Monday Mustang Memo

Week 5: September 21-27, 2020

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Upcoming Dates

9/30: Band fees due

10/7: School Holiday

10/16: End of First Nine Weeks

10/17 - 10/23: All-District Honor Band Audition Window

10/19: Student Holiday

10/28: Fall Concert / Cain Middle School / 7PM

10/31 - 11/4: TMEA All-Region Honor Band Audition Window

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If you have submitted a Lesson request, but have not heard from a lesson teacher, please contact Mr. Ousey ASAP!

Congratulations to our Weekly Spirit Stand Winners!

Each week, students are awarded the Gold, Silver, and Purple spirit stands for musicianship, improvement, and citizenship.

Congratulations to our Week 4 Winners:

Honors Band - Cooper B, Mateo H, Chandler P

Symphonic Band - Sophie P, Lydia H, Kaeleigh C

Concert Bands - Kolton C, Parker P, Brayden E

Note: Due to the limited number of in-person Concert Band 1 and Concert Band 2 students, both bands are combined for consideration in spirit stand awards for the time being.

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Tuners and Contact Mics

Due to COVID-19, our classroom set of shared tuners and contact microphones has been packed away. However, we still need to tune every day!

We strongly encourage all band students to have their own Korg TM-60 tuner and a contact microphone. If you ordered your child's supplies in 6th grade through one of our vendors, then your child should already have this item.

If not, it can be easily ordered through Amazon. Click the button below!

Band Onboarding - Fees due Wednesday, September 30th

Band fees can be paid online, with cash, or with a check made out to "Cain Middle School Band." Due to COVID-19, we would prefer online payments.

To pay band fees, first complete the Onboarding forms to determine how much you owe. A confirmation email is sent with your total after the forms are submitted.

To pay band fees online, visit

Click Here to Pay Band Fees

Submit the Band Onboarding Forms first to determine how much you owe

If your child was recently sick and you want to know how to safely disinfect the mouthpiece, please click the button below.

Scale Golf Leaderboard

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What is scale golf? Scale Golf is a non-graded, competitive event for Honors and Symphonic band wind students to help them prepare for All-District and All-Region auditions. Much like real golf, the lower the score, the better! Ask your Honors or Symphonic band wind student about Scale Golf!

Scale Golf is open to Remote Students via Zoom or before/after their sectionals in person. More details are in an announcement in the Honors and Symphonic Bands Canvas.

Honors/Symphonic Band Objective Assignments

In band, students complete weekly recording assignments for a test grade. These assignments are referred to as 'objectives.'

Each nine-weeks, students in Honors and Symphonic bands are given an objectives sheet that lists every graded recording assignment and the due date for the entire term. Honors Band began objectives last week, and Symphonic band will begin very soon.

All assignments must be submitted through Canvas. Due to schedule and facility limitations, students cannot complete objectives in person with a director.

If there are multiple assignments in a particular week, the grades are averaged together before submitting to Skyward. In Skyward, there is only one weekly test grade for objectives.

Students must submit an objective by the due date for full credit consideration. However, students are allowed to re-submit objectives as many times as they like for a better grade prior to the end of the nine-weeks grading period.

More information can be found on the students' objectives sheet. Students with limited technology access at home can come to the band hall before or after school to submit assignments.

Band Hall exterior door is still CLOSED. Please direct your students to Door #4.

All Remote students MUST do a daily attendance check in Canvas to receive attendance credit for each day.

Remote+ Drop-Off and Pick-Up Times

All Remote+ students should be dropped off and picked up by door #4 in the front circle.
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Click here to enroll your child in Private Lessons!

Since lessons are virtual, they can start at any time, even before the first day of school! Sign up today before spots run out!

Instrument Supply Lists with Links

Click the button above for our official list of supplies for each instrument with Amazon links. Contact your child's band director if you have any questions.

Visit the band website!

The latest news, calendar, and information about the Mighty Mustang Band.

Add our Office Number to your Contacts!

To reduce our phone calls from being automatically blocked or filtered by your smartphone, please add our band office number to your contacts:
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Contact the Mustang Band

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us! We will make every effort to return your call or email within 24 hours.

Band Hall Hours

  • M-Th: 7AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday: 7AM - 4:30PM