Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Honor Band Rehearsal Reminder!

Attention all OMEA District 10 Honor Band Participants...

Please DO NOT for get this evening's (Tuesday, December 1st)  MANDATORY rehearsal at Mount Vernon Middle School and High School.  ( You need to provide your own transportation)

Middle School Band:     Reports to Mt. Vernon Middle School.  Rehearsal BEGINS at 6:30 PM

High School Band:         Reports to Mt. Vernon High School.  Rehearsal BEGINS at 6:30 PM

Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the rehearsal!  Thanks.

Please remember your music, valve oil, extra reeds, etc...   See you there.  Good luck!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Upcoming "Holiday Season" Performances. Check them out!

Performances in Columbus...

A Christmas Carol
Palace Theater
Friday, Nov. 27th @ 7:30 PM

Columbus Jazz Orchestra  "Home for the Holidays"
Southern Theater
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd - Sunday Dec. 6th
(Various performance times)

Balletmet Columbus  "The Nutcracker"
Ohio Theater
Beginning Friday, Dec. 11th - Sunday, Dec. 27th
(Various performance times)

Columbus Symphony Orchestra  "Holiday Pops"
Southern Theater
Friday, Dec. 4th - Sunday, Dec. 6th
(Various performance times)

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra  "Vivaldi - the Four Seasons"
Southern Theater
Sunday, Dec. 13th @ 7:00 PM

Monday, November 16, 2015

Music Handbook Sign-offs

Reminders to all Band students (and their parents) grades 6 through 12

Just a reminder to all band students and their parents to please review this year's music department handbook (available for review on this blog) , complete the attached google form and send it to Mr. D.  Besides being full of information for the school year, reviewing the handbook and signing-off on it  counts as "10 points toward the 2nd marking period grade".  It is imperative that all students and their families understand the music department guidelines, grading procedures and have access to the school year's music performances, calendars and OMEA (Ohio Music Educator's Association) adjudicated events, of which the bands participate.

Holiday Concerts:

4th, 5th & 6th Grade Band and Choir Concert:  Wednesday, December 16th - 7:00 PM  

7th/8th & High School Concert:  Thursday, December 17th  - 7:00 PM.

*  Students should arrive for warm-up/tuning 30 minutes prior to the start of the concerts.
*  Band students wear "seasonal" semi-formal dress:

                               - Gentlemen:  Button-down dress shirt with tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. (suit jacket or sports coat optional).

                               - Ladies: dress or skirt/slacks with blouse and dress shoes.

Note:  Students are not to wear any kind of holiday-oriented hats or other adornments other than small earrings in the performance.        

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Columbus Symphony Performances this Weekend!

CSO Presents "Classic Film Scores"!

The Ohio Theater
Friday, Nov. 13th at 8 PM
Saturday, Nov. 14th at 8 PM
Tickets start at only $10  ( Tickets available on line)

Check it out!

Monday, November 9, 2015

OMEA District 10 Honor Bands (Info.)

Attention all OMEA District 10 Honor Band Participants...

Rehearsal:     (Mandatory)

Tuesday, December 1st - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
H.S. Band at Mt. Vernon High School
M.S. Band at Mt. Vernon Middle School (directly across the parking lot)
Transportation on your  own!

Rehearsal & Concert:

Saturday, December 5th - 8:30 AM at MVNU (Chapel) - Lunch provided
Followed by concert at 3:30 PM in the MVNU Chapel
Transportation on your own!

Bring along performance attire to change into...   Formal concert clothing such as dress slacks, shirt and tie, dress or skirt with blouse.

Please remember your music folder, extra reeds, valve/slide oils, other supplies!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Step-up Instruments Event!

Does your instrument still play the way it did when it was new?

Do you have your instrument regularly serviced by a repair technician to keep it in tip top shape?

Do you think your current instrument is holding back your potential as a musician?

Are you ready for the next level?

"HORNS OF PLENTY"  the midwest's biggest instrument event!

Saturday, November 7th
Music and Arts Center
43 N. State St.
Westerville, OH.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bring your mouthpiece!   Try hundreds of instruments?  Discuss how you go about obtaining one of these high quality instruments!  END PRODUCT:  Be amazed at what a new intermediate or professional instrument can  do for your playing!


Student Model Instruments:    

                                                 1)  Made for beginners
                                                 2)  Made of inexpensive metals and plastics
                                                 3)  Depreciate in value over time
                                                 4)  Can only take you so far as a musician (student or pro)
                                                 5)  Are good to use for HS marching band!

Professional Level Instruments:

                                                 1)  Made for advanced students and professionals
                                                 2)  Produce a superior sound
                                                 3)  Play easier and better in tune
                                                 4)  Either hold or appreciate in value over time.
                                                 5)  Have no business on a football field!!!

Instruments may also be tried-out at Jet Music in Mt. Vernon.


See Mr. Dettmar about the right "next" instrument for you!  It's worth it!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Jazz Events This Weekend

Check out these area performances!

Saturday, Oct. 24th:

Denison Jazz Guitar Festival Concert
Burke Hall - Denison Univ.  7:30 PM.

Sunday, Oct. 25th:

CJO (Columbus Jazz Orchestra) - Ellington, Basie & Beyond...
Southern Theater - Columbus (inside Westin Hotel)
3:00 PM - (Ticketmaster)