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Important Dates 2016-2017

Dates with academic implications are boldfaced.

 
Ensemble Abbreviations
CH = Chorus
CO = Concert Orchestra
IB = IB Music/Music Perspectives
JE = Jazz Ensemble
SB = Symphonic Band
SO = Symphonic Orchestra
 
Thursday, 9/15
- Student deadline to apply for County Honors Jazz Band

Monday, 9/19
- FORM (Friends of Rockville Music) meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room
   - Note: FORM meetings are generally the second Monday of each month

Friday, 9/23
- Student deadline to apply for All-County/County Honors/All-State Bands & Orchestras

Monday, 9/26
- MCPS Honors Jazz auditions 4pm-9pm @ Frost MS
 
Friday, 9/30
- Fall Equipment Check for all ensembles during class
   - Note: Please consult the Instrumental Music Handbook or the Recommended Equipment page for a list of required equipment.

Monday, 10/10
- FORM meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room
 
Friday, 10/21
- Ensemble Photo Day for Yearbook (class photos to be taken during classes, extracurricular photos to be taken during lunch)
   - Note: Full performance uniform required for each photo

Friday, 10/28 – Friday, 11/11
- Innisbrook Fundraiser

Thursday, 11/10
- MCPS Junior (grades 7-9) Honors Band/Orchestra auditions, 6pm-10pm @ TBA

Saturday, 11/12
- Junior (grades 7-9) All-State auditions, time and location TBA

Monday, 11/14
- FORM meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Tuesday, 11/15
- IB MLI Abstract Due
- MCPS Senior (grades 10-12) Honors Band/All-County Orchestra auditions, 6pm-10pm @ Rockville HS

Saturday, 11/19
- Senior (grades 10-12) All-State auditions, time and location TBA

Thursday, 12/8
- Winter Concert I (CO, SB, SO) 7pm (Snow Date: Tuesday, 12/13)

Saturday, 12/10
- JE Performance @ MCPS Big Band Festival @ Sherwood HS, time TBA (most likely in the morning)
 
Monday, 12/12
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Tuesday, 12/13
- IB MLI Works Cited Due

Thursday, 12/15
- Winter Concert II (CH, JE) 7pm (Snow Date: Tuesday, 12/20)

Friday, 12/16
- Student application AND VIDEO deadline for All-State Jazz Band

Thursday, 12/22
- Recruiting Concert @ Wood MS (JE, SO and Marching Band) in the morning
 
Thursday, 1/5
- Choral Cluster Concert 7pm

Monday, 1/9
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Thursday, 1/12 OR Friday, 1/13
- JE @ Towson Jazz Festival, time TBA (all day trip)

Tuesday, 1/17
- IB MLI Analysis 1 Due

Thursday, 2/2
- Pit Orchestra Rehearsals Begin (mostly Thursdays 2:30pm-5pm through early April....full schedule will be distributed in January)

Friday, 2/3
- Student registration deadline for MCPS Solo & Ensemble Festival

Saturday, 2/4
- MCPS Honors Gala Concert 6:30pm @ B-CC HS

Wednesday, 2/8
- Rockville Instrumental Cluster Concert (SB, CO, SO, JE) 7pm (Snow Date: Wednesday 2/15)
 
Monday, 2/13
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room
 
Monday, 2/13 – Friday, 2/17
- Spring Equipment Check During Lunch & After School (by appointment)
   - Note: Please consult the Instrumental Music Handbook or the Recommended Equipment page for a list of required equipment.
 
Tuesday, 2/14
- IB MLI Analysis 2 Due

Wednesday, 2/22
- RHS Chamber Concert 7pm in the RHS Media Center (required for all students performing at Solo & Ensemble Festival) (No Snow Date)

Friday, 2/24 – Saturday, 2/25
- MCPS Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Wootton HS

Wednesday, 3/1
- IB MLI Rough Draft Due
 
Monday, 3/13
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Tuesday, 3/14 OR Thursday, 3/16 
- SB @ MCPS Band Festival, location TBA (all-day event)

Wednesday, 3/22
- SO (and possibly CO) @ MCPS Orchestra Festival, Rockville HS (all-day event)
 
Friday, 3/24
- Student Application Deadline for State Solo & Ensemble Festival
- IB MLI Final Draft Due

Thursday, 3/30 - Saturday, April 1
Spring Musical (for students in the Pit Orchestra)

Monday, 4/3
- Spring Trip Band Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Tuesday, 4/4
- Spring Trip Orchestra Rehearsal 3pm-5pm

Thursday, 4/6 - Sunday, 4/9
Music Department Spring Trip (location TBA)

Saturday, 4/22
Booster Club Mulch Sale (required for all Marching Band members...highly encouraged for all music students)

Tuesday, 4/25
- Spring Concert I (CH, JE) 7pm

Thursday, 4/27
- Spring Concert II (CO, SB, SO) 7pm

Monday, 5/8
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room

Thursday, 5/11
- IB Music Exam

Saturday, 5/13
- State Solo & Ensemble Festival (Strings)

Thursday, 5/18
- Music Department Awards Banquet 6:30pm @ RHS Cafeteria
 
Saturday, 5/20
- State Solo & Ensemble Festival (Winds & Percussion)

Friday, 5/26
- Performance @ RHS Graduation (all-day event) (required for all woodwind, brass & percussion students)

Monday, 6/12
- FORM Meeting 7pm-8pm, RHS Instrumental Music Room
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