JCMS Bands

13 September 2019


Thursday, Sep. 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

900 North Eisenhower Drive

Junction City, KS

Rehearsal to prepare for Middle School Band Night. Meet at the JCHS Band Room - direct entrance from south side of parking lot (find all the band kids).

Mr. Miertschin and Miss Votaw can transport large instruments to and from the high school.

Concert Band and Symphonic Band students only.


Friday, Sep. 20th, 5:30pm

900 North Eisenhower Drive

Junction City, KS

JCMS and FRMS 7th and 8th grade band students are invited to perform at halftime at the home high school football game on Sept 20th. They will be playing the opening segment of the 2019-2020 competition "Batman" show with the Blue Jay Marching band. Be sure to send the permission slip with your student if you would like to participate in this great opportunity. This is a required event for 8th graders, optional for 7th.

Attire is blue t-shirt and jeans.

JCMS Bands Fall Concert

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Our first concert of the year has been moved to OCTOBER 7th, due to a conflict with another school event on the 3rd. Also note the time change from last year, ALL concerts will now start at 6pm.


The best way to get in touch with the band staff is through direct email or calling the band office.

Mr. Miertschin


Miss Votaw


Band Office #

(785) 717-4436

CONCERT ATTIRE (Change from last year)

The performance attire this year for Concert and Symphonic Band will be what we'll refer to as "concert black" - black from top to bottom.

Shoes, socks, pants, belts, skirts, dresses, shirts, ties, bow ties, suit jackets, blouses, etc. Everything black.

As outlined in the Band Handbook, the concert attire for Beginning Band is black bottoms, black shoes and the band polo that will be checked out to students.

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Fundamentals - we have started combining elements of instrument technique and notation reading. Beginning Students have now learned 3 notes, but the main focus is still proper tone production.


BOOKMARK this page:


Here you can find all sorts of information regarding the band program. Our hope is that this will become your one-stop place to find answers to any questions that you might have.


JCMS BANDS - Excellence from the Start


We will use ALL of the supplies listed on the Supply Checklists ALL THREE YEARS of middle school band and into high school. Some students have not been able to participate fully because they don't have the correct book (Sound Innovations), mouthpiece, ligature, BERP, tuner, etc. Again... We will use ALL of the supplies almost daily all THREE YEARS of band.

You can find the list of required supplies here:


If you have any issues in obtaining any of the supplies for your student, please communicate with us ASAP. We are always happy to assist in any way that we can to make sure that every student can be successful.

Returning Students do not have to re-purchase supplies that they already own from last year.


All 7th and 8th Graders should have received a letter with details on Middle School Band Night, which is taking place at the Home Football Game on Friday, September 20th. This event includes a Thursday night rehearsal on September 19th at 6:30pm (which we accidentally left out of the information letter). Please sign and return this letter as soon as possible so we can send an accurate count to Mr. Morris and Mrs. Boxberger.

Last year was the first year for this event and it was a great success - we look forward to continuing this collaboration with the high school band.


We are continuing to receive information from private instrument instructors in the area - so far we have K-State professors, K-State students, and community members.

ALSO check out this great opportunity in Manhattan. The Community School for the Performing Arts is a collaboration between K-State's School of Music, Theater, and Dance and the Manhattan Arts Center. There are even scholarship opportunities for students on reduced or free lunches. Check it out!



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