Parents and Students,
I know that we are all very busy, so you will get a weekly e-mail with schedule for the week so that you can better plan for the week. Here is this weeks:
Afternoon - Flute Sectionals (all flutes from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 3:35 - 4:20
Evening - Parent Meeting in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30 PM (Done by 7 at the latest)
Morning - French Horn Sectionals (all horns from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 7:20 - 8:05
Afternoon - Saxophone Sectionals (all saxes from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 3:35 - 4:20
Afternoon - Trombone Sectionals (all trombones from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 3:35 - 4:20
Morning - Euphonium & Tuba Sectionals (all euphoniums and tubas from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 7:20 - 8:05
Morning - Trumpet Sectionals (all trumpets from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 7:20 - 8:05
Afternoon - Clarinet Sectionals (all clarinets from both Concert & Symphonic Band) 3:35 - 4:20
A few notes about Sectionals:
Can you believe it is a week until school starts?!?!!? Welcome to McDonald Middle School. Just a few things to tell you about
1 - If you haven't gotten your instrument yet, you should do so ASAP! If you aren't able to get to one of the music stores, McKay Music Co. will be at the MMS Band hall from 5 PM to 8 PM. They will have everything that you need. Remember, this is rent to own program that includes insurance. Feel free to ask them to explain it. Click below to get the Recommended Instrument List so you can see what instruments that we recommend.
Click here for the Recommended Instrument List
If you are going to come to the Instrument Drive, please fill out the form below so we can make a plan for how many people will be there.
2 - If you didn't get our summer letter, click below and read it. LOTS of good info in there:
Click here for the Summer Letter
3 - Friday night there is a Meet & Greet at McDonald from 6 - 7 PM. Come by and look around the school.
4 - We will have a binder fee for the year that will get you everything else that you need to get started. It will be $25 or under. It will be due at the beginning of September.
5 - Our one and only parent meeting will be on September 1 at 6:30. We should be done at 7.
6 - If you haven't updated your information in our Charms system. Please take a minute to do so. Click here for instructions.
7 - You will NOT need your horn the first week of school. We will tell you when to bring it to school.
Thanks and see you in a week!
Can you believe that your 8th grade year is almost here?!??!? WOW!!!
Couple of things that you need to know this week
1 - You should start practicing. Work on your scales. Work on your band music. Work your region music
2 - Friday night, there is a meet the teacher from 6 - 7 at McDonald. Feel free to come by and see the band hall (it's the same as last year) and find where you new band locker is at.
3 - You will NOT need your horns the first day of school, we will start playing on the second day of school.
4 - Sectionals. We will have a once a week sectional every week, starting the second week of school. Here is what the schedule is like:
Monday after school - Flutes
Tuesday before school - French Horns
Wednesday before school - Euphoniums & Tubas
Wednesday after school - Clarinets
Thursday before school - Trumpets
Thursday after school - Saxophones
Friday before school - Trombones
We are still working on when the double reeds will be and when the percussion will be.
This is NOT the schedule yet. This is where we are now. I will have an exact schedule for you on the first or second day of school and then we will start on the second week of school.
5 - Our one and only parent meeting will be on August 31 at 6:30. I will have you out of there by 7. More information when school starts.
Thanks and see you in a week!!!
by Mr. Major
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