Week of February 27th

We have a lot going on this week

The band room will be open 8am-9am Monday thru Friday this week.

On Tuesday the 8th grade will have after school rehearsal till 6pm. Once the rehearsal is over at 6pm, all students going on the NYC Trip will have a required meeting with their parents in the theater. The meeting should only last about 20-30 minutes plus question time. If you have any questions that you would like to ask before hand please feel free to email them to Mr. Grimes.

Also on Tuesday, 7th and 8th grade boys that have not been measured for a tux will be measured during class.

Mrs. Pamplin and Dr. Jackson will be here to work with all grades on Thursday.

Full Orchestra will have rehearsal with the Orchestra Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Mr. Grimes will be out with our All State Students on Thursday and Friday.

Week of February 13th



  • Tuxedos are continuing to go out for 7th and 8th grade boys. We had to order new pants and jackets for some students, and those will be fitted this week.
  • The band room will be open for morning practice Monday-Friday this week.
  • Dr. Cara Morantz from The University of Alabama Birmingham will be working with our 8th graders this Monday.
  • We have Honors Jazz Band and Full Orchestra this Friday.
  • Friday is a fresh air Friday schedule

Week of February 6th

This week we have a lot of things going on.

The band room is open for practice this week Tuesday – Friday.

8th Grade boys will continue to bring tuxes home. Many of them have been assigned a tux, but they have left them in the band room. Please remind your student to bring his tux home if it has been assigned.

A small group of 6th graders will have rehearsal on Monday morning to prepare for the rising 5th graders performance. These students brought a permission slip home last week. All 6th graders have been asked to wear a Dickerson Band shirt on Monday.

Our 8th grade doublers have been asked to perform at the rising 6th grade parent meeting after school. Students should report to the band room at 5:45 wearing a band or Dickerson shirt. They will perform at 6:20 and be done by 6:30. Please plan on picking up your student no later than 6:35.

Mr. Back from Walton will be coming over to talk to all the 8th graders on Wednesday about signing up for high school band. There is a parent and student information meeting at Walton on Monday February 13th at 7:30 if you would like more information about high school band.

All our students that made honor band will be attending District XII Honor band this weekend. Students should head to Lovinggood Middle School after school on Friday. Mr. Grimes will be sending home more information on Monday.

We will have Full Orchestra rehearsal on Thursday and Mrs. Pamplin will be here to work with the flutes.

We will not see our 8th graders at all on Friday, but we will see everyone else on a Fresh Air Friday schedule.

Week of January 30th

7th and 8th grade parents: Please be aware that we will begin to send tuxedos home for our gentlemen this week. It will take several days to get all of them home, so please don’t worry if it doesn’t come home early in the week.

We will have morning practice this week Monday – Thursday.

We have Honors Jazz Band rehearsal Friday morning at 8am.

Our flute instructor Mrs. Pamplin will be here Wednesday to work with the flutes in all grades.

Our 8th Grade doublers will be having full orchestra practice on Friday during class.

This Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge day and Friday will be a Fresh Air Friday.

Week of January 9th

Welcome back! The band room will be open for morning practice Tuesday-Thursday this week at 8am. Friday morning we have Honors Jazz Band from 8-9am. Students are starting to get there LGPE music, and we will be sending home information about LGPE soon. We hope everyone had a restful surprise three day weekend, and we’ll see you all tomorrow.


Week of December 5th

6th Grade

Our 6th Grade Band will be working out of the book this week and taking a playing test. Any of our students that would like to take the playing test at home can do so using Smart Music. If you have not signed up for Smart Music you can download the instructions here:

Smart Music Instructions

7th Grade

Our 7th grade flute choir will be performing at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday morning. Students that are attending the performance will get their uniforms on Monday to wear for the field trip. Ladies who do not have time to hem their dresses on Monday will can use hem tape in the band room on Tuesday before we leave. Students should plan to report by 7am, and they should bring money for food. We will be stopping at the OK Cafe on the way home for brunch.

8th Grade

Several of our 8th graders will be attending the University of Georgia’s Midfest this week. We will be checking out of school at 12:30 on Tuesday and heading to Athens. Students should be picked up in Athens on Saturday by 11:00am at the hotel. All concerts will be over by 5:30. If you have any questions about the trip please email Mr. Grimes


Concert Information for Tomorrow December 1st

Dear Parents,

We wanted to make sure you all had the correct information for the concert tomorrow night. The schedule will be as follows:


7th Grade

6:30 – Report to band room

7:00 – Perform

7:30 – Dismiss


8th Grade

7:30 – Report to Band Room

8:00 – Report

8:30 – Mandatory New York Trip Meeting

8:45 – Dismiss


Uniform for this concert will be jeans, tennis shoes, and a Dickerson/Walton T-Shirt or festive holiday attire. We want the students to have fun with this! If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown.

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert this week

There is a 7th and 8th Grade concert on Thursday December 1st.

7th Graders should plan to arrive by 6:30 and their concert will start at 7:00

8th Graders should plan to arrive by 7:30 and their concert will start at 8:00

Information about uniforms was sent home several weeks ago, and the new uniforms should arrive this week. All students (ladies and gentlemen) should be brining their uniforms home on Wednesday (as long as the uniforms come in) of this week. If you have not seen the uniform information you can download it here.

Gentelmen Uniform Information

Lady Uniform Information

If you have any additional questions please email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown.



Today is fundraiser delivery day

Good Morning,

Today is our fundraiser delivery day. The truck is scheduled to arrive around 2pm and we will begin to unload then. We should be ready to start giving out products by dismissal at 4:15. We ask that no one come in the school before then, so that we don’t disrupt the school day. When you arrive, simply come in the door by the chorus room, and give the parent at the check in table your student’s name. They will give you your order sheet back, and then walk you through filling your order. Once you have everything we will double check your order before you leave. Thank you again for participating in our fundraiser!

Fundraiser delivery date


Our fundraiser will be delivered on Monday Nov. 14th. We will need a lot of help that day. If you are available please sign up with this link:


Thank you for your help, and email Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown with any questions.