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April 9, 2019 - Jazz Band End of the year information

The end of the year calendar is being sent home today with rehearsal and performance dates and times.  Below is another copy if your middle school delivery person is behind schedule.

 Palmer Jazz Band Calendar 2019 April-May.docx 



3-11-2019  LGPE Performance Information


Monday, March 18th  7-1/8-1 Concert Band Performs@ 3:00pm in the McEachern HS Performing Arts Center - Permission due by March 13th

  7-1 & 8-1 permission slip festival.docx  

 Festival Itinerary- 7-1 8-1 Band 2019.docx 



Wednesday, March 20th  8-2 Symphonic Band Performs @ 7:15pm in the McEachern HS Performing Arts Center - Permission due by March 13th



Thursday, March 21st  7-2 Symphonic Band Performs @ 2:30pm in the McEachern HS Performing Arts Center - Permission due by March 13th

 7-2 Festival permission.docx 

 Itinerary for 7-2 band Festival.docx 



2-26-2019 Upcoming Important Events/Deadlines


February 28th-March 1st    7-1/8-1 Symphonic Camp and Pre-Festival Concert (6pm)

March 7th -                          7-2 and 8-2 Bands Pre-festival Concert 7:00pm

March 8th -                          Final Orlando Trip payment due




2-13-2019 Symphonic Camp for 7-1/8-1 Band

The Symphonic Camp is scheduled for February 28th & March 1st.  The students will give a short pre-festival concert on Thursday, February 28th instead of March 7th.  A memo with details was sent home today and can be found on the link below.

 2019 Palmer Symphonic Camp Letter- 7th & 8th Grade memo.docx 


New Jazz Calendar -  Palmer Jazz Band Calendar 2019 Feb-March.docx 



High School  Elective registration is quickly approaching for 8th grade students.  Both the North Cobb and Kell High School band programs will be offering informational meetings for rising 9th graders and their parents so you can learn about their programs.  The Kell HS Informational meeting is Monday, February 4th from 7-8pm in the Kell HS Band room.  The North Cobb meeting is Monday, February 11th at 7:00pm.  Below is the memo for NCHS meeting.

 Parent meeting handout.doc 



Jazz Band is starting!  Our first jazz band rehearsal will be Friday, January 11th at 8:15am in the Palmer Band Room.  We will regularly meet on Tuesday after schools and Friday mornings.  Attached below is the schedule.

 Palmer Jazz Band Calendar 2019.docx 




Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the GMEA District XII Honor Band/All State Auditions.  We are very proud of all of you! 


The following students were selected for District XII Honor Band Event: 

Daniel Johnson, Bassoon

Nanako Kimura, Clarinet

Kyle Binns, Trumpet

Ian Lilly, Trombone

Emanuel Olaganju, Trombone

Will Chastain, Tuba

Abbi Mikel, Percussion

Kayli Stewart, Percussion


In addition, Kyle Binns, Ian Lilly, Emanuel Olaganju, Will Chastain and Abbi Mikel will progress to the second round of all state auditions in January!  Good luck to all of you.



The 7-2 and 8-2 Band concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th in the Palmer Middle School Auditorium at 7:00pm.  See the attached memo for information.

 December concert Reminder 2018.doc 



Fundraiser Arrival Tomorrow, November 14th- Pick up in theatre from 1:30-7:00pm


6th Grade, 7-1 and 8-1 Band Concert has been moved to Palmer Middle School on Thursday, November 15th.  Check your child's memo for details.




10-31-2018  Fundraiser Arrival


The Fundraiser Arrival has been pushed back to the second week in November.  It will arrive at Palmer on Wednesday, November 14th.  You may pick up your order between 1:30-7:00pm.  The items are all frozen, so they will need to be picked up and possibly delivered immediately.


 Fundraiser arrival Memo- pick up day(2).doc 



10-17-2018  The 8-2 Band and Ensembles have a concert on Monday, October 29th@ 7pm in the Palmer MS auditorium.  Please ask your child about the informational memo.


 Fall Band Concert Reminder 2018.doc 



North Cobb HS 8th Grade Night Information will be coming home with students today.  It is due Tomorrow!  Please get it turned around to received extra credit for attending!


 2018 Band Registration NCHS 8th grade night.docx 





The Band Fundaiser forms and money are due on Tuesday, October 2nd.  Please review the attached information.  Thank you for all of your support throughout our annual fundraiser.


 Final Form information- Band.docx 






The Band Fundraiser due date has been moved back to Tuesday, October 2nd.  Details about how to turn in the forms and money will be forthcoming this week.


Thank you for all you do to support our band program!



Handouts from the Orlando parent meeting on September 11th can be found on the 8th grade pages on this blog or there are hard copies available through the directors that students can bring home.



Band fundraiser information was sent home with students and emailed home to parents today. Please look for it.

 Band Fundraiser kick off letter to parents.docx 


8th grade parents:  The Orlando Trip meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm in the Palmer MS auditorium.





The Band Fundraiser will be kicking off this Thursday, September 6th during each class period.  We will be sending home information regarding the purpose of the funds that are being raised.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bulock





7th & 8th Grade Band Parent Meeting is TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the Palmer Middle School Auditorium.




The 7th & 8th Grade Band Parent Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Palmer MS Auditorium. 



Some of our new 6th grade students need to schedule a test drive.  Please look at the 6th grade page on this blog for more information.





Welcome back!  We are excited about the great school year ahead.  This year the main page of the blog will provide information that is for all three grade levels - 6th, 7th & 8th grade.  We have added new pages to the blog that are specific to each grade level/class where we will post information that is specific for each class.  


This year we will also be adding the band calendar dates to the calendar in the events section of the blog. The best way to communicate with both Ms. Bulock and Mr. Dietrich is still through email!  We are glad you are hear and are looking forward to a fantastic year!!