January 2018 archive

This week in band (Week of January 29th)

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble on their spectacular performance at The Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference on Friday.

6th Grade:

We will be having another playing test this week on Friday. This weeks playing test will be over The Tempest measures 45 – End

7th Grade:

Both classes will be having playing tests this week. Symphonic band will be testing  over The Red Cape measures 1-24 on Friday

Concert band will be testing over Two Minute Symphony measures 9-24 on Monday.

8th Grade: 

Both classes will continue to work on Fundamentals and music. We will have a playing test next week over some of the music we are working on.

This Week in Band (January 22nd)

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their surprise vacation. Our 8th grade percussion will be performing for the Georgia Music Educators Association state conference this Friday. Please wish them good luck. Please read below, and email me if you have any questions.

Uniform Fittings:

All 7th and 8th graders that have not been tried on for a uniform should plan on being in the band room between 8:15-9:15 on Thursday morning (January 26th)

8th Grade Percussion this week:

Wednesday – After school practice 4:15-7:30

Thursday – After school practice 4:15-6:30. We will load the truck after practice

Friday – Performance day. Please see the schedule that Mr. Brown sent home.

6th Grade Band:

Both classes will have a written check on Monday, and a playing test this Thursday.

7th Grade Band:

Symphonic – We will have a playing test this Thursday

Concert – We will have a playing test next week.

8th Grade Band:

Because of the weather we missed the deadline for the Orlando trip payment. Please try to get that payment in this week.

Symphonic – Please keep practicing your parts. We will try to make up our missed camp with a few after school practices. We will send home information as soon as we have details.

Concert – We will have a playing test next week.

8th Grade Symphonic Band Camp Cancelled

Good Evening Everyone,

Percussion: Please refer to the email sent last night for your instructions.

With school being canceled on Friday we are cancelling our Symphonic Camp for the 8th grade band for both Friday and Saturday. Thank you all for arranging your schedules for this event. We are working with the admin team to reschedule some rehearsals to make up for this, but most weekends look booked. We will let you know as soon as we know something.

This Week in Band (Week of January 16th)

I hope everyone enjoyed their three day weekend. We have several things going on this week, so please read the entire message. Email Mr. Grimes if you have any questions.

Uniform try on for 7th and 8th graders

Any student that was absent on uniform day needs to come in early on Thursday. We will be trying on uniforms from 8:00-9:15 that morning. Mr. Grimes notified the students that were missing parts of their uniform on Tuesday January 16th. Unfortunately, this is the only time we have to try on uniforms and get this fixed.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band will start up again this Friday January 19th. All 7th and 8th graders that are interested should meet in the band room at 8am.

8th Grade Symphonic Band Camp

All students attending the MFA Regional at Georgia State have a mandatory band camp this weekend. Students will stay after school on Friday till 7pm, and they will have rehearsal on Saturday from 9am-4pm. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes.

Tomorrow’s Performance

Tomorrow (January 3rd), will be the blue ribbon performance for select 8th graders.

Woodwind and Brass

Woodwind and Brass performers should plan to arrive at 9am. Please enter through the front door. We will be wearing concert uniforms. You can arrive wearing your uniform or you can plan on changing after we rehearse. The performance will be around 12:00, and you should done by 12:30.


Percussion performers should plan on arriving around 11:15am. Percussion performers will be wearing percussion T-shirt/Hoodie and jeans. Please dress warm. You should be done by 12:15.