DMS Bands Weekly News

August 25, 2019


Monday: Schedule: Week 4 - D E C A B

Tuesday: Fall Guard 3:30-5:30

Thursday: Fall Guard 3:30-5:30

Friday: Half Day for students


Please pay all Band Fees ASAP or turn in PAYMENT PLAN:

-Checks need two phone numbers and a driver's license number.

Karyl -

Both Band Directors -

We are looking for band parents to continue to volunteer for us. See the google form below. Please contact us at if you're interested in helping us get our bedsheet fundraiser started soon!

-All students MUST log in to Google Classroom.

Students must use the MADISON CITY email address, not a gmail!

-Tradition of Excellence Books have been ordered for all students who requested them. Parents should have received an email if a book was ordered for your student. Please send in your $12 (check or cash) as soon as possible so that we can distribute books. If you no longer have need for a book, please let us know.


Please fill out the google form below if you are interested in volunteering this year.

Thank you to those who are considering volunteering to help our band program!! We depend on our amazing parent volunteers - and we have fun, too!

Cadet/Beginner Band

All students should have acquired an instrument (and a band locker) by now. See Merritt or Parker if you need assistance with either of these ASAP. See packets attached below for help.

Books ordered through DMS are in! Students won't receive their book unless they've turned in a payment plan or a payment for the book. Cost is $12.

Students will start the year off using their instruments and red books in class, but we do require a black binder (1 inch recommended) as per our supply list for our concert music. Students keep worksheets, take notes, etc in these binders in August and September, and starting in October they will be required to keep their concert music in these binders. Just helping you plan ahead!

ALL students are required to be in google classroom. You must use address to login. Email if you're still needing assistance!

CODE: fr1nfn1

Concert/Symphonic Bands

-Make sure band fees are paid, or payment plans are turned in! You can email our treasurer and let her know when/how you'd like to get fees paid.

-Required: All students have to join google classroom**.

Concert Band code: nsd8jzs

Symphonic Band code: f742bo

**MUST use MadisonCity email address - gmail addresses won't work.\

We have already had our first two homework assignments. If you're student isn't in GC, they received a zero.

-Visit the website (link at top of newsletter) and print the music as it becomes available! Students who don't have access to printing can come see a band director during morning band room, or follow the classroom copy procedures if they know those.

-Students have the option to memorize Pep Band music, or purchase a flip book and lyre for their instrument. Flip Books and Lyres purchased separately (unless trumpets or trombones want a bell-clip version). See link for an EXAMPLE. You can purchase from Amazon, online music stores like Woodwind Brasswind or local music stores (like Madison Band Supply or Gadsden Music).

Polo payments are due for those who can't use one from last year. Polos cost $22. Please return the order form and payment together.

See DMS Football schedule below.

We usually play the DMS vs LMS game, even if its 'away' as well. Details to come.

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FALL Fundraisers:

-Bed Sheet sale fundraiser!! Coming very soon. There will be online sales available.

Who wants to help with the bedsheet fundraiser? Counting/sorting orders? Email!

-DMS Halloween Dance in conjunction with PTA

-Silent Auction at Holiday Concert

T-shirts still for sale - see Merritt/Parker if you want previous years' spirit wear on sale!

NEW 2019 Discovery Band spirit wear is coming in a few weeks!

If anyone is interested in helping us set up our first online store, please email

Band Room Supply Wish List

-CANDY! We like bribing your children (in the best way).

-regular computer paper!

-colored computer paper!

-film for Instax instant camera (I think there's a great sale on Groupon!!!)

-Paper Towels

-Command Hooks


Exciting News in our "Heavy Metal" section! We were able to purchase two tubas so we now have enough for all of our tuba players to have an access to an instrument at school and at home! Thank you for your patience and dedication!


-All chaperones must pass the Secure Volunteer background screen and have a Secure Volunteer ID card.

Please email your receipt for our records! We need to send your name for approval as soon as you apply.

Thank you for your time and dedication!!

Be sure to tune in to our Facebook Group "DMS Bands" for a weekly Spotlight on one of our amazing band classes! We know you will be just as impressed with these awesome students as we are!


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Thank you to our amazing DMS band parents!