Little Starrs Color Guard Camp

LGPE Date Change

LGPE has been changed. It’s now:
Symphonic Band – Mon, March 18 at 12:00
Wind Ensemble – Mon, March 18 at 6:00
Both performances will be at the Coweta County Performing Arts Center. Please try to make arrangements to attend

SMHS Bands Winter/Pre-LGPE Concert Program (please print)

Starr’s Mill High School Bands

Winter/Pre-LGPE Concert

February 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Scott King, Bert Groover – Conductors

Concert Band

Emblem of Unity March … JJ. Richards (edited Swearingen)

Yorkshire Ballad …. James Barnes

A Welsh Rhapsody … Clare Grundman

Symphonic Band

Deutsche Art Marsch … Carl Teike

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place … Johannes Brahms (trans. David Vandewalker)

Courtly Airs and Dances … Ron Nelson

Mvts. 1. Intrada, 2. Basse Danse, 3. Pavane, 6. Allemande

Tuesday, March 19 at 12:00 pm

(Perform at Coweta Co PAC)


Wind Ensemble

Blaze of Glory … Robert Sheldon

Madison Corkill – Student Conductor

The Glory of the Yankee Navy … John Philip Sousa (edited by Schissel)

Symphony for Band … Vincent Persichetti

Mvts 1. Adagio/Allegro, 2. Adagio sostenuto

El Camino Real … Alfred Reed

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:15 pm

(Perform at Coweta Co PAC)

Band on the Run Sponsor Forms

Please use the link below to access the sponsor forms for “Band on the Run” fund raiser.

sponsor form

Band on the Run 2k, 5k, and 7k Race

Band Families-

Each year, SMHS band boosters holds a spring fundraiser.  In the past, we have held an event called Spring Sampler. While this has been an enjoyable event, it has not yielded us much money to support our band programs at Starr’s Mill. Our efforts support ALL of the band programs at Starr’s Mill.

This year we are hosting our first ever 2K, 5K, and 7K race.  The date of this race is set for Friday, April 26th.  Our goal is to raise $15,000 to replace some instruments and purchase more instruments for our band program next year. Many of our instruments are 20+ years old. The county nor the school provides money for replacing and purchasing new instruments.  It’s up to us to help our children get what they need so they can continue to grow musically!

We need EVERYONE’S help!  In order for this race to be a successful fundraiser, we need SPONSORS.  Sponsorship amounts are $50, $250, $500, and $1,000.  We are asking EACH band family to acquire two $250 or more sponsors.  Letters for sponsorship will be coming home with students next week.  We encourage you to ask anyone and everyone – doctors, dentists, businesses, etc.  Along with sponsors, we also need DOOR PRIZES.  This can be anything – gift cards, free haircuts, dog grooming, jewelry, etc. 

We really need everyone’s support in making this a success for our students.  More information about sponsorship will come home with your child next week. 

Thanks so much for helping us!  This is a great opportunity to get our community involved while helping our children.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at BeckyGarcia@smhsband.org

Thanks!

Becky Garcia

Vice President

Band Boosters

Adjusted 2019 Marching Band Schedule

Happy New Year Band Family! 
We always try to be proactive and give you dates of events as soon as we get them.  We know that your families are very busy and like to plan ahead.  But unfortunately, sometimes things change beyond our control and we need to make adjustments.  This is one of those times but I think you’ll like the alterations.  GHSA (the governing body of athletic events in the state) has decided to move the football schedule one week later.  So…the first game will be the Friday before Labor Day (instead of that being the second game) and the last regular season game on the second Friday of November (Thanksgiving is very late this calendar year).  So essentially we’ll have an extra week to prepare for the first game and our season will be at least one week later.  Because of the drive, dedication, work ethic, talent, etc. of our marching band students, we don’t feel we need that extra time.So basically we’ll start on Thursday, July 18 (instead of the Monday of that week) and have guard/percussion camps after band camp.  Also, the first Saturday rehearsal (now Aug 24) is only 8:00-12:00 because it primarily gets us ready for the first game.
We’re looking forward to an exciting marching band season with a very different show from this past season.  Make sure you keep your body moving throughout these months so the May rehearsals will be easy.  Please email Mr. King or Mr. Groover with any questions.  

Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands
Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

2019 SMHS PANTHER PRIDE MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

2019 SMHS PANTHER PRIDE

MARCHING BAND SCHEDULE

Also check our website for more info:  www.smhsband.org

 

Spring Rehearsals:

April 29 (Mon): 8th Gr/Rookies, Section Leaders 4:00-6:00

April 30 (Tues): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

May 2 (Thur): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

Mandatory MB Parent Meeting: 6:15 PM, May 2 or May 7

May 7 (Tues): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

May 9 (Thur): All Marching Band 4:00-6:00

 

Summer Camps (mandatory):

Percussion Camp – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Color Guard Camp – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Section Leaders – July 15-19 (Mon-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Rookies (new marchers) – July 16-19 (Tues-Fri), 8:00-4:00

Full Marching Band Camp (ALL members) –

July 17-19 (Wed-Fri), 8:00-4:00

July 22 (Mon) 8:00-7:00, July 23 (Tues) 8:00-7:00,  

July 24 (Wed) 8:00-4:00, July 25 (Thur) 8:00-7:00,

July 26 (Fri), 8:00-8:00 (incl. Preview Show in Stadium)

Post-Camp (ALL members), 4-6:30: July 29 (M), 30 (Tu), & Aug 1 (Th)

 

School Rehearsals:

Mon (4:05-6:30), Tues (6:30-8:45 in stadium), & Thur (4:05-6:30)

(possibly Wed, Sept 4 & Oct 16 – 4:00-6:00)  

Saturday rehearsals: Aug 17 & Sept 14, 8:00-6:00

 

Performances:

ALL Varsity Football Games: Aug 23, 30 (Labor Day weekend), Sept 6,

13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11 (Fall Break weekend), 25, Nov 1 + Playoffs

Fayette Co. Exhibition, Parades, Standstills, Special Invitational Events

Saturday contests: Sept 28, Oct 5, & 26 (all day)

9th Grade Orientation (Guard, Percussion): Tues, Feb 11, 2020

2018 Pyramid Band Concert

2018 Pyramid Band Concert

featuring the Bands of Starr’s Mill High School &

Rising Starr Middle School

 

Mon, December 10 at 7:00pm in Starr’s Mill HS Gym

 

Starr’s Mill High School

Band Directors – Scott King, Bert Groover

 

Rising Starr Middle School

Band Director – Jennifer Duerkoop

 

Rising Starr 6th Grade Band  

Snooze Alarm …………………………………………………………………………………………………… Mekel Rogers

Christmas Mash-Up ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Larry Clark

 

Starr’s Mill Concert Band  

Cowboy Christmas ……………………………………………………………………………………… arr. Jeff Simmons

 

Rising Starr 7th/8th Concert Band

The Chipmunk Song ……………………………………………………………………. Bagdasarian, arr. T. Ricketts

 

Starr’s Mill Symphonic Band

In the Bleak Midwinter…………………………………………………………………………. Holst, arr. R.W. Smith

Ukrainian Bell Carol ………………………..……………………………………………………. arr. Richard Saucedo

 

Rising Starr 7th/8th Symphonic Band

Twenty Carols in 2 Minutes ………………………………………………………………………………Mark Williams

 

Starr’s Mill Wind Ensemble

Joy to the Season …………………………….…………………………………………………….. arr. Sean O’Loughlin

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas …………………………………………………..……arr. James Ployhar

Holiday Portraits ……………………………………………………………………………..…….  arr. Sean O’Loughlin

 

Starr’s Mill Combined Band

Sleigh Ride ……………………………………………………………………………………….…………. Leroy Anderson

 

Contact Info: Rising Starr MS Band – duerkoop.jennifer@mail.fcboe.org

   Starr’s Mill HS Band – www.smhsband.org

MLK Parade Logistics

MLK Parade logistics:
Mon, Jan 21 (holiday)
8:45 am – load instrument on trailer
9:15 – dressed in full uniform, leave
10:30 – parade starts (on Hwy 54, near FCHS)
12:00 – pick up your child to enjoy the day
Thank you for your continued commitment.

Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands

Great News!

Great news! The homecoming game has been moved to Sept 6 (with the parade being Sept 5 and dance being Sept 7), so it doesn’t affect marching band contest season. So our contests will be on Saturday, Sept 28, Oct 5, and Oct 26 (not competing the week before or after the 4 day weekend).
Scott D. King
Starr’s Mill High School
Director of Bands