Summer Band Camp Info 2016

Hi everyone, and thank you so much for signing up for our very first band mini-camp! Here are the basic details:

What: The Discovery MS Band Mini-Camp
Why: This event serves to reconnect our students musically and socially during the summer break.
When: Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19
Initially I wanted to have this event for three days but my daughter is having surgery on that Wednesday so this event will be one day shorter that initially planned.
Where: Discovery MS Band Room and surrounding areas
Parents, please drop off the students at the loading area in staff parking by the tennis courts. Students will enter the building through Door 26. Please make sure to pick up students promptly.
Time: For Brass and Woodwinds, 10am-12pm; for percussion, 12:30pm-2:30pm

We will meet promptly in the band room for attendance and discussion before we start playing music.
As we get closer to Monday, keep an eye on email over the weekend just in case there are any crucial updates.
Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!
With anticipation,
Mr. Whitlock


Please check the “Announcements” menu and the “Calendar” menu frequently for updates.

How Can Parents Help Their Child Practice?

For those who were at the band parent meeting here is the pdf of the powerpoint I used for our meeting. For those who could not attend this file will be invaluable to be involved with your child practice investment at home.

Pleas feel free to write me with any questions and I hope this helps you be involved with your child’s practice at home!

Help your child practice

REVISED Band Handbook (v3-as of 9-17-15)

Here is the REVISED Band Handbook for 2015-16. Inadvertently, different events for the school were approved by administration for the same day and two events for band have to be moved as of today. The Mid-Winter Concert has been moved to March 23 (one day later than the original date) and the rehearsal for 6th and 7th grade the day before the concert has also been moved later by one day to March 22. Please make note of these changes for your calendar.

Band Supplies need to be acquired by Monday, March 21. If there are any issues or concerns please contact Mr. Whitlock at either marc.whitlock@pccsk12.com or 734-416-7960.  Thank you and let’s have a great year!

REVISED Band Handbook 15-16 (v3 as of 9-17-15)

REVISED Dates for band calendar 15-16 for handbook

Band supplies list for Discovery 2015-16

Letter of Consent

Why Music Matters

Hear Dr. Jack Stamp, professor and conductor, speak about why we have to have 100% accuracy with our music making.

Watch more from Dr. Stamp

How Playing an Instrument Affects Your Brain

Check out this video from TED-Ed:

Link to the full lesson from TED-Ed