Martin Luther King Day Parade!!!

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Dear Band Families,

Happy New Year!!! It is time for the band to hit the ground running!

On Monday, January 15, the members of the Millennium MS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands will be marching in Sanford’s Martin Luther King Day Parade.  The details of the event are listed below:

  • This is a required event for members of the Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble.
  • Students can be dropped off in the parking lot of Crooms Academy.
  • Students will meet and assemble at 9AM on the corner of Historic Goldsboro Blvd. (formerly 13th St.) & Persimmon Ave.(next to Crooms Academy).
  • Students will wear the Band shirt, black pants, black shoes, black socks uniform.
  • Students will march as part of a combined band with Seminole HS & Sanford MS.
  • The parade begins at 10AM and will move down Historic Goldsboro Blvd. from Crooms (moving east) towards 17 92.
  • The parade will end at Historic Goldsboro Blvd. and Holly Avenue. Students can be picked up in the parking lot of The Barn between 10:30 and 11:00AM.
  • The band room will not be open Monday morning for students to pick up forgotten instruments!
  • Tuba & Percussion students are responsible for getting their instruments to the parade route!!! (this means they have to go home this week!!!)    
  • We need about 10 chaperones for this event.  Parents can sign-up to be a chaperone at the following link:
I’m looking forward to this great event! Let me know if you have any questions!
Josh Langston

Middle School Night 2017!!!

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This year’s Middle School Night Performance will take place this coming Friday, October 20, 2017.
All information about this activity has been distributed to students AND has been sent via Skyward email.  Some notable pieces of information about this event include:
  • This is a performance that does affect the students’  grade.
  • It involves all of the students of the Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble.
  • Permission Slips are due on Thursday, Oct. 19 (but, the sooner the better!)
  • We need about 10 chaperones for this event.  You can sign up to chaperone this event at the following link:
Please let me know if you have any questions!  It is going to be so much fun!!!
Josh Langston,
Band Director

Beginning Band Instrument Approval Packets!!!

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As Round 3 of student instrument selections were completed on Friday, students will be issued their Instrument Approval Packets on Monday, August 28!

  • These packets include the following information:
  •  a letter to the parents indicating the student’s approved choice of instrument
  • a listing of the needed instrument and accessories
  • the names & numbers of local stores where the equipment can be acquired
  • school-owned instrument availability
  • timeline for when students need materials in class

Parents should be on the lookout for this packet and use it when going out to acquire the appropriate materials. The packet can often be handed over to music store employees who will gather the needed equipment. This way, you don’t have to know anything about the materials and the store doesn’t provide you with materials that are of low quality.

Our current timeline puts us at bringing instruments for the first time on Tuesday, September 5. This gives families a week to get needed equipment so that we can get to playing some sounds!!!

The Instrument Approval Form will look something like this!

Instrument Fitting Night a HUGE Success!!!

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Thank you to all of the fantastic parents and students who attended the Beginning Band Instrument Fitting event last night!!!  The smiles that I saw on the kids’ faces are what gets me pumped up for the classroom!  I can’t wait to get started with instruments!

The next steps involve finishing up the testing of oboe & bassoon, having students making initial decisions, and checking our instrumentation numbers.  My hope is to be able to send home Instrument Approval Packets by the end of next week!  Stay tuned for news of the students’ progress!!!

Millennium MS Schedule Pickup, 2017-2018

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Millennium schedule pickup will take place tomorrow, August 8, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.  Be sure to stop by the band room to pick up your supply list and to say hello!

Choices Night Information

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What: Choices Night is an opportunity for 5th grade students and their parents to learn about what Millennium Middle School has to offer.

Where: Millennium Hall at Millennium Middle School

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • 6:10-7:00 pm Performance; 7:00-8:00 pm Rehearsal

Who: Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble

Meeting Time: Students will stay after school

Pick-up Time: 8:00 p.m. in front of the Performing Arts Building (Please be prompt to pick up your student!!)


  • Formal Uniform (Tuxedos, dresses)
  • Please be sure to have appropriate shoes and socks on for this event!
  • Those without ties & cummerbunds will be given a set prior to the performance on Tuesday. Additional Information:

Students will stay after school and report to the band room after group 3 buses are dismissed. Dinner will be provided. Dinner will be pizza and a drink. If this does not fit your dietary needs, please bring something that does. Due to the high volume of people that will be attending Choices Night, our performance is a closed event. There will just not be enough room for parents to come and view the performances.

Chaperones Needed:

Fall Concert Rescheduled Redux!!! (update 10-11-16)

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Thanks for nothing, Hurricane Matthew!

First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.   In the grand scheme of things, it looks like our area was extremely fortunate to avoid the storm’s full force.  So, we are left to deal with the comparatively minor problem of rescheduling the Fall Concert originally planned for last Friday.
After much analysis of the various factors potentially affecting the bands’ ability to perform this week (exams, make-up days, family vacations, etc.), I am pleased to announce that we have been able to successfully reschedule the Fall Concert for this Friday, October 14.  Please see the description below for all details pertaining to this performance!
Members of the Symphonic BandJazz Band, & Wind Ensemble are currently preparing for this week’s premier performance!  The Fall Band Concert will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00PM.  See below for more details about this concert and how you can help get your student ready to perform successfully!
  • Have students try on their uniforms at home to ensure that they fit properly.  Inform Mr. Langston if there are any issues so that they may be remedied.
  • DO NOT CUT ANY MATERIAL from any of the uniforms!  If the length of dresses or pants needs to be adjusted, please use a temporary hem.
  • All portions of the uniforms are machine washable EXCEPT FOR the tuxedo jackets, ties, & cummerbunds.
  • There will NOT be tickets issued for this concert.  It will be a free, general admission performance.  (And thank you for all of the time & money you’ve invested so far this 9-weeks to set your student up for success!!!)
  • The concert will be on Friday, October 14 @ 7PM in Millennium Hall.  Student report time will be 6:25PM.
  • Encourage your student to prepare by practicing at home!  Please remind them that the success of an ensemble stems from how all members prepare!
We look forward to seeing you Friday night!!!