2017-18 Concert Dates for the Discovery Bands
***Check out the Google Calendar below for events not listed in text format***
(all concerts begin at 7pm unless otherwise indicated- Details for each concert will be announced as we get closer to that date)
October 17-31 Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser!
Our main fundraiser for the year! This fundraiser establishes our budget for the calendar year of (Jan.1-Dec. 31). It is my sincerest hope you will participate in support of our student’s endeavors. For those who wish to donate instead of buy/sell, our Bucks for Band program will be a great choice for you!
*October 24 – Fall Concert/Solo and Ensemble recitals for 7th and 8th grade
-7th grade Brass begins at 6:00pm
-7th grade Woodwinds and Percussion begins at 6:45pm
-8th grade begins at 7:30pm
*October 25 – Beginning Band First concert/Show and Tell for 6th grades in Auditeria
*December 19 – Winter Concert
Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 18: Rehearsals right after school; Dates will be split between ALL bands and exact details for each band will be determined as we get closer to concert as we will better know the needs for each band.
January 11 – PCCS Cluster Concert at Salem HS Auditorium for 8th grade band members
*Late Jan. or Early Feb. – Potential Discovery Multicultural event (waiting for admin approval)
February 10 – MSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival (Elective event for 7th and 8th graders @ Livonia Franklin HS)
*March 1 – Mid-Winter Concert
Feb. 13, 21, 27, 28: Rehearsals right after school; Dates will be split between ALL bands and exact details for each band will be determined as we get closer to concert as we will better know the needs for each band.
March 8-10 – MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra) Festival (8th grade will perform; 7th grade may perform depending on their progress; one day out of these three days listed will be chosen by the state music organization; more details as we get closer)
March 15 or 16 – MMEA Instrumental Clinic in Belleville (8th grade only – one day out of these two days will be chosen)
*April 26 – 5th grade Orientation Night (all bands)….I will probably only use one band but I will not know which one until we get closer to the date so please keep this date on your calendar.
May 4-6 – Band Trip (proposed)
Elective event/trip for all grades (if approved by band parents and district and there is enough participation with the right instrumentation; more details to follow)
May 12 – DDOP-Downriver Day of Percussion (Elective event for percussionists-at Roosevelt HS in Wyandotte)
May 22, 23, 29, 30 Rehearsals right after school; Dates will be split between ALL bands and exact details for each band will be determined as we get closer to concert as we will better know the needs for each band.NOTE: All performances are required and part of the student’s grade unless participation is listed as “elective”
There may be events/rehearsals that may occur that cannot be accounted for at this time. As these events occur we will notify you through email, Google Classroom, and the band website. Concerts usually last from 60-90 minutes.