MCMS BAND NEWS

Mrs. Seymour, Band Director

Phantom of the Opera- ALL GRADES

If you would like to attend the Phantom of the Opera, please return permission form by Sept. 30. Cost is $75 per person. Event is March 5th. 50% deposit prior to fall break. See link below.

For over 25 years, PHANTOM has been the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could never die

HONOR BAND- 7th and 8th grade

Deadline for registration is Sept. 26th. Commitment form and registration fee of $20 is due at that time.

WALT DISNEY WORLD FOR 8TH GRADE

UGA Games for credit

Payment plan is set up to pay $100/month to meet the end goal by March 2017. If you have not sent in your deposit, please do so asap!

If you and or family members 16 and older would like to work the UGA concession stands to earn credit for your child's Disney/band account, please go to link below to sign up and receive information on each game day.

Next game is Oct. 1st

8th Grade Night at MCHS

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 6pm

1231 College Drive

Madison, GA


Morgan County Middle School

Band Department

920 Pearl Street

Madison, Georgia 30650

Phone: 706-342-0556

Fax: 706-342-5048


Karisa Seymour

Band Director


Dear 8th grade band students:


Our annual Middle School Band Night at Morgan County High School will be on Friday, September 23rd. Plans are to have the 8th grade band join the high school band during pre-game and play the National Anthem. Students will continue to join the high school band in the stands throughout the game and play various pep tunes that support the football team. Students are expected to return to the band block after their third quarter break. Food and drinks are not allowed in the band block. Snacks are consumed during third quarter break. Students will need to be picked up in the high school band room immediately following the game. The game usually ends around 9:45- 10:00 p.m.


Students should retrieve their instruments from the band room on Friday before school is dismissed. Tuba and baritone players will bring their instrument from the middle school, percussionist their sticks as the high school will provide an instrument for them. Students will need to bring their instruments back to school on Monday.


All 8th grade band members should wear their middle school band shirts and black pants to the game on the 23rd. If the weather dictates additional clothing, please plan to wear a black long sleeve shirt underneath the polo shirt to remain in school colors and uniform. All band members need to be in the high school band room no later than 6:00pm to prepare for the game and parents can pick up their band member from the band room immediately after the game. Parents will need to pay for their ticket at the gate ($7). Students will be admitted for free with the band (a definite perk!)



Student name____________________________ Parent’s signature________________________________

All 8th grade students are expected to be at this performance, please contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have. This is our Fall quarter summative performance.



My child will stay with the band for the entire game. They must return to the band block immediately at the end of 3rd quarter. I understand that they will not be under direct supervision during the 3rd quarter break. Concession stand items are available during the 3rd quarter break. Students will need to be picked up from the band room immediately following the game.


PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTORS

This is a comprehensive list from Atlanta to Athens


GMEA District IV Revised 8/12/2015

Private Instructor List:

Flute

Carey Moore (404) 444-5407

Carey_moore@bellsouth.net

Arlene Woods (770) 787-2263

awoods@peachtreeacademy.com

Polly DeRoches pad428@bellsouth.net

Jeanne Carere 770-671-0517

http://www.careremusic.com/products/jeanne-carere-flute

Felicia Jones 319-551-7880

jonesf13@gmail.com

Oboe

Kristen Emerson (678) 548-9430

kemerson@aerodox.com

Barbara Cook (404) 874-0531

http://www.azaleatrio.com/

Felicia Jones 319-551-7880

jonesf13@gmail.com

Bassoon

Felicia Jones 319-551-7880

jonesf13@gmail.com

Amy Pollard 706-542-2805

marinell@uga.edu

Professor of Bassoon University of Georgia

Clarinet

Scott Ellis (706) 202-0053

Retired Band Director Morgan County High School

Trayon Spivey-Hall (678) 662-3288

Studiotc404@gmail.com

Studiotc404.weebly.com

Mevonnie Biggins (404) 353-2618 (cell)

mevonnie.biggins@gmail.com

Megan Williams 404-966-6906

mwilliams@csdecatur.net

Location - Snellville, GA, but willing to travel for multiple students at school sites.

Mikhail Boguslavskiy (404) 518-6912

David Ifill (301) 300-4100

Band Director Cross keys High School

Saxophone

Stephen Fisher

Anthony Mancini: Saxophone, 770-787-2095 – Harris Music
2014 Graduate of Kennesaw State University

Jan Berry Baker http://www.janberrybaker.com/

Aaron Schmitt Cell: 423-763-8953

schmitta@marist.com

David Ifill (301) 300-4100

Band Director Cross keys High School

French Horn

Jean Martin-Williams 706-542-3737

jfmartin@uga.edu

Professor of Horn University of Georgia

Laura Donner ldonner07@yahoo.com

Conyers, Georgia

Julie Gerhardt 678-839-6516

http://www.westga.edu/coah/show_bio.php?emp_id=90619

Achim Reus info@dashornstudio.com

Phone: 706.461.1470

http://www.dashornstudio.com

Athens, Georgia

Trumpet

Stephanie Tuck (404) 783-2529

Trumpet Performance Degrees from Indiana Univ. and Michigan Univ.

Marched Phantom Regiment

Rob Seymour (770) 601-5425

Bandman0415@gmail.com

Kay Fairchild 404-692-2812

http://atlantatrumpetensemble.com/kay.htm

Trombone

Stephan Wilson 770-787-2095 – Harris Music

Retired Associate Principal Trombone Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Also available for master classes on all Brass Instruments. *** see below

Euphonium/Tuba

Karen Mullins (770) 235-7484

knmeuph@gmail.com

Jason Casanova 404-645-9570

http://jcasanova.com/jcasanova.com/Home.html

R. Kevin Brown (770) 483-8754 ext. 28145

rbrown@rockdale.k12.ga.us

Percussion

Jared Lanham (864) 497-8855

jaredlanham@aol.com

David Boardman (706) 318-0048

Mark Little (770) 778-5325

milkrattle@comcast.net

Andrew Ellis

Multiple Instruments

Mevonnie Biggins, MME

Bachelor of Science, Music Education (Florida A&M University)

Master of Music Education (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

2015 Studio Successes- 2 All-State participants and 11 District Honor Band participants from 3 different districts

Contact information- mevonnie.biggins@gmail.com ; (404) 353-2618 (cell)

Stephan Wilson: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba
Stephan Wilson held the position of Associate Principal Trombonist with the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1984 until 2012.

Orchestral Experience:
Atlanta Symphony, 1984 - 2012
Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago, 1980 - 1984
Singapore Symphony, 1979
Chicago Symphony, Substitute, 1974, 1979, 1999 - 2000
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Extra, 1974, 1979 – 1984

Contact Information – Harris Music - 770-787-2095

Brent A. Vokes, Low Brass

Is a retired elementary band director(Dekalb County Schools,Nov.2014) and a retired AF musician (low brass). He is currently the brass teacher for Music & Arts located in Conyers, Ga., and does free-lance work on bass trombone and tuba for several orchestras in the southeast.

Contact information Eutubabone54@gmail.com : 770-402-4226 cell/voicemail

Dr. Thomas G. Cremer, Low Brass, Conductor, Performer

Contact Information tgcbanddoc@gmail.com

Cell 706-8323871