Welcome to a new year! We are fervently working on many things this semester. You will receive separate e-mails concerning each event that your student(s) have volunteered to take part in. Attached you will find both the band syllabus and the polo shirt order form for those who need them. Please return the order form as soon as possible so that the shirts can be ordered in time for the Holiday Concert in December. Our first concert of the season, the Fall Festival, is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st at 6:30pm in the gymnasium. This concert is a teaser for the year that introduces our new parents and students to what they can expect from our music program. This concert is lots of fun because every child and teacher dresses up in costumes resembling cartoon characters, super heroes, story book characters, etc. For the band program this year, our theme or main focus is detectives, secret agents, etc. We are playing music from James Bond, Mission Impossible and Austin Powers. This concert will feature our Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Chorus.
Rehearsals – Rehearsals for Symphonic Band will occur EVERY Monday and Wednesday morning from 8:00am – 8:40am each week for the remainder of the school year. These rehearsals are for joining all four 7th and 8th grade classes together as one ensemble so that they are comfortable with performing with one another for every event; this especially includes LGPE. This year, we are entering LGPE at a higher grade of music than the previous year and have quite a few new students for Symphonic Band; we need as many of you attending rehearsals regularly as possible. Students should enter through the main entrance of the building and check in with Ms. Granderson in the main office. Mandatory rehearsals will occur each Monday or Wednesday that is the day before a concert. For example, our mandatory rehearsal for the Fall Festival will be Monday, October 20th. Until something can be done to assure an earlier start time for rehearsals in the afternoon, we will maintain the early morning schedule. Everyone is expected to make their very best effort at attending rehearsals as much as possible. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FIRST SEMESTER REHEARSAL DATES.
Annual Fall Music Festival (Introduction Showcase of the Band, Orchestra, & Chorus)
Featuring musical selections from: Mission Impossible, Ghost Busters, & 101 Dalmatians!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 6:30 PM @Inman Middle School Gymnasium
Band Winter Holiday Concert** w/ Grady High School Band
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 6:30PM Murray Theatre @ Grady High School
**Attire for this concert will be the band polo shirt, black dress pants (NO SKIRTS, NO TENNIS SHOES, NO JEANS) and black dress shoes. Please take the necessary steps to acquire what is needed for your son/daughter’s performance uniform prior to the concert. Students who are not in the required uniform will not perform; this will adversely affect their overall grade for the class unless they complete the alternate assignment.
Jazz Band Winter Concert, click HERE for flyer
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM Murray Theatre @ Grady High School
University of Georgia Band MidFest
Thursday, December 11th – Saturday, December 13th in Athens, GA
Questions??? Please feel free to e-mail me at any time for any questions you may have concerning our program. Your support is greatly appreciated and I look forward to working with all of you this year.
Musically – Ms. A. R. Woods
(404) 802 – 3225 office phone
REHEARSAL DATES FOR FIRST SEMESTER
SEPTEMBER – 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th and 29th
OCTOBER – 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 27th and 29th
NOVEMBER – 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th
DECEMBER – 1st, 3rd and 8th