The following is a list of the concerts for 6th and 7th Grade Band Students throughout the 2017-18 School Year. Please make every effort NOW to put these on your calendar. Excused absences from these events are very rare, must be made BEFORE the event and are at the DIRECTOR'S discretion.

Your concert dates are as follows:

Aug. 24 - Music Parents Meeting. All Parents - 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

Oct. 11 - 6th /7th Grade Bands 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

Oct. 16 - Rock-A-Thon Gym 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Teacher Work Day

Oct. 17 - 7th Grade Jazz/8-9 Jazz @ FMS. Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 17-18 - C.B.A. Honor Band select 7th Grade Students only, GJHS

Dec. 13 - 6th Band/7th Band - 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

Dec. 14 - Fruita 8-9 Band Concert Auditorium

Feb. 9/10 - Solo / Ensemble Contest all Bands @ GMMS

Mar. 1 - Winter 6th/7th Bands 6th Band @ 6:30p.m. 7th Grade Band @7:30 pm Auditorium

Feb. 20 - 7th/8th Grade Band Concert Auditorium

Feb 27 - 9 - 12 Bands FMS Auditorium

Mar. 8 - Fruita Cluster Jazz Bands - 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

Apr. 9 - FMS/F8-9 Pre-Festival Concert - Jazz Bands 6:00 p.m. 7-9 Bands 7:30 p.m. FMS Auditorium

Apr. 18 - 6th and 7th Grade Bands Dist. #51 Colo. West Festival @ CHS 4:00 p.m.

Apr. 20 - 7th Grade Jazz Band Dist. #51 Colo. West Festival @ CHS 9:30 a.m.

Apr. 23 - 5th Grade Visitation Performances - 6th Grade Music Auditorium

Apr. 23 - "Try-it" Night incoming 5th Grade Students 7:00 pm Café/Auditorium

Apr. 26 - 7th Grade Bands - Elementary Schools Tour Tentative

Apr 30 - CMU Jazz Festival Jazz Band - CMU

May 14 - 6th Grade Band and Jazz Band Final Concert 7:00 p.m.

These concerts are in the Fruita Middle School Auditorium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Your attendance is required at all concerts. This does not affect your grade. You may also attend any other concert for extra credit. I do NOT send out inpidual notices or reminders for each event, except for the TBA items. Now that you have made your commitment to this schedule, future conflicts and stress will be avoided. Every effort will be made to notify parents in a timely matter if there is an unforseen change in times and dates of concerts.