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I can't believe that it is August 1 already!! Summer has flown by but we are getting prepared for a GREAT year!!! I hope that you have had a GREAT summer!
You should have gotten your summer letter back in July. If you didn't get one, click the links below to get a copy:
English --> Click Here
Español --> haga clic aquí
Middle School Band is getting closer and closer! I hope that you are as excited as I am! As for right now, there are a few things that you need to do.
#1 - Log in to our Charms system and make sure that your information is updated. The video below will show you how to do it.
Click here to log in to Charms
You can also download the Charms App for your smart phone. Click below for info on how to download it and use it
Click here for Charms App Instructions
#2- If you haven't gotten an instrument yet, you need to do so. Below are a couple of music stores that can help you
Click below to get the Recommended Instrument List so you can get a quality instrument that will last you a long time.
Click Here for Recommended Instrument List
This list can be taken to ANY music store and they should be able to help you.
We STRONGLY recommend using one of the two music stores listed above. They are local and BOTH have repair shops. If your instrument is in need of repair, they will come get it from the school, repair it for FREE, and then bring it back to the school. You can go by either store or you can rent ONLINE from Williamson Music 1st. You don't have to use our music stores, but they have a repair facility ON SITE! If the place you get yours does NOT have a repair facility on sire, you should be worried.
A word about Instruments from Amazon, E-Bay etc. We VIGOROUSLY suggest getting your instrument from a music store. Instruments bought at places that sell other things don’t usually have a repair shop. The brands that you will get from Amazon / E-Bay most of the times CAN’T be repaired. We have had people that have gone through 3 different instruments in a year because they can’t be repaired. As MUCH as we teach the students to be careful, there will be times where the instrument needs to be repaired. Renting from a local music store comes with insurance. So, when the instrument gets accidentally damaged, the costs are covered. There are a few good online store to rent from. Please feel free to e-mail/call your band director and see what they think.
If you can't get your instrument before August 23, McKay Music Company will be at the band hall here are the details
McKay Music Company
Instrument Rental Night
Wednesday, August 23, 5 - 8 PM
McDonald Middle School Band Hall
Click here to add it to your Personal Google Calendar
They will have everything that you need to start band at this night
If you HAVEN'T picked an instrument WITH ME (students, remember my flute story from when I came to see you at your elementary school) , you need to sign up for a time to come see me BEFORE school starts. Once school starts it will be too late to pick an instrument. You will need to sign up for a time to come see me. My contact information is at the bottom of the page.
#3 - and probably the most important! ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR SUMMER!!!! :-)
Mark your calendars, we will have our one and only Parent Meeting on:
MMS Beginner Band Parents Meeting
McDonald Middle School Cafeteria
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Click here to add it to your personal Google Calendar
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using one of the following areas. They are listed in the best way to contact me to the way that takes the longest to hear back from me
E-Mail --> firstname.lastname@example.org
Texting --> (470) 222 - 6312 --> Can't call this number, only texting
Regular Phone --> (972) 882-5718
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on August 28 for the first day of school,
by Mr. Major
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