Here is the link to get more information about and to join the 2020-21 BHMS Beginning Band!
NOTE: If you have used the link and sent me an interest form prior to Monday, April 13, please send me another one! I realized that the emails were getting blocked, and that has now been corrected! I will email you and confirm that I have received it.
This is the method book our sixth graders started with this year. Directions for creating your student account, using the code in your book, along with the code for our class are found in your child's band class in Schoology. There are so many fun features for practice and assessment, through the summer and when we go back to school!Features of Essential Elements Interactive
LAST CHANCE FOR INSTRUMENT PICKUP- Next week Tuesday through Friday 9-12. Come to the back door of bandroom. These are also the days for returning laptops. packet work, picking up meds from nurse, or any other personal belongings you may have left at school.Please knock on the bandroom window and Ms. Denison will pass it to you through the back door. Please observe social distancing when picking up your instrument. You will not be allowed to enter the building.
Degrees and Certifications:
Troy University 1991 Bachelors of Music Education (Instrumental Music) Troy University 1994 Masters of Science in Education (Instrumental Music) Troy University 2002 Education Specialist (Instrumental Music) Georgia T6 Certification in Music P-12
Ms. Michelle Moultrie Denison - Band Director
Ms. Denison has a diverse range of experience in the field of music education. She has been the band director and music appreciation teacher at Ben Hill Middle since 2002. Many of those years were also spent assisting with the Fitzgerald High School Band as a woodwind and colorguard instructor. She taught band and general music for grades K-12 at Zion Chapel School in Coffee County, Alabama from 1991-1993. She was also the band director and general music instructor for Irwin County Middle/High School from 1993-2000. Although her concentration is instrumental music, she has some experience with elementary and choral music instruction.
A 1987 graduate of Fitzgerald High School, Ms. Denison played oboe and clarinet in both concert and marching band, and served as drum major during her senior year. At Troy University, she performed with the Sound of the South Marching Band on clarinet and in colorguard. She also performed on oboe in the Symphonic Band and Concert bands, as well as in numerous orchestras for the Opera Workshop, Collegiate Singers and various churches in Alabama and Georgia. She is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, national band service sorority, and Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity for women.
She is currently performing on oboe in the Azalea Winds Classic Community Band based in Valdosta, Georgia.
Ms. Denison is also the sponsor for the BHMS Needlecrafts Club.
Please scroll down the page to review the new standards, Georgia Standards of Excellence for Music, for Beginning Band (6th grade), Intermediate Band (7th/8th grade), and Music Appreciation (Grades 6,7,8).
8:15 - 8:55 Hurricane Time
9:00 - 9:55 1st Period Beginning Band-6th
10:00 - 10:55 2nd Period PLANNING PERIOD
11:00 - 11:25 Lunch
11:30 - 12:25 3rd Period Music Appreciation-6,7,8
12:30 - 1:25 4th Period Music Appreciation-6,7,8
1:30 - 2:25 5th Period Intermediate Band- 8th
2:30 - 3:25 6th Period Beginning Band- 7th
3:30 - 3:45 Homeroom
3:45 - 4:00 Bus Dismissal
Wednesdays-Professional Learning during Planning Connections Team Meeting Tuesday at 10:00 Professional Learning Community Wednesday at 10:00 Professional Learning Meeting on Thursday at 12:45