FMS HONORS 2016-2017: Congratulations to the 2016-2017 FMS Band students and to director Chris Satterfield for fantastic All-District performances! 27 young musicians made symphonic (15), concert (10) or 1st alternate (2) at district competition in January including two first chairs and four second chair positions!! The district concert was held in Martinsville, VA, on Feb. 17/18 and included an overnight stay.
FOREST MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS 2016-2017
March 7th: FMS Assessment "Review & Recording" Concert
at JF Auditorium, 7 p.m.
March 9th & 10th: VBODA Concert Assessment,
See itinerary in newsletter for details
May 10th: 6th Grade after school rehearsal 3:45-5:30
May 11th: 6th/8th Grade Symphonic Band Concert
May 17th: 7th Grade after school rehearsal 3:45-5:30
May 18th: 7th/8th Grade Concert Band Concert
May 19th: King's Dominion Trip
Additional 2016-2017 Honor: World renowned clarinetist Julian Bliss led a middle school Saturday boot camp on Jan. 28 to help prepare our students for competition. Julian Bliss began playing at age 4 and performed at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee when he was only 13. He has achieved distinction as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader, eloquent public speaker and tireless musical explorer. His contributions to the music profession were recognized when he was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. What an incredible honor to have him instruct our students this year!!!
Mr. Satterfield encourages all band parents to get involved with band boosters, starting in middle school. The Boosters support all band programs grades 6 to 12--it's not just for the marching band! In the past few years, Booster funds have directly benefited Forest Middle with:
Performances at FMS:
• All concerts are held in the FMS Gym & start at 7 p.m. (students at school by 6:30 p.m.)
• All students must have proper attire for every performance. Please plan ahead! This is a required part of their performance.
2016-2017 FMS Band Documents:
Essential Elements STUDENT Quick-Start Guide
Essential Elements PARENT/GUARDIAN Quick-Start Guide
2016-17 Instrument Rental & Info @ www.starcitymusic.com
FMS Honors 2015-2016: