This week in Band (Week of April 16th)

6th Grade

We are continuing to prepare for our spring concert on May 1st. Uniform for the concert will be the Dickerson Band T-Shirts. If you need to reorder one please fill out this form and return it to Mr. Grimes by the end of the week.

Band Shirt Order Form

7th Grade

We are continuing to prepare for our spring concert on May 1st. Uniform for the concert will be Tuxedos and dresses. After the concert we will be collecting the jacket and pants so we can dry clean them before the end of school. Please make plans to have a change of clothes for your student after the concert.

8th Grade

The Orlando trip is fast approaching. If you have not turned in your final payment please do so early this week. If the itinerary for the trip did not make it home, you can download it here:

Orlando 2018 Itinerary

We will be sending home medical forms at the end of the week. These forms must be filled out if your student takes prescription medicine only. Over the counter medicine (allergy, Tylenol, etc..) does not require this form. If your student does have an inhaler or epi pen they will carry it around with them, but they will need to fill out the form. We would appreciate it if you would go over the original trip packet with your student. If you have misplaced it you can download it here:

Orlando Packet 2017-18

As we prepare for the Orlando trip we are in need of snacks and water for the bus. If you would like to donate snacks (packs of crackers, boxes of various chips) or flats of water please email Mr. Grimes. You can drop them off at the front office, but we like to let the office know that you are coming.

If you have any other questions about the trip please let us know.

This week in Band (Week of April 9th)

All Grades

 

We have testing this week. Due to a changing schedule each day for the next two weeks, we are asking that band students double check what days they have band. Everyone needs to make sure they have their instruments on class days. Our spring concert is quickly approaching (May 1st), and we want everyone to have the best chance to be prepared.

 

8thGrade

 

Spring Trip

At the point all money should be in as soon as possible. We will be sending a note home on Monday with information about the final payment. The total trip cost ended up being $620. If you have any questions, please let Mr. Grimes know.

 

Rookie Week

Next week (the week of April 16th), Walton will be holding Marching Band practice for all incoming Freshman whom are interested in finding out more about the program. We highly encourage each student to attend these after school rehearsals at Walton. We will be sending home information this week about times and details.

Field Day

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

This week in band (March 26th)

6th Grade

We will be doing our T-Shirt reorder the week after spring break. Please be on the look out for an order form. We are offering our 6th graders the opportunity to play in chamber ensembles before and after our 6th grade concert (Chamber Ensembles are really small groups with one person only playing each part). This is voluntary, because it does require students to come in early and practice. We open the band room at 8am every morning. If your student would like to come in and practice they are more than welcome, but please do not drop them off early. This causes a problem with unsupervised students.

7th Grade

A big thank you to everyone that has chaperoned over the last few days. We could not do the things that we do for our students without your help. LPGE was a great success, and all of our evaluators really enjoyed the concerts.

We will be continuing to work on Spring Concert music. Please make sure your student made it home with the entire uniform, and that it is not laying in a pile at the bottom of their closet. We will be wearing those uniforms again for the spring concert on May 1st.

8th Grade

A big thank you to everyone that has chaperoned over the last few days. We could not do the things that we do for our students without your help. LPGE and the MFA Southeastern Regional were a great success, and all of our evaluators really enjoyed the concerts.

We will be continuing to work on Spring Concert music. Please make sure your student made it home with the entire uniform, and that it is not laying in a pile at the bottom of their closet. We will be wearing those uniforms again for the spring concert on May 1st.

Rookie week at Walton for the marching band will be April 16-20. I cannot encourage each student enough to try this out. We have students each year that say they will never do marching band only to really enjoy rookie week. We will be sending out details soon about times and exact dates, but it will be after school each day that entire week. If you can only make one of those days please come on out and try it. You will not regret it.

 

 

This Week in Band March 19th

6th Grade

6th Grade is continuing to work on their spring concert music. We will have a playing test on Friday over Jurassic Park.

 

7th Grade

Most of the 7th grade will be attending LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) on Tuesday at McEachern High School. Concert band students should report to school on Tuesday in uniform. They will be attending 1-3 periods as normal. Symphonic Band students can wear their uniforms if they choose, but they will have some extra time to change before we leave. If you would like to come watch your student perform here are the performance times:

 

7th Grade Concert Band – 3:00pm in the theater at McEachern High School

7th Grade Symphonic Band – 4:40 in the theater at McEachern High School

7th Grade Concert band will be returning to the school by 5pm on Tuesday. 7th Grade Symphonic Band will not be returning to the school till 8pm. All students will be instructed to text/phone their parents when we get close to the school.

Please note that your students will not be allowed to join us on the trip if they are not in uniform. Gentleman should be in tuxes with their black shirt and vest. If you did not receive a bow tie they will be handed out on Tuesday. Gentleman should have black dress shoes and black socks.  Ladies should be in their concert black dresses and black dress shoes.

 

Any parent that would like to take their student home from McEachern after the performance, clinic, and sight reading (the whole process takes about an hour from the start of the performance), should send a signed letter to Mr. Grimes letting him know who is picking the student up. We will check out students at the busses after performances.

8th Grade

8th Grade Concert Band will be attending LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) on Tuesday at McEachern High School. They will be attending 1-3 periods as normal. Concert Band students can wear their uniforms if they choose, but they will have some extra time to change before we leave. If you would like to come watch your student perform they will be on stage at McEachern at 6:15.

8th Grade Concert Band will not be returning to the school till 8pm. All students will be instructed to text/phone their parents when we get close to the school.

Please note that your students will not be allowed to join us on the trip if they are not in uniform. Gentleman should be in tuxes with their white shirt and vest. If you did not receive a bow tie they will be handed out on Tuesday. Gentleman should have black dress shoes and black socks.  Ladies should be in their concert black dresses and black dress shoes.

Any parent that would like to take their student home from McEachern after the performance, clinic, and sight reading (the whole process takes about an hour from the start of the performance), should send a signed letter to Mr. Grimes letting him know who is picking the student up. We will check out students at the busses after performances.

8th Grade Symphonic band will be performing at the Georgia State Music for All Southeastern Regional on Wednesday. We will be reporting to school on Wednesday at 7am and departing for Atlanta at 7:30am. Please make sure your student is there early and ready to go.

We will be performing at the Rialto Theater  (33 Gilmer Street SE Atlanta, GA) at 10:30am on Wednesday. The concert is free to the public, and any parent is welcome to attend. After the performance we will be eating lunch, having master classes, watching other bands, and stopping at the Varsity on the way home. We plan on returning to Dickerson around 8pm that night. Students will be instructed to phone their parents when we get close.

There is a lot going on this week, so please email Mr. Grimes as soon as you can with any issues.

This week in band (March 11)

6th Grade

As we continue to prepare for our spring concert, we are concentrating on developing the students skills on their instruments. We are encouraging all of our students to practice a little more as we approach the end of the year.

As we prepare to move forward we have made the students aware of several opportunities that will help them to advance on their instruments

Private lessons: The secret to excelling on any musical instrument in private lessons. If you are interested in having your student take private lessons please email Mr. Grimes.

Summer Camps: Over the next few weeks we will be posting information about summer camps. These are a fun way for your student to learn more about their instrument and meet new people. Please keep an eye on the blog for more information.

7th Grade

We have LGPE on Tuesday March 20th. We have sent home information about this, but please let Mr. Grimes know if you have any questions.

We do ask that every student make sure they have everything they need for their uniform. The final parts (including vests) will be going home this week. Please try on anything you have and make sure everything fits. We will not be resizing uniform parts on LGPE day. Any student not showing up in uniform on Tuesday will not be going with us to LGPE. If you have any questions about uniform parts please email Mr. Grimes.

Mr. Grimes and Mr. Brown will be out of town with the percussion this Thursday and Friday, but we have subs that will be able to rehearse the bands while we are aware. Please take a moment to make sure your student is prepared to learn while we are aware. We only have a few days left to prepare for LGPE, and each day needs to be full of learning.

8th Grade

We have LGPE on Tuesday March 20th and Georgia State on March 21st. We have sent home information about this, but please let Mr. Grimes know if you have any questions.

We do ask that every student make sure they have everything they need for their uniform. The final parts (including vests) will be going home this week. Please try on anything you have and make sure everything fits. We will not be resizing uniform parts on performance days. Any student not showing up in uniform on Tuesday or Wednesday will not going with us for performances. If you have any questions about uniform parts please email Mr. Grimes.

Mr. Grimes and Mr. Brown will be out of town with the percussion this Thursday and Friday, but we have subs that will be able to rehearse the bands while we are aware. Please take a moment to make sure your student is prepared to learn while we are aware. We only have a few days left to prepare for LGPE, and each day needs to be full of learning.

This Week in Band (Week of March 5th)

6th Grade

We continue to prepare for our spring concert on May 1st. Please make sure you know where your student’s band T-Shirt is. If you need to reorder anything please let us know.

7th Grade

We continue to prepare for LPGE on March 20th. Permission slips will be due on Friday March 9th. If you have not seen the permission slip you can download it here:

LGPE 7th Grade Symphonic and 8th Grade Concert Band

7th Grade Concert Band LGPE

LGPE Permission

Please make sure that you have tried on your tux/dress, and that everything fits. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes

8th Grade

Concert Band

We continue to prepare for LPGE on March 20th. Permission slips will be due on Friday March 9th. If you have not seen the permission slip you can download it here:

LGPE 7th Grade Symphonic and 8th Grade Concert Band

LGPE Permission

Symphonic Band

We continue to prepare for our Georgia State performance on March 21st. All students need to double check and make sure they have their full uniform ready for that day. If you have not seen the itinerary for that day please download it below:

Georgia State Itinerary

This Week in Band (Week of February 26th)

Dear Parents,

Here is what is going on this week in the band room.

6th Grade

We are continuing to work in our books and prepare for our concert on the night of May 1st. The uniform for that night will be band T-shirt and jeans. If you are in need of a T-shirt or if you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimes.

7th Grade

We started sending home tuxedos and dresses the Friday before break. Please make sure you try everything on immediately. If there are any problems with sizes please have your student bring back the item, and we will do our best to make it fit. We will be handing out vests at a later date. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimes.

LGPE will be on Tuesday March 20th at McEachern High School. We will be sending home a detailed itinerary this week. We are still in need of a few chaperones. If you are available, please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

8th Grade

We are preparing for LGPE and the Georgia State Concert.

Concert Band

Concert Band will be performing at LGPE on March 20th at McEachern High School. We will be sending home a detailed itinerary this week. We are still in need of a few chaperones. If you are available, please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

Symphonic Band

We will be performing on March 21st at Georgia State. A detailed itinerary was sent home a few weeks ago. We could use a few more chaperones, so if you are interested please email Mr. Grimes.

If you have any food allergies that we need to be made aware of for the Georgia State trip, please email Mr. Grimes or send in a note.

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday – Poeme and Foundry

Tuesday – Poeme Waltz No. 2

Wednesday – Poeme and March

Thursday – Poeme and Foundry

Friday – Run all pieces

 

This Week in Band (Week of February 12th)

Dear Parents,

Thank you again for all you do for our students. As we enter the end of February and March please know that we get very busy. We have LGPE coming up for all of our 7th graders and our 8th grade Concert Band. Our 8th Grade Symphonic band will be attending the Music for All Southeastern Regional at Georgia State. This is an invitational event, and Dickerson was accepted as one of 6 bands out of over 100 that applied. This is a huge honor for our program, and we very proud of all the hard work our 8th graders have already put in. Please read the events for each grade this week, and let Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown know if you have any questions.

6th Grade

We will continue working in the book. If your student missed either of our tests recently they can make them up before school our email a video of the test to [email protected]

7th Grade

We will continue to work on LGPE music to prepare for our performance on Tuesday March 20th. We will have tests over LGPE music everyday this week.

Both of our 7th grade bands will be performing on that day, and we could use lots of chaperones. If you are available please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

We will be sending home tuxes with shirts, vests, and bowties on Friday.

8th Grade

8th Grade Symphonic Band will be taking pictures, in full uniform, on Wednesday. This picture will be used in the program for the Music for All event in March.

Our 8th Grade Concert band could use chaperones for our March 20th performance at LGPE if you are interested please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

Symphonic Band Rehearsal Schedule

Mon – March

Tues – Waltz

Wed – Pictures

Thurs – Foundry in Theater

Friday – Run all pieces in Theater

Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule

Mon – Asian Folk Rhapsody

Tues – Asian Folk Rhapsody

Wed – Gypsydance

Thursday – March

Friday – Run all pieces

 

 

 

This week in band (Week of February 5th)

6th Grade

The 6th grade will be performing for our 5th graders on Tuesday morning during class. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday.

7th Grade

Concert Band

Will be testing over a new piece of music at the end of the week. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

Symphonic Band

There will be a test this week over Red Cape. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

8th Grade

We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

Symphonic Band

Poeme every day

Monday – Foundry in the theater

Tuesday – March Trio

Wednesday – Waltz No. 2 O-end

Thursday – Waltz no. 2 0-end/March Trio

Friday – Run large portions of all pieces

Concert Band

Mon – Sight Read march

Tues – Sight read march and new piece

Wed – Focus on March

Thurs – March

Friday – Test on beginning of March

 

 

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