Friday, September 21, 2018

8th Grade Band UGA rehearsals

The morning rehearsals for the UGA Middle School Band Festival performance start after the fall break. Rehearsals start at 8:00am every Monday morning leading up to the performance. October Rehearsals are Oct, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November Rehearsals are Nov 5, 12, 26 Pre Midfest Concert Nov 27 December Rehearsal is Dec 3 Midfest Concert Dec 7 7:30 PM

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


We would like all students and teachers to be on Remind. Here are codes: Text @durh7band to 81010 for 7th Grade Band Text @durham8th to 81010 for 8th Grade Band Text @dms6thba to 81010 for 6th Grade Band Text @durhamwi to 81010 for Durham Winds Text @durhamjazz to 81010 for Jazz Band Text @durhamperc to 81010 for Percussion Ensemble
6th Grade Band---Polo shirt money/form are due on Friday. The polo shirt is the band uniform for 6th grade. Unit 2 Written work is due. Yesterday the students were given the opportunity to receive and turn in all written work from this quarter for full credit. They have until Friday to turn this work in. I suggest you check your child's grade. There were many students who turned in work without names on it. 7th and 8th Grade Band--Formal uniform orders due on Friday. Honor Band/All State Band form/money due. 8th Grade Band--Universal Trip forms/deposit due on Friday. Thursday Sep 20 6:30 PM---Universal Trip Chaperone Interest meeting

Friday, August 31, 2018

Week of August 27-31

6th Grade Carnival forms/money due on August 31. Forms are in band room. Polo shirt order forms were handed out on Friday. You can also find the forms in Charms in the documents/files. All Blanket Permission Forms must be turned in if your child is participating in field trips. Insurance information must be filled out. 6th Graders need to be practicing Page 6-7 in the book. 7th Grade should be practicing page 3-4 and all concert music. Two octave scales were introduced and need to be practiced. 8th Graders learned Gb scale and should be practicing it along with page 2-3 in the book and all concert music. In order to be successful in band, your child should be practicing individually at least 75 minutes per week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Band News

Good afternoon!!! The deadline for Braves/Form and money is tomorrow. We will be ordering these tickets this week. Remember that small groups start this week. Percussion Ensemble was today, Drumline (percussionists only) is Wednesday, Jazz Band tomorrow and Durham Winds is Friday. There are playing tests due this week and next. All concepts on these tests are review from last year. Please turn in Blanket Permission Forms and UGA forms this week. 6th Grade students will receive information about instruments on Friday. Thank you.

Monday, July 30, 2018


The band handbook will be on the blog and sent home later this week. Please review it and fill out the following form. Thank you. See you soon!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Yay band!

Welcome to Durham Middle School Band! We are so excited about the 2018-2019 school year. 7th and 8th Grade students can log into Charms and check out the calendar for the year! 7th and 8th Grade Band will start playing on August 2nd. Make sure to have your instruments and band book. 7th Graders will use the Standard of Excellence Book 1 and 8th Graders will use the Standard of Excellence Book 2 for review the first couple of weeks. After we are completed with our review, the 7th Grade will move onto the Standard of Excellence Book 2 and the 8th Grade will use Essential Technique 2000. All 6th Graders will be rotated through the Connections Classes the first week of school. They will have a chance to try band instruments at this time and make a decision on participation. 6th Grade will be in Connections classes on August 13th.