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MCMS Mustang Band
Additional links and info can be found on the right hand side of the page.
Joining the Band
If you are interested in joining the Mustang Band there is a place for you!
Rising 6th Grade
Rising sixth grade registration will be opening soon! You do not have to know how to read music or how to play an instrument. All that will be taught in class so there is no better time to join than when you enter sixth grade. An online registration link will be posted here and on the school websites.
Rising 7th and 8th Grade
If you are wanting to join band in 7th or 8th grade, please contact Mr. Smith so we can talk about any previous music experience you might have. Typically, students who join after sixth grade are transferring from another school or have taken private lessons so they are prepared to join. If you need private lessons, there are many great virtual options we can discuss.
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The Importance of a Quality Instrument
Buying an instrument is an investment. A poorly constructed instrument cannot only lead to costly repairs down the road but can also become a source of frustration for students. 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.
Music & Arts sells quality instruments and has repair technicians who can address any issues you might have. Furthermore, they have a long history of working with band programs across Georgia. They offer a lease-to-own program that can make quality instruments much more affordable. Furthermore, because their program includes maintenance, they visit the school each week to check up on their instruments and are able to take care of minor adjustments on site.
Before making any purchase, please review the buying guide and contact Mr. Smith prior to making any purchase. Each student deserves 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.