This Week in Band (Week of March 5th)

6th Grade

We continue to prepare for our spring concert on May 1st. Please make sure you know where your student’s band T-Shirt is. If you need to reorder anything please let us know.

7th Grade

We continue to prepare for LPGE on March 20th. Permission slips will be due on Friday March 9th. If you have not seen the permission slip you can download it here:

LGPE 7th Grade Symphonic and 8th Grade Concert Band

7th Grade Concert Band LGPE

LGPE Permission

Please make sure that you have tried on your tux/dress, and that everything fits. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes

8th Grade

Concert Band

We continue to prepare for LPGE on March 20th. Permission slips will be due on Friday March 9th. If you have not seen the permission slip you can download it here:

LGPE 7th Grade Symphonic and 8th Grade Concert Band

LGPE Permission

Symphonic Band

We continue to prepare for our Georgia State performance on March 21st. All students need to double check and make sure they have their full uniform ready for that day. If you have not seen the itinerary for that day please download it below:

Georgia State Itinerary

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 [email protected]

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

This week in band (Week of January 29th)

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble on their spectacular performance at The Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference on Friday.

6th Grade:

We will be having another playing test this week on Friday. This weeks playing test will be over The Tempest measures 45 – End

7th Grade:

Both classes will be having playing tests this week. Symphonic band will be testing  over The Red Cape measures 1-24 on Friday

Concert band will be testing over Two Minute Symphony measures 9-24 on Monday.

8th Grade: 

Both classes will continue to work on Fundamentals and music. We will have a playing test next week over some of the music we are working on.

This Week in Band (January 22nd)

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their surprise vacation. Our 8th grade percussion will be performing for the Georgia Music Educators Association state conference this Friday. Please wish them good luck. Please read below, and email me if you have any questions.

Uniform Fittings:

All 7th and 8th graders that have not been tried on for a uniform should plan on being in the band room between 8:15-9:15 on Thursday morning (January 26th)

8th Grade Percussion this week:

Wednesday – After school practice 4:15-7:30

Thursday – After school practice 4:15-6:30. We will load the truck after practice

Friday – Performance day. Please see the schedule that Mr. Brown sent home.

6th Grade Band:

Both classes will have a written check on Monday, and a playing test this Thursday.

7th Grade Band:

Symphonic – We will have a playing test this Thursday

Concert – We will have a playing test next week.

8th Grade Band:

Because of the weather we missed the deadline for the Orlando trip payment. Please try to get that payment in this week.

Symphonic – Please keep practicing your parts. We will try to make up our missed camp with a few after school practices. We will send home information as soon as we have details.

Concert – We will have a playing test next week.

8th Grade Symphonic Band Camp Cancelled

Good Evening Everyone,

Percussion: Please refer to the email sent last night for your instructions.

With school being canceled on Friday we are cancelling our Symphonic Camp for the 8th grade band for both Friday and Saturday. Thank you all for arranging your schedules for this event. We are working with the admin team to reschedule some rehearsals to make up for this, but most weekends look booked. We will let you know as soon as we know something.

This Week in Band (Week of January 16th)

I hope everyone enjoyed their three day weekend. We have several things going on this week, so please read the entire message. Email Mr. Grimes if you have any questions.

Uniform try on for 7th and 8th graders

Any student that was absent on uniform day needs to come in early on Thursday. We will be trying on uniforms from 8:00-9:15 that morning. Mr. Grimes notified the students that were missing parts of their uniform on Tuesday January 16th. Unfortunately, this is the only time we have to try on uniforms and get this fixed.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band will start up again this Friday January 19th. All 7th and 8th graders that are interested should meet in the band room at 8am.

8th Grade Symphonic Band Camp

All students attending the MFA Regional at Georgia State have a mandatory band camp this weekend. Students will stay after school on Friday till 7pm, and they will have rehearsal on Saturday from 9am-4pm. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes.

Tomorrow’s Performance

Tomorrow (January 3rd), will be the blue ribbon performance for select 8th graders.

Woodwind and Brass

Woodwind and Brass performers should plan to arrive at 9am. Please enter through the front door. We will be wearing concert uniforms. You can arrive wearing your uniform or you can plan on changing after we rehearse. The performance will be around 12:00, and you should done by 12:30.

Percussion

Percussion performers should plan on arriving around 11:15am. Percussion performers will be wearing percussion T-shirt/Hoodie and jeans. Please dress warm. You should be done by 12:15.

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