JCMS Bands

22 November 2019


JCMS Bands Winter Concert

Monday, Dec. 16th, 6pm

700 Wildcat Lane

Junction City, KS

Symphonic, Concert, Beginning, and Jazz Bands. Note that all concerts will begin at 6pm, a change from last year. Call time for students is 5:45pm.


ALL BAND STUDENTS must complete a weekly Practice Log. They will record the number of minutes practiced and reflect on their growth during that week.

Practice Logs will require a parent signature, otherwise they will not be accepted:

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN BEFORE THURSDAY NIGHT after your student has answered all three of the reflection questions.

Beginning Band - Minimum of 40 minutes per week

Concert Band - Minimum of 60 minutes per week

Symphonic Band - Minimum of 80 minutes per week

If your student is enrolled in private lessons, their lesson time can count towards their weekly minute requirement.

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Three JCMS Bands students were accepted into the North Central District KMEA Middle Level Honor Band. They did a fantastic job in preparing the audition material. The rehearsal and concert is hosted by JCMS on January 11th.

Jaden Voma - flute

Aidan Yeager - alto saxophone

Amanda Hull - tuba


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

Mr. Miertschin (Symphonic, Beginning Woodwinds, Brass/Percussion)


Miss Votaw (Concert Band, Jazz Band)


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 a blue band polo that will be checked out to students before each concert.

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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. 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 difficulties 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.


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.

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JCMS BANDS - Excellence from the Start


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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