Middle School Band

  • Second semester re-auditions will be extended to February 4th - 7th due to cancellations. Students will play by memory four scales. The scales will be randomly chosen from the scale sheet (all one octave). Students will also perform two selections from the spring band music.

  • GAMS Band Social – February 15, 2019 – Skyzone 6:00- 7:30

The middle school band officers have planned a band social at Skyzone in Hagerstown from 6:00 until 7:30 on Friday, February 15th. The cost is $21.00 for the 90 minute jump. In order to participate, Skyzone requires a parent/guardian to sign a waiver. You may save time by doing it online ( If you do not fill out the waiver online, you may do so at the store. EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE THE WAIVER COMPLETED TO PARTICIPATE. Skyzone also requires you to wear special socks. You may reuse a pair you already have or may purchase a pair for $3.00 at Skyzone. Transportation to Skyzone will not be provided.

It's always a good time to clean those instruments. Brass instruments need a bath, woodwinds can clean their mouthpieces with soap and water and everyone can take a soft cloth and wipe off fingerprints. See my website for detailed instructions - NEVER put a woodwind instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, etc) in water - NEVER EVER! Brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba) water cannot hurt it - it will not rust. Give them a bath.

  • The BEST way to get better as a musician is to take private lessons. I suggest every student take private lessons.
  • If you're waiting for a sign... this is it, do it. It will be amazing