Band and Orchestra students, check out FORUM for your listening assignments! ALL Band and Orchestra students should have updated portfolios. Many do not... 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. Do you have trouble reading notes? Trouble reading rhythms? Check out THIS
19 October: Remaining football pep band schedule: October, 20, October 27, November 3, November 11 (7pm) and November 17 (state). If lose at any point during play offs, the later dates won't apply.
17 October: We're pleased to announce that 10 MDIHS musicians have been accepted into Jazz All State. The Jazz All State Festival will be held at South Portland High School from January 11-13, with a concert on Jan. 13. Here's the list: Matt Cox, alto saxophone Dani LeDuc, bari saxophone Adam Christianson, trombone Irene Choi, trombone Alec Fisichella, trumpet Emily Homer, soprano Bonnie Snyder, soprano Carolyn Graber, alto Ivy Sanborn, alto Desmond Reifsnyder, tenor
13 October: Anybody interested in jazz should head HERE and sign up! -Pep Band tonight, Oct. 13 -Pep Band next Friday, Oct. 20
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.
27 Sept: District VI Jazz Festival will be on February 28 at Ellsworth High School with a snow date at March 1. 26: Fall Jazz Thursday, 230-330.
25 Sept: There are now TWO, yes two, listenings due for band/orchestra. Head to the forum section to check them out. Also, all students in band and orchestra must update their portfolios by Thursday at 3pm. Go to here for more info.
From the MDIHS Music Boosters: "Call for Volunteers !!! The MDI Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner will be held Saturday, October 14th (we'll be done and cleaned up before the Homecoming Dance) and we need 20-25 helpers!! Students may earn community service hours too. Lots of different jobs to be filled. This event is critical to our Summer Scholarship Program. Help us help YOU !! email@example.com"
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!