Winter Concert (12/5/17)

Our first Winter Concert will feature everyone, except Beginners, who will perform in January.

Location – Dr. Phillips High School Auditorium

Jazz Band – Be seat on stage – 5:59pm

Concert and Symphonic Bands – 6:30

Cases, except large and delicate instruments, should remain in the car. Bring your oil and extra reeds.

Full uniform, music, and instrument!!!!!!!!!

SEE YOU THERE!!  Concert begins at 7pm.

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  1. Our Beginners, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band gave a great concert this evening! It was nice to hear the progress, share our music with an encouraging audience, and have so much student and parent help, to make it all work. That is the sign of a great band program!
  2. We want to wish our 8th graders well, as they test on Wednesday. (PSAT)
  3. Thursday, all fundraising envelopes, money, and forms, are due. Parents will be collecting between 8:45am and 9:25am, at the end of the band hallway. Come in right away and don’t wait.
  4. Thursday is ‘CLARINET’ day, as each of our students will enjoy working with a special guest clinician. Be ready to learn a lot and have fun!
  5. CHECK PROGRESSBOOK. Have you forgotten to turn in something? Get it in.
  6. Yes, students should be practicing each day, with a day off each week.
  7. Make sure that all families are on and CHARMS, so that you know what is happening in our band program and on behalf of your student. Communication is required and important for your student’s success.
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All-County Band Information and Audition Music is Posted, under Auditions/All-County.

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Week of Oct. 2 – 6, 2017

Monday, 10/2 –

* 8th Grade Trip form and deposit due (by Wednesday) – $20                                            *Help Jazz Drummers (4-5pm)

Tuesday, 10/3-

*Help Bass Clarinets (4-5pm)

Thursday, 10/5-

*Help Sym. Clarinets (4-5pm)


NEXT WEEK – 10/9-10/13

Performance – Tuesday, 10/10 (cafeteria)  7pm                                                                             Beginners – meet at 6pm                                                                                                       Symphonic – meet at 6:30pm

Thursday, October 12                                                                                                     Clarinet Guest Artist – All Class Periods



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WEEK OF 9/25 – 9/29

Monday, 9/25 – Band Officer Meeting (4-5pm)

Tuesday, 9/26 – Open House (6-7:30pm).                                                                                    Follow your child’s schedule and visit the classes.

Thursday, 9/28 – Band Fundraiser Begins (all classes)

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THIS WEEK & Getting Back into the Routine

All-State Help (mornings and Thursday afternoon)

FRIDAY (9/22) – Symphonic Band and selected 8th graders from Concert Band, who are zoned for Dr. Phillips HS, will perform with 2 other middle schools and the Dr. Phillips High School Band, during halftime. (must have med. form)

5:20pm – Parent drop off students at Dr. Phillips Band Room.                    7:30pm – Game Begins  (students will be in the stands, with the band)                  Halftime – Students Perform                                                                                             3rd Quarter – Return to Band Room and Pack Up                                              Parent pick-up from DP band room. (Check out with Mrs. Tobin).

SATURDAY (9/23) – All-State Auditions @ Ocoee HS

All the best!                                                                                                                                       Julia (Trumpet)                                                                                                                               Thomas (Alto & Tenor Sax)                                                                                                             Alex (Alto, Tenor, and Bari Saxes)

COMING UP – OPEN HOUSE (TUESDAY, SEPT. 26TH)                                     Please join us and visit your child’s classes.


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It’s going to be wonderful to see our students back on Monday, September 18th!

We will need some help setting up the rooms and returning things that were moved in preparation for the storm. If you can help, please arrive between 8:00-8:15am.

And, again…….WELCOME BACK!!

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Wednesday, Sept. 13th (Update)

Schools are closed through Friday. I hope that all of our students and families are safe. Here are some facts from the OCPS website:
1. Sixty-six (66) schools have no power

2. Seventy-five (75) schools have some water damage

3. Twenty-eight (28) schools have minor roof damage with some water intrusion

4. Sixty-nine (69) schools have fallen trees and debris spread across campus

5. Seventy-eight (78) schools have no IT systems connectivity

6. The city of Orlando is reporting 149 intersections without traffic lights and 280 incidents of fallen trees blocking roadways, causing concerns for students walking, riding bicycles or riding in cars to school.

7. School buses will be impacted by debris in roadways and inoperable traffic lights, requiring extra time and some re-routing.

8. Based on the power failures, our Food & Nutrition Services program will need to dispose of food inventory in impacted schools through a USDA regulated disposal process, and then re-stock. Some supply providers were also impacted by the storm, which may delay replenishing the food inventory.

9. All activities and athletic events have been cancelled and will resume when our students return to school. Athletic directors, coaches and maintenance staff will inspect fields, bleachers and outdoor facilities prior to resuming athletic practices and games. The district is currently working with principals and athletic directors to reschedule events depending on field conditions and timing.

10. Open House for elementary schools has been rescheduled for the week of September 18. Principals will be sending out notification to parents and staff.

11. Progress reports, which were scheduled for this Friday have been delayed until September 22.

As previously announced, Friday, September 8 and Monday, September 11 will not result in make-up days, under the superintendent’s authority. The waiving of additional make-up days may depend upon provisions beyond the district. If required, remember make-up days are already approved and linked under resources on the Hurricane Irma page or on the district’s School Calendar page.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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OCPS – No School

No school on Wednesday and Thursday. There are still 66 schools without power. I hope that if your family is still without power, that it is restored quickly. Stay safe!

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  • I hope that everyone is safe!
  • Events, such as All-State Auditions and the Band Fundraiser are postponed.
  • Thank you for helping your families and neighbors, before, during, and after the storm.
  • A decision will be made on Tuesday afternoon, regarding school for the remainder of the week.
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