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MCMS Mustang Band
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2017-2018 Band Registration
Online registration has closed. Students who are turning in paper registration forms must have them submitted by Tuesday, August 8. All schedules are final Wednesday. Anyone interested in joining in the future should contact Mr. Smith.
6th GRADE PARENT MEETING: We will be having our final instrument selection & parent meeting on Thrusday, August 17. It is a drop-in meeting at the MCMS Bandroom between 3:30-6:30. Whether you need to choose an instrument or you simply have questions you would like to ask Mr. Smith, we look forward to seeing you there! If you attended the Spring meeting and have already made instrument arrangements with Mr. Smith, you do not have to attend.
The Importance of a Quality Instrument
Buying an instrument is an investment. A poorly constructed instrument can not only lead to costly repairs down the road but can also become a source of frustration for your student. Therefore, it is important to find a quality instrument that will serve your child well. If you purchase from a music store, they should have a repair shop on site that is prepared to stand behind any instrument they sell.
Draisen-Edwards sells quality instruments and has a repair shop on site to address any issues you might have. Furthermore, they have a long history of working with instrumental programs across Georgia and South Carolina. They offer a lease-to-own program which can make quality instruments much more affordable. Furthermore, because their program includes maintanence, they visit the school each week to check up on their instruments in case repairs are needed.
Before making any purchase, please review the buying guide and contact Mr. Smith prior to making any purchase. I want each student to have a great band experience and that starts with a quality instrument.
Mr. Smith and his wife Christine are lifelong residences of Madison County and Mr. Smith has taught at MCMS since 2007.
Mr. Smith completed his Bachelors and Masters degree at the University of Georgia and the Specialist degree at Piedmont College.
Outside of school, Mr. Smith serves as orchestra director at Prince Avenue Baptist Church where he also plays the saxophone. Mr. Smith and his wife also enjoy traveling and exploring the US and other countries of the world.