This Week:


11/16 – 6th Grade FULL BAND 2:45 – 4:15





11/18 - 7th and 8th grade FULL BAND 2:45 – 4:15


11/19 - Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15

                         Rhythm Sectional 4:15 - 5:00


11/20 – Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:45 – 4:15


Next week:


11/23 – 6th Grade FULL BAND 2:45 – 4:15


Have a great Thanksgiving Break!!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,


First, is a friendly reminder our Winter Concert is December 1st 2015 @ 7:00pm.


Students must wear their Red Band Shirt or Jazz Band Polo (orders are not in yet), with BLACK pants/skirt below the knee when sitting, BLACK socks, and BLACK closed toe shoes NO high heels.


            Secondly, is the information regarding the 2015 “Poinsettia Sale.” These plants are used during the concert to decorate the front of the stage. At the conclusion of the concert you can come down to the front to receive the plant you purchased. The distribution of the plants will be organized, and no extra plants will be sold at the concert. We would greatly appreciate you purchasing these plants so we can make this concert look as great as it will sound!!


·      Our due date for ALL orders will be Thursday November 19th


·      You may use the order form your child brings home.


·      Please make checks payable to Parkland School District



I am looking for parents who would like to help with the setting up of poinsettias before the concert, distribution of the Poinsettias at the end of the concert, or with the selling of other fundraiser items in the lobby. If you would like to get involved and help us out that would be greatly appreciate it!! Please signup for a position with the link provided below! Music programs cannot run without the support, and help of parent volunteers! I would greatly appreciate anything you can do!




If the link does not work let me know this is my first attempt at a google doc signup!!


Thanks so much



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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