Summer Band
July 21- August 18
 
Revised schedule and information posted in Documents and on Calendar
 
 Tuesday, August 12: 
6:00 - 7:00 pm:  7th and 8th grade band rehearsal. Wear sneakers. Take parade instruments home, including drums.
7:00 - 7:30 pm:  Jazz Band rehearsal 
 
Wednesday, August 13: No band classes
 
Thursday, August 14: Parade practice at Charles Town Middle School
6:30-8:00 pm 7th & 8th grade parade practice at CTMS: 193 High St., Charles Town
Parents provide transportation to and from CTMS.
Wear sneakers. Bring instrument. Have This is My Country memorized.
 
Friday, August 15: Jazz Band Clinic 
 10:00 am - noon
 
Saturday, August 16: African-American Cultural Heritage Parade
Attire: band shirt, khaki shorts or pants, sneakers
• 10:30 am Meet at SMS. Travel to Charles Town by school bus. (Remember to bring your instrument.)
• 12:00 noon Parade in CT
• 2:15 pm Pick up at SMS. We plan to stop at Dairy Queen on the way back to school.
**Bring money for ice cream.
Parents who wish to transport their children home from the parade must sign them out
after the performance. I will have a sign-out sheet.
 
Monday, August 18: Jefferson Co. Fair Concert
Attire: band shirt, khaki shorts or pants, sneakers
• 3:00 Rehearsal. Snack provided--pizza
• 4:00 Depart SMS on school buses for the fairgrounds in Leetown, WV
• 5:30 Perform.
• 6:15 Load Bus with equipment.
• 7:00 Parents pick-up students at SMS
Parents who wish to transport their children home from the fair must sign them out
after the performance. I will have a sign-out sheet.
**One additional chaperone needed.
  
 
Concert Band Festival
 
The 7th and 8th Grade Band received
 
Superior Ratings
 
from each of the judges at the Region 9
Concert Band Festival on March 25, 2014.
 
Congratulations to the members of the 7th and 8th Grade Band! 
 
 
 
Shepherdstown Middle School Jazz Band Best in West Virginia! 
 
At the WV State Jazz Festival,
 
the Shepherdstown Middle School Jazz Band was awarded the title
 
2014 WV Middle School Honor Jazz Band
 
#1 in the state!
 
Honor Band is the highest honor the state can bestow on a performance ensemble.
 
The Jazz Band traveled to Wheeling, WV, to perform an Honor Concert at the Music Educators' Conference. 
 
Congratulations to the SMS Jazz Band!!! 
 
2014--WV Honor Jazz Band      
2013---WV Honor Jazz Band      
2012--WV Honor Jazz Band       
2011--WV Honor Concert Band 
 
 
Listen to the Bands:
 
Eastern Regional Jazz Festival Recordings Posted  
 
 
  
See Calendar for complete band schedule 
 
 

2014 WV Eastern Region Jazz Festival Results

Rating: 

Superior

Outstanding Soloist Awards:

Joey Gentile

Kate Cauvel

Amanda Biebel 

Donovan Frye 

Wren Parker

Tighe Didden

Noah Wirt

Daisy Levine

Carter Burke

Nathan Cubellis

 Jason Miesegaes

Cory Rutherford

Ryan King

Lydian Jannotta

 
Hedgesville Jazz Festival Results

Rating:

Superior (1)

Awards:

Outstanding Trumpet Section Award

Jazz All-Stars:  

Kate Cauvel

Noah Wirt

Daisy Levine

Ryan King 


Congratulations to all of our jazz students!

Thank you to our jazz families for supporting their efforts.