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

 

Welcome back!

We hope that you have enjoyed your summer. We will be going over the syllabus and other logistics in band class Thursday and Friday. . All 7th and 8th grade woodwind and brass students will need their instruments and their book on Monday August 5th. Percussion students should talk to Mr. Brown about books and playing instructions.

7th Grade Book for woodwind and brass only

8th Grade Book for woodwind and brass only

Summer

We hope that everyone is having a great summer. If you are getting bored and want to start to work on something here are some ideas:

Take some private lessons to start off the new year. If you are interested please email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown.

Download the music to your favorite song and learn it. Or, just figure it out on your instrument. Nothing can help you more then listening to music and recreating it on your instrument.

If you are interested in trying out for All State and Honor Band this year you can start memorizing your major scales and chromatic scale. You can download the scales below:

Flute Major Scales

Flute Chromatic Scale

Oboe Major Scales

Oboe Chromatic Scale

Bassoon Major Scales

Bassoon Chromatic Scale

Clarinet Major Scale

Clarinet Chromatic Scale

Bass Clarinet Major Scale

Bass Clarinet Chromatic Scale

Alto Sax Major Scales

Alto Sax Chromatic Scale

Tenor Sax Major Scales

Tenor Sax Chromatic Scale

Bari Sax Major Scales

Bari Sax Chromatic Scale

Trumpet Major Scales

Horn Major Scales

Horn Chromatic Scale

Trombone Major Scales

Trombone Chromatic Scale

Euphonium Major Scales

Euphonium Chromatic Scale

Tuba Major Scales

Tuba Chromatic Scale

Mallet Percussion Scales

Snare Rudiments

End of Year

We would like to thank everyone for a great year. As we prepare for the summer there are a few things that need to cover:

Books for next year.

7th Grade Book – Next year we will be using Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician. Your local music store should have it. We will be using the book starting on the third day of school.

8th Grade – The 8th grade band will be using Foundations for Superior Performance. It should be available at your local music store. We will be using the book starting on the third day of school.

Drop Forms – The Dickerson Middle school policy is that all students that wish to drop must turn in a form by the end of this year. There are no drops at the beginning of next school year. If your student would like to drop they must bring in a the form below by Wednesday. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Brown or Mr. Grimes.

Band Drop Form 2019

 

Concert Tomorrow Night

Don’t forget that we have a concert tomorrow night April 30th.

6th Grade

6th grade students will wear blue jeans and their Dickerson Band T-Shirt. Students should report at 5:45. The concert will begin at 6:00 and be over by 6:30. We have three concerts on this night, so we ask that everyone leave as soon as possible.

7th Grade

7th Grade students will wear their tux and dress uniforms. All 7th grade boys should bring a change of clothes since we will be collecting tuxes after the concert. Students should report at 6:45, and the concert will begin at 7:00pm.

8th Grade

8th Grade students will wear their tux and dress uniforms. All 8th grade boys should bring a change of clothes since we will be collecting tuxes after the concert. Students should report at 7:45, and the concert will begin at 8:00pm. After the concert there will be a trip meeting for all students attending the Chicago trip. Students not attending will be dismissed at the conclusion of the concert. We will be handing out and turning in overnight permission slips. Please make sure you bring your insurance card for your student to help fill out the permission slip.

Upcoming Concert

All band students will have their concert next Tuesday April 30th. The concert will be in the theater at Dickerson.

6th Grade

6th grade students will wear blue jeans and their Dickerson Band T-Shirt. Students should report at 5:45. The concert will begin at 6:00 and be over by 6:30. We have three concerts on this night, so we ask that everyone leave as soon as possible.

7th Grade

7th Grade students will wear their tux and dress uniforms. All 7th grade boys should bring a change of clothes since we will be collecting tuxes after the concert. Students should report at 6:45, and the concert will begin at 7:00pm.

8th Grade

8th Grade students will wear their tux and dress uniforms. All 8th grade boys should bring a change of clothes since we will be collecting tuxes after the concert. Students should report at 7:45, and the concert will begin at 8:00pm. After the concert there will be a trip meeting for all students attending the Chicago trip. Students not attending will be dismissed at the conclusion of the concert.

8th Grade Reminder

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

All student payments for the Chicago trip are due by 3:30pm this Friday April 12th. This is not a dead line we can be flexible with. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this matter. We are looking forward to a great trip.

Our trip meeting will be held at the conclusion of our 8th Grade Spring Concert on April 30th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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.