Welcome to Daniels Magnet Middle School Band!
Check out the class pages, the jazz band page, or find the handbook and other relevant forms on the information page, or check out the cool resources and links to music Web sites on the Resources page. Enjoy exploring the wonderful world of music!
Parents, please complete the Band Survey so I have up-to-date contact information and can generate this year's email lists. Thanks!! tinyurl.com/BandInfo2018
Concert Dates! All concerts start at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Dress Code for Concerts Is the same as last year. If your child has outgrown their attire (especially pants and boy's dress shoes!!), please consider donating the clothes to the band program to help students that cannot afford to purchase the required attire.
Considering JAZZ Band???
If your child is considering Jazz Band, there are some additional dates to add to your calendar. (Jazz Band is not "attendance optional" at performances... there's only 1 or 2 kids per part and Jazz cannot have a wonderful performance if there are parts missing or inadequately covered. PLEASE consider the calendar PRIOR to your child auditioning in September.)
FRIDAY, November 9 - Jazz Fusion at Broughton High School
Thursday, November 29 - Magnet Open House for Rising 6th Graders
FRIDAY, February 22 - Blue Jacket Jamboree
Thursday, May 2 - Rising 6th Grade Open House
SUMMER INSTRUMENT UPKEEP
PLEASE have your child's instrument checked this month by a repair technician: Music and Arts, Flying Squirrel (especially woodwinds!), Big Note Music, Sweeney Brass (ALL brass!). Instruments go out of adjustment, keys get bent, keys don't seal, valves get stuck, brass chem cleans to get out germs, slides get stuck. 7th and 8th graders will need a working instrument in class on DAY 2 of school. Take care of maintenance BEFORE they miss out on participating in class.
Atlanta Trip - March 21-23, 2019 Should cost $650 again this year. Information will come home mid-September about payment information, trip expectations and contract, and tentative itinerary items. I will also need parent volunteers on this trip. If you have questions about what it's like to volunteer on this trip, I am happy to put you into contact with a parent that has traveled with me previously. The cost for chaperones is $750. The difference in pricing is sharing a double room instead of a quad. I need both male and female chaperones on the trip to make WCPSS happy, and allow us to travel. Thank you for your consideration!
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PERCUSSION players - put your NAME on EVERY stick/mallet/bag you are carrying to class.
Concert attire this year is All Black. (And black means black. Not grey. No pinstripes, patterns or bling, etc.)
Ladies: Black dress slacks (no leggings, yoga pants or jeans), Solid Black 3/4 length or Long Sleeved Shirt (no bling, stripes, patterns, etc.), Black Socks, Black closed toe dress shoes (no tennis shoes)
Gentlemen: Black dress slacks (no jeans), Solid Black, long sleeved dress shirt, tie, Black Socks, Black dress shoes (no tennis shoes)
Important Dates for 2018-2019
August 30, 2018 – 3:30 p.m. Instrument Rental Parent Meeting
(Mainly for this year’s 6th graders)
September 13, 2018 –Jazz Band Auditions After School
September 18, 2018 – Jazz Band Rehearsals Begin (7:30-8:05 a.m.)
October 11, 2018 – Pep Band - Football at Home
October 23, 2018 - All-County Band Auditions (begin 4:00 p.m. – times will be assigned)
Open to any PREPARED band student – at Carnage Middle School
***NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES***
November 9, 2018 – Jazz Band at Jazz Fusion at Broughton High School (collaborative with Dance)
November 15-16, 2018 – All County Band Clinic @ Ligon MS
Nov 15 - 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Nov 16 - 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; CONCERT 7:00 p.m.
November 29, 2018 - TBA – Jazz Band – Rising 6th Grade Open House
December 6, 2018 – Pep Band - Basketball at Home
January 5, 2019 – All District Auditions @ Southeast Guilford HS
January 24, 2019 – Pep Band – Basketball at Home
January 25-26, 2019 – All District Band Clinic @ East Chapel Hill HS
All District Band Concert @ UNC – Chapel Hill
***FEBRUARY 7, 2019 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES***
7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. call)
February 22, 2019 – TBA – Jazz Band – Blue Jacket Jamboree
February 28, 2019 – MPA Concert and Clinic @ Broughton HS (***ALL 7th and 8th Graders***)
March 2, 2019 – All State Auditions @ Central Davidson MS
March 18 OR 19, 2019 – MPA Festival - Date and Time to be assigned @ Apex at Green Level
March 21-23, 2019 – 7th and 8th Grade Band and Chorus Trip to Atlanta, Georgia
May 2, 2019 – TBA – Jazz Band – Rising 6th Grade Open House
May 4-6, 2019 – All State Clinic @
***MAY 9, 2019 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES***
7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. call)
June 2019 – Jazz Band @ Sea Turtles Awards Ceremony