McKinley Band Important Dates
Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! All Band members perform at least 3 times each year… FALL CONCERT (NOV), WINTER CONCERT (FEB), SPRING CONCERT (MAY). Performances are the culminating event to the daily rehearsal. It’s similar to a final exam. Failure to attend a performance without a valid excuse will result in the lowering of the band grade. Please mark YOUR calendar with the band performance dates. Additional dates may be added, especially for the extra-curricular groups. Specific information will be sent home as needed.
Concert Attire: White McKinley Polo Shirt, Black Pants, Black Dress Shoes.
27 8th Grade Band Field Trip to watch HS Marching Bands at Kingston Stadium 10 a.m. (rain date Oct. 8)
18 Jazz Band Auditions 3-5 p.m.
7 Fall Band Concert 6th Grade @ 6:30 p.m.; 7/8 @ 7:30 p.m.
9 Jazz Band rehearsal begins.
2 NEIBA Honor Band, Oelwein, Select Students only
22-31 Winter Break
2 Classes resume
20 Marion Honor Band, All day, select students only
29 Variety Show Auditions
30 Variety Show Auditions
TBA WHS Band Festival - 7th & 8th Grade Students
TBA Roughriders Pep Band with Franklin MS
9 Jazz Band at Mo Show MS Jazz Band Festival TBA
20 Winter Band Concert: 6th & Jazz @ 6:30 p.m.; 7/8 @ 7:30 p.m.
23 Jazz Band to Coe College Jazz Festival
5 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
6 Little Bit of Somethin’ Community Variety Show – 6:30 p.m.
12-16 Spring Break
29 7th Grade Band “Big Mac” Tour to elementary schools
7 All City Music Contest @ Kennedy
17 Band testing at Erskine
18 Band testing at Grant Wood
19 Band testing at Johnson
26 5th Grade Band/Orchestra Parent Meeting 6:45 p.m.
28 8th Grade Band to Adventureland
8 Spring Band Concert: 6th & Jazz @ 6:30 p.m.; 7/8 @ 7:30 p.m.