This Week:

10/5 - FIRST 6th grade after school PERCUSSION rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

10/7 - FIRST 7th and 8th grade after school PERCUSSION rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

10/8 - Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

                        Trombone Sectional 4:15 - 5:00

Next week:

10/12 – NO SCHOOL

10/14 - FIRST 7th and 8th grade after school WOODWINDS rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

10/15 - Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

                        Trumpet Sectional 4:15 - 5:00

If you have any question at all, please do not hesitate contact me at zimmerp@parklandsd.org email is the quickest way to get in touch with me!

The shirt order link to left has been updated for 2015. Please make sure to turn in a shirt order form by October 23rd


I can not stress enough how important it is to click the link above "Join the OMS Band Email List" on the left hand side, and fill out the form. I do use a mass distribution list to send out emails to all of you, but I do receive many of them back because the account provided has been deactivated, and is no longer in use. Even if you think the email you have given the school is current or correct, please give me the one you want emails sent to by submitting that form. I had several parents and guardians, even at the end of the school year, asking me why they had not received any info all year. If the account the school has is not up to date and you do not provide me one, I have no way of getting in touch with you.


Order deadline October 23rd 2015 ... NO EXTENSIONS

At the middle school level we use the Sound Innovation Book II, which is a continuation of the book used in elementary school. All 6th grade students should bring the Sound Innovation Book I (white and blue cover) to their first band lesson, which will begin the second week of school! For your convenience, there will be an order done of this book, and you will be able to purchase it through the school for $10.00. If the books is not purchased through the school you will need to find and purchase this book at a local music store or online. Money for the Sound Innovation Book II (white and red cover) is due by October 23rd 2015. There will only be one order this year and no extension passed this deadline. As soon as books arrive they will be distributed. 7th and 8th graders who already have this book should bring it to their first lesson. All 7th and 8th grade students will use book two in the 2nd and 5th  Marking Periods. 6th graders will use book I in the 2nd marking period and book II in the 5th,  provided our book order has arrived. If students do not have this book points will be deducted from their preparation grade. Please contact me if you cannot afford a lesson book.

PHS 8th Grade Band Night October 2nd


With the music department and football schedule as tight as they are, this was the only day that worked for this event. We will have an event for the 8th graders later in the year!!

FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE OMS BAND PROGRAM, AS WELL AS ALL PROCEDURES, please click on the link to the left called, "OMS Handbook." It will hopefully answer any and all questions you might have about the groups.

The 2015-2016 District Band Solos are located underneath the "District Band Opportunities" link to the left More information about elementary and intermediate district band will be made available as soon as I receive it.

ROTATIONAL LESSONS take place 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.

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. 

Monetary Problems:
If money is an issue for you please do not hesitate to contact me. Everything will ALWAYS be kept completely confidential, and no questions will be asked. We work on an honor system and completely understand that some people cannot afford a book, an instrument rental, or supplies. We will absolutely accommodate any and all situations; no student will be deprived of the opportunity to be in band. We cannot guarantee a student will be able to play the instrument they want, but if they want to be in the band we will get them an instrument, and teach them how to play. If a student cannot keep up with their schoolwork, or is a disruption to our program, action will be taken that is in the best interest of that student, and the students around them.


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