Please note that the school closure has been extended through Friday, May 1st. Please continue to monitor the Denison ISD website (www.denisonisd.net) for more information regarding district news and resources.
Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony
Each of these courses have been updated on Schoology. Students have two assignments for Week 6.1. All students must vote on this year’s SMS Band Beau and SMS Band Sweetheart. A Google Survey has been posted as a quiz in Schoology. All students also have a recording assignment for Week 6.1. Details about this assignment can be found on Schoology. The recording assignment will also be used for Band Placement Auditions for Incoming 8th Grade Students (Current 7th Grade Students). Week 6.1 Assignments are due by this Friday, April 17th at 3:40 PM.
All Applied Music Composer Project checkpoints have been uploaded to Schoology for submission. Any student who has not yet submitted their project information for review and feedback must do so by 11:59pm on Monday, April 13th. This assignment was originally due on Thursday, April 2nd, so students have received significant extra time for this checkpoint. Submissions posted past this deadline will result in a grade reduction. Any student who has already completed this checkpoint will receive full credit for the assignment in the 6th Six Weeks marking period.
The display plan checkpoint for this project is due by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 16th. Students need to submit a detailed and organized explanation of how they plan to display their information. Submissions posted past this deadline will result in a grade reduction.
The final product is due by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 23rd. After this time, no more changes will be made to these projects, so the submission on this date needs to represent each student's very best efforts. Submissions posted past this deadline will result in a grade reduction.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mr. McCall via Schoology.
Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Percussion Techniques
These classes will not be given any assignments for Distance Learning at this time since they are scheduled during Scott Middle School’s Jacket Homeroom.
2020 – 2021 SMS Band Auditions
We will be hosting SMS Band Auditions for the 2020 – 2021 school year this week! The recording assignment in Schoology will be used as a part of the audition for Incoming 8th Grade Students (Current 7th Grade Students). A mandatory Google Survey will also be emailed. We hope to have results emailed and posted by next week.
SMS End of Year Video – Pictures Needed
If you have any pictures from this school year’s band events that you would like to be included in the 2019 – 2020 SMS Band End of Year Video, please upload them to the following Drop Box. The deadline for picture submission will be this Friday, April 17th. https://www.dropbox.com/request/5zwsav5CCiW6PANXyk42
Supplemental Distance Learning Materials
Intermediate and Advanced Master Class Videos and Handouts have been created by our Private Lesson Staff and can be found at https://www.denisonbands.org/distance-learning.html
The online Charms Calendar will remain out most up to date version of the SMS Band Calendar during this hectic time of rescheduling and canceling events. I have noted below large changes to major events that were scheduled for the remainder of the school year.
Sherman Chipotle Spirit Night Fundraiser
This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
This event remains on the calendar as scheduled! Students and Chaperones that had not yet paid their $70 ($50 for Season Pass holders) Trip Fee were removed from the trip, but may be added back upon payment in full of the Trip Fee when we return to school.
· Tuesday, May 5th – Wind Symphony Rehearsal 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in SMS Band Hall
· Thursday, May 14th – Wind Symphony Rehearsal 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in SMS Band Hall
· Saturday, May 16th – Six Flags
· Monday, May 18th – SMS Band End of Year Party 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Skateland’s of America in Denison (Optional / $5 Entry)
· Tuesday, May 19th – SMS Band Spring Concert 7:00 PM in SMS Eisenhower Auditorium
· Thursday, May 21st – Last Day of School / Early Release at 1:30 PM
· Thursday, May 21st – Jazz Band I Performance at DHS Band Banquet (Details TBA)
· Friday, May 22nd – No School / Teacher Work Day
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.