3/21/18 Updates

KMEA Assessment:

7th grade:
Tuesday, March 27th
Students must report to the orchestra room 2nd period dressed and ready to go! Any student not dressed in the appropriate concert attire cannot attend this event.
Students will perform at Frederick Douglass at 11:20am – this performance is open to the public. We will return to BSMS at 12:30pm. Chaperones – please arrive at BSMS by 9:45am.
8th grade:
Wednesday, March 28th
Students must report to the orchestra room 1st period dressed and ready to go! Any student not dressed in the appropriate concert attire cannot attend this event. Students will perform at Frederick Douglass at 10:00am – this performance is open to the public. We will return to BSMS at 11:30am. Chaperones – please arrive at BSMS by 9:05am. We still need one more chaperone for this event!

6th grade:
Wednesday, March 28th
Students must report to the orchestra room 5th period dressed and ready to go! Any student not dressed in the appropriate concert attire cannot attend this event. Students will perform at Frederick Douglass at 3:00pm – this performance is open to the public. We will return to BSMS at 5:00pm. If you want to pick up your student from Frederick Douglass at 3:55pm, you must send me a note, e-mail or phone call by March 27th. Chaperones – please arrive
at BSMS by 12:45pm.
We still need one more chaperone for this event!

Recruitment Orchestra:
Students selected to be members of the recruitment orchestra have rehearsals on the following dates:
Thursday, March 29th
We will be adding an additional rehearsal to practice Star Wars with the band on Tuesday, April 10th. 
Performances are tentatively set for:
Thursday, April 12th, 10am @ Arlington Elementary
Friday, May 4th, 10am@ Maxwell Elementary, 1pm @ Deep Springs
Permission slips will be sent home as soon as these events are approved by the admin. We will need chaperones for these events.
BSMS Music Show Case Night:
Thursday, April 26th 6pm
Students who have volunteered for this event are to arrive at 5pm to tune/warm-up. Everyone is invited to attend the performance!

Final Concert:
Our final concert of the year is on Thursday, May 10th. Students should arrive 5:00pm for tuning; the concert begins at 6:00pm. We begin this concert early, as we do our orchestra award ceremony during this concert. For this concert, students are encouraged to wear their best 80’s throwback costume!!
Kings Island Reward Trip:
Permission slips will be sent home this week. Our reward trip will be on Saturday, May 19th. In order to be eligible for this trip, students must have:
  • Only received an A or B in orchestra for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Never have received a discipline referral from Mrs. Payne
  • Attended all orchestra concerts (unless the absence was excused due to sickness, family emergency, etc.)
The cost of the trip is $65 – this includes the park ticket and charter bus. Fee waiver does not apply to this field-trip since it is a weekend, non-academic field-trip. There are only 50 students spots on the bus – first come, first serve. This has been approved by FCPS.

Since this is considered an out-of-state trip, we must have a 5-1 student/parent ratio. This means we need 9 chaperones in addition to myself. There will be 4 chaperone spots available on the bus; parents who wish to drive themselves only need to pay for the park ticket.
If you have any questions about any of the above events, please let me know. Thank you!
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