First Lesson Night is tonight

Our 6th grade students will have their first lesson night tonight. There was a misprint in the flyer sent home about the time. The event will start at 6:30, but we will be going to 8:00pm tonight. If you need to leave early to make other obligations we completely understand, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Students will need their instruments. The schedule for the evening is below.

6:30pm – Parent Student meeting in the theater

7:00pm – Students and parents head to their classrooms to work with individual instructors.

8:00pm – All students finished

 

Welcome Back

We hope you had a great summer. Here are a few reminders as we prepare to go back to school next week.

If you would like remind updates there is a link at the top of the page.

We will be sending out email updates each week. If you would like to be included in these emails please make sure your email is current in Synergy.

7th and 8th grade.

We will start playing with wind instruments on Friday. Wind players will need your book by Monday August 6th.

7th Grade book for winds

8th Grade Book for winds

Percussion will need to contact Mr. Brown for books and supplies.

Drop Forms

Dear Parents,

Sometimes we have students that need to drop band class due to several different reasons. If your student needs to drop band for next year you must turn in the drop form by this Friday. We do not allow students to drop at the beginning of the year, so this is your only chance.

These forms were sent home last week with your students, but we want to make sure you are aware of the policy. If the form did not make it home to you, you can download it here:

Drop Form 2018

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Grimes.

This week in band- May 7th

6th Grade

The small ensembles that performed before the concert last Tuesday will be performing for our STEAM night on Thursday. Students should report to the band room at 5:45 for 6:00 performance in the foyer. Students will be done by 6:20. Uniform will be jeans and band T-Shirts.

All school instruments will be checked in next week and reissued for the summer. Please look for a new contract from Mr. Grimes next week.

7th Grade

Honors Jazz Band (Friday morning jazz band) will be performing at 7:00 in the theater on Thursday for STEAM night. Please wear your jazz band t-shirt and report to the band room at 6:40. We will be done by 7:20.

All school instruments will be checked in next week and reissued for the summer. Please look for a new contract from Mr. Grimes next week. If you have an instrument at home please return it this week.

8th Grade 

Your student should have brought home a letter about the Orlando trip refund that is available. If the letter did not make it home please download it here:

Orlando Refund Letter

The letter is due by Friday May 11th.

Honors Jazz Band (Friday morning jazz band) will be performing at 7:00 in the theater on Thursday for STEAM night. Please wear your jazz band t-shirt and report to the band room at 6:40. We will be done by 7:20.

All school instruments will be checked in next week and reissued for the summer. Please look for a new contract from Mr. Grimes next week. If you have an instrument at home please return it this week.

Concert Information

Dear Parents,

I apologize for this information not already being here. For some reasons this did not post before we left for the 8th Grade Trip.

Our spring concert is Tuesday May 1st.

6th Grade will be performing at 6:00pm. Students should report at 5:45pm. The concert will conclude by 6:20pm. Concert uniform is a Dickerson Band T-Shirt and jeans.

7th Grade will be performing at 7:00pm. Students should report at 6:45pm. The concert will conclude by 7:30pm. Concert uniform is tuxes and dresses. After the concert all gentlemen will need to turn in their tux pants and jackets. This means that they will need to bring a change of clothes to wear home.

8th Grade will be performing at 8:00pm. Students should report at 7:45pm. The concert will conclude by 8:30pm. Concert uniform is tuxes and dresses. After the concert all gentlemen will need to turn in their tux pants and jackets. This means that they will need to bring a change of clothes to wear home.

This Week in Band (Week of April 23rd)

6th Grade

Our 6th Grade Spring Concert will be at 6pm on Tuesday May 1st. Students will wear their Dickerson Band Shirt (the same one we wore in December). If you have not ordered one already please fill out the form below and return it by Monday April 23rd.

Band Shirt Order Form

7th Grade 

Our 7th Grade Concert will be on at 7pm on Tuesday May 1st. Students will wear their tuxes and dresses. After the concert gentlemen will be turning in their jackets and pants. Please make sure they bring something to change into, so that we can collect all of our tuxes on May 1st.

8th Grade

Orlando Trip

Our overnight permission forms are due on Monday April 23rd. All forms must be turned in by that day. If you have not seen one you can download it here.

Form_IFCB-6 (Orlando 2018)

If you have not seen the itinerary you can download it here:

Orlando 2018 Itinerary

Please make sure you review with your students all the guidelines sent home earlier in the year. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes.

Our 8th Grade Concert will be on at 8pm on Tuesday May 1st. Students will wear their tuxes and dresses. After the concert gentlemen will be turning in their jackets and pants. Please make sure they bring something to change into, so that we can collect all of our tuxes on May 1st.

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.