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Posted By Mr. Spang

Today was the first day of school!  It was great to see band students walking about the hallways and in home room ... we don't get to start band until Tuesday next week - Sept. 7.  That night we will host our Back-to-Band Night at 7pm.  This is an information session for parents of Band students.  I hope to see you there!

We have a lot of exciting things and some great music planned for this year!  I can't wait to get started!  Students who have not picked up their Audio Yearbook should stop by anytime this week or next to pick up their copy.

Students interested in auditioning for GT Band and/or All State should definitely stop by and pick up an application/permission slip.  Don't wait!  They will be do next week right away!  Get cracking on the music right now: you can download it and start pacticing by clicking here:

Hope you had a GREAT summer!

Mr. Spang



Posted By Mr. Spang

Hey Folks!

The official MMEA All State audition music came out today.  Here is the link!  Remember, this is the same music that is used for GT Band Auditions.  Please buy the book and get crackin' on it!  I want good representation from FQMS this year!  :-)

Of course, you will still need to know your major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats, plus your chromatic scale.

Please ask for help AS SOON AS POSSIBLE -- don't wait until the week of auditions to ask for help!  Let me know you want to audition so I can plan on helping you!


Mr. Spang

Posted By Mr. Spang

Hi Everybody!

I hope that you have had a great summer!  Mine is just beginning - I have taught at three band camps, a scout camp, lead a choral festival, and attended a technology conference.  Finally, I have some time to visit family and friends!  I spent some time today uploading and entering almost all of our concert dates, festivals and rehearsals into our Google calendar.  New this year: I have learned how to publish "subscribe" buttons so that you can add it directly to your iCal calendar program, or subscribe via standard XML.  Get the dates imported directly into your family calendar!  I hope this service is of use to you.  I am really excited for another great yeat at FQMS in the Band Program!

Happy summer! Ahhhhh!





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