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Join Remind Text Group

 We use the Remind Text App a lot to keep parents and students informed.  Please join your grade level group for 2017-2018.  Thanks!
To Join Remind Text: Text to: 81010
6th grade @appband6th
7th grade @appband7th
8th grade @appband8th

Welcome, updates, and 2017-2018 Supply List

 Welcome back to school for our returning members and welcome for our new members!  I have attached the supply list for this year.  You can bring these in next week.  Students will not need instruments on their first day of band class but we will get started the second day.
The 6th grade and new member welcome night is this Thursday August 3rd at 6:30 in the cafeteria.  We will go over what to expect in the Appling band, collect  the $125 band fee (make payable to Appling Middle School), and answer any questions you may have.  
I am excited about this year and look forward to seeing all of you next week!
Mrs. Sanders


I have attached the Smart Music file for the Bartlett High School band show music for next year so that our 8th graders that are in competitive marching band can use this as a tool to learn their music.  I just posted this as an "assignment" but for no credit but I had to put a due date of this Friday because that is when school is out.  I posted it on Edmodo and on this webpage so you can access it that way.  Your Smart Music subscription should not expire until thie beginning of September, so please keep using it as a tool over the summer. 
Also...... if you did not attend the meeting last week, you MUST pay your $250 (half of band fee....... balance due at band camp.... cash or money order made payable to Bartlett HS).  If you do not pay your fee by Friday, you will not have a spot written for you in the show.  Please check the Bartlett Band website at  for information and the calendar for band camp and the fall season. 
Let me know if you have any questions or you can email Mr. Dodd at or Mr. Rundell at
Mrs. Sanders

Slideshow from banquet

Carter Rayborn did a FANTASTIC job with the slideshow at the awards banquet last week.  Watching that show made me realize how busy a band we really are!  If anyone wants a copy of the slideshow, you need to contact Carter Rayborn at and get him a flashdrive.  He is unable to put it on a cd/dvd on his computer but can put it on a flashdrive.  This would make a wonderful souvenir of the year with the Appling Band.  Thank you Carter!!!!
Mrs. Sanders

Upcoming 9th graders going to Bartlett Band

There is a very important meeting tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6:30 in the Bartlett High auditorium.  They will be collecting half of the band fee ($250 of the $500..... balance due at band camp) This is cash or money order only (money order payable to Bartlett HS) because they cannot take personal checks this late in the year.  Here is the agenda for the meeting:
“How to Pay for Band” Annual Meeting
Thursday May 18, 6:30 PM BHS Auditorium


1. Presentation of 2017 Marching Show by Mr. Dodd & Mr. Rundell with the 9th, 10th, 11th grade band students. (Brass, Woodwinds, Battery Perc. only will present)

2. Competitive Marching Band Policies & Procedures

3. Calendar and Schedule

4. “What can I do to help my child?”

5. “Who do I contact about specific questions?”

6. Introduce the Band Boosters

7. Contract and band fee will be accepted at end of meeting
Dwight E. Dodd
Bartlett HS Band & Guitar
5688 Woodlawn St
Bartlett, TN 38134
901-373-2620 x249

Reminders for this week

Happy Mother's Day to all of my wonderful band moms!  I hope you've had a great day!
Last week's 6th grade and jazz band concert was amazing!  So proud of your hard work!  Thank you to all of the parents who worked together to carry all of the equipment and helped with set up and tear down and with tickets and monitoring.  We will do this again on Tuesday with the 7th, 8th, and honor band concert.  Students need to wear black bottoms and white top (guys with tie) and black shoes and socks.  The concert starts at 6:30 at New Hope and all students are there at 6 for warm up.  Tickets will be $2.  We will need a LOT of help with equipment and will again meet at Appling at 5:15 for loading (we have 4 timpani, bass drum, xylophone, drum set, podium, and all music stands).  We will also need help with set up and tear down and monitoring of students when they aren't performing.  Thanks in advance for your help!
On Monday  students will need their band instruments and not their PE uniforms.  Mr. Mack and I got permission to flip flop the MAPS classes on Monday because our concerts are this week and we don't see classes Tues-Thurs because of field days. 
The 8th grade band will have a required band rehearsal after school on Monday until 4.  Please bring a snack or $ for the concession stand and arrange for transportation.
There will be no more after school rehearsals after Monday...... jazz band decided not to go on their end of the year tour. 
The awards banquet Friday night was very nice.  Thank you to New Hope Christian Church for hosting it.  Thank you to Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Matthews, Mrs. Gill, and all of the other amazing band parents for organizing this and working with the caterers and for all of the decorations.  Thank you so much to Carter Rayburn for the awesome slideshow that you put together.  I will let everyone know if we make copies of that to sell..... I think it would be a great souvenir of our year!  Thank you to all of the band parents who contributed to my gift bag..... you are so generous!  It has been a pleasure to teach your kids this year!
If you did not attend the banquet, I will get you your awards in class Monday.  If there was a misspelling on your certificate or trophy/plaque, we will work to fix that this week.
Let me know if you have any questions at  Thanks!
Mrs. Sanders

Band Banquet flyer and need pics for slideshow

Here is the band awards banquet information that was passed out yesterday in class.  Reservations and money needs to be turned in by next Wednesday May 3 so that we can give a headcount to the caterer.  Thank you and I look forward to celebrating with you Friday May 12!
Carter Rayburn (8th grade french horn/baritone player) is helping put the slideshow together to watch during our dinner.  Please email him any pictures from the year or you may put pictures on a thumbdrive or cd and give to me and I will give to him.  His email address is:
Mrs. S.

Schedule and announcements for this week 4/24-28

Congratulations to our Appling Jazz Band for receiving two superior ratings at the Bartlett jazz festival last Friday!  They performed so well!
Here is the schedule for this week:
Monday 4/24 - Honor Band
Tuesday 4/25 - Jazz Band
Wednesday 4/26 - Honor Band; Cookie Dough delivery after school
Saturday 4/29 - We will have a booth and sell pizza at the Spring Fling from 3-7 - please sign up for shifts to help (Check email) Jazz Band will perform 6-6:30 and honor band will perform 6:30-7.  Both groups wear yellow band tshirts (doesn't matter what bottoms.... shorts appropriate for weather).  Be there 5:30 for set up and warm up.
Next week is our spring band trip.... make sure all forms and fees have been turned in.
You should be getting information in class and through email/webpage about the upcoming band banquet on May 12.  We will need reservations and $ turned in by next Wednesday May 3. 
Mrs. Sanders

Car Wash this Saturday 11-3

Our annual spring car wash is this Saturday 11-3 at Autozone in Bartlett on Stage Rd.  Wear your band shirt and bring any car wash supplies that you can (particularly need soap).  We need kids as well as parents and siblings to help.  Money raised from this will help cover the remaining cost of the spring trip that the boosters have covered as well as go toward the spring awards banquet.  Hope to see you there!
Mrs. S.