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TMS/SMS Band Calendar 2018-2019 

August
 
8/16 First Day of School!!! - Please do not bring instruments to school this day.
September
 
9/? (TBA) 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble and rhythm section auditions will be held after school.
9/21 Homecoming Football Game - 8th Grade (approx. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
October
 
10/29 7th & 8th Grade St. Louis All-Suburban Band/Jazz Auditions
December
 
12/4 6th Grade winter concert in H.S. Auditorium (Sperreng 6 p.m.; Truman 7:30 p.m.)  Jazz band will also perform at each concert.
12/12 7th & 8th Grade winter concert in H.S. Auditorium (Sperreng & Truman 7th Grade at 6 p.m.; Sperreng & Truman 8th Grade at 7:30 p.m.)  Jazz band will also perform in between the two concerts.
January
 
 1/6 All-Suburban Concert
February
 
 2/? (TBA) 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble Auditions (after school) 
 March
 
 3/6 8th Grade Large Ensemble Festival (during school hours at LHS)
April
 
 4/13 7th & 8th Grade Middle School Solo/Small Ensemble Festival.  Students who choose to participate in this event are expected to fulfill their commitment.  Participation is free of charge, however, SLSMEA does impose a fine for cancellation after a certain date.  We will communicate that date to students well in advance.
 4/16 Middle School Night of Percussion in HS Auditorium (6:00 p.m.)  
 4/17 "Night of Jazz" (MS Jazz Ensemble Only)
 
May
 
5/1
 6th Grade spring concert in H.S. Auditorium (Sperreng at 6:00 p.m.; Truman at 7:30 p.m.) Jazz Ensemble will perform at each concert.
5/4-5/5 8th Grade "Worlds of Fun" Band Trip.  This is not a required trip.  However, proper instrumentation must be achieved for the trip to proceed.  We leave on a Saturday morning, stay overnight in a hotel, and return home on Sunday.  More information will be forthcoming as we approach this event.
5/8 7th & 8th Grade spring concert in H.S. Auditorium (Sperreng & Truman 7th Grade at 6:00 p.m.; Sperreng & Truman 8th Grade at 7:30 p.m.) Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform in between the two concerts.
5/11 8th Grade Marching Band Mini-Camp.  This fun event takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the high school, typically on a Monday and Tuesday.  Our 8th Grade band will unite with the high school "Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band" to get a rehearsal preview of their upcoming marching show music.  8th graders leave this mini-camp even more excited about marching band.  While this is not a requirement, we strongly encourage all 8th graders to attend this important event.  It's a blast!
June
 
 6/3-6/27 Current 6th & 7th Graders Summer Band Camp (M-Th)
July
 
 7/22-8/15 8th Grade LHS Marching Band Camp!  This camp is mandatory.  Please schedule vacations outside of these dates.  Exact dates and times will be sent home as soon as information becomes available.