Elkhart Middle School

MS Band Newsletter

Elkhart Middle School Band
Elkhart Beginner Band
August Newsletter
 
To try to keep you guys informed of what's going on in the Middle School band hall, 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. 
 
Welcome Beginner Band Parents! We will have our Beginner Band Parent meeting on Thursday, August 27th in the MS Band Hall @ 6:30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the Band Directors and talk with American Band Instrument Service from Tyler, Tx about purchasing an instrument. 
 
We will get started with our instruments in class on Monday, August 31. 
 
We look forward to meeting you! 
 
 
Elkhart Middle School Band
August/September Newsletter
 
Welcome back to school, either virtually or here in the Band Hall! 
 
We are also very excited to introduce Mr. Haney to you. You may have gotten a sneak peek from our "Welcome" video on our teacher web pages! (P.S. I had no idea we had teacher web pages either.) Mr. Haney is super excited to be working with the Percussion students at Elkhart Middle School and High School.  
 
At this point we are planning to have as many performance opportunities for our students as we can. However, things are different in our world and our performances may be a little different this year, too. We hope to keep things as close to normal as possible, while taking the necessary precautions to keep us all safe.  Check the "Calendar of Events" tab frequently because there are currently many TBA dates. As soon as we get more information, the calendar will be updated.
 
Just as we would usually do, the 7th and 8th grade bands will begin working on the School Song, Fight Song, and Stand Tunes to prepare for a performance at a Middle School football game later in the Fall if we are able to perform. It's going to be a lot of fun!
 
This is a very exciting time for the 6th grade band students as well, as they begin to play their instruments for the first time. Parents, hang in there! It does get better....usually. 
 
We are also excited to have Google Classroom available this year. In the next week or so, Mr. Haney and I will be posting more daily announcements, notes, and activities to Google Classroom. Please ask the Band students about how to log on to our GC! 
 
As always, please do not hesitate to call or email any of the Band Directors if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a great year!
 
 
 
Mrs. May
903-764-8524
 
 
Mr. Canaday
903-764-8524
 
Mr. Haney
903-764-8524
 
 
 
 
Important Upcoming Dates to Remember:
 
AUGUST 2020
27   Beginner Band Parent Meeting 6:30pm MS Band Hall