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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WELCOME BACK!

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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AFTER THE STORM

  • 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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COLMS Band News

Thanks to all who helped secure the band facilities!!

EVERYONE, PLEASE STAY SAFE DURING THIS STORM.

The meeting for Concert and Symphonic parents, scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th, is being POSTPONED.

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IMPORTANT INFO

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FRIDAY and MONDAY. If you can help secure our BAND facilities, please come from 10AM-noon, on Friday. Parents and students are welcomed!

Please stay safe, everyone!!

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UPDATE (OCPS AND HURRICANE IRMA)

Schools will be in session through Friday. All after-school activities are cancelled on Friday and for the weekend. No word has been given yet, regarding next week.

Please stay safe and move all instruments to a higher level in your home.

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COLMS BAND NEWS

Week in Review (8/28-9/3)

Our Beginning Band students have received their new instruments so that they may experience one of the greatest gifts of life…..MUSIC! New sounds will fill the band room and our homes. Instruments need to go home daily for practice. We will be learning good practice habits, so that time is efficient.

In Concert Band, we are helping our newest students get accustomed to their new instruments. Many of our students will become mentors, by training others. What a great opportunity to collaborate and help one another.

Symphonic Band students are working on developing and unifying sound, discipline in rehearsal, and preparing for their first concert in October. Our band officers have been very helpful, organizing many aspects of our band program, and helping others.

Jazz Band is beginning to learn a lot about style and articulation. A new aspect of playing for many is improvisation, where music is made up on the spot. It is great to hear the students try something new and be successful.

COMING UP (9/4-9/10)

  • MONDAY –  Labor Day Holiday
  • TUESDAY – Uniform Fitting for Symphonic and Concert Band students (during class)                          Band Parent Mtg. is rescheduled to 9/12, due to high school open houses.
  • THURSDAY – All-State Help (before and after school)

VERY IMPORTANT ANNUAL BAND PARENT MEETING FOR CONCERT AND SYMPHONIC BAND PARENTS IS TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, 7:00pm, BAND ROOM.

WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE WEATHER, PLEASE STAY ALERT TO WEATHER UPDATES AND PREPARING TO BE SAFE AND READY.

 

 

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COLMS BAND NEWS

WEEK IN REVIEW (8/21-8/28)

Our Beginning Bands are selecting instruments and learning about the various instruments. We are ‘building’ our band classes, with good instrumentation, and learning how to work as a team. Our Beginning students came to school and were tested on the instruments, by some fabulous professional musicians.

Our Concert Band has a number of 8th grade beginners, and we are creating an atmosphere where we will have students who already play helping those who don’t know how to play. It will be a great time of growth for both groups.

Our Symphonic Band is working on some basic fundamentals, especially in the areas of rhythms, unfamiliar notes, and breathing. Our work will the balloons proved to be very helpful.

COMING UP (8/28-9/3)

  • MONDAY – Band Officer Mtg. (4-5pm)
  • TUESDAY – Beginning Band Parent and Instrument Rental Meeting (6pm – cafeteria)
  • WEDNESDAY – Handbook Review   
  • THURSDAY – All-State Group Help (8-9am)
  • FRIDAY – Jazz Band Quiz

 

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