Welcome Students and Parents

    My name is Ian Mitchell. This will be my seventh year at China Spring and my 16th year teaching. Prior to coming to China Spring, I have taught in Arizona and California. I happily married, and have three boys, two of which attend China Spring Schools. 
    This year I will be teaching the 7th Grade Band, Middle School 7th Grade Jazz Band, Beginning 6th Grade Euphonium Class, and Beginning 6th Grade Tuba Class.  I also assist with the 8th Grade Band, High School Marching Band, High School Concert Band. The other directors include, Mrs. Hyatt (HS), Mr. Moss (HS), Mr. Leal (HS) and Mr. Loudermilk. We work as a team to give you the best music education you can receive.  
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is imitchell@chinaspringisd.net. My conference hours are between 11:36-12:25. I am also available after school. Please call the school office at 836-4611 to set up a conference time.

Bell Schedule

1st Period        8:00-8:49         8th Grade Band
2nd Period       8:53-9:46         7th Grade Band 
3rd Period       9:50-10:39        7th Grade Jazz Band
4th Period       10:43-11:32      High School Band
5th Period       11:36-12:25      Conference
6th Period       12:30-1:19        Beginner Band/ Applied Music
7-8th Period    2:05-3:25         @Intermediate

Important Dates 2014-2015

September 9th         Band Pictures

October 24th           8th grade Band Night- Robinson Football Game
November 1st          7th grade TMEA Honor Band Auditions @Midway MS,
November 8th          7th grade TMEA Honor Band Clinic/Concert     
December 2nd          Middle School Winter Concert, PAC 7pm Concert
December 5th          8th Grade ATSSB Auditions at Clifton 
December 15th        Jazz Band Concert, PAC 7pm Concert-PAC
January 17th            8th Grade ATSSB Honor Band Clinic/Concert Groesbeck HS
January 30th            Region Jazz Auditions @ Bonham (Date Subject to Change)
February 27th          7th/8th Grade Solo and Ensemble @China Spring HS

March 25-28th         Temple College Jazz Festival
April 24th                 Band Camp Scholarship Applications Due, 4pm

April 28th - 29th       7th/8th Grade UIL Performance @ Midway, Times TBA
May 12th                 Middle School Concert in the PAC, 7pm Concert

May 21st                  Drumline auditions for high school

May 29th                  Bandapalooza II, HS Gym 2-3pm

June 1st                   MS & HS Jazz Band Concert

Band Boosters Meetings (Meet at 7pm at HS Band Hall)
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th
February 9th
March 16th
April 13th

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7th Grade Band 8:53-9:46
    Welcome to the 7th grade band. We have an exciting year planned. The 7th grade band will be performing in numerous events throughout year, such as our Winter Concert, UIL Performance, Honor Band Auditions, and Spring Concert. Needless to say, we have a lot of information and ground to cover this year. In 7th grade band you will continue to grow musically, working to develop a full ensemble sound. I look forward to working with you this upcoming school year.
  • What Do I Need For 7th Grade Band?   Many of those items are discussed in the band handbook. You will need to have their instrument, a pencil, a black 3 ring binder with 10 or more clear sheet pages to insert music. We will order your child's band method book. This new book that your child will be using will last them throughout high school.  Students will also need a white top, black pants, shoes and socks for the band uniform. They will need to have this uniform by September 9th for our picture day and we will use our first concert which is December2nd. They might need the uniform earlier than that for yearbook pictures. We are still waiting to hear from our photographer to set up a time and date. Please have all forms including the handbook form, parent contact/ volunteer form, optional t-shirt form, optional car decal form, and money if needed, signed and return by Wednesday, August 27th. These forms are attached below or on the side-bar if need another copy.