This week in band (August 21st)

6th Grade

6th Grade Band has started playing in band everyday. They will need both their books this week. Students should have returned the following forms, and read the online student handbook. Parents should fill out the contact information form to acknowledge they have read the handbook with their students.

Forms to turn in:

Permission to Photo

7th Grade

We will be playing on Monday! Students will continue taking their first playing test this week, and working on scales. Students interested in All State and Honor Band will be getting information about auditions this week.

8th Grade

We will be playing on Monday! Students will continue taking their first playing test this week, and working on scales. Students interested in All State and Honor Band will be getting information about auditions this week. On Friday all flute players are invited to attend Flute Ensemble rehearsal before school at 8:00am.

This Week in Band (Week of August 14th)

6th Grade

All students will need their instruments by Tuesday August 15th. All Brass and Woodwind students will need the following two books

On Monday August 14th we have our first lesson night from 6-7:30. We will all start in the theater where Mr. Grimes and Mr. Brown will talk to the group. Students will then break out into their different instruments to receive instruction on care/maintenance, assembly, and first note. This is not a required event, but we do encourage everyone that can to attend.

On Monday Mr. Grimes and Mr. Brown will also be sending home the following paperwork

Permission to Photo

Parent and Student Acknowledgement

We ask that all students and parents read the band handbook (located at the top of this page), and fill out the digital form to acknowledge that your family has read the entire handbook.

7th Grade and 8th Grade

This week we are working on scales and lip slurs. Everyone has their first playing test on Thursday and Friday.

This week in Band (Week of August 7th)

Each week we will try to update you with all the information that went home the previous week, and what is coming up this week.

6th Grade

We will continuing with instrument selection this week. If you have any questions please check the 6th grade page at the top of this website, or email Mr. Grimes.

7th Grade and 8th Grade

All books are do in class Monday August 7th. If there is an issue with this please email Mr. Grimes.

We sent home two pieces of paper last week

Permission to Photo

Parent and Student Acknowledgement

We also asked that you read our student handbook online and fill out this form to acknowledge that you have read the handbook with your student.

We also need a few parent volunteers for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week to help between 2-4. If you are available please fill out the follow the link below

 

Parent Volunteers for 6th Grade Instrument Selection

Thank you all for having your students ready to learn this first week. We started playing on Wednesday, and we will be playing every day this week.

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Dickerson Middle for another exciting year in the band program. We have a lot going on this year so I will be posting and updating the website a lot this year. Below you will find information about what to expect at the beginning of the year, and what supplies you will need. Every 7th and 8th grade class will begin playing on the second day of school (August 1st), but you will not need your books until August 14th.

As with all of your classes at Dickerson, we will be using agendas this year to notify you about upcoming quizzes, tests, trips, and other announcements. Along with the blog, the agenda will be your primary source of information for your students. When we send home reminders, paperwork, or permission slips, we always ask your student to put that paperwork in their agenda.

6th Grade

Please follow the link below for information about 6th grade band.

Contact Information

7th Grade Band

Please purchase the following book

8th Grade Band

Please purchase the following book

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Brown or Mr. Grimes

william.grimes@cobbk12.org        scott.brown@cobbk12.org

Summer Camps

As we approach the end, I want to thank everyone for a great first year. All grade levels saw enormous improvements, and we are looking at a great 2017-18 school year. If you would like your student to get a jump start on next year Mr. Brown and I would suggest you attend a summer camp and/or take private lessons. Private lessons can be found at any of our great local music stores. If you would like to register for a camp, you can follow any of the links below.

Vivace! – www.vivacecamps.com

Cobb County Middle School Camp – www.cobbcountysummerbandcamp.com

Encore Band Camp – www.encorebandcamp.com

Music for All Camp – www.musicforall.org/camp

Ladies Only Camp

Athena Music Camp – www.athenacamp.com

Percussion Only:

North Georgia Percussion Camp – www.percussionworkshop.net

End of the Year

Good Afternoon,

As we are ending the year we have a few things we need to take care of.

  1. All Tuxedos for 7th and 8th grade were due last week. If your son has not turned in their tuxedo please have them do so immediately. If you have lost your tux there is a $250.00 replacement fee.
  2. We need a few parents to help remove the seams from tuxes. If you are available (and you have a seam remover) please email Mr. Grimes
  3. All school instruments must be turned in by Friday. Mr. Grimes will be sending home instrument check out forms for the summer on Wednesday May 17th.
  4. All brass players must turn in their BERPS by Wednesday May 17th. If you have lost yours you need to turn in a check for $25.00 made out to Dickerson Middle School. Please make sure you show Mr. Grimes the check before you turn it in.
  5. All Jazz Band Students should have turned in their $10.00 for the Jazz Band shirt. If you have not turned it in please do so as soon as possible.
  6. All band drop forms are due by Monday May 22nd. If your student plans to drop by next year we must have this form. There will be no drops at the beginning of the year. 

 

Spring Concerts

Parents,

Just as a reminder about the concerts tonight (May 2nd). Each grade will have it’s own concert. Please follow the schedule below, and email Mr. Grimes with any questions.

6th Grade

Report Time: 5:45

Performance: 6:00

Performance Ends: 6:25

Uniform: Band T-shirt and jeans

7th Grade

Report Time: 6:30

Performance: 7:00

Performance Ends: 7:25

Uniform: Tuxes and dresses

7th Grade

Report Time: 7:30

Performance: 8:00

Performance Ends: 8:25

Uniform: Tuxes and dresses

 

STEAM Night at Dickerson

Friday, April 28th: Dickerson’s Annual STEAM day for students!

We are excited to announce a new STEM partnership between the Atlanta Braves, Cobb Schools and Dickerson Middle School.  The Braves have partnered with an organization called the Science of Sport that has developed a supplemental curriculum resource integrating science, math and physical education standards using baseball.  Our school received access to digital supplemental standards based lessons correlated to our standards for math, science, and health/PE and training including from former Braves and Falcons elite athlete Brain Jordan!

This Friday is not only our annual STEAM day for students, but we will be using the “Science of Baseball” and the BRAVES as our theme for this year.

A few of our special events include:

  • Dickerson Café will be serving Braves Burgers
  • Kona Ice Truck will be here selling Kona Ice (students may choose a $4 or $5 dollar option – thanks DMS Foundation!). This will occur during FAF.
  • All teachers will be integrating the curriculum with a theme of baseball and a combination of science, math, technology, arts (music, drama, visual arts, etc.), engineering, and/or math!
  • Students are encouraged to wear Braves gear or Braves colors.

Go Braves, Go Dickerson and Go Team!!!

 

 

The Next two weeks in the band room April 24th – May 6th

We have a lot going on over the next two weeks, so we want to make sure everyone is informed

Jazz Band

Jazz band has rehearsal after school Tuesday (4/25) and Wednesday (4/26). We have Jazz LGPE on Friday (4/28). Your student should have brought home a detailed schedule of what they are doing. All 8th grade students will be picked up at Walton after we are done on Friday (around 3:00). All 7th Grade students will be returning to Dickerson after 3rd period. All Honors Jazz Band will need to be dropped off at Walton by 9am on Friday. We have ordered shirts, and they should be in by Thursday. Uniform will be our Jazz Band T-Shirts and jeans.

Next week all three Jazz Bands will be performing on May 4th for STEAM night at Dickerson. Students will report at 6:00 and will be done by 7:45.

On Saturday May 6th all three Jazz bands will be performing for Taste of East Cobb. We will report to the band room at 10:30am on Saturday. We will get our instruments and walk across the street to the parking lot of JFB,C where we will perform. We should be done by 12:00.

6th Grade Band

Our spring Concert for the 6th grade is on Tuesday May 2nd. All students will report at 5:30 in uniform (Band T Shirt and jeans). We will perform at 6:00 and we should be done no later than 6:30.

7th Grade Band

Our spring Concert for the 7th grade is on Tuesday May 2nd. All students will report at 6:30 in uniform (Tux and dresses). We will perform at 7:00 and we should be done no later than 7:30.

8th Grade Band

Our spring Concert for the 8th grade is on Tuesday May 2nd. All students will report at 7:30 in uniform (Tux and dresses). We will perform at 8:00 and we should be done no later than 8:30.

LGPE Week

Parent,

LGPE for 7th and 8th grade will be the week of March 20th. All groups will be performing at McEachern High school on their respected days. Below you will find the information packet that was sent home along with permission slips. If you would like to chaperone you can sign up below

7th Grade Chaperone sign up

8th Grade Chaperone sign up

7th Grade

Both 7th Grade bands will be going to LGPE on Monday March 20th. Students will miss the whole day of school. Please make sure that your student show up to school already in uniform on the 20th.

One Day Permission Slip

7th Grade LGPE Lunch Order

7th Grade LGPE Information

8th Grade

Both 8th Grade bands will be going to LGPE on Wednesday March 22nd. Students will miss the whole day of school. Please make sure that your student show up to school already in uniform on the 22nd.

One Day Permission Slip

8th Grade LGPE Lunch Order

8th Grade LGPE information