CONGRATULATIONS MR. SANDT AND WELCOME MR. HAELIG! Mr. Sandt has recently accepted a position at Springhouse Middle School, and starting Wednesday January 29th, Mr. Haelig will be taking over for the remainder of the school year as band director. We congratulate Mr. Sandt on his promotion and welcome Mr. Haelig to the Orefield Middle School band program. As soon as his email is enabled, Mr. Haelig will send out a welcome email.
PARKLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER MUSIC CAMP BROCHURES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Calling all Parkland Middle School instrumentalists and vocalists! Come and join the fun at our 2nd Annual Summer Music Camp from 8:15AM-12:00Noon, July 28-August 1, 2014 at Parkland High School. Campers will explore many areas of music that aren't covered during the school year. In addition to performance opportunities in band. chorus, and orchestra, students can plan their own unique experience by selecting from a variety of electives including beginning piano, jazz improvisation, and the "Glee Experience." All campers will learn how to conduct an ensemble, develope their musicianship skills, and participate in an authentic African Drumming Circle. Campers, this is you chance to explore the world of music and develop your talents in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Electronic registration brochures can be found as an attachment below OR paper copies are available from either Mr. Haelig, Mr. Joella, or Mrs. Reilly.
AS THE TEMPERATURE GETS COLDER OUTSIDE, warm up your head and support the OMS Jazz Band by purchasing a Parkland Knit Hat! Hats are black with "Parkland" across the front in red lettering. Cost is $10 per hat. All proceeds from the sale will be used to help fund the jazz band's trip to Williamsburg, VA in May, 2014. Hats will be sold in the OMS Cafeteria throughout November and December and order forms can be found using the link below. Thanks for your support!
FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE OMS BAND PROGRAM, AS WELL AS ALL PROCEDURES, please click on the link to the left called, "About the OMS Band." It will hopefully answer any and all questions you might have about the group.
ROTATIONAL LESSONS WILL RESUME during the 3rd and 4th marking periods. During marking periods 1, 3, 4, and 6, every student enrolled in band will receive one instrumental group lesson each 6-day cycle. Please note that these lessons DO NOT appear on a student's class schedule. They are available using the "6th Grade Lesson Schedules" or "7th/8th Grade Lesson Schedules" links to the left or as paper copies in the OMS Band Room. Students need their instruments on their lesson day.
DURING MARKING PERIODS 2 AND 5 students will attend Band Class during the period that is listed on their school schedule. There are no rotational lessons during these marking periods.
AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES FOR 6TH GRADE BAND will take place on Mondays beginning on Monday, September 23.
AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES FOR 7TH/8TH GRADE BAND will take place on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday, September 25.
AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE SCHEDULES FOR THE ENTIRE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR can be found by clicking on the appropriate link to the left under either 6th Grade Band or 7th/8th Grade Band headings. Students are asked to attend only 5 after school practices before each concert to prepare for our performance.