Band and Orchestra students, check out FORUM for your first listening assignment! Want to get caught up, make improvements or prepare for auditions? Sign up to work with Mr. Remy HERE Check out MDIHS music on Instagram HERE.
21 Sept: If you weren't able to attend the Parent Meeting/Open House/Jazz and Show Choir meeting, see the attachments to the right to get caught up. We also ask that you review our handbook.
UPCOMING SEPT. DATES: 22- PEP BAND, be there at 6 22: Deadline to sign up for jazz all state!
21 Sept: All band and orchestra students are required to listen to and respond to the first listening. Check out "forum". The only rule is that you have to write a REAL response, not just "I like it" or "Stinks" or "Cool". Tell us why! We will do these once a week. Every recording after this one will be released on Monday!
18 Sept: Parent meeting tomorrow! Pep Band on Friday! Sign up for Jazz All State Auditions by Friday! See Remy for questions!
12 September: TWO saxophone end plugs were left on the floor by the lockers. You need these. You should put this back in the end of your horn each day when you put it away. Come get them if they are yours!
-Are you interested in playing jazz? If so, check out the jazz portion of the website for more info. Are you interested in auditioning for jazz all state? Deadlin is Sept. 22. To sign up or get more info, check here.
6 September: Reminder! Pep Band on Friday! Everyone needs to be there! DO IT! Arrive at 6pm. If you don't have a pep band shirt, you can buy one for 8 bucks. If money is an issue, just let me know! Tunes will be: Superstar Piece of the Rock Horse I’ve Got The Music In Me El Cucumbero Alma Mater Star Spangled Banner Brick House I Want You Back Hey Song Championship Gold On The Ceiling Carry On My Wayward Son Kung Fu Marmalade Sweet Caroline Sing a Song Jock Jams Land of 1000 Dances 1 September: ARE YOU A CONFUSED MUSIC STUDENT IN C BLOCK?
You aren’t alone. We’re all a little confused. Your priority today is to make some music, have a lot of fun and make sure you eat lunch.
For today, Friday September 1 the schedule is Band, Orchestra, Chorus.
If you aren’t in Band, you go to lunch first.
If you are in Band and Orchestra, you go to lunch during Chorus.
If you are in Band and Chorus, you go to lunch during Orchestra.
If you are in ALL THREE, Band, Orchestra and Chorus, you’ll go to lunch part way through Orchestra (we are just going to meet for a bit and chat about the plan since there’s a large mix of beginners).
You’ll get the hang of it, I SWEAR! 31 August: Jazz All State Audition Materials are HERE: www.mainemmea.org/jazz-all-state-audition-material.html Jazz All State Auditions are on October 13 at University of Maine in Augusta. All students 9-12 should consider auditioning! Auditioning leads to massive growth and the more you do it 1) the better you get at auditioning and 2) the better you get at playing music. It's entirely painless and super fun. We take a bus down during the day and stop for lunch at Panera and just have a blast! Freshman should especially consider auditioning! Sign up for jazz improv class for more assistance! Also sign up for practice room time with Remy to work one on one or in small groups!