16 October: Congratulations to the 10 MDIHS music students that were accepted into the MMEA Jazz All State Ensembles! Alec Fisichella, Adam Christianson, Alain Zhang, Irene Choi, Molly Collins, Carolyn Graber, Ivy Sanborn, Bella Walke, Alex Eason and Finn Hansbury. Great job to all 29 that auditioned!
MDIHS Music with the highest representation in the state again! 16 October: NO JAZZ AUDITIONS AFTER SCHOOL TODAY. Details forthcoming.
16 October: The basketball pep band schedule has been finalized. It's being placed o the calendar as we speak! G Fri Dec 7, Old Town G Wednesday Jan 9, Ellsworth G Mon. Jan 14, Orono G Tuesday Jan 29, Hermon G Monday Feb 4, Foxcroft B Sat. Dec 8, Old Town B Thursday. Jan 10, Ellsworth B Tues. Jan 15, Orono B Wed Jan 30, Hermon B Tuesday Feb 5, Foxcroft
15 October: Any vocalist signed up for interested in jazz should attend a brief meeting with Bronwyn and Remy after school to discuss options!
11 October: Non C block musicians are excused at 1205 today to get prepped for the pep rally. #prepforpep
10 October: Getting ready for jazz auditions next week!
There will be a combo reading sesh/open jam on Au Privave tomorrow morning before school starting at 720am. Join whenever/if you can. (I know there are clubs).
There will be a big band reading session (running through the charts involved in the audition) immediately after school tomorrow until 2:50ish. Join whenever/if you can.
We will also offer some sesh on Monday, details forthcoming.
10 October: Jazz All State auditions are on Friday! We'll load at 830 and leave at 845am. Dress nice! Bring money for food as we stop at Panera/Chipotle in Augusta for lunch. If money is an issue, let us know and we can help out! We'll return just in time for pep band on Friday night!
9 October: Reminder that you must check in with music study hall each and every day. 12/16 of the MDIHS absences last Thursday were as a result of students skipping study hall. Please be responsible.
5 October: Double check the classical all state signups and make sure they are right. They are due at the end of today! Here!
4 October: MDIHS Music is selling coffee! Check in with music students to order! You can also order online! Go to www.givingbean.com, choose 'online store-buy coffee and tea', click on the 'active fundraising partner list' (scroll down a bit), scroll down to the music-bands and orchestras listing (this is after a long list of schools, we're labeled as MDIHS music boosters). Select us and be sure to indicate the student you wish to support through your order!
2 October: Anyone who is in the mood to shed like crazy on all state auditions should know that I have parent teacher conferences today and tomorrow until SEVEN PM... meaning, the practice rooms can be used for shedding like crazy until seven PM. Free practice space. Take advantage! 25 September: Reminder: if you are only in one rotation, you should eat 3rd lunch unless that you need to eat 2nd or 3rd lunch, NOT first lunch!
24 September: Interested in playing jazz this year at MDIHS. Go here and sign up!
21 September: It could be pretty chilly tonight, so dress warm! Bring something to sit on too!
14 September: Anyone interested in auditioning for Jazz All State should sign up here. Note that this is not the sign up for regular school jazz at MDIHS (jazz band/combos), that happens next week.
6 September: We are working hard on trying to get all of our website up to date. If you look around, it's all over the place. But just a reminder: all of the information you need about times, places, procedures is HERE first and foremast. You need not look anywhere else!
6 September: Reminder! New folks should join our closed music facebook 'MDIHS MUSIC' if they have facebook. If you don't have facebook, no big deal, all important, necessary info will always be posted here!
6 September: Band/Orchestra folks. If you still need an instrument locker, please do one of three things: 1) tell Mr. Remy and he'll hook you up, 2) tell an upperclassman and they'll hook you up or 3) look for an open one and take it. Once you have a locker, you should make sure it's documented on this list. Keep in mind that this is a list copied from last year, so there's likely to be irrelevant info left- folks who have graduated, folks who no longer need lockers, etc. Feel free to edit as you see inconsistencies. Behind on your MDIHS music news? Head to old news for more from this school year. 31 August: We are working on revamping how our calendar works. We appreciate your patience as we work out the kinks. As of now, it's my (Michael Remy) work calendar with irrelevant information on it. I'm also new to using a digital calendar. I'm old school. If you are looking for the traditional list of events, it's still listed on the calendar portion of the website. 30 August: Everyone meet in the music room for C block. 29 August: Welcome back. We are in the process of revamping our website a bit. We are hoping to add a calendar on the main page. In the meantime: there is pep band on Friday, August 31. Arrive at 6pm (545 if you want to play frisbee). Green pep band shirts will be available for purchase.