March 2019 archive

This week in band

Thank you to all the parents that helped make LGPE happen over the last few weeks. We are already preparing for our spring concert in all the classes. Our spring concert will be the night of April 30th. The 6th grade will perform at 6pm, the 7th grade will perform at 7pm, and the 8th grade will perform at 8pm. 7th and 8th grade will wear their formal uniforms, and 6th grade will wear Dickerson Band t-shirts and jeans.

8th Grade Trip

At this point each student should have paid $680. If you have not paid this amount please make sure you are caught up by the end of this week. The final payment of $170 is due by April 12th. If there are any issues please let Mr. Grimes know as soon as possible.

We will have a trip meeting after the 8th grade concert on April 30th. At that time we will also turn in the overnight permission slips, and medication forms will be handed out. If you have any questions between then and now please contact Mr. Grimes.

Last LGPE Update

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow we will begin two days of LGPE performances with our 7th and 8th grade bands. If you have not signed a permission form, we must have one to allow your student to go on the trip. You can download one here:

8th Grade Permission

7th Grade Permission

Our final schedule for both days can be downloaded here:

2019 LGPE Schedule Final

Please make sure your student has all necessary uniform parts, or they will not be allowed to join us on the trip. Boys should have a vest, black dress shirt, tux jacket, tux pants, blackĀ dress shoes, and black dress socks. 7th grade boys should show up in uniform on Tuesday morning. If there are issues with the uniforms, we will have a few volunteers to deal with any last minute problems. Ladies should have their black concert dress and black shoes. We recommend that ladies wear flats since we will be walking a lot each day.

If you have any questions please let us know.

This Week in Band

Uniforms for 7th and 8th Grade

All uniforms will start going home this week. Please make sure you ask your student if they have received the uniform. 7th Grade ladies will need to get a temporary hem put in their dresses. We recommend that you do not cut any material off since we will be using these same dresses next year.

Chicago Trip for 8th Grade

We have another payment due this Friday March 8th. Please make sure you are caught up on all your payments. We are at the point where you would start to lose money if we have to remove any students from the trip, so please remind your student to make sure their behavior is appropriate in all of their classes.

We have also been given the final cost for the trip. The last payment will be $170. You are more than welcome to pay this at any time, but this payment will be due on April 12th.


We are still looking for a few chaperones for our 8th grade LGPE on March 20th. If you are available please email Mr. Grimes.

Permission slips for both 7th and 8th Grade LGPE will go home on Friday along with a few reminders.