Welcome to the Quinn Middle School Band Website.

Home to 5th grade band, 6th grade band, 7th grade band, and 6th/7th Grade Jazz Band
Order a QMS Music Dept Tshirt NOW!!!
5th, 6th, AND 7th grade bands will use this t-shirt for at least one performance this year.
Each student MUST own a t-shirt; please contact Mrs. Drapeau for financial assistance.

Purchases must be made by 9/7/16. Order online today!!


Select your size and pay online. Only $8.25 per shirt. Show your QMS Pride and order one for each member of your family!!!
Tshirts will be distributed on 9/16/16.


5th: Students joining fifth grade band should be considering their instrument choice this summer. I recommend this website (http://dsokids.com/listen/by-instrument/.aspx) to remind students what each instrument sounds like and looks like. Instrument choices are: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion Kit (bells/snare drum). I will be demonstrating the six instrument choices on Thursday, September 1st in the 5th grade wing (B-wing). Students must enroll in band and make their final instrument selections by Thursday, September 8th. Student should have instrument in-hand by Tuesday, September 13th.

6th: Band will meet on Day 1 this year. Our first rehearsal WITH INSTRUMENTS will be on Wednesday, September 7th at 8am.
We will be actively preparing for the upcoming parade on Sunday, September 18th.

7th: Band will meet on Day 3 this year. Our first rehearsal WITH INSTRUMENTS will be on Tuesday, September 6th at 8am.
We will be actively preparing for the upcoming parade on Sunday, September 18th. Uniform for parade will be a red QMS Music Dept t-shirt and black pants.

Hudson's 150th Parade Rehearsal Dates (6th and 7th grade only)
In preparation for the parade on Sunday, September 18, 2016 there will be FIVE after school combined rehearsals for 6th and 7th grade band students.
Students must attend THREE out of the five rehearsals to receive full credit. Attendance at additional rehearsals will result in extra credit.

Dates: Wednesday 9/7, Thursday 9/8, Monday 9/12, Wednesday 9/14, and Thursday 9/15
Times: 2:30-3:20pm

Location: QMS Band Room

Flip folders will be provided by QMS, but students are responsible for purchasing their own lyres (double-reeds & percussionists are exempt). Students should wear comfortable shoes, as we will spend the majority of our time outside rehearsing marching technique and practicing parade formation with combined 6/7 grade bands.

Hudson's 150th Parade
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
All 6th and 7th grade band students will be participating in this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Dress: Red QMS Music Dept t-shirt and black pants
Students must report to Hudson High School between 9:30-9:45am. We will be bused to the parade route so it's imperative that students arrive on time. Instrument cases must be left with parents.
Students must pack a brown bag lunch, as we will be eating lunch at the parade site. The parade steps off at 12noon. We will be located in the first half of the parade.


Things Students Should Have:
(5th grade only) **Standard of Excellence, Book 1 by Bruce Pearson**
**at least 3 extra reeds in clarinet/oboe/saxophone/bassoon cases**
**SWAB for instrument (which should be used after each practice session for flutes/oboes/clarinets/saxophones/bassoons)**
**cork grease for clarinets & saxes**
**valve or slide oil for brass instruments**
**lesson book for continued progress on instrument**

"When people listen to music together, their neurons actually fire synchronously," says Daniel Levitin, Ph. D., a neuroscientist and musician. "For reasons scientists don't completely understand, this triggers the release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps you feel more tightly bonded to one another."

Michelle Drapeau
Quinn Middle School


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