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Attn:  7th and 8th Grade Band Students

All County Band Tryouts - February 1 at Liberty Middle School
They will leave school at 2:30 pm
They will finish at 6:00 pm.  Then go eat at Pizza Hut in Valdese afterward (bring $10.00)
They will come back to the school by 8:15 pm
Students that try out are invited to go to Carowinds in May.
This is a great opportunity for skill growth!

If students make All County Band they participate in a 2 day clinic at Heritage Middle School April 12th and 13th
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Extra Credit Points can be acquired by practicing above any amount that is required outside of class by Mrs. Draughn.
Two points for every 40 minutes
Document the day, time, amount of minutes
Must be written down and signed by parent/guardian
These points are added to the average the student has at the time it is turned in.


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PARENTS : BAND TUTORING IS AVAILABLE AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:00 ON 
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS.PLEASE ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO 
GET EXTRA HELP TO GET CAUGHT UP OR TIPS ON APPLICATION OF MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES . 




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Concert Dates for 2018/2019

November 15th - 7th and 8th Grade Bands
Veterans' Day - 7th and 8th Grade Bands TBA
All Start Times are at 7:00 P.M. in the Gym
December 4 - 6th Grade Band
Jan. 5th All District Band Tryouts for selected students in Lexington
January 18 - All County Auditions At LMS
April 12th and 13th - All County Band Clinic at Heritage
May 6th - 6th Grade Band
May 14th - 7th and 8th Grade Bands

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Famous Musician Quotes:

"There's nothing remarkable about it.  All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."
Johannes Sebastian Bach

"It isn't where you came from, it's where you're going that counts."
Ella Fitzgerald

"It's always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do.  I don't know where it comes from, it's just there and I don't question it."
Miles Davis

"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
Igor Stravinsky


Our band room