December Concerts

This information sheet was sent home with students on Friday.  Mrs. Bishop regrets to report that this information was not sent home with the 6th grade brass and percussion classes.  Please pass this information along to those students.

Practice Journals are due on Monday...keep practicing!!

December Band Concerts!!
8th Grade Band – Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
6th Grade Band – Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
7th Grade Band – Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:45 p.m.

On Monday and Tuesday evenings, December 15 & 16, we will have our December Band Concerts!  The excitement in the band room is mounting, and I hope that this is the case at home as well!  Performances are a required element of being in a performance class.  It’s nice that something as fun and fulfilling as a concert is a requirement!  Here are some instructions for students and parents for the days leading up to and the night of the performance that should help things run smoothly.

Concert Attire - Students are required to wear a standard outfit when performing with the Apex Middle School Bands.  Please let me know in advance if you feel you will have difficulty obtaining the required concert attire.
Dark dress shoes
Solid black socks
Black dress pants
White dress shirt (no t-shirts)
Neck tie (optional)Ladies
Dark dress shoes (no fuzzy boots)
Black socks or hose
Black dress pants (no leggings)
White dress shirt (no t-shirts)

As students arrive to the school, they should report directly to the auditorium.  Cases may be left in the car.  Students should bring instruments and music inside.  Do not play instruments until instructed to do so, which means don’t play on the way to the auditorium, as you’re getting seated, etc.  We will assemble on stage behind the closed curtain.  Please adhere to the following arrival times:

  • 8th grade band – Monday, Dec. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th grade band – Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 6:00 p.m.
  • 7th grade band – Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 7:00 p.m. (if the earlier concert is still going sit quietly in the audience and listen)

For your future listening pleasure/posterity/nostalgic purposes, a recording of the concerts will be produced.  All bands will be featured on one disk.  Information regarding ordering the recording will be handed out in class and made available on blackboard.

Wednesday, December 17th Student Body Concert The bands will play for the student body.  Attire is AMS band t-shirt or a white t-shirt, any solid color pants or jeans, and any shoes.  This is a day event and it is for the student body only.

Special Note: At the beginning of the year, students received information outlining where parents can find a copy of the AMS Band Handbook on Blackboard, and instructing parents to complete the Band Contract online.  A few of you signed the paper form indicating that you had completed the Contract, but did not actually complete the online form.  If this is the case, then you have not been receiving email information about band events.  If you have not already done so, please go to the AMS Band Blackboard site and complete the Band Contract (found at the end of the Band Handbook) so that you can receive information and updates from me and from the AMS Band Boosters.  We try very hard not to abuse your time by sending out unnecessary announcements.

Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.