End of Year Announcements

Preparing for next year

Dear Parents/Guardians, as we wrap up another school year I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed teaching your students. I have seen them grow leaps and bounds this year and look forward to further improvements next year. Traditionally, students are rolled up to the next level of orchestra unless otherwise indicated. The longer a student stays in a music class, the more opportunities become available, and the more success they can find on their instrument!

If your student does not wish to pursue orchestra next year, they must request a withdrawal letter from me and bring it back signed and returned by May 8, otherwise they will be enrolled in the next year's orchestra class. This ensures every student is in the right place for next year and no schedule changes are made in August. Receipt of the letter by me opens the doors of communication so I can see why a student does not want to continue and work it out with them and your family if possible. Thanks again for your support all year.

Summer Enrichment

Keep your student playing their instrument over the summer! Private lessons and summer camps are both great ways to keep fingers in shape and get students caught up or move ahead with more individualized instructions. Here is a link to the private lesson page, and here is one to a listing of orchestra summer camps.

Orchestra Field Trip!

Members of the BCMS orchestra are invited to attend a concert of the Gwinnett Symphony, as they perform Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening, May 19. Permission slips must be turned in by May 7, and payment must be made on MyPaymentsPlus.

Only a limited number of tickets were ordered, and students and chaperones will both be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. I have been out of town the last 2 school days for a family wedding, but will let you know via e-mail on Monday if any chaperone spots are still available. I'm looking forward to this musical experience to end our year!

6th Grade Concert

Tuesday, May 5th, 6pm

821 Cooper Road

Grayson, GA

Join 6th grade orchestra for our final concert of the year - the students are excited to perform 5 full sheets of music as well as more student spotlights! Call time for students is at 5:30 PM wearing concert black attire. The concert will begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria

7th Grade Concert

Thursday, May 7th, 6pm

821 Cooper Road

Grayson, GA

7th Grade Orchestra's final concert will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 7. Students should report to the orchestra room at 5:30 in concert black attire. Get ready to hear everything from the Beatles to John Williams!

8th Grade Concert

Thursday, May 7th, 7pm

821 Cooper Road

Grayson, GA

8th Grade Orchestra's last concert will take place at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria on Thursday, May 7. Students should report to the orchestra room by 6:40 in concert black attire. The students helped select a challenging repertoire of pieces ranging from swing to Stringman!