Congratulations to the 7th grade band and the Honor Band for their superior ratings at the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluations!
Honor Band will NOT practice on March 13. Practice will resume on March 20.
A mandatory Hawaii meeting will be held on March 23.
The annual band lock-in will be held March 31-April 1. The last day for a t-shirt and to pay be check is March 13. Students may pay with cash after this date, but no t-shirt will be available. Students have informational sheets.
As always, email or call with questions.
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.
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.
If you would like to view and/or purchase the band group pictures taken on 9/20/16, please click on the link below:
You will need to enter the following password:
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.
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!
Please fill out our newly created online form. We are making it easy for you to keep your information with us up to date. Stay informed! Thank you!
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.
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