Our beginner classes are well under way and starting to sound like a band! Come to the first Booster Meeting on Tuesday, September 16th to hear what they sound like in their first performance!
The meeting will start at 6pm in the AMS Cafeteria. All parents are encouraged to attend. The meeting should last no more than 45 minutes.
All 6th grade performers are encouraged to stay after school on the 16th to wait for their performance. This will give us our first combined rehearsal time and avoid any one coming late. If you cannot stay that afternoon, make sure to be present by call time, which is 5:30pm.
All-West Music Posted
The Junior All-West wind music is finally here! You may download a copy any time on the band website at: http://www.arlingtonmsband.com/all-west.html or wait to receive a copy on Monday.
The webpage also includes a complete description of the All-West auditions and clinic. It would be wise for all Concert and Symphonic Band students and parents to review this information.
The percussion music will be posted on the same page later this week.
As a reminder, all 7th and 8th grade students will audition on January 17, 2015 at Arlington High School. Audition times will be posted in December. 6th Graders may contact Mr. Foster to audition at the recommendation of a private teacher, because we will not have covered the prepared music or all 12 major scales in class at that point.
Sept. 16 - First Booster Meeting and Beginning Band Performance
Sept. 30 - Probable date for AHS Band 8th Grade Night
(Subject to Change)
Oct. 6-10 - Fall Break
October - Uniform Distribution (Concert and Symphonic Bands)
Nov. 7 - AMS Veteran's Day Performance at School
Nov. 9 - Probable Date for Arlington Town Veteran's Day Celebration
Dec. 14 - Winter Concert (All Bands)
Dec. 22-Jan. 5 - Winter Break
Jan. 17 - All-West Auditions
(Concert and Symphonic Band Students)
Jan. 22 - Probable Date for Second Booster Meeting
(Mandatory for Students Attending the All-West Clinic)
As always, visit our website for more information at www.arlingtonmsband.com, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Daniel J. Foster
Arlington Middle School - Director of Bands
5470 Lamb Road, Arlington, TN 38002