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The SJMS 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Orchestras will present a Winter Concert on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th. We had to make a slight adjustment to the original concert schedule - I apologize for any inconvenience.  Students are asked to arrive no later than 5:30pm. Our concert will begin at 6:00pm! 
Posted by kmsmith  On Nov 02, 2016 at 8:33 PM
Stonewall Jackson Middle School Music Department presents a Fall Orchestra Concert featuring 6th Grade Orchestra & 7th/8th Grade Orchestra   Our music students have been working very hard to prepare this concert for you! Come celebrate their achievements! Details: Date: Thursday, October 20th Time: Students arrive at 5:30pm to tune instruments and rehearse on stage. Concert begins at 6:00pm. 6th Grade Orchestra will perform first! Please make plans to stay for the entire concert if possible (approximately 45 minutes). Dress: Concert Clothes (will be the same for all concerts)! Gentlemen: Black pants, white collared shirt,black socks and shoes. Ladies: “Dressy” white and black – Black dress pants, skirt (knee length or longer), Black and/or white dresses are ok, too! Black dress shoes. If you have any questions or concerns, please call: 540-853-2681 or email: Mrs. Smith Johnson, Orchestra:
Posted by kmsmith  On Oct 18, 2016 at 10:55 AM
8th Grade Students and Parents: All-City Orchestra Information and Permission forms were sent home yesterday! Please make sure to return those promptly! Event Date: Friday, September 30th Concert Time: 6:00pm at William Fleming High School We are so excited for this event! :) It will be WONDERFUL! Have a great day! -Mrs. S-J.
Posted by kmsmith  On Sep 07, 2016 at 6:38 AM
What a wonderful two weeks we have had here at Jackson! Our 7th and 8th Grade Musicians have been working hard each day on the following: *Two-octave scales (D Major, G Major, and C Major) *Sonatine for Strings *Night Shift (8th Grade Only) In the upcoming days, we will add more pieces and work hard to perfect them before our first fall concert. 6th Grade students have done an AMAZING JOB. All of our new musicians have: *Chosen instruments *Learned line and space notes *Learned (and performed) rhythms that include quarter notes, half notes, triplets, sixteenth notes, and whole notes. (You should hear them! They are SO good!) *Learned correct posture and hand positions *D + A strings and the notes on them! :) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - ROANOKE YOUTH SYMPHONY STRING ENSEMBLE BEGINS NEXT TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th: *AFTER SCHOOL FROM 4:30-6:00 AT PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL *NO AUDITION REQUIRED *TO SIGN UP, EMAIL OR CALL SARAH JONES AT THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY OFFICE:   OR  540.343.6221 x231 Please visit this link for more information:
Posted by kmsmith  On Aug 30, 2016 at 7:02 PM