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All bands are currently working on developing music for a Spring Concert. 

Students, please have all your materials at your seat each rehearsal, which includes YOUR OWN MUSIC AND PENCIL at your seat each rehearsal; this will allow you to make marks on your music for improvement and the limiting of mistakes. Please also refrain from writing or leaning on the music stands. 

Strawberry Sale

Brighton Band will be selling Strawberries from April 15th to April 26th.  Please see the flyer below:

Strawberry Sale


Tipton County Summer Instrumental Camp – June 3rd-7th

Each year, Mr. Mayo and Mr. Fite (MMS Director) host a week long summer camp at MMS.  The camp allows students to meet fellow musicians in the county, put together a concert in a week, and have fun in the process.  Students will perform primarily pop style works.  Percussion students also get the opportunity to learn and perform on marching percussion instruments.  This camp is my favorite week of teaching out of the whole year; it is a blast!  The camp costs $60, which helps cover the cost of music, a camp T-Shirt, and instructional staff.  Students are also provided with breakfast and lunch.  There is a concert to conclude the camp.  Please see the sign up form below for more specific details and email Mr. Mayo at jmayo@tipton-county.com with any questions.

Tipton County Summer Instrumental Camp 2019 


Practice Logs

Students have practice logs due each Friday. Please see the attached sheet for information.

Practice Logs Information 

BMS Band Spring Concerts

The BMS Band Spring Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 7th in the BMS Gym at 7:00PM. All 6th, 7th, and Jazz Lab Band students are required to perform.   All performing students will need to be in the BMS Gym in their assigned area by 6:40PM.  Students will need to have their music and instrument.  The attire for the concert is their band T-Shirt with jeans or khaki pants.  Students will receive their Band T-shirt if they have paid their band fee of $40.00 and have no outstanding balance from the previous years.  

The 8th Grade band will perform along side the High School Band on April 23rd at 6:30PM in the BHS Gym.  All performing students will need to be in the BHS Gym by 6:00PM.  The attire for this concert is the band wind breaker, solid black pants, solid black socks, and solid black shoes.  Students will also need to wear a solid colored shirt under their wind breaker.


8th Grade Band – HS Band Information

 Eighth Grade parents need to see Mr. Findley’s Page for information about the Six Flags Trip, Color Guard Auditions, Band Registration, the High School Disney Trip, and other useful information.   Click here to see his page.


 8th Grade Band – Strawberry Festival

 The 8th Grade Band will be performing at the 2019 Strawberry Festival Parade in Humboldt, TN on May 9th. This will be a field trip during the school day. Please see the link below for the permission slip and more information.

 BMS Strawberry Festival 2019


8th Grade Percussion – HS Spring Training

 Any 8th Grade percussionist who wishes to be part of the HS percussion section will have after school spring training on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 5:00PM at the Brighton High School Band room. This will start on April 2nd. Participation is mandatory in order to gain a spot in the high school percussion section.


Rehearsal Schedule

MS Jazz Lab Band – Every Monday after school until 4:30PM

6th Tutoring – Each Wednesday until 4:00 – This is not required, but is encouraged.

7th Full Band – April 16th and 30th

8th Full Band – April 18th

*Every after school rehearsal takes place until 4:30PM unless otherwise stated


Important Dates

April 22nd – HS Color Guard Auditions begin – 8th Grade students may try out.

April 23rd – 8th Grade Concert with the HS Band –  6:30PM in the BHS Gym

April 25th – HS Band Registration Due (8th Grade)

April 26th – Band Booster Social for 8th Grade Parents – 7:00 PM at BHS Band Room

April 27th – 8th Grade Six Flags Trip with the HS Band

May 7th – 6th/7th/Jazz Lab Band Spring Concert – 7:00PM in the BMS Gym

May 8th – HS Disney Registration Due (8th Grade)

May 9th – 8th Grade Performance at the Strawberry Festival

May 15th – HS Disney Deposit due to Bob Rogers Online – $150 (8th Grade)

May 18th – BMS Band End of Year Celebration

May 23rd – Last Day of School – HS Band Deposit of $100 Due (8th Grade)

June 3rd-7th – Tipton County Summer Instrumental Camp

July 8th-26th – High School Band Camp – Any Incoming Freshman who wishes to be in HS Band must attend (Weekdays Only). 


Remind App

Remind is a text message application that allows Mr. Mayo to share information with parents and students without any phone numbers being shared. This is an excellent way to stay informed. To sign up:

6th Grade – Text @mayo25 to 81010

7th Grade – Text @mayo24 to 81010

8th Grade – Text @mayo23 to 81010