Pine Grove Middle School Bands

"Striving for Excellence Every Day"

This Week in Band 04/11/22

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable spring break!


As we enter the final few weeks of the school year, I wanted to provide some important information regarding upcoming events. Please go to your student's grade(s) to see important info.


8th Grade

It is a very, very, very, busy time for the current 8th grade band members. Please view the attached link for any information that you have regarding joining the high school band.


Link: https://georgiabridgemen.org/2022-marching-band-information-and-forms/


Tomorrow night at 6:00 is Signing Day and Uniform Fittings for rising 9th graders. At this event, you should turn in your student's commitment form to the high school band directors. Students will get to have a photo with the high school directors and get measured for their official Georgia Bridgemen uniform. Please look over all of the documents posted in the link above!


Also this week are the clinics for students interested in joining the Color Guard next school year. I have attached a link to the information page below.


Link: https://georgiabridgemen.org/2022-fall-auxiliary-information/


Later this month will be the percussion placement auditions. Please see the below link for more information.


Link: http://lowndespercussion.com/


7th Grade

The 7th grade band had a wonderful opportunity before spring break to attend a virtual concert from the United States Air Force Band from Washington D.C. We had a great time, and we are very thankful for all of our military students and their families!


Because of this performance, our 7th graders will be doing their playing tests today in class. I am excited to hear all of the improvements that students made over the break :).


6th Grade

I am extremely proud of how far these 6th grade students have come in just a few short months. As we near the end of the school year, please talk with your students and encourage them to continue with band throughout the rest of middle school. Receiving affirmation and positive reinforcement about their development at home is a big step in helping them develop into great musicians and even better people.


6th Grade Honor Band: I should be posting the roster for 6th Grade honor band. I am currently waiting on several students that were absent the week before spring break to finish their playing tests, but I will have the information out as soon as I can.


7th/8th Orlando Trip

I received many emails recently regarding emails sent from Group Travel Network. Please ignore any late payment notices you have received. With the money going through the band and school first, there is a slight delay before it gets to the travel company and applied to your individual account. I will be sending individual emails to those that still owe money for the band trip.


Dates for The Rest of Semester


April 12 - Signing Day for Rising 9th Grade @ 6:00 pm

April 11-13 - Auxiliary Clinic 4:00-7:00 pm

April 14 - Fall Auxiliary Tryouts 4:00-8:00 pm

April 28-30 - Percussion Auditions 3:45-6:00 LHS Band Room, 9:00-Noon (Saturday)

May 6 - 6th Grade Honor Band

May 10 - PGM Spring Concert @ 6:00 pm

May 19-20 - 7/8 Grade Orlando Trip to Universal


As always, thank you for all that you do in supporting your students with a quality music education,


Go Band Woo!



Trace Johnson

Director of Bands, Pine Grove Middle School

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Daily Class Schedule

8:00-8:55 -- 8th Grade

8:55-9:50 -- 8th Grade

9:50-10:30 -- Planning

10:30-11:25 -- 6th Grade

11:25-12:20 -- 6th Grade

12:20-1:40 -- Lunch/Planning

1:40-2:35 -- 7th Grade

2:35-3:30 -- 7th Grade