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MCPSS Honor Jazz Band  

Congratulations to Liam Buckner for being selected for the MCPSS Honor Jazz Band.   He is the first chair Alto Saxophone in the Middle School Band.   Rehearsals are on January 29th and 30th and the Concert will take place at MGM at 7pm on the 30th. 

 

 


Ben C. Rain Concert Band Performance  

On Feburary 19 at 10am the Ben C. Rain Concert Band will be performing their 2018 Contest music for the Dunbar Band students.  This event is a great opprotunity for the Dunbar Band students to see and hear a High School Concert Band Program.  


Dunbar Band Winter Band Camp Update  

The Concert scheduled for this Thursday Jan 25th at 6pm as part of the Dunbar Band Winter Band Camp has been postponed.  

Winter Band Camp will still take place during school on Thursday from 8-1.   The Schedule is listed below. 

On Thursday January 25th the Dunbar Intermediate and Advanced Band will be a part of the Dunbar Band Winter Band Camp.  The band students will spend time from 8-1 working on the 2018 Contest Music.  We will have several clinicians come in during that time to work with the students on this music.  The Schedule for Winter Band Camp is as follows:

 

8-8:50 Full Band

8:55-9:45  Sectionals

9:50-11 Full Band

11-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12 Sectionals

12:-1 Full Band


Smoky Mountain Music Festival Trip   

The Deposit for our Trip to Gatlinburg on April 26-29 2018 is due.   The Student Deposit is $95.00 and Chaperone Deposit is $110.00.   This is trip primarily for Advanced Band but there will be some other Band students invited to participate.  Please email Mr. Mayfield if you have any questions.       


All-State and Honor Band Podcast  

Parents and Students I have attached a link below and also added in the Links Section the website to hear the University of South Alabama professors perform the All-State Audition Music and the added commentary for each instrument.  Please take advantage of these podcast.  On Fridays students may use their devices to access these podcast as we prepare for All-State and Honor Band.  If we are to be the Best Band in Mobile County our students should strive to make the Alabama All-State Band.   Parents please encourage your students to practice.

 

The website is http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music/allstate/middleschool.html

 


Practice Logs  

Every Student in a band class should be filling out and turning in a weekly practice log.  Some students are receiving  0 each week when they do not turn them in.  

 

Please encourage your child to practice!!  


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