Calendar

2018-19 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 12                           8th grade band performs for Friday night football game!
(Friday)                                @PCEP Varsity Stadium– more info to follow (Elective event for 8thgrade band members only)

October 16-30                     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 30                        Band Halloween Concert plus Beginning Band First
(Tuesday)                            concert/Show and Tell (for all bands)

Rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 24 – 7th grade band rehearsal after school
*December 12                     Winter Concert
(Wednesday)
Nov. 27 & 28-Dec. 4, 5, 11       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.
Dec. 12 Rehearsal:                  In-school combined 6thand 7thgrades*January 31                         Solo and Ensemble recitals
(Wednesday)                        (7th and 8th grade)
After-school rehearsals : Starts times will be shared when we get closer to this event
Jan. 22, 23, 29, 30    (NOTE: Unlike in years past, I will not require this concert for all 7thand 8thgraders. This concert and their rehearsals are only for students who signed up for MSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival.)


February 9                           MSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival

(Saturday)                             (Elective event for 7th and 8th grade-Livonia Franklin HS)

*Feb. 27                                 Mid-Winter Concert
(Wednesday)  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.
After-school rehearsals                               

Feb. 20, 25, 26
Feb. 27  In-school combined 6th and 7th grades

*March                                Annual Mattress Sale at Discovery!(exact date unknown at this time)

*April 25                               5th grade Orientation Night (all bands)

(Thursday) 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 3-4                                 Band Trip to Cedar Point (pending approval)
Elective event/Band Trip (More info to follow; if approved by district and there is enough participation with enough chaperones)

May 11                                   DDOP-Downriver Day of Percussion
(Saturday) – Elective event for percussionists-at Roosevelt HS in Wyandotte

*May 23                                 Spring Concert
(Thursday)  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.
After-school rehearsals            
May 14, 15, 20, 22     

May 23  In-school combined 6th and 7th grades

*May 31                                 In-school concert with Band and Choir

* = location at Discovery MS

 

NOTE: All performances are required and part of the student’s grade.

 

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 60-75 minutes.