OCMS Band Weekly Announcements

    Mon., Feb. 18
    Digital Learning Day - practice assignments posted in "Plans" in your Itslearning Band Course.  
    Tues., Feb. 19
    Jazz Band rehearsal - 7:30-8:10am (participating 7th & 8th Graders)
    LGPE Preview Concert
    7th Grade: 5:30pm - seated for warm-up at Civic Center. Performance is at 6:00pm.
    8th Grade: 6:20pm - seated for warm-up at Civic Center. Performance is at 6:50pm.
    Performances are at the OC Civic Centerand are free and open to the public. Dress is all-black concert attire. You are free to go after your performance. There will also be other bands from Oconee County performing this evening.
    Wed., Feb. 20
    No scheduled band activities
    Thurs., Feb. 21
    Jazz Band rehearsal - 7:30-8:10am (participating 7th & 8th Graders)  
    Fri., Feb. 22
    Instrument repair day - place in the repair room and sign the list FIRST THING in the morning.
    General Band Reminders:
    1.  Instruments other than euphoniums, tubas, and percussion should be going home for individual practice most days of the week.  Anytime car riders can take home tubas and euphoniums is beneficial as well.  Practice at home is essential to improvement!  Percussion students should have their own drum sticks (Vic Firth SD-1 is recommended brand) daily in class.
    2.  All students should have a 3-ring binder (black preferred) that is dedicated to band only, and contains all music, books, and handouts they receive in class.  These should be brought to class every day along with a pencil.
    3. Unless otherwise instructed, personal technology is not needed for rehearsal, and are not allowed at your child's seat while in class/rehearsal.
    Upcoming Dates: 
    Tues., March 5 - LGPE @ East Jackson High School (ALL 7th & 8th Graders) - students will need transportation home after school. Expecting to be back at OCMS around 6:00pm that evening.
    Tues., March 5 - Final Carowinds Payment due - $100 (participating 7th & 8th Graders)
    Fri.-Sat., April 12-13 - 7th & 8th Grade Trip - Carowinds Festival of Music
    Thurs., April 18 - 7th & 8th Grade Jazz LGPE @ Jackson County HS (during the school day)
    Sat., April 27 - Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Elbert County MS
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