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.

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, black 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.


This week in Band

Welcome back from break. We have a lot going on in the next month, so we wanted to give you more information now.


All 7th and 8th Graders will be attending LGPE on March 19th (7th Grade) and 20th (8th Grade) at McEachern High School. You should have already filled out a Lunch Order Form, but in case you haven’t you can download it below:

8th LGPE Letter

7th LGPE Letter

Students will be bringing home a permission slip and reminder letter later this week.


All 7th and 8th Graders should have brought home uniform information and costs. If you did not receive this, you can download it below:




8th Grade Chicago Trip

Below is a link to a google form that all students must fill out. Please double check with your student that they filled it out today in class. If they did not, please have them fill it out as soon as possible:

Chicago Google Form


Uniform information and LGPE

Yesterday Seventh and Eighth Grade students went home with a lot of information. We want to make sure that you received all the details that were covered in class. If you have any questions about the following information please don’t hesitate to email.

7th and 8th grade LGPE

Information was sent home about our Large Group Performance Evaluation(LGPE) times. LGPE is our yearly assessment performed by the state music organization. This year LGPE will be at McEachern High School. Below you will find the date and time information for each grade and each band. We will need lots of chaperones! We will also be feeding the students a Chick-Fil-A sandwich box lunch on the trip. Any student that does not want a sandwich can bring their own lunch with us. You can find the cost for Chick-Fil-A along with all the date and time information in the packets below:

8th LGPE Letter

7th LGPE Letter

7th Grade Girl Uniforms

All ladies were sized for a dress at the beginning of the year. The dresses will be here in a few weeks. Once they arrive you will need to get them hemmed. We suggest you do not cut off fabric, since we will be using these dresses next year. Ladies will also need a pair of closed toe flats to wear with the dress. In case the paperwork did not make it home, you can download it here:


Please return all paperwork by Friday February 8th.

7th Grade Boy Uniforms

All 7th grade boys will be wearing Tuxes for our performances. We will be providing pants, jackets, vest, and bow ties. The boys were sent home with a letter today about the rental cost for the tux along with the cost for the black dress shirt they need to purchase from us. Incase that paperwork never made it home, here it is:


Please return all paperwork by Friday February 8th. Boys will also need to have a pair of black dress shoes and long black dress socks to wear with their tux.

8th Grade Boy Uniform

8th grade boys should already own a vest, bowtie, and shirt. Yesterday we sent home paperwork about the rental fee for the tux and the cost for replacing missing parts.Incase that paperwork never made it home, here it is:


Please return all paperwork by Friday February 8th. Please don’t forget that all boys need to have long black dress socks and black dress shoes to wear with their uniforms.