Welcome to Daniels 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!
2017-2018 Band Information Form
Book that we will use this year: 2017-2018
**Please start looking for books now.**
8th Graders: Accent on Achievement Bk 3, needed in class Monday, Sept 11
7th Graders: Standard of Excellence Bk 2, needed in class Monday, Sept 11
6th Graders: Essential Elements for Band Bk 1 (for your specific instrument)
7th and 8th Graders:
You will need your instrument on Day 2 of school - please make sure it is taken to the shop THIS SUMMER so that it is in good working condition to start the year.
REED PLAYERS - Make sure you have playable REEDS - Vandoren (Mitchell Laurie, LaVoz, Rico Reserve), strength 3. No one should be playing on plain Rico/Rico Royal, or anything less than strength 3.
BRASS players - Make sure you have valve oil. AND that you oil your valves BEFORE reporting to class on Tuesday. You will not have time to oil your valves in class.
PERCUSSION players - put your NAME on EVERY stick/mallet/bag you are carrying to class.
6th Graders: You will need an instrument by Monday, September 11. There is an after school (3:30 p.m.) meeting with a representative from Music and Arts on Thursday, August 31 to start you on the path toward finding an instrument.
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 2017-2018
August 31, 2017 – 3:30 p.m. Instrument Rental Parent Meeting
(Mainly for this year’s 6th graders)
September 14, 2017 – Jazz Band Auditions (3:20-4:00 p.m.)
7th and 8th Grade only (do not have to stay the entire time, just until finished)
September 19, 2017 – Jazz Band Rehearsals Begin (7:30-8:05 a.m.)
October 12, 2017 – Pep Band - Football vs Carnage
October 24, 2017 - All-County Band Auditions (begin 4:00 p.m. – times will be assigned)
Open to any PREPARED band student – at Carnage Middle School
November 9, 2017 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES - 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. call)
November 19, 2017 - Jazz Band at Broughton HS for Fusion Concert
November 16-17, 2017 – All County Band Clinic @ Martin MS
Nov 16 - 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Nov 17 - 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; CONCERT 7:00 p.m.
November 30, 2017 - TBA – Jazz Band – Rising 6th Grade Open House
December 14, 2017 – Pep Band - Basketball vs Martin
January 6, 2018 – All District Auditions @ Cary Middle School
January 11, 2018 – Pep Band – Basketball vs North Garner
January 26-27, 2018 – All District Band Clinic @ South Garner HS/Memorial Auditorium
February 1, 2018 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES - 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. call)
February 23, 2018 – TBA – Jazz Band – Blue Jacket Jamboree
March 1, 2018 – MPA Concert and Clinic - @ Broughton High School - 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. call)
March 3, 2018 – All State Auditions @ Central Davidson MS
March 15-16, 2018 – MPA Festival - Date and Time to be assigned @ Ligon MS
March 20, 2018 – Band and Chorus Concert for Annapolis/Washington DC
March 22-24, 2018 – 7th and 8th Grade Band and Chorus Trip to Annapolis/Washington DC
May 3, 2018 – TBA – Jazz Band – Rising 6th Grade Open House
May 4-6, 2018 – All State Clinic @ UNC – Chapel Hill
May 10, 2018 – CONCERT – ALL ENSEMBLES - 7:00 p.m. (6:15 p.m. call)
June 2018 – Jazz Band @ Sea Turtles Awards Ceremony