Week of October 16th

Hey everyone! Here are the lesson schedules for this week:

7/8 October 16th

5/6 October 16th

Great job to everyone to participated in the talent show!


Week of October 9th

Hope everyone is having a great long weekend! Here are the lesson schedules for this week.

7/8 Lessons Oct 9th

5/6 Lessons Oct 9th

In band we are hard at work preparing for our halloween parade as well as our winter concert!

Halloween Parade (grades 5-8): Thriller, Ghostbusters

7/8 Band: Carmen Christmas, Danse Macabre, Allegory

5/6 Band: Conquest, 3 Miniature Nutcrackers

Remember, getting at least 2 or 3 opportunities a week to practice at home can make a HUGE difference, even if it is only for a few minutes. Our goal is for everyone to feel confident in their own parts, as well as make great music together!

Week of October 2nd

Here are the lesson schedules for the week of October 2nd.

7/8 Lessons October 2nd

5/6 Lessons October 2nd

Music and recordings for chorus can be accessed HERE!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Week of September 25th

Hello everyone!

We are off to an exciting start this year. Both the bands have been working on new challenging music for our winter concert. We have also been starting to play thriller and ghostbusters for the fast approaching halloween parade. 4th grade band had their first lessons this last week!

Just a reminder for all 5th-8th grade students. Make sure to bring you instrument for band every Monday and Thursday (as well as any day you have your lesson).

Here are lesson schedules for this week:

5/6 Lessons

7/8 Lessons

7th and 8th graders have the chance to sign up to participate in the district honors festival. They will need to let me know on Monday if they are interested.  Permission slips will be sent home sometime in the next few weeks. The honors festival is a fantastic experience for advanced students from all the schools in our district to perform together. The festival will take place November 18th at Ellsworth Middle School.

New School Year, New Lesson Schedule


Hope everyone had a great first week!

I’m so excited to get started with lessons this week. Here are the schedules:

7/8 Lessons Sept 11

5/6 Lessons Sept 11

If you do not see yourself on the lesson sheet let me know or come to the right instrument group lesson and let me know!

This year band is 2nd special on Monday and Thursday for everyone.  See  you tomorrow,

-Mr. Gill

Last Week of School!

Here is the lesson schedules for the LAST WEEK!

I have crammed all students into lessons on either Monday or Tuesday. I know this is a super busy time, if the lesson time you are assigned don’t work for whatever reason feel free to come at any other time.

5/6 Last Week

7/8 Last Week


Week of May 29th

Hello all,

Busy week!

Memorial Day Celebration is Tomorrow. We will meet at 9:30 at the town pier.  The school will be open between 8:30-9:15 if you need to come grab your instrument/music (America, America the Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner).  See you there!

Emerson Spring Concert is on Wednesday, 6pm.

Here are the lessons this week:

5/6 Lessons may 29

7_8 Lessons may 29

with all that is scheduled this week, not every group gets a lesson. If you don’t have one this week, you will next week!





Week of May 22nd

Here are the lesson schedules for this week:

7/8 Lessons May 22

5/6 Lessons May 22

We are entering a very busy time for music:

This Thursday (May 25th) is String Fest!

Monday, May 29th is the Memorial Day Celebration that the 5-8 Band has been invited to play for.

Here is the letter that was sent home with students last week:  Memorial Day Letter

I am still looking for help moving stands and percussion equipment to and from the school to the bar harbor pier. If you are available to help it would be greatly appreciated! you can let me know at gene.gill@mdirss.org.

Wednesday May 31st is our 5-8 spring concert! The concert will start at 6. Students should be at the school by 5:45



Week of May 8th

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather today!

Here are the lesson schedules for this week.

5/6 May 8th

7/8 May 8th

Fantastic job to all the k-4 students that had concerts this week!

5-8 Concert is May 31st at 6pm

Week of May 1st

Here are the lessons schedules for this week!

5/6 May 1st

7/8 May 1st

Concerts this week:

May 3 (Wednesday) K-2 Concert 6pm

May 4 (Thursday) 3-4 Concert 6pm

Concerts later:

May 29th – Memorial Day Celebration (5-8 band) Time TBD

May 31st – 5-8 Concert 6pm


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