On December 16th, the Georgia Southern University Wind Ensemble will perform in the auditorium during 4a/4b for the wind ensemble and any others students who have flex and wish to attend. The concert is free and also open to the public.

C. Berenguer, K. Berry, S. Bolden, C. Callaway, S. Dines, H. Evans, J. Germany, M. Iannacone, K. Jacobs, E. Johnson, M. Makrides, S. Mavris, A. Michael, R. Milewski, S. Miller, P. Nickerson, J. Norford, P. Nugent, G. Ossmann, A. Pedowitz, Z. Price, B. Quintana, J. Simpson, A. Thomson. (The honor band list should be out in the next few days, and I will post the results as soon as I receive them. Remember, it is possible to not advance to the second round and still make honor band, and it is also possible to advance to the second round and not make honor band).

The University of Alabama Marching Band will be rehearsing after school on Friday in the stadium. The rehearsal is open to the public in the stadium from 4-6.
All are welcome to attend the rehearsal as the band prepares for the SEC championship game in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

  1. Thanks to those who participated in the pep-band this past weekend as the Eagles took on Colquitt County in Moultire. Even though the season ended with a loss, advancing to the third round of the playoffs is a historic accomplishment for Eagles Football, and many thanks to everyone who makes it possible for the band to support the team throughout the season!

  2. Wind Ensemble members are reminded that the combined Savannah/USC trip payment is due by December 15th. The cost is $182.00 for wind ensemble students in marching band and $217.00 for non-marching band students. See the attached document that went home at the start of the school year for a cost break down and agenda. (There is no payment for MID due in December this year so that percussion students in both groups will not have two participation fees due in the same month).

Schedule for the week:

Monday - Winterguard, 4-6:30 (a required parent/student meeting will take place from 6:30-7 in the orchestra room after rehearsal). MID leadership interviews: 6-6, MID Rehearsal, 6-9pm.

Tuesday - Jazz Ensemble rehearsal, 4-6pm. Winterguard 4-6:30pm.

Wednesday -

Thursday - Jazz Combo, 3:45-5, Winterguard 4-6:30, MID 6-9:00pm

Friday - Wind Ensemble guest clinicians (Dr. Kehler, KSU, Dr. Braishier, VSU), MID Rehearsal, 4-9pm (dinner provided).

Itinerary for Friday's playoff game vs. Colquitt County:

12:30- Report/Load Coach
1:00- Depart MHS
4:30- Arrive in Tifton, GA for dinner (Golden Corral, provided)
6:00- Depart Tifton for Moultrie (Colquitt County Stadium)
6:45- Arrive in Moultrie
7:30- Kickoff
10:30- Depart Moultrie for Milton
2:30- Estimated arrival back to MHS

Students will put uniforms in bus overhead areas, and large instruments under the bus. Current weather forecasts show mild weather for Friday with dry conditions. Students should wear comfortable clothing to travel in, but will change into uniforms before the game when we arrive in Colquitt County. Dinner and a post-game snack (Chick-Fil-A) will be provided, so students will not need extra spending money.

Pep-Band Roster - There is space for EVERYONE that signed up to travel on Friday. Make sure you check our FB page and let Mr. Shumick know if you have any issues.

Director (1)- C. Shumick Chaperones (2)- R. Iannacone, S. Clark Drum Major (1)- E. Johnson Clarinet (6)- M. Maurer, J. Markfort, B. Quintana, P. Dogra, D. Pearson, J. Jacobs Sax (7)-S. Devlin, H. Kepner, N. Moss, P. Nugent, N. Kangas, B. Podrazhansky, J. Rogers, M. Springer Trumpet (9)- L. Maran, C. Petros, K. Miskill, A. Buck, A. Michael, G. Hodge, A. Ortega, Z. Price Mellophone (5)- S. Dines, C. Coleman, H. Bettinger, H. Evans, C. Barkelew Trombone (4)- K. Jacobs, N. Eisenberg, M McConell, H. Grogan Baritone (2)- J. Huges, M. Campbell Tuba (4)- P. Register, R. Davidson, C. Robinson, N. Collins Snare (3)- A. Berthelot, J. Lewis, G. Young Bass (1)- A. DeSousa, D. Cauley Quad (2)- C. Berenguer, J. Reid Cymbal (5) - S. Johnston, M. Iannacone, J. Prevost, S. Moneyron, O. Griffin

All State Jazz Auditions to take place at Valdosta University : December 6, 2014

Rhythm Section:

Drums: Bring sticks & brushes; a drum set (snare, bass, 2 toms, floor tom, high-hat cymbals, 1 crash cymbal, 1 ride cymbal) will be provided in the audition room. You may not take additional percussion equipment into the audition room.

Bass, Guitar: Amps will be provided in room. You will need to bring a patch cord into the room with your instrument.

Vibes: There will be a set of vibes in the audition room. You will need to bring mallets to the audition room.

Pianists: there will be a keyboard, hopefully a piano, in the audition room. You will not need to bring a keyboard or piano with you for the audition.

Remember - Milton HS Students in Wind Ensemble cannot participate in ASJB if selected, but are welcome to attend the auction in Valdosta for experience purposes if they wish.


For your GPS Device - The Fine Arts Building's street address is: 204 West Brookwood Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31601

All events will take place in the VSU Fine Arts Building (registration, concerts, all-state auditions) and University Center (clinic band rehearsals). Parking is available adjacent to each location.

The New York City Marching Band trip meeting is required for all students and at least one parent. The meeting will be in the auditorium at 7:30 pm and will include a presentation by our group travel coordinator, chaperones and director in addition to general band booster officer reports.

Detailed information on student's activities and schedules during the trip will be posted here Monday night after the meeting.

Auditions will be held at North Springs HS on Monday. Students auditioning for honor band who are in marching band should be able to take the audition and make it back to MHS in time for the trip meeting. For this audition, students must play D, G, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab scales in the GMEA all state pattern on their instrument, and a brief sight reading exercise.

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Great job at this weekend's football game vs. Woodstock and at the McEachern Marching Band Competition. After their best performance of the year, the band was awarded trophies for first in class honors, best in division percussion, visual, music, and general effect and were named Silver Division Grand Champions! In addition to this, they received the highest music score for the entire day (out of 13 bands), and the second highest overall score of the entire day.

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for 12 volunteers for Saturday's Movie Night. It will be an easy night....5pm to about 9:30 pm. With over 200 marching band parents, this should not be too difficult to fill. I urge anyone who is not attending the band competition to help out. It takes a village to make this fundraising event work. When we make over $35,000 at Verizon, we cannot take this fundraiser lightly. If we cannot fulfill our commitments to Verizon we run the risk of losing this important fundraiser. You might ask what this means to you...it could be additional fundraisers, less money available for the band to use for competitions or trips like the Vetetans Day Parade or it could mean higher dues. I realize everyone is busy, we are at the end of our season and everyone is over the volunteering business....we just have to get through this one and Verizon will be off our plates until Good Friday.

Please check your calendars, call out the babysitters, divide and conquer, or whatever you need to do to finish this year at Verizon on a high note!!!!


I am very excited to report that this Thursday, American jazz legend Ron Carter will be visiting MHS during the school day. Mr. Carter is the most recorded jazz bassist in history and since the 1960's has performed with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and many other musical legends and cultural icons. Our jazz students will have the opportunity to work with him and others will be invited to watch an open rehearsal/clinic that he will run during the school day.

Find out more about Ron Carter!

Great job this past week at the Walton game and Sprayberry Competition, and as always, thank you to the amazing parent support we have in our chaperones, equipment crew and volunteers. The band had two great performances this past weekend, and in competition yesterday was awarded first in class/division percussion, and first in class drum majors and colorguard. The band was also awarded 2nd in class 4A overall band. Please come support the band at the final competition of the year, this Saturday at McEachern. It would be great to have a huge MHS cheering section in the stand!

October 4th, 2014

Hello Parents and Students:

Below you may find the schedule for this Saturday:

  • 1:30 pm: Report to MHS (summer uniform: show shirt/shorts), practice in stadium
  • 3:30 pm: Move equipment to staging areas
  • 4:30 pm: Enter stadium to watch bands (except for student guides)/meal served in bleachers
  • 5:00 pm: Competition Begins
  • 7:00 pm: Return to band room, change into uniforms (during intermission)
  • 7:50 pm: Warm-up begins
  • 9:45 pm: Stadium Clean Up
  • 10:30 pm: Estimated Dismissal!

2014 WCI Line-Up

Kings Ridge HS

Wheeler HS

Cambridge HS

Alpharetta HS

Kell HS

Collins Hill HS

McEachern HS

Woodland HS

Milton HS (Exhibition)

Hi Band Parents! We have another nice evening of weather this Friday, and many people mentioned they liked the pre-game Tailgate, so let's do it again! Please join up with other band families for a very casual Tailgate Gathering before the big game on Friday:

When: Friday Sept. 26 - Starting 5:00pm (join in whenever!)
Where: Milton HS Parking Lot-Bus Lane side (look for the tent)
What: We would like to keep it simple, so BYO! Bring a chair, a snack, whatever you'd like (no alcohol...still on school property!)

Our band will perform the Front Lawn Concert at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there! Milton Band Boosters

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Where: Tri-Cities High School
Directions: Click here

1:00-Call time to MHS/Practice
1:30-Practice (location TBD)
3:30-Load Blue/Change into Uniforms
4:30-Depart MHS
6:00-Arrive at Tri-Cities HS
11:00-Estimated time back to MHS

With the weather forecast being what it is, students need to be prepared to go outside on Monday if the weather is clear. Four rehearsals are scheduled this week in order to make further progress into the field show, and we hope to spend three of those outdoors. If the weather is clear Monday afternoon, we will take advantage of this and hold an outdoor rehearsal on the lower field. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.

(Note, this is not GMEA District Honor Band)

  • Audition requirements: 4 scales and sight-reading

  • Audition fee of $10.00 due to band room lockbox by Friday, September 6th. Student name, and “Fulton County Honor Band” must be on the envelope with money submitted. The registration form available in the band room is due to the folder in the band room or to Mr. Shumick.

  • Auditions will take place on Monday, November 3rd at a high school (tbd) in North Fulton county from 4:30-9. Students must provide their own transportation.

  • For students who are selected, the event will take place at a high school (tbd) in Fulton County on Monday, November 17th (Rehearsal 7-9PM), and all day on Tuesday the 18th (Rehearsal 10-5, Concert @7). Participating Students will be excused from school on the 18th.

Due By Friday, September 5th, 2014

Auditions for the 2014 GMEA District 5 Honor Band will take place at Westlake High School on Saturday, December 13th. Students who earn a passing score can earn a chance to then audition for the All-State Band at second round auditions, to be held at Houston County High School on Saturday, January 11th . This year’s All-State Band will meet in Athens, Georgia on February 26-28th.

Please submit the $20.00 audition fee to the band room lockbox in an envelope with your name on it, and the label “All State Audition Fee.” Please submit the registration form DIRECTLY to the folder in the band room or to Mr. Shumick. Regardless of earning a passing score, students with the highest scores in our district will be seated into our district honor band that will meet at North Atlanta High School in Atlanta on February 6th and 7th.

Looking forward to meeting all parents on Monday, August 18th at 7:30 PM in the band room

Final band payments are due this Monday, August 18. If you have any questions about your balance due, please contact Dana Reid:treasurer@miltonband.org

Monday - Marching Band 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Parent Meeting@7:30
Tuesday - Marching Band in Stadium 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Thursday - Marching Band 4:00 - 6:30 PM