10 March: We will meet at MDIHS at 7:15am and leave at 7:30am for UNH jazz fest. 8 March: Jazz students going to UNH should know that the foodcourt at UNH is CASHLESS. So please either bring a card or work something out with a friend regarding this payment option. Let me know if you have issues. We are staying at Garrison Hotel & Suites in Dover-Durham. Students owe $45 for the room and checks can be made to MDI Music Boosters. 8 March: Upcoming jazz events are on the calendar but for quick reference: Sat, March 11, UNH Jazz Fest, 3:30pm performance; Sat, March 18, MMEA State Jazz Fest, 2:30pm performance; Tuesday, April 11, Island Jazz Night @ Pemetic, time TBD. 27 January: NO WINTER CONCERT ON SUN. JAN 29 due to director illness, stay tuned for more details about potential rescheduling 8 November: The World Famous MDIHS Music Booster Citrus Sale is on! Talk to your favorite high school music student about ordering delicious, zesty, juicy, freshly plucked oranges and grapefruit. Fruit will arrive mid December, RIGHT when you need it. All profits directly benefit the individual seller’s music education! You can also order online! 25 October: Classical All State info: be at MDIHS by 7:15. Bus leaves at 7:30. Dress NICE! Bring money for food. We should be home around 1:30ish depending on timing of auditions and travel. More details in your email and the calendar event. 11 October: Jazz All State Info: be at MDIHS by 7am. Bus leaves at 7:15. Dress NICE! We audition throughout the morning, roughly between 10-noon. After we wrap up auditions, we will eat lunch at the Augusta Mall (Panera) and head home, to arrive back to MDIHS sometime between 3-4, depending on how long all that takes. Gentle reminder that there is pep band that night, arrive at 6:15pm. 5 October: The MDI Music Booster have their first big fundraiser on Saturday, Oct 15. The MDI Marathon Pasta Dinner, held in the MDIHS cafeteria. The income from this event funds the summer scholarships, instruments, and instructional support for our music teachers. We need volunteers! We're looking for folks to help set up, serve and attend during the dinner, and clean up at the end. Please open this link and put your name down for the times and roles that interest you. It’s a really fun evening feeding the runners and their families as they get ready for the race! 3 October: If you are interested in signing up for classical all state, please sign up here by Friday, October 7. 3 October: We had a great first week of lessons! Be sure to remember the time of your lessons heading into this week and to communicate any scheduling conflicts well in advance! 26 September: Flute/Trombone lessons start Tuesday, Sept. 27. 22 September: The parent meeting will be an open house for parents/families looking to receive more information about MDIHS Music. You'll have a chance to see the space, meet the teachers, and ask questions. We will discuss an overview of the year, the new band lesson program, the MDIHS Music Boosters, and the future of MDIHS Music. If you are not able to attend in person but can join us virtually, join us here. If you cannot attend at all but want more information, sign up for our newsletter. 15 September: The pep band will not be performing at the home football game on Friday, Sept. 16. We're getting close though, next game is October 7! 7 September: Jazz All State information is here. 8 june: No Jam 31 May: thanks to MDIHS Music folks for a great spring concert, spring carnival, and Memorial parades! LAST EVENT OF THE YEAR is graduation, this Sunday. Starts at 2pm, show up at 1:30, in the stands ready to play by 1:45pm. Dress nice. RSVP here please. We desperately need everyone we can get!! 27 May: MEMORIAL DAY PLAN: show up at MDIHS at 7:45 AM. Do not be late. Bus to SWH for 9am parade. Bus to NEH for 10:30am parade. Done by 11:30-ish. Wear your pep band shirts. More information in email to students. 26 May: Dress is "nice" for the concert this evening. Musicians should arrive by 6pm. Concert starts at 6:30. Will need help tearing down after the show. Memorial Day Parades are Monday. Arrival time at MDIHS TBA (it is early, like 730-745am). Dress for parades is Pep Band shirts. We march in SWH and NEH and are done before noon. Please RSVP here if you haven't done so. 25 April: Anybody interested in doing jazz improvisation/combo throughout the last 7 weeks of school, fill out this survey. 10 April: Acadia Community Theater is looking for pit members on the following instruments: piano, trumpet, trombone, cello, guitar, and percussion. Community service hours are available. Performances are April 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8. Email Doug VanGorder if interested and available. 10 April: If you were interested in AP Theory but didn't request it in your schedule because it wasn't listed in the program of studies, please email Remy ASAP. 45 Jan: Goosewhisper, poppa, crayon CRAYON crayon jr. Crayon jr. jr. ? Crayon jr. jr. jr Cranyon jr. jr. jr. jr. Crayon jr. jr. jr. jr., jr. Crayon jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. Crayon jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. Crayon jr. jr. jr. jr. jr. jr, jr jr. June 13, 2022 EVERYBODY EAT 11:17-11:48 Group performances 11:48-12:51 1:11-1:11: 1:11 Here is the schedule broken down by day Congrats to MDIHS Show Choir for earning a gold award! Congrats to Mia Ray and Claire Sanner for their help in earning the choreography award and Claire Sanner for the outstanding musicianship award! Congrats to Cedar Ellis and Francis Burns for writing the music! YEAHHH! CONGRATULATIONS to MDIHS Big Group for earning a GOLD award at the MMEA State Jazz Fest! Big Group tied for the top score in the state, regardless of class and Quentin Pileggi won an outstanding soloist award! Yeahhhh! Show Choir: Parent Info and Schedule of Performances State Vocal Jazz Fest (Millinocket) Schedule Our State Festival is Saturday 6:15pm at Stearns High School, 199 State St, Millinocket, ME 04462. The public is welcome, $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Students/Seniors, and a $15.00 family cap of 4 or more gives admission to all shows. The festival livestream can be seen on WHOU: https://www.whou.live/2022-mmea-state-vocal-jazz-show-choir-festival. Our performance will be in the Show Choir Session 2. 16 March: State Jazz Fest at Hampden Academy. Perform 10am. We will likely leave between 7-7:30AM on Sat. morning. More details forthcoming. 16 March: I don't know. 5 March: UNH jazz festival is coming up! Here are some more details. 11 Feb: Pep band next Tuesday, Feb 15. arrive at 5:15! First tourney game will be Friday, Feb. 18. If they win, next game is Wed. Feb. 23, then Sat. Feb. 26. PLEASE RSVP HERE FOR TOURNEYS. 7 February: Last week of regular season pep band against Ellsworth! Big games. RSVP here. Tuesday/Wednesday and Wednesday is senior night. Parents of participating seniors should arrive no later than 6:15. 10 Feb: Chad Jr. 8 December: The fruit from the MDIHS Music Booster fruit sale should arrive around Dec. 14, please stay tuned for more updates as we know more. 2 December: Here is the day of concert info: Block A: all music students excused to setup gym and then head back to class. Block B: orchestra dress rehearsal Block C: band dress rehearsal Block D: chorus dress rehearsal Arrive at 6pm, concert starts at 6:30pm. 30 November: The winter concert is ONE week from today. 23 November: I hope that you have a nice time on your brief vacation. 18 November: Music is very cool and lots of fun. 16 November: Congrats to Jonathon Mathieu, Treyan Nelson, Simon Zhang, and Sylvester Mays for being accepted into MMEA's Jazz All State. MDIHS had 4 students audition and 4 students get in! GET IT! 12 November: I'm sorry Jacob and Edward. Click here for money. 9 November: The fruit sale is happening. More info coming very soon. In the meantime, hit up your favorite music student for delicious, zesty, juicy, freshly plucked citrus. 4 November: Mommy made me mash my M&M's. 19 October: We are looking for student helpers who might be interested in making $25/hour helping out the music program. Read here for more information. 19 October: Pep Band folks, please RSVP for the game on Friday, October 22 HERE. 18 October: MORE pep band this Friday. Prelim. game against Ellsworth. Same time, same place. 12 October: Music Booster meeting tonight! More info in the calendar. PEP BAND on Friday! Ellsworth game. Please indicate if you can make it here. Jazz All State auditions due on Thursday by 4pm via Submittable. 5 October: Last call for interest in jazz. Take survey if you haven't to indicate interest. 30 September: Songs we're playing on October 2 for pep band. 27 September: Pep Band members, please take this survey by Wednesday, September 29, indicating if you can/can't attend Saturday's game. If you are new to pep band, click the October 2 "first pep band" for more details. The general breakdown is: be there at 6pm. Wear pep shirt if you have one. If you don't, we have a small number left, they are $8/shirt. Bring money for food. Dress warm! 26 September: Please NOTE that the day of our first scheduled pep band has changed to Saturday, October 2. More info to come! We want to ensure that we have a good turnout in order to succeed, so we'll need to make sure folks can make it early this week. Please be checking your availability! 20 September: Anyone interested in playing jazz this year, please express interest using this survey. 10 September: Any folks interested in doing musical pit, sign up here. 8 September: PLEASE NOTE THE CALENDAR IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND ISN'T COMPLETELY UPDATED WITH DATES (it's not even close). 8 September: Starting on Friday, September 10, the schedule will change. More info coming soon! 6 September: We will continue to run 20 minute rotations for the first part of this week until we are potentially able to branch into advisory. More on that soon. *Like we talked about on the first day: we strongly encourage you to give all the offerings a shot! We can teach you from scratch, if you let us know that's where you are! Whenever you aren't involved with an offering, you should be in the theater for a study hall. Eventually those idle times will have offerings too. Always email with questions!*
8 December: It's with a heavy heart that Bronwyn and Remy have decided to stop doing in person music on Wednesdays. The weather is starting to head into iffy territory and in conjunction with rising cases in Maine and in our community, we both think it's best to wait until either the restrictions are lifted on indoor music or until spring. Thanks for a great couple of months, we are stoked more when it's safe! 2 December: No in person music today. We cancelled yesterday when the forecast looked iffier. NOW it looks fine, ugh. Oh well. Hopefully next week! 1 Nov: HAPPY NOVEMBER! I need an extra day to work on the new format for the lesson schedule. I didn't realize but the shift in classes requires us to revamp our time structure too. Here is the plan for this week: Monday is a half day: I (Remy) am teaching a small group of students who need makeup lessons from Friday tomorrow. Those people have been emailed. You will get your lesson time for this week on Monday. This may be a week where I do not have room to teach non-C block students, but I'll try my best. BAND/ORCHESTRA will meet from 10:20-10:35. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: lessons with the new schedule. Remember on Tuesday/Thursday to sign in to class even though there is no formal instruction on those days. Reminder that the class is deliberately flipped so that you have built in time to practice, work on projects/forums/etc. and catch up work you might miss because of a lesson. We always meet in the same meet. You know the one. Wednesday: we are meeting in person! Weather looks decent and we'll keep going until it gets to be too nasty. New folks be sure to practice along with those practice tracks of Superstar, Horse, etc. I'm working on more! Thank you everyone- hope you are enjoying the weekend. The darkness at 4:30 is totally played. 13 Oct: Band/Orchestra/Chorus are meeting in person tomorrow. If you are in band/orchestra, here is the email I sent with a bit more info. 2 October: We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Nin Ferm. Nin is a cornerstone of MDIHS Music and will be greatly missed. She served as a Music Booster over the span of four directors! I am so grateful to have had the chance to work alongside her throughout my first few years here. She carried such a wealth of knowledge about the history of our program and was nothing but enthusiastic, supportive and deeply kind. MDIHS Music would not be what it is today without her tireless devotion. If you haven’t had a chance, read this wonderfully written obituary that so beautifully captures Nin. Much love to the entire Ferm family from MDIHS music. 1 October: How is it already October? How? Someone tell me. Reminder that if you are in person during C block today, you go to the theater. Don't forget to grab your mic. And if you need a tuner/metronome, let me know. Or reeds. Or sticks. Or a smile. Have a great first day, buds. 30 September: When you are in person at school on a day when we don't have band/orchestra/chorus, you'll be in the theater. See your email for more details. 30 September: No in person music today due to weather. Ugh. 28 September: Info about jazz all state is here. If you are interested, I'd like to know by October 1 (Oct 13 is the registration deadline). More info if you click that link! 21 September: Be sure to check the lesson schedule above for your lesson and class times. No in person band/orchestra/chorus on Wednesday of this week because of freshman orientation. We are hoping to kick off in person playfest on Wednesday, September 30! Stay tuned.
16 September: No in person band/orchestra/chorus today. That'll start in a few weeks once the bus situation is sorted out through the school. Keep checking your email and make sure you show up for your lesson! We had 8 no shows yesterday! On days when there isn't band/orchestra, you are expected to practice during that normal slot- it's a flipped model. As of now band/orchestra meet Mondays/Fridays, you have your weekly lesson and you are to practice in those other slots. It's built into your schedule! You each will have things to be working on through your lessons. Email Mr. Remy with any questions. The lessons thus far have been incredible!
10 September: Remy/Bronwyn are working on building the lessons schedule. The lessons will start next week. At any given time, we may also meet in full cblock or in small ensembles. It's flexible, but the details will always be available here first and foremost. Band/Orchestra students at this point should have signed into Google Classroom, completed the practice assignment, signed up for sightreadingfactory.com, joined our class and completed the practice assignment. Check your email for how-to's and more information.
Weekly updates and news 18 December: No Big Band tonight due to PEP. Sorry for late posting. Was debating for hours. Double pep band starts at 430. 17 December: Double header pep band tomorrow! Arrive by 430. Games are 530 and 7, done by 830. That's a LOT of music! Band will have 3rd quarter off both games and there are concessions available. 17 december: NO PEP BAND TONIGHT. The game was moved to tomorrow. Tomorrow will now be a double header, official times will be posted later tonight. 9 December: Reminder that the concert is this week. The dress rehearsal is on Wednesday evening, 230-4: Chorus, 4-530: Band, 530-630: Orchestra. The concert is Thursday at 630pm. Students should arrive by 6. Review the handbook for information regarding dress. 5 December: New pep band shirts are IN!! They will be for sale starting at the winter concert for $10/shirt! 5 December: Pep Band schedule is posted! If you want to look at the whole thing here, go right ahead! 4 December: The concert is right around the corner. The dress rehearsal is Wednesday, December 11, the times are as follows: 230-4: Chorus 4-530: Band 530-630: Orchestra 21 November: Reminder that recorded jazz auditions are due by Tuesday, November 26. See the jazz page for more details. Email Remy with questions. Also remember to take your instruments home over thanksgiving break and practice and listen! Also, the big band jazz schedule will be posted to the calendar once auditions are completed. The schedule depends on how many people audition and how many bands we have. 14 November: Things have changed significantly for Classical All State on Saturday in order accommodate students who are also in the musical. The following students will load the bus at 745am and depart at 8am: Spencer Clark, Rex DeMuro, Claire Sanner, Bella Walke and Matthew Wheeler. Everyone else, meet at the HS at 10am and the bus departs at 1015am. Some audition times have been swapped to allow musical folks to audition before an earlier departure. A “MUSICAL BUS”, full of students needing to make their 5pm call time, will depart Lawrence HS at 3pm. Everyone else will ride the other bus at 330-345pm. -Bring money for food/snacks. We will not be eating lunch until we are on location. Folks on BUS 1 should be back by 5pm and BUS 2 should be back between 530-545pm. Dress nicely. Don’t forget your ORIGINAL music. Your necessary equipment and you’re nice clothes. 5 November: VOICE MASTER CLASS featuring Isaac Bray, baritone 6:30pm Music Room Open to friends, family and supporters of voice class students No admission fee.
7 November: SING DAY featuring massed chorus from MDIRSS middle school and high school chorus students 5pm MDIHS Gymnasium Door opens at 4:40
27 October: Classical All State is a little less than three weeks away. All the info you need is here! 25 October: Dang, it’s starting to happen. My favorite time of year with pep band is when we start to really rock the house. When there’s so much energy, that it almost feels out of control but just keeps pushing. I felt that for the first time this year during half time tonight. Dang. That usually doesn’t start happening until basketball. DANG. Thanks for a great football pep band season. I’m proud of us for learning all of the old stuff EVEN THOUGH half of the band is freshmen (like 50 tunes), adding a bunch of new tunes to the book (like 8 tunes) and staying excited about adding even more (like 50 tunes), and for breaking both our all time high for football pep band attendance (like 92) and the best average attendance for football pep band (like 83). Thank you so much. -Mr. Remy 19 October: Congrats to the 7 MDIHS music students that were accepted into the MMEA Jazz All State Festival Groups!Finn Hansbury (top tenor, SATB), Winslow Jeffery (guitar, SSAA), Jane Pope (lead tenor Honors Band), Alain Zhang (2nd alto Honors Band), Sarah Knox (lead trumpet Jazz Band), Quentin Pileggi (lead bone Jazz band), Treyan Nelson (drums combo). Wowzers!
Thank you so much to all of the awesome volunteers for the MDIHS music booster marathon pasta dinner tonight! It was a blast! Great crew, great cause, great food! Thank you! 11 October: Good luck to the 15 musicians traveling to Augusta for jazz all state auditions today!!
9 October: Students wanting to sign up for Classical All State Auditions at Fairfield on November 16, need to sign up here by October 18. 8 October: Reminder to all MDIHS pep band members to try and keep your February vacations open to attend the basketball tournaments in Bangor. They are a HUGE deal and an even bigger deal if we can show the entire state what's up with our huge, powerful band! Tournament games are throughout the week of Feb. vacation. 7 October: Jazz all state info: We’ll leave the school around 830, load at 820. Bring money for lunch. We’ll stop at Augusta mall, choices are Panera, Chipotle or Elevation Burger. We will arrive for auditions at 1150, and be done and ready to go home by 2:15pm with an arrival back to MDIHS around 430pm. Dress nice! Studies have shown that judges judge with their eyes as well as their ears. Audition times are here.
29 September: MDI Music Boosters is seeking volunteers for the MDI Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner on October 19. This dinner funds Music Scholarships for our students!!! Yes, you can volunteer and be done in time for the Homecoming Dance! Student and Adult volunteers please join us by signing up here. 24 September: Please note that the band will be dismissed after their halftime performances at the next three football games. That means pickup is now 8:15pm (roughly... depending on game play). Students are are still welcome to hang out at the game afterwards but are on their own, not under the supervision of Mr. Remy or the MDIHS music program. 4 September: Juniors and Seniors who aren't in TRI-M but want to be, sign up here. 30 August: If you need to borrow a school instrument or are ready to check out a music locker, please sign up using the links just below the banner. 6 June: Just a reminder that the band DOES NOT play for awards ceremony on June 6. We do play for graduation on Sunday, June 9. See below. Also, look how white that calendar is! 2 June: Not a whole lot left on the calendar! Don't forget to check out STARS (student/teacher voice recital) on Tuesday, June 4. The band performs at graduation on Sunday, June 9. We play pomp and circumstance, star spangled banner and Jesus Christ Superstar. Be there at 1:30, dress nice. Concert is May 31. Be there at 6pm. Double check handbook for dress code. Let's do this thing. 29: We need all the help you can get tomorrow AM before school to begin setting up the stage for our final class rehearsal and dress rehearsal tomorrow! I will be here at 715am. The more help, the better! 27: Thank you so much to those who made it out for the parades today. It means so much to me and to our community. I know it's a challenge to give up your last day of a three weekend but I want you to know it's important and appreciated by so many. Thank you. You make me proud. 26: Thanks to everyone that helped make this a smooth week!Tons of setup and teardown for Stringfest (TM) and Spring Carnival! Thanks to Sarah Knox and Brenna Jones for volunteering to help with Stringfest. Thanks to the HS string folks who missed block D to help make Stringfest a real 6-12 experience! We've got another big week ahead of us! Reminders: Memorial Day Parades tomorrow. Meet at the HS at 715 (ouch) for a quick practice. We'll be done by 1130ish. Wear your pep shirts. Spring Concert dress rehearsals are Thursday after school. Times will be released shortly. Spring Concert is Friday, May 31, 630pm. Other things to consider: STARS, music field day, Graduation (we play, seniors march). Check the website (more info), the calendar (official dates and times) and the handbook (concert dress details) for all the details! 24: Memorial Day Parades are Monday. Arrive at the HS at 715 to rehearse. We'll march in the SWH and NEH parades. Uniform is pep shirt. You can wear rain gear as needed. We are usually done by 11:30am. 23: More Stringfest Info string_fest_letter_2019.pdf 23: Dave 22 May: Congrats MDIHS Music for winning the worst ever homepage banner award! 14: Incase you needed a reminder 9 May: Classical All State is ONE week away! All the info you need is RIGHT HERE. And here is the official parent/student letter from MMEA. 11 April: It's music booster summer scholarship time! If you are a current 8th grade student (heading to high school next year) or a current 9-11th grade music student, you are eligible! These scholarships are for folks looking to take summer music lessons or heading to summer music camps! You should totally do both of these things. Free money for MUSIC. Whoa. Head here for more info. Note that the deadline is May 15. 10 April: Congrats to Irene Choi for your acceptance into the classical all state band! That puts our total acceptance up to 18. Here's the list from earlier in the year: Irene, Choi, Alex Eason, Alec Fisichella, Carolyn Graber, Ashley Graves, Finn Hansbury, Winslow Jeffery, Oriahnna Kelley, Sarah Knox, Dani LeDuc, Moxie McBreairty, Quentin Pileggi, Cate Pope, Jane Pope, Ivy Sanborn, Claire Shaw, Bella Walke, Alain Zhang 1 April: Congrats to both MDIHS show choirs for an awesome weekend! Trebs: Bronze and Musicianship award for Ava Twombly. Mixed: 1st place in division one. Gold, outstanding choreography, and Musicianship award for Oriahnna Kelley 14 March: What a weekend!! Whew. We had a great time at South Portland High School for the instrumental state jazz festival. They put on a great festival and so did we! As many of you know, the event is no longer competitive. Instead, “medals” are awarded to correlate with the judge’s scores. Not all groups receive medals and the scoring standard is quite high. All of our groups received recognition!Big Group - Gold Nonet - Honorable Mention Ocean’s Mist and the Long Road to Aquatic Tranquility - Bronze Pulp - Honorable Mention Plop - Bronze Patti - Bronze Department of Justice - Bronze MMEA also recognizes 4 musicians in each division for outstanding musicianship and 1 musician per division for overall best musicianship, known as the ‘Dale Huff Award’. Take a big breath for this one! B multi combo: Alain Zhang, Jane Pope, Jacob Lurvey, Sarah Knox (Dale Huff Award) A multi combo: Adam Christianson Division 2 combo: Dawson Burnett Multi Jazz Band: Camden Garland Division 3 Big Band: Dawson Burnett (Dale Huff Award)
Congrats MDIHS jazz! Come check out our combos at the Northeast Harbor Library Coffeehouse on April 5 at 7pm.
Note that the black rose event was cancelled.
13 March: STATE SCHEDULE. Reminder that jazz state folks owe money! Many have not paid. If for whatever reason you are planning to go home on Friday with a parent and not stay at the hotel, you must let us know ASAP. We've already made hotel reservations. 12 March: The document with the schedule for state jazz festival this weekend, relinked here, has information about the hotel and details about the trip. Please read. Reminder that students owe $30 for hotel costs. See document for more details. 13 March SHOW CHOIR "Run-Up-To-States" Schedule This information is also on the calendar. Pit, be sure to look at the details for each "PIT" rehearsal to see the exact time you are called.
11 March: Jazz schedule is changing for tonight. Read here for more info. 8 March: Another revision has happened for state jazz schedule. They have said this will be the final schedule. I have deleted all past posts regarding state jazz fest to avoid confusion. But for reference, initial info about states was posted on March 4 upon receiving schedule.
7 March: Any jazz parents want to serve as a chaperone for state instrumental jazz festival next Friday/Saturday (15th/16th) at South Portland High School? Looking for two extra helpers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more Info! Thanks!
3 March: UNH is this weekend (3/8-3/9) for Big Group. Info here. Students owe $30 for hotel costs. 2 March: pep band buses eta: 6, check back for updates.
24 Feb: This is a crazy busy week! Tuesday is island jazz night, Wednesday is district instrumental jazz festival (schedule) at GSA (out of class at 10am, leave at 1015, back 8ish, bring cash for food, dress nice, more info in link below), Thursday is incoming freshman night, Friday is district vocal jazz festival (schedule/info)(leave at 2:30, back 8:30ish) and Saturday is the state basketball championship game. For Sat. State game, arrive at MDIHS at 8am, load at 815, leave at 830, Trenton Market pickup at 845, game at 1pm, rough estimate for Trenton market pickup 530 but will update site, home 545-6ish. Sign up here if you can go.
UNH info here for Big Group. Game 4 info: Saturday, Feb. 23, arrive at MDIHS 1130am, load 1145, leave noon, Trenton market pickup 12:15pm, game at 2, Trenton drop 430, back to HS 4:45pm.
IM REALLY hoping we can boost our attendance for this game. Please, please, please, please, please.
Game 3, Wednesday, February 20: arrive at MDIHS around 6pm, load buses by 6:15, buses leave at 6:30, Trenton Marketplace pickup at 6:45ish, game starts at 8:35, Trenton Marketplace drop at 11ish, back to the HS approx, 11:15ish.
Tourney info! EVERYONE PLEASE COME! WE NEED YOU!!
16 Feb: Hey that was fun last night! Let's do it again today! Hoping even more people can come tonight!
Game 2, Saturday, February 16: arrive at MDIHS around 2, load buses by 2:15, buses leave at 2:30, Trenton Marketplace pickup at 2:45ish, game starts at 4:30, Trenton Marketplace drop at 7ish, back to the HS approx, 7:15ish.
Please make sure your ride home is as close to on time as possible. The 715 pickup time is a rough estimate, but a pretty educated guess. Last night we were 8 minutes late from the pickup time but there were folks still waiting for rides 45 minutes later. Thank you!
Game 2, Saturday, February 16: arrive at MDIHS around 2, load buses by 2:15, buses leave at 2:30, Trenton Marketplace pickup at 2:45ish, game starts at 4:30, Trenton Marketplace drop at 7ish, back to the HS approx, 7:15ish. Bus can pickup and drop off at Trenton market for those who need a ride. Please come if you are around. We need you- SERIOUSLY!! Invite your friends. Members who haven't been in or for a semester or two are more than welcome to come and play. Band members MUST wear their pep band shirt. You can wear an overshirt if you are cold, but your shirt must be exposed. Bring extra money for food. Food at the Cross Center is more expensive than food at MDIHS. Typical meal can cost between 10-15 bucks, depending on what you get. Throughout tourney week, if you are 1) meeting us there, 2) leaving NOT on the bus, you need to have a signed note into the school. All folks not traveling on the bus must see me first before leaving. Make eye contact with parent/guardian. Parents, PLEASE be on time to pick up your students- both at Trenton market and MDIHS. If you are late to Trenton market, we have to take the student to the HS. Thank you! If we win on Friday OR/AND Saturday, we play again on Wed. Feb. 20. Details forthcoming, after Fri/Sat games. So pumped!
6 Feb: REGARDING THE UNIFIED GAME TONIGHT: I wasn't thinking but we need to be out there ready to play Superstar for them to come out for warmups. The game starts at 330 but we should play Superstar at 315, so we should head down and be SET, ready to go right for 315. 5 Feb: We will do the unified game tomorrow from 330-430. Jazz will be Nonet 230-330, UNIFIED, Big group from whenever we finish/maybe eat ice cream to 630.
2 Feb: Tourney's are coming up! Please try your best to attend. The games are on Friday, Feb. 15, Sat. Feb 16, Wed. Feb. 20 and Sat. Feb. 16. These games are super high profile- often thousands of people at each game, folks watching on TV, etc. and our band has a huge reputation for being something to see! Let's keep it going! Do the best you can. If you have any buds that used to be in band that haven't been around for some time, they are more than welcome to join us again!
30 Jan: No Jazz Tonight. I feel pretty rough and am getting worse. I need to get some rest and get on the mend. I'm super sorry.
30 Jan: No pep band tonight as school was cancelled for our opponents. Tonight's pep band has been moved to tomorrow night.
30 January: Still waiting on the following people for confirmation on Senior Night (Feb. 5), check your emails please!
Alec, Duncan, Dawson, Tristan, Carolyn, Dani, Alex Mink, Brooke, Logan, Claire and Ryan Kelly.
30 Jan: no combo due to 2 hour delay.
29: the combo that rehearsed on Tuesday cancelled due to sickness, so I won’t be in until around 7
27 January: Congratulations to Big Group for placing 3rd in their division at the 51st annual Berklee Jazz Festival yesterday!This is especially huge considering that Berklee is a national festival! Judges were impressed with the groups maturity, groove and attention to detail. They even stopped us in the hall later in the day to reiterate how impressed they were! Each band receives an outstanding soloist award and this year, Dawson Burnett (senior) received the award for his drumming. We're so proud! Thank you to everyone for your support!
-just got off 95 in Bangor. 1040pm. ETA: 1130ish -808pm, Berklee bus leaving Kennebunk rest area.
Berklee bus on the way home! Left Boston around 610pm.
16 Jan: Nonet has too many conflicts. No nonet. Big Band is 12-130.
15 January: Be here tonight at 530 for MS night. Help, please. Block C final schedule above. Jazz on Wed: Nonet- 12-1:30 Big Band- 1:30-3
15 Jan: Pep tonight. Pep tomorrow.
11 Jan: For pep tonight: you can show up at the regular time (BY 6pm), and come through the music entrance.
10 Jan: PEP BAND TONIGHT!!
9 January: The Game has been cancelled for tonight and all practices have to be done by 5. There will now be pep band on Thursday, Jan 10 (girls vs. Ellsworth) and FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (boys vs. Ellsworth). Thursday will now be Alumni Night! Jazz practices have to be done by 5pm tonight due to changing weather, so the plan is as follows: 230-3:45: Nonet (from 3:45-5, you could practice on your own or in sections. That would be ideal, if you can make it happen). 3:45-5:00: Big Band (from 2:30-3:45, you could practice on your own or in sections. That would be ideal, if you can make it happen).
8 Jan- It hasn't been floated around too much but tomorrow night (Jan 9) is technically ALUMNI NIGHT. Alumni, feel free to come sit in with the pep band tomorrow night, if you're still in town! Show up at 6pm. Stay as long as you want/can.
7 Jan- Anyone involved with combo, meet tomorrow at 735am. This is mandatory. Email Remy if you have a conflict and set up an appt. to get caught up.
7 Jan- Remy is out today. Big band will have sectionals sometime between 230-4 today. No nonet.
2- No combo until next week, week of Jan 7, stay tuned for announcements.
2- NO SUPERSAX today. Will reschedule for a different time.
1 January: Jazz All State info JUST arrived today. Sorry for delay, but we just now got it. Below are the files for students and parents involved. Please read through these documents closely. Please bring money for food for a very early dinner on Thursday prior to registration. A reminder to all students involved that you are responsible for your own ride home from South Portland High School.
The bus will leave for jazz all state towards the end of C block.
18: Nice job everyone at the winter concert. No combo jazz on Dec. 19. Working for 20/21 morning combo. More soon.
18 December: chorus dress rehearsal 230-330 after school today. Concert tonight! Students should arrive at 6pm. Concert dress is detailed in the handbook as discussed at parent meeting. The short story for concert dress: some nice looking version of black and white. But check out the details HERE if needed.
17 December: There is no dress rehearsal tonight due to school cancellation. The winter concert is exactly as planned (Tuesday, Dec. 18), regardless of the snow day today! Chorus will hold a dress rehearsal immediately after school from 230-330.
ANYONE that can help setup the stage on Monday morning at 7:15am, please come. We need all hands on deck. We cannot take class to setup the stage. We only are allotted two days to use the stage and we have to make the most of it.
SHOW CHOIR rehearsals are cancelled for Tuesday Dec. 18 (both Trebs and Mixed ensembles)
DRESS REHEARSAL is Monday, December 17 and is mandatory and necessary to get a chance to play on stage in prep for concert. 2:30-3:30, chorus 3:30-3:45, stage change 3:45-4:45, band 4:45-5:45, orchestra 10 December: JAZZ IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT DUE TO 14 CONFLICTS.
Really bummed. I just think we can't sub our way out of this one.
6 December: Congratulations to the 17 students accepted into the MMEA All State Band/Orchestra/Choruses! They will be performing on Sat. May 18 at UMO. Stay tuned to the website for more info on the festival! Great job to everyone who auditioned! Alex Eason, Alec Fisichella, Carolyn Graber, Ashley Graves, Finn Hansbury, Winslow Jeffery, Oriahnna Kelley, Sarah Knox, Dani LeDuc, Moxie McBreairty, Quentin Pileggi, Cate Pope, Jane Pope, Ivy Sanborn, Claire Shaw, Bella Walke, Alain Zhang
The paperwork is in your email inbox! Please check your email and be prompt in returning to email! Thank you!
2 December: Pep Band this Friday AND Saturday- more info on the calendar!
NO MIXED SHOW CHOIR REHEARSAL FRIDAY 12/7 Audition Exit Interviews Next Week. Schedule will be here when the link is live.
27 November: The winter concert is coming up! Don't forget! It's required for all C block music members and is a part of your semester grade! See the handbook for details on dress. The dress rehearsal is mandatory and is after school on Monday, December 17. The concert is Tuesday, December 18 with a snow date of December 19.
27 November: We're working on updating the calendar with jazz and show choir rehearsals but aren't done yet, so please don't carve it into stone yet! Thank you!
Jazz on Wednesday Nov. 28 will be: Nonet/Supersax: 230-430 Big Band: 4-530 (ending an hour early for this Wednesday only!)
19 November: We will start our Christmas tree sale this coming Saturday, Nov 24 with the arrival of 130 trees. Again we are grateful to Vicki Salsbury of Salsbury Farm Hardware for providing a place for our sale. Salsbury Farm is at Red Rock Corner in Town Hill This is a big fund raiser for us that helps us provide summer music scholarships and other opportunities that the boosters make available to our students. We are going with a different provider this year and we’ve been up to their tree lot to see the trees. They are nicely trimmed and look really good. We need your help to sell them. Sign up here to volunteer: http://signup.com/go/FpHfyhr We’re doing the schedule a little different this year, with 2 hour signup blocks rather than 4. That way you can more easily find times that suit your schedule. You can also contact Brian Booher, email@example.com, 590-1159 directly if you have questions or need help signing up. 15 Nov: If you didn't get your fruit order in, bring it on MONDAY, since there was no school today!
October 30: MDI Sings is SING DAY! Students work from 2:15-5:00 with middle school students from our district. HS kids wear jeans (T-shirt will be provided) Public Concert: 5pm in the gym.
Classical All State Auditions are Saturday, November 3 at Skowhegan High School. You should be on the bus and ready to go by 7:15am. We'll return at about 3pm. Dress nice. Bring cash for food. The auditions times are here.
28 October: The first music listening forum post was made last week. Check it out! If you don't know the password, email me or ask a friend!
16 October: Jazz Auditions have been postponed to next Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. The sign up sheet is here.
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 16 October: Jazz Auditions have been postponed to next Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. The sign up sheet is here.
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.