Millennium MS Band Student Info Form, 2017-2018

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Follow the link below to submit your student and parent information for the 2017-2018 school year!

https://goo.gl/forms/G89gu34RishuTgEQ2

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!

Welcome to the Millennium Band, 2017-2018 version!!!

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Welcome (or welcome back) to the Millennium Middle School Band!!!  I am so excited for what this school year has to offer!  One of the most exciting things for me, as a teacher, to experience is the challenge of starting a brand new year with brand new musicians and new “arrangements” of returning musicians!  We have so many cool things planned for this year!  I can’t wait to get started!

Be sure to look out for new info on this site to keep up to date on the latest band events!  When this site is updated, notices are automatically posted to our Facebook Page, Millennium MS Band, and to our Twitter account, @MillenniumBand.  I will also send new articles out via our Remind account and through the Skyward email system.

I am looking forward to seeing our returning friends, making new ones, and creating awesome music this year!  Stay Tuned!!!

Josh Langston, Band Director

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal this Saturday!!!

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The Wind Ensemble will be having a special Pre-MPA rehearsal this Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9am-Noon.

The rehearsal will take place in Millennium Hall on the stage.

See you there, kiddos!

Millennium MS & Greenwood Lakes MS Pre-MPA Concert!

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This Thursday the Millennium Symphonic BandWind Ensemble will welcome our guest, the Greenwood Lakes MS Band, to a Pre-MPA Performance at Millennium Middle School in Millennium Hall at 7PM.  The concert is presented as part of the students’ preparation for the Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment (MPA) next week.  MPAs are events used to evaluate student performance as an ensemble as measured against a set of standards (“standardized testing” for band).  A panel of area band directors will be present to give advice to directors after the performance to aid in student preparation.  Consequently, this performance is extremely important!
This performance is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.  The itinerary for the event is as follows:
6:25PM    Student report time (to the band room)
6:30PM    Attendance
6:35PM    Warm-up
6:50PM    Take initial performance positions
7:00PM    Performance begins! (MMS Symphonic Band, GLMS Symphonic Band, MMS Wind Ensemble)  each band will be performing 3 pieces

Come out and hear the results of these hard working and talented students!!

MPA Approaches!!!

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I hope that everyone had some amount of time to recharge during Spring Break!  I hope so, because these next 2 weeks are going to be very busy!  Student will be bringing home info today about the following events:
  • Thursday, March 30, 7PM- Pre-MPA Performance @ Millennium MS
  • Thursday & Friday, April 6 & 7, MPA Performance @ University HS (Orange City)
These events are required events (as are all rehearsals & performances) and are a significant part of the 4th quarter grade (so much so, that a student would have a difficult time passing the class if they do not attend).
MPA (Music Performance Assessment) is much like the “Standardized test” for music groups.  The key exception is that students are rated on their live group performance rather than how they do individually on a paper or computer test.  The concert this Thursday is occurring to allow students the opportunity to perform in an auditorium for an audience as a preparation for when they do it in front of a panel of judges at MPA.  We will also be welcoming the band from Greenwood Lakes MS to also perform at this event.  Additionally, we have invited area band directors to come and give comments to aid us in our final preparations.  This performance is open to families and friends and IS NOT a ticketed event (it’s free!)
Next week, both Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble will travel to University HS in Orange City to perform for their MPA adjudication.  The performance schedule is as follows:
  • Wind Ensemble: Thursday, April 6, 5:15PM performance time
  • Symphonic Band: Friday, April 7, 11:00AM performance time
Each band will be bussed to the event and will miss a portion of the school day.  Permission slips will be distributed tomorrow in class and will be due this Friday, March 31.  MPA performances are also free and open to the public.  Symphonic Band members will also need money for lunch for the day of their performance.  We will need several parent chaperones for this event (indicate your availability on the permission slip).
Parents, it is very important that students reinforce their parts by playing at home!  Please ask your student each day this week “have you played your instrument this evening?”  We will be going over many details in class that will be forgotten if they are not reinforced at home!
Thank you for your help and support of your student’s success!  Please let me know if you have any questions!
Josh Langston,
Band Director
Millennium MS

Spring Fundraiser

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The band’s Spring Fundraiser kicked off on Friday, February 3rd!

This year’s spring sale will be selling chocolate bars from Hebert Fundraising.  To avoid having students carry around boxes of candy, students will be taking orders for the $2 bars.  The candy bars come in 4 flavors: milk chocolate, caramel, crisp, and almond.  The candy bars are certified peanut free and gluten free.

Orders and money will be due on Friday, February 17.  Remember, Millennium does not accept checks, only cash or money order.  If students are very successful and collect a large sum of money, we strongly recommend that you send in a money order rather than having students transport the cash.

Please help support the band and our efforts to provide a great musical experience for our students!

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