Thursday, October 22, 2015

Playing Test & Pass Off Assignments - Did you know?

Did you know that students may replay all playing tests and pass offs as many times as they want to increase their grade?  The end of the 2nd Six Week Marking Period is Friday, October 30th.  If you child has a lower grade on a pass off or playing test they can:

Record themselves as home and email it to the band directors at:


come in to open band before school between 8:15-9:00am and play for a director or for the director's ipad if they are busy


Schedule a time after school to meet with a director to replay tests.

We want your students to be successful, so please let us help!

Band Uniforms

The new band uniforms will be distributed to all 7th & 8th grade students next week.  The uniform pants and skirts all come not hemmed and very long.  This is on purpose because your child will grow significantly between the fall of 7th grade and spring of their 8th grade year.  We will be providing hem tape to everyone to help you adjust the length.  The hem tape can be ironed in requiring zero sewing skills :)

Instructions about how to hem and how to use the hem tape will be included with the uniform.

All students who are borrowing a uniform will be given a uniform loan agreement that will need to be filled out and returned to the band directors.  We would like to distribute all of these uniforms by the end of next week as well.  Please ask your child about the uniform contract.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

First Disney Payment

The first payment is $300 and is due on Monday, October 12th.  The check should be made payable to Palmer Middle School.  If you wish to purchase trip insurance, the amount of the insurance is $25 and must be paid on this first payment, making the total first payment $325. 
All chaperone payments are due on the same timeline as the student payments.
If you have earned money from the fundraiser, you may apply it to this first payment.  You will need to contact your music teacher (email is best) to receive your specific amount earned.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email your respective music teacher.
Ms. Bulock, Mr. Dietrich, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Goudreau

(Please detach the bottom half of this sheet and have your child turn it in to their music teacher next Monday.)

Disney Trip Insurance Confirmation

Student Name _________________________________________  Music Class _____________________

Check one below
_________  Yes, please purchase trip insurance for my child. 
_________  Yes, please purchase trip insurance for me as a chaperone
_________  No, I do not wish to purchase trip insurance

Parent Signature ________________________________________ Date ________________________

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Band Fundraising

The Band Fundraiser will end on September 30th.  Students will be receiving information about how to turn in the money/order form on Monday, September 28th in class.  As a reminder, all checks should be made out to parents which they will combine and write one check to Palmer MS to turn in.  Thank you for your support of our program!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Disney Trip Informational Meeting - 8th Grade

The Disney Trip Informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm in the Palmer Middle School Auditorium.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

7th & 8th Grade Band Parents

We are having an informational meeting for all parents of 7th and 8th grade students this upcoming Monday, August 17th at 7:00pm in the Palmer MS auditorium.  At the meeting I will handout the Band Calendar with required dates as well as discuss:

Band uniform, Solo & ensemble, Honor band, All state, Fundraiser, Midfest, Stars & strikes(7th) and Disney requirements.

I will also send this home with your student, but strongly encourage you to listen to my explanation of the requirements for each of these opportunities.  I am expecting the meeting to be about 30min in length.