Welcome to the Swainsboro Middle School Band Website.   With over 200 playing members, the SMS Band is the largest active organization at Swainsboro Middle School.   The middle school band meets during the school day as a regularly scheduled connections class.   This means that students ARE able to participate in Cheerleading, Football, Baseball, and all the other extracurricular and recreational activities that are available for middle school students.    I feel that students at the middle school level should have the opportunity to experience different activities to find the ones that suit them best.  
Research has shown that participation in a quality music curriculum helps students to develop reasoning, math, critical thinking, and other academic skills as well as a good work ethic.  These skills will help the students to become lifelong learners.  For the past several years, over 95 percent of the Honor Roll and Star Honor Roll Students are strong participants in the SMS Band. 
The band has been recognized as one of the top band programs in our district for the past several years through individual as well as group performances at GMEA sponsored events. Please contact me with any questions/concerns regarding your child's participation in the band program. We are looking forward to an exciting year this year!
Dr. Gene Hundley - SMS Band Director

Recent Announcements

  • Band Officers Congratulations to the New SMS Band Officers for 2015-166th Grade WW ClassPresident - Abagail EnglishVice President - Millie HooksTreasurer - Melanie PurcellLibrarian - Madison Williams and Holland Coleman ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 5:24 PM by Gene Hundley
  • SMS Band -- Superior Again!!! The Swainsboro Middle School 8th grade band concluded another successful competition on March 22, 2012,  by receiving "Superior" ratings, the highest possible, from all four judges at the 2012 ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2012, 2:53 PM by Gene Hundley
  • Dr. Richard Mason- Jazz Anybody? Dr. Richard Mason recently came to SMS to work with the 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble.     Dr. Richard Mason is the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Music Theory at Georgia Southern ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2012, 6:55 AM by Gene Hundley
  • Dr. Cionitti comes to Swainsboro Dr. Linda Cionitti has recently come to Swainsboro and held a masterclass workshop for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Woodwind classes at Swainsboro Middle School.  Dr. Cionitti is currently ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2012, 6:47 AM by Gene Hundley
  • All-State Carlie Dixon, an 8th grade student at Swainsboro Middle School, was recently selected for membership in the 2011-12 GMEA All-State Band.   Carlie competed in 2 extremely rigorous ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2012, 1:16 PM by Gene Hundley
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