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Concert Band Seating Audition Music Posted (posted 4/14/15)
The music for Concert Band seating audition can be found on the Concert Band practice page. All students should prepare the first part of the selection. Percussionists will audition on the snare drum part. The slow tempo is quarter-note equals 72, the fast tempo is quarter-note equals 152, and the key is C. Auditions will take place in Concert Band sectionals the week of April 20-24.
Fourth Quarter Playing Chart Posted (posted 4/7/15)
Follow the "Practice/Playing Chart" link above to get the fourth quarter playing chart.
Chorus Permission Slips (posted 3/17/15)
Click on the link below for permission packets for both 6th grade and 7th/8th grade assessment field trips.
Orchestra Preview Concert (posted 3/9/15)
The orchestra preview concert will be on Thursday, March 12th at Howard High School. Click here for a schedule of events.
Orchestra Summer Camps (posted 3/2/15)
Orchestra Assessment Field Trip (posted 3/2/15)
The Orchestra will be traveling to Reservoir High School on 3/17 for our annual assessment. Please click here to download a copy of the permission slip.
Third Quarter Playing Chart posted (posted 1/28/15)
The playing chart for the third quarter has been posted and can be found by following the "Practice/Playing Chart" link above.
Choir: Details for the 1/16 Choir Concert (posted 1/8/15)
On Friday, 1/16, our combined concert at Centennial High School will include performances by Ellicott Mills MS, Burleigh Manor MS, and Centennial HS. The performance will be about an hour.
Upon arrival, singers should be dressed in concert attire. This includes black dress pants, black socks, and black dress shoes. White, long sleeve dress shirt, all neat and tidy in appearance.
Singers need to pack a "brown-bag" dinner. We will eat in the CHS cafeteria. Please leave valuables at home.
4:25- Arrive at Centennial High School, go directly to auditorium
4:30- Performance of Centennial High School Choirs for visiting middle schools, question and answer session about Centennial Choirs
5:00- Combined rehearsal for BMMS, CHS, and EMMS choirs
Third Quarter Band Seating audition music (posted 12/23/14)
Seating auditions for the third quarter will be held during the sectional on the week of January 12th. Concert Band students should prepare the first part for their instrument for "Grant County Celebration". Symphonic Band students should prepare the first part for their instrument for "Toccata for Band". Percussionists in both groups will be auditioning on the snare drum parts. Parts can be downloaded on the Concert Band and Symphonic Band pages on the "Bands" link above. Username and Password remain the same.
Solo and Ensemble Festival (posted 12/8/14)
The annual Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Mt. Hebron HS from 9 am - 4 pm. The festival is an opportunity for all instrumental studentsto perform a solo with piano accompaniment or in a small group ensemble. For more information, download the information packet here.
Upcoming Events (posted 11/20/14)
Here are links to the Navy Band Concert at River Hill High School on December 5
Playing Chart (posted 11/3/14)
Wind and Percussion Performance Rubrics
Click on the link to find the WInd Rubric and the Percussion Rubric for assessing your performance of music. You can print these out and place them on the stand from which you are reading your music so that you can be aware of all of the behaviors that contribute to outstanding musicianship. Ask someone to score your performance for you and see how close you are!
Playing Chart (posted 9/2/14)
You can find the link for helping us with the GT auditions at EMMS on September 30 here:
If your child is interested in auditioning for either the GT or Honors Band, that information is here:
G/T Ensemble information (posted 8/22/14)
G/T ensembles are great opportunities to broaden experiences for the musician who just can't get enough. There are two middle school G/T orchestras (the orchestra and sinfonia), a G/T band, and G/T chorus. Auditions for the G/T band, orchestra and sinfonia happen very early in the school year, and audition signups will be open from August 23rd through September 3rd. Click on the G/T Orchestra, G/T Band, or G/T Chorus links in the left column for more information.
Aspen Family Portal (posted 8/22/14)
Aspen is the grading/attendance/communication system used by all of the schools in Howard County this year. In addition to the live access to teacher's gradebooks, this system also has the capability to generate email communication between teachers and parents. Parents have the ability to add their email address to the Aspen database through the family portal. We would sincerely appreciate if parents could log in and either make sure the listed email is correct or add the email address if it is missing. Thank you!
Welcome to Music at Ellicott Mills (posted 8/22/14)
If you are reading this, then you have successfully found the place to turn to for information and materials for your child's performing arts group at Ellicott Mills. You can click on the "Required Materials" link on the left to see what materials your child will need this year. The "Calendar" link, again on the left, has a list of concerts that have been scheduled for this year. Please make a note of those on your family calendar. We will be updating that page as we make decisions about which groups will be performing on which nights. By clicking on the "Teachers" link above, you have ready access to your child's teacher by using the email link there.
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