DeForest Area Middle School Bands

"When all is said is done and we've built the highest high-rises and we've built the fastest machines, there is still going to be room for somebody to tell you a story or somebody to write you a piece of music." - Hans Zimmer

Announcements for Week of February 18

Solo and Ensemble Preparation: All 8th grade students should be preparing ensemble music. They should also be practicing their introductions. All 7th grade and new 8th grade students should be preparing solos.


7th grade students will receive their new books by the end of quarter 2.

Jazz Band will be on Tuesday this week due to the Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday. We will work primarily on St. James Infirmary.

Band Schedule for This Week (Week of February 18, 2019)

Solo and Ensemble Lesson Schedule Monday through Wednesday (For All Students Playing Solos)

Monday Feb. 18- Day 1 - 7th Grade Band / 6th Grade Band Day 1

Tuesday Feb. 19 - Day 2 - 8th Grade Band (Full Group) w/Concurrent Symphonic Band Auditions / 6th Grade Band Day 2. Jazz Band 3:30-4:50 PM (Tuesday Rehearsal).

Wednesday Feb. 20 - Day 1 - 7th Grade Band / 6th Grade Band Day 1. Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30 PM.

Thursday Feb. 21 - NO SCHOOL. Parent-Teacher Conferences 8-10 AM.

Friday Feb. 22 -NO SCHOOL

Band Schedule for NEXT Week (Week of February 25, 2019)

Lesson Availability TBA

Monday Feb. 25- Day 2 - 8th Grade Band Woodwind Rehearsal / 6th Grade Band Day 2

Tuesday Feb. 26 - Day 1 - 7th Grade Band / 6th Grade Band Day 1

Wednesday Feb. 27 - Day 2 - 8th Grade Band Brass Rehearsal / 6th Grade Band Day 2. Jazz Band 3:30-4:50 PM.

Thursday Feb. 28 - Day 1 - 7th Grade Band / 6th Grade Band Day 1

Friday Mar. 1 - Day 2 -8th Grade Band - All 3 Small Groups Perform / 6th Grade Band Day 2

Saturday Mar. 2 - Solo and Ensemble Festival at Waunakee High School 8 AM to 4:30 PM