This Week in Band (Week of February 26th)

Dear Parents,

Here is what is going on this week in the band room.

6th Grade

We are continuing to work in our books and prepare for our concert on the night of May 1st. The uniform for that night will be band T-shirt and jeans. If you are in need of a T-shirt or if you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimes.

7th Grade

We started sending home tuxedos and dresses the Friday before break. Please make sure you try everything on immediately. If there are any problems with sizes please have your student bring back the item, and we will do our best to make it fit. We will be handing out vests at a later date. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grimes.

LGPE will be on Tuesday March 20th at McEachern High School. We will be sending home a detailed itinerary this week. We are still in need of a few chaperones. If you are available, please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

8th Grade

We are preparing for LGPE and the Georgia State Concert.

Concert Band

Concert Band will be performing at LGPE on March 20th at McEachern High School. We will be sending home a detailed itinerary this week. We are still in need of a few chaperones. If you are available, please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

Symphonic Band

We will be performing on March 21st at Georgia State. A detailed itinerary was sent home a few weeks ago. We could use a few more chaperones, so if you are interested please email Mr. Grimes.

If you have any food allergies that we need to be made aware of for the Georgia State trip, please email Mr. Grimes or send in a note.

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday – Poeme and Foundry

Tuesday – Poeme Waltz No. 2

Wednesday – Poeme and March

Thursday – Poeme and Foundry

Friday – Run all pieces

 

This Week in Band (Week of February 12th)

Dear Parents,

Thank you again for all you do for our students. As we enter the end of February and March please know that we get very busy. We have LGPE coming up for all of our 7th graders and our 8th grade Concert Band. Our 8th Grade Symphonic band will be attending the Music for All Southeastern Regional at Georgia State. This is an invitational event, and Dickerson was accepted as one of 6 bands out of over 100 that applied. This is a huge honor for our program, and we very proud of all the hard work our 8th graders have already put in. Please read the events for each grade this week, and let Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown know if you have any questions.

6th Grade

We will continue working in the book. If your student missed either of our tests recently they can make them up before school our email a video of the test to dickersonband@gmail.com

7th Grade

We will continue to work on LGPE music to prepare for our performance on Tuesday March 20th. We will have tests over LGPE music everyday this week.

Both of our 7th grade bands will be performing on that day, and we could use lots of chaperones. If you are available please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

We will be sending home tuxes with shirts, vests, and bowties on Friday.

8th Grade

8th Grade Symphonic Band will be taking pictures, in full uniform, on Wednesday. This picture will be used in the program for the Music for All event in March.

Our 8th Grade Concert band could use chaperones for our March 20th performance at LGPE if you are interested please sign up using the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aa8af2ea4fa7-lgpe

Symphonic Band Rehearsal Schedule

Mon – March

Tues – Waltz

Wed – Pictures

Thurs – Foundry in Theater

Friday – Run all pieces in Theater

Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule

Mon – Asian Folk Rhapsody

Tues – Asian Folk Rhapsody

Wed – Gypsydance

Thursday – March

Friday – Run all pieces

 

 

 

This week in band (Week of February 5th)

6th Grade

The 6th grade will be performing for our 5th graders on Tuesday morning during class. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday.

7th Grade

Concert Band

Will be testing over a new piece of music at the end of the week. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

Symphonic Band

There will be a test this week over Red Cape. We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

8th Grade

We are asking that every student wear their band shirt or hoodie on Tuesday if they can still fit into them.

Symphonic Band

Poeme every day

Monday – Foundry in the theater

Tuesday – March Trio

Wednesday – Waltz No. 2 O-end

Thursday – Waltz no. 2 0-end/March Trio

Friday – Run large portions of all pieces

Concert Band

Mon – Sight Read march

Tues – Sight read march and new piece

Wed – Focus on March

Thurs – March

Friday – Test on beginning of March

 

 

A message from Dr. Brink

 

 

January 31, 2018

 

 

Dear Dickerson Parents:

 

 

One of our shared goals at Dickerson Middle School is to promote excellent character choices and sound safety practices with our students/children both in and out of school.  Recently, several incidences have been brought to my attention that raise great apprehension for your child’s continued safety.   It is unfortunate that as your child’s principal I must write a letter that asks for all drivers to enter our parking lot in the safest manner possible.   Drivers are driving too fast, not pulling up to the end of the sidewalk to enable as many drop offs as possible, driving through the parking lot to avoid the carpool line thus having students cross the drive, not allowing staff members to cross safely to enter the building, and dropping off students on Woodlawn and at exits on Chestnut Lake Drive to avoid the carpool line.

 

This may be a good time to reflect upon morning routines so that if students want to participate in before school activities, time is put into morning rituals to ensure enough travel time to drop your child off safely at the school.   Please do not put your child at risk by failing to provide the proper time in your plans to drop him or her off at the appropriate front entrance and adhering to sound and safe driving habits.   As a reminder, students may not be dropped off before 8:00 A.M.  If they do arrive or leave the school during any time of the day, this must be done at the front entrance.  I will not compromise on our students’ safety.   Please remember that the official start time for middle school is 8:45 A.M.  The 8:00 instrumental practices, extra study sessions, clubs and so forth are not a part of the normal school day and I sincerely appreciate all staff members who donate their personal time to provide these for our students.

 

Again, I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received.  I appreciate you allowing me to share my concerns as these are safety issues I simply cannot ignore.  Let’s work together to share the road, the carpool line and model safe carpool driving habits for students who will be driving themselves in the near future.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Dr. Carole Brink