6th grade band: March 8 concert

ALL 6th GRADE BAND MEMBERS (and PARENTS) are reminded of our performance tomorrow:

  •  6th and 7th GRADE BAND PERFORMS:     Thursday, March 8, 2012     7pm   H.S. Auditorium

6th Grade Band Members………

  1. Report at 6:00pm at the H.S. Auditorium for warm-up. Perform at approx. 7:20pm.
  2. Bring: Instrument, Music, Blue Band T-shirt and black pants or skirt. (Dark pants if no black is available)
  3. Parents are invited to the full Junior High concert featuring: 7th band, Jazz band, 8th band and combined 6/7th band.

There will be a short break after the 6/7th graders play if you must leave. The order of the concert (beginning at 7pm) is: 7th, Jazz band, 6th/7th, 8th.

Thanks for your help with this opportunity for our 6th graders to make some awesome music with the 7th graders…

Mr. Giffin

FT music department help


I am in need of some parent help with a couple of things at the FT music department.

First, I have accumulated over 250 musical poems from students in my general music classes over the past ten years.  These poems were designed to be “rapped” to a drum beat.  This has been a regular assignment for all of my 6th graders for many years.

The creativity and quality of these “poems/raps” is amazing. The students in the AW district are very talented and I have saved the best of these raps for a long time hoping to do something with them.

I would like someone to help me edit and publish a “Best Of…” collections of these wonderful works of literature by our students.  I would need someone to read and help me select 50 to 60 of the very best of these for a published booklet.

If you like to read entertain and truly “fun” poems by local kids, please reply to me at my school e-mail.  I can’t emphasize enough how impressed and overjoyed you will be to read these works by our students.

Secondly, I need four or five people (probably Dads) of 6th grade band students to join us on stage at our April 3 Concert to play cordless drills and other “tools” for a piece called “Tool Time Tango”.  It is a zany piece that includes parts for adults to play along with the band. You would be clanging wrenches, screwdrivers and other tools together back with the drummers.  And yes, even cordless can be used.

If interested let me know.



Mr. Giffin


Important Events for 5th and 6th Grade Band Students

Here are some important events and activities for FT Band students:

1) 6th Grade Band students will perform with the 7th Graders on Thursday March 8, 2012 on the 7/8 Band Concert. The 6th graders will be combined on stage with the 7th graders for a mass band number. Concert begins at 7pm. Sixth graders should arrive by 6:45pm at the HS Bandroom. (Our special combined song is Invincible.  It will be an awesome sound with over 150 young musicians on stage! Dress is blue band T shirt and black pants or skirt (girls).

2)  Chocolate bunny sale runs through March 2.  All 5th and 6th graders can sell as many as possible with each bunny costing $6.00.  Money and form(s) should be turned in by March 2 to the band director. (Bunnies will be delivered March 26 to the students at school.)

3) T- shirt order forms for 5th (and 6th ) grade band students should be turned in by Feb. 29. (We have extended the deadline.)  Please fill out the blue form which Mr. Giffin has in the band room.  Cost is $9.00  All 5th graders must order a shirt to wear at our upcoming concerts.  The shirt is usually good for two years so order it a little big. (Sixth graders may order another shirt if they wish but may use last years if it is in good shape) (New 6th graders must order a shirt.)

4) After school practices for 5th grade are: Fri., March 9th, Fri., March 30th , and Thur. May 3rd. All practices run 2:40 – 4:00pm in the FT gym. Parents please pick up your son or daughter at 4pm.

5) Concerts are : Tues. April 3, 2012 at 7pm  and  Sat. May 12, 2012 at 4pm.

Thank you for your continued support of our band program.

Mr. Giffin

Fallen Timbers Concerts and Performances

Fallen Timbers Middle School Bands schedule of concerts and performances for 2011-12:

  • Monday, December 12, 2011, 7pm. Fallen Timbers Holiday Band Concert (AWHS Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 8:15am. Fallen Timbers Holiday Music Assembly (FT Gym)
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2012, 7pm. Fallen Timbers Spring Band Concert (AWHS Auditorium)
  • Monday, May 7, 2012, 9:30am. 6th grade demo concert for 4th graders (AWHS Auditorium)
  • Saturday, May 12, 2012, 3-7pm. Annual Art/Music show/Chicken BBQ (AWHS Gym)

There may be other performances throughtout the school year for the 5th and 6th grade band students. A minimum of 4 weeks notice will be given for any required performance.