Welcome to the Glades Middle School Bands Website!

Hello Band Parents!


I will send home a contact form with your child. I will need your email address and contact info in order to send you important dates for the school year as well as introduce my self to our new band parents. I will occasionally update this website from time to time throughout the school year with important information. 

Beginning Band Students will now use a new Method Book for band titled, "Essential Elements Interactive". This Method book is a great new tool for students to practice their instruments at home and in class. Here is an example of a book for Tuba.

To see which instrument your child will have the most success with, I will have music vendors from different companies come out to the classroom and have our instrument fittings September 6th during class time.


I will look at all their scores and choose the instrument for them that will best suit them. Please take note that I will need to balance the classroom to make sure we have a proper sound so your child may get their first or second choice in an instrument. Also know that if they score low on an instrument they wanted but scored very high on another one they tried, they may end up getting the instrument with the higher score. 

If you have any questions, please email me at

























Welcome Back Glades Middle School Band Parents! 


New Band Students and Parents!

On Wednesday, September  3rd 2014 in the Glades Middle School cafeteria, we will have our annual instrument fittings for all new students. This event will run during the school day during class. 



    I look forward to an exciting and fulfilling year with you! Once Your child has received a band contract, please take a look at the "GMS Band Handbook" link and the "Weekly Practice Log" link with them. After reviewing the information, please sign the form and return it with your child on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.