Fund Raiser Collection Day

We will be collecting all money for our fundraiser on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Please make sure that your student is brining in one check for the entire order made out to Dickerson Middle School, and that you have collected all the money for your orders. Thank you so much for helping your students sell items for our fundraiser and please let us know if you have any questions.


All Grades Band Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we launched our band fundraiser. Your student should have brought home a folder with a letter from Mr. Brown and Mr. Grimes, a prize information sheet, and an order booklet. If you did not receive those things please email one of us. We will be selling until September 21st, and the estimated delivery date is November 14th.

We have asked the students to ask their customers that write checks to make them out to you, and have you write one big check to the school for the entire amount. Money will be due on September 21st when the order sheets are due.

If you are not interested in participating in the fundraiser, but you would still like to help the program, we always except donations.

If you have any questions about the fundraiser please email one of us, and thank you again for your help.

Welcome to Band 6th Graders!!

We would like to welcome all our new 6th graders to the Dickerson band program. The students have been given a lot of information, so we want to make sure all our new parents know what is going on.

We have a first lesson night on Monday night (August 15th) at 6pm in the Dickerson Theater. Students will learn how to assemble their instruments and make their first sounds. Parents will have a meeting to talk to Mr. Grimes for a few minutes before joining their students in their instrument groups.

We have asked that all students have their instruments and books in class on Monday.

Below you will find images of both the books they need.

Essential Elements 2000


Alfred’s Essential Music Theory Book 1


We also sent home two pieces of paper to be signed. Links to both forms can be found below.

Permission to photo

Parent and Student Acknowledgement 2016-17



Finally we have asked that all parents fill out the google form below.

Thank you all so much for working so hard to get your students what they need, and please email Mr. Brown or Mr. Grimes with any problems.

Opportunity for our Students

Dr. Brink has asked that we make this opportunity available to all of our students.


Great Leadership Opportunity for Kids–State School Superintendent Woods has a Student Advisory Council for students in grades 7-12.  Link to the application.  “The Student Advisory Council will meet four times a year with State School Superintendent Richard Woods to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.  This position also includes service-oriented work on behalf of Georgia’s students, so applicants should have a strong interest in community service as well. All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply.”  Deadline for applying is August 16!


First Day of School

Parents and Students,

Welcome back to the Dickerson Middle School Band Program! Below you will find three links with all the important information you will need for the beginning of the year.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact

Mr. Grimes ([email protected]) or Mr. Brown ([email protected])

If your student didn’t bring home a form you can find any missing paperwork in the forms section at the top of the page.

1. The Dickerson Band Handbook: Please go over the entire handbook with your students and return the “Parent and Student Acknowledgement” paper that was sent home the first day of school.

DMS band handbook 16-17

2. Dickerson Band Calendar for 2016-17: Please mark all of our concert dates on your family calendar.

Band Calendar 2016-17

3. A Google form to fill out with all of your contact information.



Welcome Back

As we enjoy our last few days of summer, some of you have already been asking about materials for this year. Below you will find a list of what each student will need this year for band class. If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown

[email protected]                                      [email protected]


7th Grade – You will need your instrument, a pencil, a black three ring binder,and the book “Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician” by Scott Rush

8th Grade – You will need your instrument, a pencil, a black three ring binder,and the book “Foundations for Superior Performance” by Ricard Williams and Jeff King

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