In the Band Room: September 9-13

2019-2020 Welcome Letter

September 9, 2019

Welcome back, everyone!

Whether you are a new or returning hawk, I am so excited to see you and begin making music with you all. Please read below for announcements and important dates to add to your calendar!


Dates: Winter Concert-- December 16, 2018 / Spring Concert-- May 18, 2019
Location: Concerts will be at Sanderson High School (5500 Dixon Drive).
Attendance: Please remember that concert attendance is not optional
Attire: Formal, all black, or black bottoms and white top.

Instrument Rental Meeting and New Parent Orientation

New Band Parents: Please join us in the band room this Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm for the New Parent Orientation. We understand that band is a different world, and would like to help you through the beginning stages! We will discuss expectations, grades, and more. A Big Note Music, Inc representative will also be joining us to discuss instrument rentals. 

School-owned Instruments

We spend close to $2500 in repairs and maintenance of our school-owned instruments. To offset these costs, students who are borrowing one of these instruments will be asked to pay a one-time $45 fee. Thank you for understanding. 

2019-20 Honor Bands

* Only 7th and 8th grade students are eligible to audition for honor bands. *

Audition:  October 22, 2018 at Carnage Middle School
Clinic: November 14-15, 2018 at Martin Middle School

Audition: January 11, 2020 {snow date: 1/18} at Middle Creek High School
Clinic: January 31-February 1, 2020 {snow date: 2/7-8} at Millbrook High School

For All-County, students will perform the indicated cut of the assigned solo, 5 scales, and a sight-reading. For All-District the entire solo needs to be prepared and scales need to be memorized. Music and more audition details can be found on your grade's page. 

Handbook Agreement & Contact Information

Please be sure to read over the handbook and sign the "Handbook Agreement & Contact Information" form. You may print this and return it with your student or you may fill it out at this link. The handbook can be found on the Documents page.