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2017 Christmas Concert
As announced in August, the Brighton Middle School Band Christmas Concert will take place on December 15th in the BMS Gym at 7:00PM. Students will need to be in their designated seating area by 6:30PM to warm-up. The groups will be performing in the order of sixth grade, seventh grade, and then eighth grade. Each class has worked very hard and we are looking forward to a fantastic concert. The attire for the event for gentleman is a collared shirt and a nice pair of pants/slacks. The attire for ladies is a school appropriate dress or something comparable to the gentleman. New this year, students are allowed to wear a Christmas sweater as a top instead of the traditional attire. I am not particular on what color the clothes are, what shoes they wear, etc. as I know that students are still growing and hope that the students can wear something they already own. Students will need to bring their instrument, sticks, mallets, and music to the concert. The concert should be about an hour in length; we encourage those who perform early to stay the entire concert to witness the hard work that their fellow students have put in to make this concert possible. The concert is free to the public.
2017 Brighton Christmas Parade – 8th Grade Band
The 8th Grade Band will be performing in the Brighton Christmas Parade on December 4th at 7:00PM. Students will need to meet at the Trust Company Bank Parking-lot across from Brighton Elementary School by 6:30PM. Their attire for the even will be black socks, black shoes, black pants, their red pep-band shirt, and their windbreaker that will be provided to them. Students may also wear Santa hats. Depending on the weather, layering underneath is encouraged; however, keep in mind that marching is a physical activity and too many layers can lead to overheating. The parade usually last anywhere from 45 minutes to and hour depending on where we are in the line-up. Following the parade, all students will need to be picked up at the Fastimes parking lot. Following the parade, percussionists, tubas, baritones, and banner carriers will be escorted by an adult back down to the Trust Company Bank Parking-lot to load their equipment back into the equipment truck; this will take a few extra minutes. We are also in need of a few parents to walk the parade route with us as chaperones; if you are interested in volunteering, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 @mayo24 to 81010
7th Grade – Text @mayo23 to 81010
8th Grade – Text @mayo22 to 81010
8th Grade Full Band – Every Monday – We will not have rehearsal on December 4th due to the parade
7th Grade Full Band – Every Tuesday
6th Grade Tutoring – Every Wednesday until 4:00PM
All-West Rehearsals – Every Friday until 4:30PM – We will not have this on December 15th due to the Concert
*All Rehearsals End at 4:30PM unless otherwise noted
December 4th – 8th Grade Band performs at the Brighton Christmas Parade (Required Performance for 8th Grade Band)
December 14th – BHS Holiday Concert – 6:30PM in the BHS Gym– Students are encouraged to attend.
December 15th – BMS Holiday Concert – 7:00PM in the BMS Gym – Required Performance for all grades
January 13th – All-West Auditions at Arlington High School – 7th and 8th Grades may audition. Music was handed out and is also available at wtsboa.com