mr. Case taught at Boyle County, Elizabethtown, Shelby County and John Hardin HS in Kentucky, serving as band director at each location.

All of Mr. Case’s concert and symphonic bands have received distinguished ratings at the KMEA District and or State Level Performance Assessment Event. His symphonic bands were selected twice to perform at the KMEA In-Service Conference. His symphonic bands have also been selected to perform at the University of South Carolina’s Band Clinic as well as the University of Kentucky’s Concert Band Invitational. Mr. Case has also conducted various All-Region, All-District, and Honor Bands across the state and regional area.

Mr. Case’s marching bands have claimed 5 BOA Grand National Class Championships, 9 BOA Regional class championships, and several BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist and Regional Finalist awards. Mr. Case’s bands have also won 7 KMEA State Championships and have been a KMEA State finalist 19 times. Mr. Case has also judged various state level championships in Arizona, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Mr. Case has held several professional offices within KMEA that include the Marching Band Board of Control, various Ad- Hoc Committees, District President, and District Band Chair. In addition, Mr. Case served as the statewide KMEA Band Chair-Elect and State Band Chair from 2008-2012.  Mr. Case also serves on the Bands of America ad-hoc Advisory Committee.

Mr. Case holds active memberships in MENC, KMEA, the National Bandmasters Association, PASIC, and Phi Beta Mu.

Mr. Case's 2019-20 SCHEDULE

1st Period:  Planning

2nd Period: 6th Grade Brass 

3rd Period:  6th Grade Percussion

4th Period: 6th Grade Woodwinds

5th Period:  7th/8th Grade Band

6th Period: High School Band

Adair County Bands 2019-20
The goal of the Adair County High School Band: The attempt and design of these course offerings is to provide instruction via performance, listening to, and analyzing music.
1)      Create and notate answers in similar style to music phrases
2)      Improvise melodic embellishments and variations on given melodies---
3)      Listen, analyze and notate short pieces of music demonstrating unity/variety, tension/release, and balance---
4)      Play a given piece of music on sight and with practice---
5)      Interpret music notation and symbols-
6)      Compare and contrast the quality of compositions and performances, using specific musical terms and elements to describe their technical and expressive qualities--
7)      Maintain proper knowledge of the elements of music and other arts
Student “I WILL….” Music Statements
play with Expression – the quality of a musical performance that reaches one’s emotions, and appeals to one's taste and judgment.

play with Timbre/Sonoritythe tone quality of the instruments at all volume levels.

play with Balance and Blend
– the effect of volume from individuals and sections that best realizes the musical priorities.

play with Style & Idiomatic Interpretation
– the extent to which a performance authentically represents the genre in which the music was written, with consideration for rhythm, articulation, and nuance.

play with Phrasing
– a complete musical thought through time.

play with Tempo
– the metronomic speed of a musical performance as related to that which best displays the intent of the music.

play with Pulse Control
– the ability of the performers to maintain consistent tempo.

play with Intonation
– the clarity and accuracy of the pitch from note to note within musical lines, between individuals within sections of the band, and between sections of the band.

play with Rhythmic Interpretation
– the ability of the performers to consistently produce clearly defined rhythms from section to section and as an ensemble.

play with Ensemble Cohesiveness – the production of a consistent musical line involving articulation, timing of attacks and releases, rhythm, tempo, pulse control, dynamics, and phrasing, as exhibited throughout the ensemble
 Student “I WILL….” Visual Statements
 Move with Uniformity of Method and Style—the degree to which the performer uses consistent and refined movement techniques.
Move with Individual Timing Control—the performers’ demonstration of cohesive and consistent control of time in moving body and equipment.
Move with Projection of Style—the performers’ use of energy, intensity, and control of body alignment(s) and articulation(s) and audience awareness
Move with Recovery—the performer's ability to compensate rapidly for space and time discrepancies.
Move an Understanding of Roles—the performer's demonstrated skills of developing character and mood through movement
Move within the Ensemble /Timing Control—the degree to which there is consistency and cohesion within the ensemble maintaining control of time while moving body and equipment.
Move within the Ensemble /Form Control—the degree to which there is consistency and cohesion within the ensemble in maintaining control of body placement in the drill
Move with correct Interval/Spacing—the performer's accurate and consistent control of distance relationships between bodies.
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Columbia, KY 42728

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