Thursday, April 28, 2016

Middle School Choir Contest


STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE COME HOME WITH A YELLOW PIECE OF PAPER WITH THIS INFORMATION/PERMISSION SLIP TODAY

Dear Parents and Students,

This year the 7th and 8th Grade Choirs are participating in the OMEA Middle School Large Group Adjudicated Event. This will take place at:
Big Walnut High School on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 9:40am
This is an opportunity for our ensembles to perform along with other ensembles from schools in our area for adjudicators (who are music educators.) There will be 3 judges who watch the performance and then one of them will escort our ensembles to another performance space and run a rehearsal with the group. This is a great opportunity for the students to receive some constructive criticism and for the directors to gain some professional development. There will be concessions available at the school if students want to bring money for snacks.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and watch the performances (though they are unable to watch the rehearsal.) Please arrive early if you wish to watch as the door cannot be opened during a performance. Maps and directions to the school are forthcoming.  Once students are done performing, we will regroup in our homeroom and from there we will wait for the other ensemble to perform. If a parent comes to watch, you are welcome to take your child home. All other students will ride the bus back to Centerburg.

Schedule for May 14, 2016
  • Meet at school and load busses at  8:30 am
  • Busses Depart for Big Walnut high school at 9:00 am
  • Arrive at Big Walnut and unload to homeroom 9:20 am
  • Choir Performs 9:40 am, in the HS Auditorium
  • We wait for results from judges
  • Load Busses and Depart for Centerburg
  • Arrive at Centerburg

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Important End-of-Year Dates...

Important End-of-Year Dates:


Monday, 4/25 OR Tuesday, 4/26 at 7:00 PM - ( Band Organization Meetings )

( All students who plan on marching next season must attend along with one parent/guardian)
(Deposits and/or payments may be accepted for yearly supplies and equipment at the meeting)

Mondays, 5/2, 5/16 & 5/23 at 7:00 PM - ( Marching Percussion Battery Fittings/Technique )


Monday, May 16th - Wednesday, May 18th - ( 8th Grade Playing/Performance Tests )

( Students scored individually on scales, prepared etude and sight reading)


Monday, 5/16 - High School Instrument Returns/Sign-outs )

Thursday, 5/19 - Middle School Instrument Returns/Sign-outs )
( All students who currently have a "school-owned" instrument signed-out, or  need to sign out an instrument will take care of it on these dates)

Monday, May 9th at 7:00 PM - ( High School Band & Choir Concert )
( Report time for students is 6:30 )

Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 PM - ( Middle School 7/8 Band & Choir Concert  )
( Report time for students is 6:30 )

Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 PM - ( Grades 4,5 and 6 Band & Choir Concert )
( Report time for students is 6:30 )
( We are once again requesting everyone to "please" donate a baked good for our bake sale!)


Wed. May 25th (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM - ( Marching Band Composite Pictures )

( Students will be in uniform with their instrument or flag. ) 
( Pictures may be ordered at the session)
(Seniors who want to be in the composite must come to school to have their picture taken!)

Centerburg Memorial Day Parade  (awaiting dates and times from Mayer's office)
Information updated as soon as received.

Saturday, June 4th  (Reporting time TBA - ( Graduation Band )
(Remember that participation in graduation band is part of your grade and is required)
(Casual concert dress is required!)
(Seniors are welcome to join the band for their last band performance on the senior selection)

Friday, June 24th (9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - ( Marching Band "Parade" Practice )
( All incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors + marching 8th gr. participating )

Saturday, June 25th - ( Parade and Park Performance )
( 9:30 AM - Load Band Trailer / 10:00 AM. - Step-off )
(  Band members and guard should wear their band polos, khaki shorts and white shoes/sneakers)

Monday, August 8th at 9:00 AM - ( First day of band camp )
( See Band Camp Schedule for more information )



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

6th & 7th Band AND Choir Option!

6th & 7th Grade Band/Choir Class Option...

Attention all 5th and 6th graders and Parents...

Starting "NOW" you may elect BOTH band and choir for next school year!  The two classes will meet during the same exact period only every other day.  Here's some examples:


Student A.    I am only in band:   I'll have band class every day Monday through Friday

Student B.    I am only in choir:  I'll have choir class every day Monday through Friday

Student C.    I play in band and I also sing so I'll be in band on Mondays and Wednesdays and every other Friday and in choir on Tuesday and Thursdays and every other Friday!


PEASE CONTACT MR. PARPART IN GUIDANCE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MAKE THE CHANGE  "ONLY" IF YOU WILL BE TAKING BOTH!   



Friday, April 15, 2016

Marching Band Pictures

Attention all 2015-16 Marching Band Members

Pictures for this year's individual and composite marching band pictures will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  (students will be in uniform and will hold their instruments).  8th graders will have their photos taken during their period 2 band class, while high school students will need to come down during their study, lunch or between classes.  A sales table will be set-up for band members to get information about purchasing photos.  While we realize this is usually done in the fall, better late than never!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Disney Meeting

We are getting very excited as the plans for Disney are falling into place. All students who are signed up for HS Band or Choir for the 2016-2017 school year should have come home yesterday or today with a bright green paper which has a letter about the trip meeting. The meeting will be May 17th at 6:00 pm in the MS/HS Cafeteria. At that meeting we will run through the itinerary and payment options with our travel consultant from Bob Rogers Travel,  Mike Crandall. This is the same company we travelled with the last time we went to Disney and they are doing an excellent job of getting us everything that we want to be included in the trip, while keeping the cost as low as possible.

At the meeting there will be computers where parents can register their students for the trip. Upon registration, there will be a $100 required deposit. You will also establish a payment plan. The payment schedule is spread from September through February with the option to pay things off sooner.

Also, we are looking for adults who are interested in serving as chaperones for the trip, so please let us know if you're interested.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Culbertson or Mr. Dettmar. Hopefully most of your questions will be answered at the May 17th meeting.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Disney Trip Meeting

2017 Disney Trip Meeting

An informational meeting for all students and their parents concerning next year's band and choir performance trip to Disney will held on Tuesday evening, May 17th at 6:00 in the CHS Cafeteria.   The meeting will precede the annual music awards night at 7:00 PM.  All students in grades 9-12 who are interested in participating should attend! 

*  A Disney letter is being distributed this week to the current high school classes as well as the 8th grade classes, and should be brought home! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Knox County Honor Band Field Trip

Attention all Knox County Honor Band Members and Parents...

Permission slips for next Thursday's (April 14th) honor band field trip to the Memorial Theater in Mt. Vernon go home today and are due as soon as possible.  The bus for both high school and middle school students will leave the school at 8:00 AM and will return to school by 3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided!

For the evening's concert, students will need to provide their own transportation, and arrive at the Memorial Theater by 6:30 PM for tuning and warm-up.  Information on performance attire will follow momentarily!