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Archive for August 2014

Performing Arts Parent Meeting/Beginning Band Orientation Info

For those unable to make the meeting on Tuesday night, the presentation’s slides are presented below.  They are minus the scintillating commentary by the Performing Arts teachers, but it is the next best thing that we can provide.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Langston!     [slideshare id=38197257&doc=bandparentorientation2014-2015-140820212458-phpapp01]

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Band Fall Fundraiser Kickoff!!!

    The Millennium Band kicked off its fall fundraising efforts on Tuesday, August 26, 2014!  This sale of cookie dough, cheesecake, and other confections will be used by students to reach their $100 “Fair Share” fundraising targets.  The details of the sale are listed below. Now, get out there and sell, sell, sell! Dates of…

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Band Handbook Forms due Friday, Aug. 29!

Band Handbooks were distributed in class this week.  The Band Handbook is the “one-stop shop” for all you need to know about band activities for the year. Students are responsible for getting the appropriate forms in the back filled out and turned in by this Friday, August 29th.  These forms include the: Band Handbook Contract…

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Instrument Selections for Beginning Band!

We are quickly approaching the time when beginners will be choosing their instruments for the school year.  The following is an outline of the events that must take place before instrument selections are approved and students will be sent to go acquire instruments: Complete instrument testing Get instrument commitments on the following instruments: 8 tubas…

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Congratulations, Millennium Band Students!

Congratulations to the Millennium Band students who represented our school at the UCF All-State Music Clinic this past Saturday! The band was represented by Tom L. on French horn, Payton M. on oboe, and Ben R. on tuba. Each student took part in clinics given by the professors and grad students of the UCF Music…

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Welcome/Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to the Millennium MS Band 2014-2015!   It was so great to see returning families and meet our new families during schedule pick-up last Thursday! In case you missed it, various materials were handed out, including the Supply Sheet for the various band and tech crew classes listed below: Band 1 (Beginning Band) Band…

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Congratulations, World Champion Millennium Band Alum!

Congratulations, Kristen Lichtenthal!!! The Millennium Band Alum served as one of the Drum Majors for the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps as they won the Drum Corps International World Championships on Saturday night (August 9).  The group won its 16th championship in record-breaking fashion, beating the previous mark by half a point! In her…

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Instrument Videos!

Beginning Band members are currently learning about the different instruments offered in band. Below is a YouTube playlist that features various performances of the instruments from which they may choose.  Enjoy! Reminder: Instrument Testing for beginners will occur at the New Parent Meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6:30PM in Millennium Hall!!!  

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