Concert Band-Demic

Week 10: May 18-21

Week 10 Words from Ms. Hoffman

Summer is near! The next couple weeks we will be focusing on closing out the year- including turning in any late audition information and making sure everything is getting set up for next year. As always- please let me know if you have any questions.

MONDAY- School owned instruments: Remember that if you are NOT signed up for band you MUST return your instrument Monday (5/18) at your assigned time. All the information you need is on the bottom of this newsletter. Just a reminder that drop off times are assigned by last name. 5:00pm-6:00pm: A - G, 6:00pm-7:00pm: H - M, 7:00pm-8:00pm: N - S, 8:00pm-9:00pm: T – Z. If you would like to review the full drop off information see below.

Whats next?- for students continuing in band next year we would encourage you to keep playing and working on fundamentals and music you already have. If you filled out our check out form we hope to mail you some additional music and information this summer (based on the address you provided).

Have a great week and thank you for your support.

Thank you to Mr. Burris

If you would like to send a personal thank you message to Mr. Burris (who is now an official UNT graduate!) please click the link below. Be sure to congratulate him on his graduation and wish him luck as he looks for his first job as a band director!

How to upload to Canvas

Now is the time to upload your audition videos to Canvas! There are two assignments set up- one for your two scales and one for your audition music. Below are videos walking you through uploading through a browser and through the app.

If you have any questions please emails me at as I can help walk you through working with canvas.

Canvas Upload - How To
Canvas App - How To Upload

Recycle 2 Support

This is the final week to schedule a drop off or pick up for Recycle 2 Support. Do you need a place to donate or recycle after all your spring cleaning? See the flyer below about how you can help our band and our community. Be sure to mention that you are with the Staley Band!
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Drop Off Information from Mrs. Robinson

Dear Staley Parents/ Guardians,

Thank you for encouraging and supporting your student’s participation in our school’s extracurricular programs. Our Fine Arts directors and Athletics and Cheer coaches are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with your students.

As we approach the end of the school year, we need to communicate the process to return personal items to students from athletic and fine arts lockers, as well as collect any items checked out to athletes, cheerleaders, and fine arts students. Our goal is to complete this process in the most safe and efficient way possible. Please read the instructions below regarding the procedures for this exchange.

Please reach out to your respective director or coach if you have questions regarding what items are to be returned. Thank you again for your support.

Instructions for Student Exchange of Extracurricular Items - Monday, May 18th

What to do before you leave home:

  • Please write your student’s first and last name visibly (dark ink/marker preferred!) on a piece of paper to hang/post in your car window or dashboard.

  • Please bring any items checked out, such as athletic gear, school owned instruments, concert uniforms, cheer uniforms, costumes, or any other equipment distributed by school programs. Bag up any small or lose items that are not in cases such as instruments. Put your student’s name and the specific program the items are being returned to on the bag(s) and have them set aside in a space within your trunk, ready for pick-up. For instruments in cases, please write the student’s name on a piece of masking or painters’ tape and place it on the case.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: If your student is involved in multiple programs, please bag up items separately by program (Cheer, Orchestra, Band, Athletics).

  • Please come during your designated time, as we will have your student’s materials ready during these times.

  • For 6th and 7th grade fine arts students: if you will be continuing in your fine arts program next year, you do not need to bring any school owned fine arts equipment back to campus at this time. If you will not be continuing in your fine arts program next year, please return school owned items as instructed below.

  • For 8th grade fine arts students: Band and orchestra students that will be continuing participation in these programs as 9th graders may be allowed to keep their currently assigned instruments from the middle school until they can be safely issued an instrument from the high school at a later date. All other school owned fine arts equipment should be returned as instructed below. 8th grade band and orchestra students not continuing these programs as 9th graders should return school owned fine arts equipment as instructed below.

When you arrive on campus:

  • Please go to the designated area on the map provided for the program(s) in which your student participated.

  • Please stay inside your vehicles.

  • Please watch for staff members directing traffic, including asking you to stop or move forward. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process!

  • Please ensure that your student’s name is visibly posted in your vehicle window, or on your dashboard.

  • A staff member will ask you/motion to you to please open your trunk.

  • Personal Items from athletic lockers will be bagged up and will be placed in your trunk/back of your vehicle by coaches.

  • Personal Items from fine arts lockers will be placed in a bag with items from your student’s hall locker and will be returned during the schoolwide pickup day.

  • Staff will remove district-owned items such as instruments, uniforms, athletic gear, etc. from your trunk, and check off these items on a campus program inventory list.

  • Once this is complete, the staff member will close your trunk, or ask you to activate your trunk closing.

  • When the materials exchange is completed, a staff member will let you know you are finished, and you are good to go!

When you arrive home:

  • Please ensure to take additional precautions by unpacking student materials, disposing the bag and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.

For Parents/Students not using a Vehicle:

  • If you plan to walk to school to return school-owned items, you will report to campus on your assigned day/time, and stand in an area we’ll have ready and clearly marked for you. While waiting, you will need to practice social distancing. Please write your student’s first and last name clearly on a piece of paper, and a staff member will bring any items (personal items from athletic lockers only) to you, and ask you to place any returned items in a specific location that will allow for social distancing for your family and student and staff members.

Assigned Student Times/Schedule and Traffic Flow for Staley Middle School:


5:00pm-6:00pm: A - G

6:00pm-7:00pm: H - M

7:00pm-8:00pm: N - S

8:00pm-9:00pm: T – Z

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