This week in band (Week of September 17th)

Mr. Brown and Mr. Grimes would like to thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser. It was a big success, and we could not do all of this without your help.

6th Grade – 6th Grade will be continuing with class as normal. We have our first playing test at the end of this week.

7th Grade – 7th grade will be finishing up playing tests this week. Please make sure you have checked your students grade in the past few weeks. If you have any questions please let Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown know.

8th Grade – parents please do not forget that Chicago deposits are due this Wednesday September 19th. You can play on mypaymentsplus, or you can send in a check. Please realize that this is a hard deadline, and we cannot extend it.

We sent home information about 8th grade night at Walton last week. There is no cost for 8th grade night, but permission forms are due this Friday. We encourage everyone to join us for this event. It allows your child the opportunity to see what the marching band is like in a fun environment. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown.

New Walton Map

8th Grade Night 2018

8th Grade Night Permission

This week in band (Week of September 4th and September 10th)

Dear Parents,

We have a lot going on over the next two weeks, so we wanted to go ahead and let you know about everything.

Fund Raiser (All Grades)

All students will turn in their fundraiser monies on Friday September 7th or Monday September 10th. Students will need to bring money for all items, their order form and their tally sheet. We will have band parents collecting money during each class. If you are making a donation in lieu of selling, please bring your check in on the same days.

Solo and Ensemble (7th and 8th Grade only)

Students wishing to perform in solo and ensemble should turn in their permission form and money by Friday September 7th. This event does take place on Saturday November 3rd, and it is completely optional for 7th and 8th graders. You can download the form here:

SoloEnsemble Permission

S&E Registration Letter 2018-19

All State and Honor Band (7th and 8th Graders only)

All State and Honor Band registration is due on Friday September 14th. This is an optional event for students, and there are several dates involved. Please make sure you have looked through all the paperwork, and you are available for all dates before you sign up.

All State Honor Band 2018-19

Honor Band Permission 2018-19

All State Permission 2019

Chicago Trip (8th Grade Only)

Yesterday we sent home the information about the Chicago trip. We are sending home an updated Intent form today. We apologize for the inconvenience of having to fill out this form twice. At the top of the Dickerson website you will find a link to the 8th grade trip page. You can find all information about the trip including the packet on this page.

 

This Week in Band Week of August 27th

Parents,

We are starting our band fundraiser this week. On Friday August 24th each student received a fundraiser packet. Attached is a letter that was sent home about what we spend the money on.

Fundraising Letter 2018-19

If you would like to make a donation instead of selling the cheesecakes and cookies, then you may just turn in a check. On average we raised $75 per student last year.

If you do decided to sell as a family we ask that you do the following:

  1. Turn in all orders on September 7th or 10th.
  2. Make sure that you collect money as you sell the item, and all checks collected should be made out to the parent.
  3. Please turn in only one check for the entire amount of your ordermade out to Dickerson Middle School.

There was some information sent home by the fundraising company about paying by credit card. At this time we are not set up to do this, so please disregard that information.

We would like to say thank you so much for all your help. We cannot do everything we do for the students without your help. If you have any questions please feel free to email us.

 

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.