Concert information for Thursday for Winter Concert (lots of info)

Hi all (especially our newest email subscribers!),

There is a lot of info to this email so please read through it carefully. If any new info surfaces between now and the concert, I will send out emails and also post on our website. Please, carefully review the concert attire addendum and policy so there are no issues with clothing for the concert.

1) Here are the report times for students for our Winter Concert for Thursday. December 15th. As a reminder, these report times/timeliness are also part of the student’s grade. Here are the times:

-7th grade: Be ready to play and tuned on the stage by 6:30pm (not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play). I will rehearse with you, take attendance, and do a concert attire inspection. Make sure to warmup and tune.

-8th grade: Be ready to play and tuned in the band room by 6:40pm with instruments ready to play (not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play). After I am finished with 7th grade I will come to rehearse, take attendance, and do a concert attire inspection. Make sure to warmup and tune. After our short rehearsal, you will go to chairs by the Snack Shack line.


-6th grade: Please be in the band room by 6:50pm (without instruments). I will then take attendance and do a concert attire inspection when I am finished with the 8th grade portion of the concert.

For this concert Thursday night, the 7th grade will perform (with 8th grade watching) and the 8th grade will perform (with 7th grade watching) and then there will an intermission, in which all 7th and 8th graders and their families may leave at that time and then the 6th grade band will transition to the stage.
NOTE: Yes, you read this correctly, the 6th grade is on last, and normally the order is from youngest to oldest but we are still in development and I really do want to have exclusive time with these newest band members and their families so this is why they are at the end.
For all concerts at Discovery (except this one) all students stay for the entirety of the concert as this is part of their grade.

2) Volunteer Chaperones: Please meet Donna Anson at 6:30pm and she will discuss your responsibilities. Also, Elizabeth Hering will be chaperoning and she is a teacher and has experience in this area as well.

MANY thanks parents for volunteering to chaperone for this concert!
More soon,

Mr. Marc Whitlock

Band Director, Discovery Middle School


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. – William Arthur Ward

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