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  • This is your brain on music

    Here is a great article which talks about how music effects the brain. Enjoy!!   http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/09/10/343681493/this-is-your-brain-this-is-your-brain-on-music   This Is Your Brain.

  • Calling all saxophone players

    This looks like a great event to attend.  Please read and let us know if you went and enjoyed it.  It looks better on our Facebook page.

  • September Band Booster Meeting

    Mark your calendars for Monday September 8th 7PM for the first AMS Band Booster meeting of the year.  We will be discussing the Band-A-Thon and Pep-Band.  The Booster meetings are a great place to get questions answered and help with the planning or potential volunteering for the Band-A-Thon.

  • Philharmonic Association

    Philharmonic Association It's that time of year when we're looking for players for the Philharmonic Association's various ensembles. We're in great need of Trumpets and String Basses especially.  The auditions are next week and excerpts are posted on the PA site http://philharmonic-association.org  

  • Jazz Ensembles Audition Information

    Jazz Ensembles Audition Information Membership in the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble II is by annual auditions held in the fall for the upcoming season. Each musician, whether new or returning, must audition each year. Participation in TYJE is for advanced musicians, grades 8 - 12, and in TYJE II for intermediate musicians, grades 6 - 12.

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The purpose of the Apex Middle School Band Boosters shall be to promote an interest in and appreciation of the various activities conducted by the Apex Middle School Band program.  We are a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

2014 School Year  This year promises to be full of music and fun!

6th graders are invited join Mrs Bishop for a mini-camp early in August in the Band Room to get a hand-on introduction to their instrument. We've got a bandathon coming early in October, marching in the Apex Christmas Parade for the 7th & 8th graders, and holiday concerts in December.  During the winter, 7th & 8th graders can also participate in the all-county, all-district, and all-state competitions.  In the spring, we'll participate in some adjudicated performances, and end the year with the spring concerts.

About AMS Bands  Apex Middle School Bands include a beginning band, intermediate band, and advanced band, along with a Pep Band which plays at home football games in the fall, and a Jazz Band which plays during school concerts and special gatherings during the year. Mrs. Helen Bishop directs each band.