This week in Band: Week of August 26th

All Grades: 

On Friday we launched our Fundraiser. Your student should have brought home a fundraiser letter along with a fundraiser brochure. If you did not receive the letter you can download it here:

Fundraising Letter 2019-20

6th Grade:

We are learning to start making sounds on our instruments and learning the basics of the band classroom. All students should have their instrument at this point. All 6th graders should have filled out our Band Syllabus Questionnaire at this point. If you have not done this please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions right now please email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown.

7th Grade:

Next week we will begin to try on tuxes and dresses for our students. Once we have an idea of cost for uniforms we will be sending home more information. We could use some help with trying on uniforms. If you have time to help you can sign up here.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090949ABAD2BA46-7th8th

All 7th graders should have filled out our Band Syllabus Questionnaire at this point. If you have not done this please do so as soon as possible.

On Monday August 26th we will be starting our chamber choirs. This chamber music opportunity is available to all of our 7th and 8th graders. Below you will find the day of the week each student will be rehearsing. Each group will rehearse every week starting at 8am. Students will bring home a rehearsal schedule on the first day along with music to work on. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Grimes.

Mondays: Clarinet Choir

Tuesday: Flute Choir

Wednesday: Saxophone Choir

Thursday: Brass Choir

Friday: Honors Jazz Band

8th Grade:

All 8th graders should have filled out our Band Syllabus Questionnaire at this point. If you have not done this please do so as soon as possible.

8th grade night is on Friday September 6th (only two weeks away). There is no cost but students should return the permission form by this Friday August 30th. If your student has lost their form you can download it here:

8th Grade Night Info 2019

8th Grade Night Permission 2019

On Monday August 26th we will be starting our chamber choirs. This chamber music opportunity is available to all of our 7th and 8th graders. Below you will find the day of the week each student will be rehearsing. Each group will rehearse every week starting at 8am. Students will bring home a rehearsal schedule on the first day along with music to work on. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Grimes.

Mondays: Clarinet Choir

Tuesday: Flute Choir

Wednesday: Saxophone Choir

Thursday: Brass Choir

Friday: Honors Jazz Band

 

 

8th Grade Night at Walton (UPDATED)

8th Grade Parents,

Our 8th grade band will be attending the Walton Band 8th Grade Night during the Walton vs. Pope football game on Friday September 6th. We sent home a preliminary itinerary along with permission slips today. Students will be bussed over from Dickerson after dismissal on the 6th and will be picked up at the conclusion of the football game at Walton. Pick up has been moved to the main entrance to the school and not in front of the theater to avoid traffic issues. 

If you did not receive any of the forms today, they can be downloaded below:

8th Grade Night Permission 2019

8th Grade Night Info 2019

New Walton Map (8th Grade Night)

Before the game, the Walton Band Boosters will be hosting a BBQ dinner catered by Righteous Que. This annual Pre-Game Family BBQ is open to any 8th grade families. Please fill out and return the invitation below.

2019 Band BBQ Dinner 8th grade families