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MCMS Mustang Band
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Joining the Band
If you are interested in joining the Mustang Band there is a place for you!
Rising sixth grade students can join band by completing the online registration form. You do not have to know how to read music or play any instrument. We teach those fundamentals in class and spend the first class sessions discussing the various instruments represented in the band.
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, we want students entering in 7th or 8th grade to have previous music experience. If you don't have prior experience, we might recommend that students take private lessons to help reinforce the material that is covered in class.
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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 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.
Music & Arts 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. 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 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.