Elkhart Middle School

MS Band Newsletter

Elkhart Middle School Band
Elkhart Beginner Band
Summer 2017 Newsletter
To try to keep you guys informed of what's going on in the Middle School band hall (besides a LOT of noise!!!), I'll be using this page to relay some information.  As usual, any trip itineraries and other major announcements will still be placed on the band home page of this website, but I will use this space to elaborate on some details.  Should be fun.  If my upkeep of the HS Newsletter is any indication, I'll only be about a month behind on this one...here's to procrastination!!!
Middle School Band
We've had a great year.  The Middle School Band ended our year with a 1st Division performance at the SoundPost Music Festival in Canton and a great performance at the Spring Concert.  I'm very proud of the work these kids have done this year.
I entered their SoundPost recordings into a contest that runs throughout the summer called the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series.  Our two songs placed 2nd and 4th in the region.  The top 3 advance to Area, so we do have one song that advances to Area.  I'll let you know how it does at Area when I find out!!
Have a great summer!
Beginner Band
This was a special year with the beginner band.  Once again, this year's group made a 1st division at the Sandy Lake Funfest and did a wonderful job at the Spring Concert.  Next year, they will become their own band...not separate classes like they were this year.  I can't wait to hear them day to day. 
Have a great summer!
J. Wes Canaday & Jared Autrey