Welcome Students and Parents

    My name is Ian Mitchell. This will be my 13th year at China Spring and my 22nd year in the teaching profession. Prior to coming to China Spring, I taught in Arizona and California. My wife and I have four boys, three 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 Bands. The other directors include, Mr. Nichelson (HS), Mrs. Berg (HS), Mr. Ready (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 8:00-8:49am. 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         Conference
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
5th Period       12:06-12:55     8th Grade Band
6th Period       12:59-1:48        Beginner Band/ Applied Music
7-8th Period    2:05-3:25         @Intermediate

Important Dates 2020-2021

September TBA       Picture Day

TBA                          8th grade Band Night, Home Game  6pm
November 7-10        ATSSB Auditions at Robinson

December 15th        MS Band Winter Concert 7pm PAC  
December 10th        Jazz Band Concert, PAC 7pm Concert-PAC
January 20th           ATSSB Honor Band Clinic/Concert Groesbeck HS 7am-11p
January 29th             Region Jazz Auditions @ Bonham-Temple  2-8:30pm

March TBA              Band Camp Scholarship Applications Due, 4pm

March 23-25th          CSMS Bands UIL Midway High School
April 23rd                  6th/7th/8th Grade Solo and Ensemble @ China Spring MS 5-9pm
May 13th                 Middle School Concert in the PAC, 7pm Concert, PAC

May 17  th                 Joint Jazz Concert, PAC 7pm

May 20th                    Drumline auditions for high school (incoming freshman)4pm-7pm

*Dates and Times are subject to change

Band Boosters Meetings (Meet at 7pm at HS Band Hall)
Second Monday of Each Month

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7th Grade Band
    Welcome to the concert band. We have an exciting year planned. The concert 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 concert 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 for picture day, which will be used for yearbook pictures, and we will use our first concert. 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 Friday, August 23rd. These forms are attached below or on the side-bar if need another copy.

CHARMS- Follow the link below for instructions on how to create a Charms account. Every family needs to have access to the Charm account for their student.

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