Mrs. Rosin will be available for an OPTIONAL meeting on Tue. August 26th at 7pm
McGoff Auditorium- Williamston High School
Topics to be covered:
-Buying an instrument
-Expectations for new band students
-Introduction to Band Boosters
The MSU Community Music School runs two summer camps during the summer in East Lansing on the MSU campus. Each camp is a week long, one geared toward middle schoolers and the other week for high schoolers.
High School Band Camp July 7-11
Middle School Band Camp July 14-18
Each camp runs from about 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, with lunch provided at the dining halls on campus. The final concert is on the Friday of camp at Fairchild Theater.
There is still space and financial assistance available. Please see the links below for more information.
CMS Middle School Band Camp
CMS High School Band and Chamber Ensemble Camp
Thanks. Melanie Rosin and Lynn Kelsey
Dear 6th-12th grade parents,
You are invited to our annual band solo recital night on Thursday, May 1st at 6:30 pm in McGoff Auditorium at Williamston High School. This optional event features students in grades 6-12 who have prepared solos and ensembles to perform.
Any student interested in performing should sign up in class with Ms. Kelsey by Tuesday, April 22nd. Students may perform by themselves or in small groups. Students are responsible for finding their own music.
After everyone has signed up we will create a schedule so students will know whether they are playing near the beginning or end of the recital. Participating students should plan to drop off their instruments in the band room at the beginning of the event. After dropping off their instruments, they should sit in the audience and wait to warm up until THREE events before they are to perform. Warm-up will occur in the high school band room.
Dressing up slightly for this event would be appropriate. Students may also dress in performance related "costumes" as well.
We could use a couple of pare
nts to help organize the students in the band room as they warm up. This will help keep the event flowing smoothly. Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to help with this.
Please let me know if you have questions.
Thanks. Lynn Kelsey
Attached is information about the CMS Flute Day, to be held Saturday April 26th. This would be a great opportunity for any of our flute performers.
Thanks. Lynn Kelsey
We are looking for parent chaperones to help at BOTH the Middle and High School Band Festivals. The chaperones will be riding the bus both to and from the festival and supervising the band with the Director during the festival.
The High School Festival is NEXT Friday, February 28th, at Okemos High School. The Middle School Festival is Friday, March 14th. Times will be announced soon.
If you are available, please contact Laurie Hereza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify which festival you are available for.
Thank you for all that you do and have a wonderful week!
Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 pm at Spag's. All are welcome to attend.
High School Pre-Festival Band Concert
Wednesday, Feb. 12, will also be the High School Pre-Festival concert at 7:30 pm. Please have your students at McGoff by 7:00. We will try to keep the Band Booster meeting short to make sure everyone can attend the concert on time.
Monday, Feb. 16 there will be another Scrip order going in at 5:00 p.m. Email email@example.com with any questions.
High School District Band Festival
Friday, Feb. 28th is the District High School Band Festival, to be held at Okemos High School. The Williamston band is scheduled to play around 1:00 pm.
Middle School Pre-Festival Band Concert
Tuesday, March 4th is the 6th-8th grade Middle School Pre-Festival concert at 7:30pm in the McGoff Auditorium. Please have your students in the high school band room by 7:10pm.
Middle School District Band Festival
March 14-15 is the weekend for the Middle School Band Festival.
Evening of Jazz
March 28 is when the Evening of Jazz will be held.
Please keep all of these dates in mind.
Even though we have had school closings this week, the high school band is still hosting the All School Party this Friday. Please tell your friends that the Middle School All School Party is Friday night from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the high school. Students will have fun with the pool, open gym, guitar hero, dancing and the all time favorite Karaoke and Tunes by T on the dance floor.
We need help to make this a fun, successful night for everyone. We are still looking for about five parent chaperones. If you can chaperone, please contact Carolyn McLaughlin at williamston firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still need donations of pop. If we have not received the donations, we will have to purchase it on Friday before the party.
Also Carolyn is looking to pass the baton to another middle school parent for next year. Carolyn's daughter will be in high school next year. If the All School Party is an event you would be interested in being a team leader for, please let us know.