Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE)
Mark your calendars now! The Banks County Middle School Concert Band will perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association's (GMEA) LGPE on Tuesday March 11. The performance is open to the public and will take place at 9:30 am in Habersham Central High School's Auditorium. LGPE is important for the continual improvement of our band program. Your student's performance will be evaluated by an trained panel of judges. The group will receive a score based on the fundamental skills they demonstrate while performing. The band will also be evaluated on their ability sight read a piece of music they have never seen before.
A larger commit is expected for students participating in LGPE. The BCMS Concert Band is made up of 7th & 8th graders and does not have the opportunity to rehearse together during the normal school day. I have scheduled 3 after school rehearsals that will last until 5:00 pm. This will give the two groups a chance to work on blending their sounds together. The BCMS Concert Band will also participate in a Pre LGPE Concert on Thursday February 27th. We have hired judges to critique our performances so we can make the highest possible score at LGPE. Both performances are mandatory and make up part of each student's grade. This will be a great experience for each of your students.
SAVE THE DATES
LGPE After School Practice - Thursday February 6 - 3:30 - 5:00
LGPE After School Practice - Thursday February 20 - 3:30 - 5:00
Pre LGPE Concert - Thursday February 27 - BCHS Auditorium - 6:00
LGPE After School Practice - Thursday March 6 - 3:30 - 5:00LGPE - Tuesday March 11 - 9:30 am - Habersham Central High School
BCMS HOLIDAY CONCERT
On December 10th at 6:00pm in the Banks County Middle School gym the BCMS Music Department will perform music that is sure to put you in the holiday mood. 6th, 7th and 8th grade choruses will perform music that will have you singing along, and the 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands will have you tapping your toe the entire night.
Students must be in their seats at 5:30pm and the concert will begin at 6:00pm. Band members please wear black and white.
BCMS 2013 VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
The BCMS 7th & 8th Grade Band combined to honor our Veterans at the BCES & the BCMS Veteran's Day Programs. If you missed the performance check out this video.
IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP FOR 6TH GRADE BAND
If your student is interested in joining the band sign-ups will be during Banks County Middle School Open House on August 6th from 4-6 pm. A representative from Draisen Edwards Music Company will be available at open house to give you information about leasing or buying instruments. If you are unable to attend Open House please contact Mr. Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org and take advantage of Draisen Edwards Music Company’s easy online leasing at www.demcmusic.com or over the phone at 1-800-845-2501.
Pre Festival Concert & LGPE
The Banks County Middle School 8th Grade Band will perform on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm in the Banks County High School Auditorium. Banks County High School, East Hall Middle School and East Hall High School will perform at this concert as well. This concert is an essential part of preparing for Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). At LGPE the band will perform for a pannel of judges and receive a score based on their demonstration of essential musical skills.
WHAT: Pre Festival Concert
WHO: 8th Grade Band
WHERE: BCHS Auditorium
WHEN: Call time is 5:00 and the concert starts at 6:00
The Blue Jean Ball:
The Banks County Middle School Band is hosting a dance on December 15th. Dress is casual like the name of the dance implies, it's a "Blue Jean Ball". Admission is $5 and the doors open at 7 pm and close at 10 pm. Please invite all of your friends. The money raised from this fundraiser will go toward contest entry fees and purchasing new instruments. Parents, if you would like to chaperone please email Mr. Fuller for information.
Early Christmas Present:
On Thursday, December 6th our new xylophone was delivered. I think the students were pretty excited.
Holiday Concert Announcement:
The Banks County Middle School Band Program will host a holiday concert on December 4th in the Banks County High School Auditorium. The concert will start at 6:00 pm and conclude at 7:00 pm. 6th grade students should arrive at the BCHS Auditorium at 5:10 pm dressed in black and white. 7th and 8th grade students should arrive at the BCHS Auditorium at 5:45 pm dressed in black and white. The 6th grade band will start the show followed by the 7th grade and the 8th grade will close the concert out.
what: BCMS Holiday Band Concert
when: Tuesday December 4th at 6:00
call time: 6th grade - 5:10 pm
7th & 8th grade - 5:45 pm
where: BCHS Auditorium
uniform: black & white
Heritage Day 2012
The Banks County Middle School 7th & 8th grade bands combined on Friday November 16 to present jazz music to the student body for Heritage Day. The band performed C-Jam Blues & Killer Joe.
Veteran's Day 2012
The Banks County Middle School Band performed as part of the Elementary and Middle School Veterans Day Program on November 9th. The members of the band program honored Veterans by their playing and excellent behavior that day. Here are some highlights from the Elementary and Middle School programs.
Download Mr. Fullers Black and Yellow Cover Song for the CRCT
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BCMS Brass Ensemble:
Mr. Fuller will hold Brass Ensemble Rehearsal on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 in the band room. Students can be picked up from the front office after 4:30. 7th and 8th grade brass players are all welcome to join. The brass ensemble will perform on the April 17th concert at BCMS.
2012 Spring PERFORMANCE:
April 17, 2012
The Banks County Middle School Concert Bands will perform at Banks County Middle School on April 17, 2012 at 5:00pm. Students should arrive at the BCMS band room at 4:00pm fully dressed with their instruments. This will be an outside concert, a "Concert on the Green". Please bring blankets, chairs and coolers. We will provide some seating, so arrive early to claim your spot.
WHAT: BCMS Concert Band Performance
WHEN: April 17, 2012
Call Time - 4:00
Start Time - 5:00
End Time - 6:00
UNIFORM: Students should wear black and white.
Video Highlights coming soon...