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.

 

 

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.

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