JMS Statesmen Band Weekly Update 9-24-18

JMS Statesmen Band Weekly Update 9-24-18

What's Happening This Week

  • Money Collection: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:05-9:25AM, Band Room
  • Daily Practice in Band Room: 9:05-9:25am
  • Mondays: Mentoring 4:15-5:30pm (Pick up at Bus Ramp)
  • Wednesday: Spaghetti Dinner Chair Meeting, 5pm (If you’re interested in chairing a committee for this, join us!)
  • Thursday: Pep Rally!
  • Weekly Tests: Due by Thursday/Friday

Pecan Sale Started Friday!

Our annual Pecan sale has officially started and will last until October 9th! Sale forms went home on BRIGHT COLORED PAPER on Friday! Students who sell at least ONE item are eligible to participate in our band’s “Music Money” incentive program! This is where kids earn music money to spend on music items (music, reeds, care kits, sticks, etc) and fun things for the band.  Our goal is to fund the purchase of new stands! If every kid sells 7 items, we will make our goal!


PRIZES! The top three sellers of EACH class will receive $25, $15, and  $10!


Spaghetti Dinner – Sign Ups Open!

We are gearing up for our first Statesmen Band Spaghetti Dinner! We need TONS of help! This is a HUGE school-wide event that helps the Statesmen Band!

Please start looking for BOGO deals for plain Spaghetti noodles to donate to the dinner. Our SIGN UP is LIVE!! Please sign up to help in some way: Volunteering or Donations!


JMS Webpage for BAND!

Our webpage is migrating to the JMS webpage under “Clubs & Activities”. You can subscribe to get automatic updates! This will allow everyone to go to one central site for information! Check it out today!


Mustang Mentoring!

Band mentoring has started! Mentoring takes place from 4:15-5:30pm at JMS. All band members should plan on attending if they have no other conflicts! This is a great way to learn and progress, meet the Mustang band members, work with the band directors, earn extra credit and do pass-offs! Pick up will be at 5:30pm at the bus loop.


Pass-Offs & Tests

All bands received a "Pass-Off" Sheet this week. This is what we are working on as a class! Students should be marking what their goals are for this week and practicing them at home. This is also part of their weekly tests.

Beginning Band Pass Off: First 5 Notes (from First Study in Band Book)

Symphonic/Concert Band: Concert F Scale

Jazz Band: Bb Blues Scale



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Upcoming Dates

  • Mondays: Band Mentoring 4:15-5:30pm
  • September 21-October 09: Pecan Sale
  • October 11: Demonstration Concert for Beginning Band
  • November 6: Spaghetti Dinner
  • November 8: All County Concert Band Audition
  • November 15: All County Jazz Band Auditions
  • December 11: JMS Band Winter Concert @ MIHS