Welcome Back (8th Grade Update please read)

Welcome back

6th Grade

Please make sure you have your theory books on January 4th. We will be turning those in on the that day.

7th Grade

We will be starting our new schedule on January 4th. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Grimes. We will start playing on January 5th.

8th Grade

We will be counting the scale test as the first grade of the 3rd nine weeks instead of counting it for the 2nd nine weeks. This means that you will have until the end of February to turn in the scale test.

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Closing out before break

8th Graders:

Please remember that the spring trip deposit of $150 for all students is due this Friday December, 15th. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes.

On the morning of Wednesday December 20th, 8th grade band students will be performing in the halls as students arrive in the morning. Any interested 8th grader should arrive at 8am on the 20th dressed in festive holiday attire. Unfortunately, we do not have the room for parents to come in and watch.

7th Graders:

Starting in January all 7th grade students will be divided into Symphonic and Concert Bands. These decisions are based on playing test the students have taken throughout the year.

Symphonic Band students also have the opportunity to take band twice each day. We call the second class they sign up for double band. Students interested in double band will be bringing home a permission slip this week. If you have any questions about this please contact Mr. Grimes.

Parent Permission Double Band 7th grade 2017-18

6th Grade

6th Graders will need their theory books on Tuesday December 19th and Wednesday December 20th during class.

This week in Band (Week of December 4th)

Mr. Brown and Mr. Grimes would like to thank all the students, parents, and administration at Dickerson for the great Winter Band concerts. All the concerts were a great success, and we appreciate all the support from this fantastic community all year long.

Percussion Ensemble

Congratulations to our percussion Ensemble on receiving a proclamation from the Cobb Commissioners for their acceptance to the National Percussion Ensemble Festival this year.


7th Grade

This week we will be sending home information about double band. All of our students in Symphonic band are allowed to take band twice a day starting in January. This does mean that they will only take band classes during their connections classes. There will be a permission slip and information coming home later this week.

8th Grade

8th Grade will begin playing tests on scales this week. Any student that does not want to take the tests in class can take the test at home and email it to Mr. Grimes at dickersonmsband@gmail.com