East Coweta Middle School Band

Director: Craig Owens

Welcome to the ECMS Band Page. The purpose of the ECMS Band program is to impart an appreciation of music to all of its members through successful study and performance. In addition , those students with interest, talent, and dedication are given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge of music that will prepare the student for the progression into the high school band program.

Band Classes: 6th Grade- Introduction to band 7th Grade- Concert Band 8th Grade- Symphonic Band

Class Requirements

6th Grade students- Paper and Pencil. A song flute and book will be provided to you. Please do not purchase and instrument before Mr. Owens has worked with the student.

7th Grade students- Instrument, band music folder and The Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 (We have a class set available). Upon completion of Book 1, we will use Essential Elements 2000 Book 2 during the remainder of the tear (paid for in your band fees). We also recommend that students buy a metal folding music stand for use with home practice.

8th Grade students- Instrument, band music folder, and The Essential Elements 2000 Book 2. We will be getting an additional new band method book, Foundations For Superior Performance, for use throughout the year. We also recommend that students buy a metal folding music stand

Concert Attire

6th Grade- During the sixth grade year, students will perform 3 times including a Christmas Concert in December, 6th Grade concert in March and a Spring Concert in May. For these performances, students should wear black pants and the 6th Grade Band T-shirt, which will be order at the beginning of the school year.

7th and 8th Grade- For all 7th and 8th grade band performances throughout the year, students will need to wear the formal ECMS Band uniform. It is very important that we look uniform in every way when we appear in public as a performing group. This not only enhances our performance, but it also helps to maintain and build a reputation for our program based on discipline and class. Any student not in proper attire will either lose a portion of their concert grade or many not be allowed to preform which will count as an absence from a performance.