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  • 2018-19 Western Middle School Band Calendar

    (Bold activities are required and/or graded)

    August

    • 21st - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.
    • 21st - 6th Grade pre-owned instrument evaluation and repair, 6 PM @ HS Band Room
    • 22nd - First Day of School
    • 28th - 6th Grade Instrument rental night & general meeting, 6 PM in the MS Cafeteria

    September

    • 10th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.

    October

    • 8th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.
    • 16th - Fall Concert: 6:00 - 6th Gr. & 8th Gr. Jazz / 6:45 - 7th & 8th Gr., 7:30 - HS

    November

    • 8th - Small Group Day @ Western - During Class TIme
    • 12th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.
    • 12th - Blue Lake Scholarship Auditions - during class time

    December

    • 6th - Holiday Concert: 6:00 - 6th Gr. & 8th Gr. Jazz / 6:45 - 7th & 8th Gr.
    • 10th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.

    2019

    January

    • 7th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.
    • 10th - Jazz Band to Elem. Schools - 5th Grade Recruitment
    • 17th - Music Department Picture Day (Wear all black uniform)
    • 28th - “Chilly” Jazz Dinner (8th Grade Jazz Only)

    February

    • 8th - Solo & Ensemble Registration Deadline
    • 11th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby Coffee in S.A.
    • 14th - MS Band Fundraiser kick-off!
    • 28th - Pre-Festival Concert: 5:30 - HS, 6:15 - 6th Gr., 6:45 - 7th & 8th Gr., Fundraiser forms due.

    March

    • 8th - Band Festival @ Western HS, 7th Grade @ TBA, 8th Grade at TBA
    • 9th - Work at Band Festival - Sign-up list in band room (Extra credit & Service Hours)
    • 11th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby in SA

    April

    • 8th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby in SA
    • 13th - MS Solo & Ensemble (7th & 8th Gr. optional) - Jonesville High School
    • 27th - Thornapple Jazz Festival - Hastings (Saturday, 8th Gr. Jazz only)

    May

    • 13th - Band Booster Meeting, 7 PM @ Biggby in SA
    • 20th - Spring Concert: 6:00 - 6th Gr. & 8th Gr. Jazz / 6:45 - 7th & 8th Gr
    • 25th - Delivery week, day & time TBA
    • 28th - Percussion Cleaning Party! - After school (all percussionists)

    June

    • 7th - Last day for students - Take instrument home!

    July

    • 23-27 (9 am-5:30 pm) - HS Band Camp!, Performance on Friday at 5.
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