Our Mattress Fundraiser earned…..(drum roll)……

$4,000

for the band and our students personally earned $650 in incentives! Thank you so much for “sharing” the word!

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MATTRESS FUNDRAISER – March 10th at Discovery MS!!!

Are you or someone you know looking to replace a bed in your home?  Now is the time. Discovery Middle School Band is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, March 10th, from 11am – 5pm. There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try.  The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail.  In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Delivery & financing is available. Visit the Facebook event and click “GOING”, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS: https://www.facebook.com/events/343393699548009/

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Pickup from Zap Zone

Hi all,

If your child plans to attend the Zap Zone event today, please make plans to pick up your child at or before 7:30pm. Time of arrival and pickup are flexible, but we do not wish to stay past 7:30pm as in the past we’ve had issues with timely pickup/
Many thanks and here’s to a great night!
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Concert attire/dress code for concerts

Hi all,
Tuesday is a BIG day….Dress Rehearsal Day!

Students will need to bring their dress clothes to school in a bag and I will give them time to change after school before we begin the inspection and the rehearsal itself.
The concert attire/dress code sheet you received for students has not changed. It is also located on the front page of our website and also in the students’ Google Classroom and attached to this email. Here is help clarification based on recent email questions:
-No t- shirts, no graphic shirts, no sandals, no flip flops, no tennis/athletic shoes, no boots, etc., are to be worn. Common sense. Nice clothes. Dress classy, not sassy.
 
-For clarification, denim and jeans are basically the same and are not dress pants or concert attire . Also, for girls, what a female may wear to school such as leggings/tights/yoga pants is not appropriate for a concert setting.
 
-Dress pants should have belt loops for the belt; Dress belt cannot be made of cloth or nylon.

-Students not meeting this dress code may not be allowed to perform and may have a reduction in grade. Parents should contact Mr. Whitlock with any questions.

 

(PICS and Dress Code sent via email)
If you have any questions whatsoever, please let me know immediately. It is imperative that no issues appear on the night of the concert as this detracts from the experience of the students and director. Tuesday is a “dress rehearsal” for students to wear the exact attire for what they will wearing the upcoming concert(s) so all issues will be ironed out before the concert. If there are issues I will let the child and parents/guardians know.
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Report times for Wednesday’s Winter Concert and other important info

Here are the report times for students for Wednesday’s Winter Concert (which starts at 7pm). As a reminder, these student report times/timeliness are also part of the student’s grade. All students will be in concert dress attire which has been communicated with parents and students.
Here are the report times for students for the concert:

-6th grade: Please be on the stage with instruments by 6:15pm.

(not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). We will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review dress attire as part of the student’s grade)

-7th grade: Be ready to play and tuned in the band room by 6:30pm 

(not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). We will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review dress attire as part of the student’s grade. Make sure to warmup and tune!)

-8th grade: Be ready in the choir room by 6:45pm with instruments ready to play (not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). We will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review dress attire as part of the student’s grade. Make sure to warmup and tune!)

NOTE: For all attendees of the concert, doors will not open until 6:45pm. Bucks for Band donors wearing their donor button will be allowed to enter earlier. For any affirmed attendees with medical issues, please feel free to enter early. All others will need to wait patiently in the hallway until the doors open.
IMPORTANT: In an upcoming email(s), I will share reminders regarding concert etiquette for audience goers. The last concert was far too loose for my taste and with this concert and future concerts we will be audio/video recording the concert not only for posterity but potentially for auditions for festivals for next year’s bands. Decorum and etiquette will need to be at a much higher level. More info coming soon.
Also, Mrs. Peck will contact chaperones and thanks to those who have volunteered!
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Report times for Tuesday’s Fall Halloween Concert

Here are the report times for students for Tuesday’s Fall Halloween Concert. As a reminder, these report times/timeliness are also part of the student’s grade. Also, for this concert only, students may wear a Halloween costume or regular school clothes. All concerts moving forward will be in the band uniform.

Here are the report times for the concert:

-6th grade: Please be on the stage with instruments by 6:30pm.

(not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). I will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review costumes for the contest portion of the concert)

-7th grade: Be ready to play and tuned in the band room by 6:40pm 

(not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). I will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review costumes for the contest portion of the concert. Make sure to warmup and tune!)

-8th grade: Be ready in the choir room by 6:50pm with instruments ready to play

(not arriving at that time, but fully ready to play with all materials). I will rehearse with you, take attendance, and we will review costumes for the contest portion of the concert. Make sure to warmup and tune!)

Mrs. Peck will contact chaperones and thanks to those who have volunteered!
Many thanks and see you soon,

Mr. Marc Whitlock

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New info!

Just an FYI that several emails were sent recently and there are new posts on our band Facebook page! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DMSBandCanton/)

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