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Hello Band Parents. This website will hopefully be a helpful tool to you throughout the year. I will try to make sure that everything I pass out to the kids in class is also available on this site.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at, or call me at 822-5030. E-mailing me will probably yield a faster response as I check it quite frequently throughout the day.

ISSMA Contest- Saturday, March 18

7th Grade:

1:46pm- Meet in NMS Band Room

1:55- Leave for Goshen MS

2:50- Warm-up

3:20- Performance

4:20- Arrive Back at NMS

8th Grade:

2:56pm- Meet in NMS Band Room

3:05- Load Up Busses

4:05- Warm-up

4:35- Performance

5:35- Arrive Back at NMS

Battle of the Bands
Friday, April 28
Battle of the Bands is a fundraiser for the Middle School Band.  It is almost entirely self-sufficient, but we are in need to two parent volunteers to make the show run.
  1. Take Admission Money
  2. Sell T-shirts
That is all.  Please let Mr. Cone know if you are willing to help.

We would like to thank all the many companies that have donated items to the participants and game winners.  Some are listed with links below:

Italia Straps 
Assignments on Google Drive: 
To help with students misplacing assignments, Mr. Cone is putting all things sent home on the Google Drive.  Every MCS student has access to this feature, and the steps are easy-peasy lemon squeezey.
  1. go to
  2. click on the 9 small squares in the top right corner
  3. click on "Drive"

There are two different folders for Band.  One has the title "Student Name- Band."  This folder can only be accessed by your Band Geek.  It's like a secret...Shhhhh, don't tell anyone.  It will contain the recorded palying tests and other things private to that student.

The other folder is "_th Grade Band Shared Files."  Videos of our performance and assignment can be found in this folder.

Ain't technology grand?!  It's like having school in your own home...I know, terryfing to the students.


What's Due Today?:

If you need to see if you have an assignment due, just check the NMS What's Due Today? page ( Click on your grade, and then be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find Band.

Instructional Videos & Super Band Geeky Links

7th Grade- Chromatic Scale Going Up

7th Grade- Chromatic Scale Coming Down

7th Grade- Chromatic Scale Challenge

8th Grade- #8 Practice Session

8th Grade- #8 Challenge

8th Grade- #4 Helpful Hints

8th Grade- #8 Helpful Hints

8th Grade- #13 Helpful Hints

8th Grade- #37 Helpdul Hints

Online Note Name Flash Cards #1 - 6th & 7th Grade, if you can get 30 out of 30, screen capture the evidence (take a picture if you need), and send it to Mr. Cone.  You will receive your choice of some candy, bubble wrap to pop, or a pick from the Mystery Bucket of Mystery.

Online Note Name Flash Cards #2


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Band Handbook (Including Concert Dates)


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Practice Report


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Chromatic Scale- Going Up


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Chromatic Scale- Going Down