Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to have you as a member of the AMMS Band and are looking forward to a fantastic year. Please review the Band Handbook 2018-2019, Operations Letter, Band Calendar Dates, Uniform Letter, Instrument Forms, Supply List and other related forms. Please read/return all required forms by August 17, 2018. Thank you!
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents:
Information about our upcoming performance trip in March 2018 is now available. Go to the EVENT tab and click on ORLANDO FEST 2018 for details!
Information regarding two of our GMEA (Georgia Music Educator's Association) events has been posted on the EVENT tab. Please see information regarding GMEA Solo & Ensemble and GMEA All-State / District Band Auditions. Paper copies are available in class. Students also have a copy of the information as well as the registration link in their Google Classroom. To register students should log in to their Google Classroom account and use the link provided. Payments should be sent in as cash or check. Checks can be made payable to Autrey Mill Middle School. Event requirements are included in the information letters. Please read carefully as events cannot be refunded. Scheduling conflicts only apply to extreme needs for competitive events that conflict on performance days. GMEA will not allow late registrations for these events to please pay attention to due dates.
GMEA Solo & Ensemble Performance Evaluation: DUE no later than Thursday, September 7, 2017
Solo & Ensemble is a great event for ALL students. This is an easy event for students to try if first starting out with an extra event or for those nervous about competitive events. All aspects of this event are prepared ahead of time and are controlled. There is no sight-reading involved. Students may perform alone or with their peers. This is the best event to assist students in becoming better musicians and developing their musicianship skills.
GMEA All-State / District Honor Band Auditions: DUE no later than Friday, September 22, 2017
All-State/District Honor Band Auditions is a competitive event. This is a great way for our student musicians to put their skills to the test and show off their musicianship. The majority of the event is prepared ahead of time but there is a sight-reading component. We have had great success in previous years with AMMS Band students representing us. It is my desire to continue on that tradition of excellence and hope to see many of our students try this event. We have numerous students that are ready to compete at the District and State level. Each year we generally have 30-40 students to register for this event.
Both of these events are highly encouraged for our AMMS Band students. These are wonderful events for personalized learning and way for our students to shine in the area of music. I will be there to coach them along the way. Please consider these enrichment/learning opportunities!
Attention 6th Grade Parents: A very important and required event is coming up for your students. We have started the year learning notation and basic music theory. This week we have been introducing the instruments. Next week will be doing instrument testing to determine instrument selections for your child.
ALL 6th Grade AMMS Band students need to attend the Instrument Testing Event next week on Thursday, September 7th. This is a drop in event from 5:00 - 8:00PM. The process should take about 45 minutes or so to complete. Students will try out 3-4 instruments or more (time permitting) with our hired musicians/instructors. The feedback from this event is used to determine the best suitable instrument for your child. Please make sure the event is on your calendar for next week. Everyone needs to attend.
Here is the information about the event posted on the AMMS Band Calendar:
(Required)6th An open-house style event for all 6th graders to test out all instruments in band. More information and handouts will be provided in preparation for this event and at the event.
All 6th grade students need to attend.AMMS
Band Room5:00PM -8:00PM
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to have you as a member of the AMMS Band and are looking forward to a fantastic year. Please review the Band Handbook 2017-2018, Operations Letter, Band Calendar Dates, Uniform Letter, Instrument Forms, Supply List and other related forms. Please read/return all required forms by August 18, 2017. Thank you!