The last Hawaii payment is now past due. Please pay this immediately. We need to pay the bill in full and Delta is ready to begin ticketing us. No student or parent can be ticketed unless paid in full.
In addition, there will be a mandatory trip meeting for all participants on March 23 at 7:00 pm in the band room.
Also, we began distributing important information at the last booster meeting. These monthly meetings are very important as it will be impossible to distribute all details on the 23rd. The next meeting will be February 2 at 7:00 pm in the band room. We will discuss checked baggage, carry-on luggage, checked instruments, 3-1-1 rule, and other TSA restrictions. Please make an effort to be here if you can.
As always, email or call with questions.
Monday, January 30 Practice until 4:30
Monday, February 6 Practice until 4:30
Monday, February 13 Practice until 4:30
Monday, February 20 NO PRACTICE
Monday, February 27 Dress Rehearsal for LGPE practice ends at 5:00.
Monday, March 6 Practice until 4:30
Monday, March 13 NO PRACTICE
Monday, March 20 Practice until 4:30
Monday, March 27 Hawaii participants only. Practice ends at 5:00.
Monday, April 10 NO PRACTICE
Monday, April 17 Practice until 4:30
Monday, April 24 Practice until 4:30
Monday, May 1 NO PRACTICE
Monday, May 8 Dress Rehearsal for the concert. Practice ends at 4:30
This is the last practice of the year.
We will be going to the elementary feeder schools in May and the Spring Concert is Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM in the Woodland HS Performing Arts Center. The is the final exam for all band students. We will also be performing at South Paulding HS in March.
If you would like to view and/or purchase the band group pictures taken on 9/20/16, please click on the link below:
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To all Hawaii participants:
Everyone must register online. Your child has an information sheet or you can follow these directions:
1. Click on the link below:
2. Enter our trip ID: 132728
3. Enter all requested information
4. Read the Terms and Conditions
5. Submit your completed form.
Students must be registered by their parents.
Congratulations to the SCMS Honor band for making the Georgia Music News Journal. Check out the article at the link below:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
The Band Booster Organization needs your help to provide any and all types of support to the band program and Ms. Smith. Please complete our parent survey by clicking the link below for opportunities to volunteer.
If you would like reminders sent to your phone via text or by email on all of the fundraising opportunities for the Hawaii trip, please subscribe to our new REMIND Hawaii Band Fundraising.
Congratulations! I am so excited to share this wonderful news. Two years ago, the SCMS Honor Band won the MS concert band division in Disney World. A recording of that performance was submitted to a committee in Honolulu, Hawaii. No school name, director name, no grade level, etc. was indicated on the recording. We were selected and invited to compete in Honolulu, Hawaii and to also perform at the 76th anniversary for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The trip is handled through Worldstrides Performance Company.
The dates of the trip are April 5-9, 2017 ( spring break). Students will also be excused from school on Monday, April 10 to recover from jet lag.
Before you panic about the price, please know that the strong booster organization of our band is going to give each and every child a chance to raise every dollar before each of the six payment plans that are in place. Any child who is willing to work for their trip will be able to experience this once in a lifetime, history making event.
The total cost of the trip is approximately $1780 per student based on quad occupancy. This is an estimate based on the cost of the trip for this year. The flight department cannot lock us in on a flight rate until 11 months before the trip and is contingent on gas prices at the time of booking. We should know this by May. The price is the same for adults based on quad occupancy. The price goes up considerably for a double room. Here is what is included in the cost of the trip: Flight, hotel one street across from Waikiki Beach, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, national competition with nationally acclaimed adjudicators, performance at Pearl Harbor, a DVD of pictures from the trip, lei greeting at airport, transportation to and around the island, admission to the Polynesian Cultural Center, awards ceremony, buffet dinner and show at the Polynesian Cultural Center, airport transfers, medical, accident, and liability insurance coverage, tour of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. The proposed payment plan is as follows:
The band booster organization is working diligently to help each student raise their trip cost through various fundraising activities. Many of those will be discussed at our monthly band booster meetings in the band room. As a matter of fact, several students already have their first payment made through a fundraiser that has been taking place at Belk. We truly want to make this “once in a lifetime” memory available to the wonderful students and parents of South Central MS.
Thank you for all you do and please do not hesitate to ask questions of me. Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the letter below if you are interested in pursuing sponsors for your trip to Hawaii.
Two years ago, the South Central Middle School (SCMS) Honor Band won the middle school concert band division in Disney World. A recording of that performance was submitted to a committee in Honolulu, Hawaii. No school name, director name, no grade level, etc. was indicated on the recording. We were selected and invited to compete in Honolulu, Hawaii and to perform at the 76th anniversary for the bombing of Pearl Harbor in April 2017.
This is an honor for our talented students and their dedicated teacher Ms. Smith. However funding this trip will be a challenge. The kids are working hard to raise funds via bake sales, yard sales, car washes, spaghetti dinners, etc to keep the cost down for thier parents.
The money you donate will be split between all of the middle schoolers attending the Hawaii trip. We appreciate your help in any amount! The trip must be paid in full by January 16th, 2017.
Congratulations to the SCMS Honor Band for winning Grand Championship at the Southern Star Music Festival in Atlanta, GA. Many groups attended from 6 states. Gold award in Middle School Division, Sweepstakes Highest Score in Middle School Division and Grand Championship Award for having the highest score among all high school and middle school choral groups, orchestras, jazz bands, and concert bands regardless of age. Way to go!
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We have an exciting opportunity for your student that will not only help him or her substantially imrove their ability, but will also actually make practicing a lot more fun! It's called SMARTMUSIC and it's a practice and assessment software program that's currently being used in thousands of school districts across the country. We have our own subscription here at school and plan to use it extensively throughout the school year.
We recommend that you seriously consider SMARTMUSIC for home use. The cost is $40 for a one-year subscription, plus a one-time cost for the microphone ($19.95 for Windows, $29.95 for MAC). That ivestment will make a huge difference in your student's ability to meet our class goals--and it will make practicing more engaging and productive. If you have a microphone it is not necessary to order a new one.
SMARTMUSIC provides your student access to thousands of music titles, all with professional accompaniment that sounds great and helps encourage practice. The software provides immediate feedback that shows your student what they played correctly and where they need to improve. The assessment scores encourage continued practice, similar to scores in a video game. To learn more, view a short video at www.smartmusic.com
We sincerely hope you choose to order a SMARTMUSIC subscription for this year. You can place your order at www.smartmusic.com. We've seen how well it works and how well students respond. We know it can make a huge difference in your student's ability and increase their love for making music.