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    Colony Middle School Drama/Music is Proud to Present:


    The music man

    “The Music Man Jr.”

          Shows are schedule (as of 6/13) for Oct. 28 (7PM), Oct. 29 (2PM and 7PM)

    Nov. 4 (7PM), Nov. 5 (2PM) at CMS.

    Tickets will be $5.00 sold at the door only (no presale)-cash or check to CMS


    For more information or to purchase tickets: Contact Tobias Lambert at 907-761-1517 or tobias.lambert@matsuk12.us


    Wasilla HS band is having a Mini Band Camp for beginning band students on Sept. 24 from 10AM-2PM.  Great chance for beginning band students to get extra help.  Cost is $50.00 which includes a pizza lunch.  There will be a small concert at the end of the camp.  To register, you need to email music.booster.whs@gmail.com or Jackie Johnson (WHS Band teacher) at jackie.johnson@matsuk12.us .  You can call 352-8200  as well.  Please contact them by Sept. 22.  


    UPDATED ITEMS (9/14/22)

    1. Overview page been updated with upcoming events

    2.  Google Classroom codes (below) 

    3. September newsletter is posted 

    4. Theater page is updated with Music man info and pictures from the spring 2022 plays.  I just added a working copy of the rehearsal schedule.   It is not totally done but you can get a good idea of what we are planning. 

    5. Choir Practice tracks for Nov. 21 concert is added. 

    6. Included info about Mini Band camp for beginning band students on Sept. 24 at Wasilla HS.

    7. Cast for Music Man has been posted on musical/drama page.  



    Google Classroom codes:

    Advance Band: lskirff

    Beginning Band: zfm3soh

    Guitar: ye2tjac

    Musical Theater: d3haifa

    6th grade Choir: sbfkaym

    7th-8th grade Choir: mceeq3j

    Orchestra: 4cd3dij

    Musical/Play: awh7sn2

    To Parents/Students:
    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. There is lots of info on this site. Enjoy. 
    Name: Toby Lambert
    Email Address: tobias.lambert@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: (907) 761-1517
    -Fall musical is coming.   We are performing "The Music Man Jr."  Cast has been posted (8/19/22)
    -CMS music open house meeting video has been posted in the students' google classroom for families who could not attend so they know what was shared.   You can also go to Aug. 22 meeting video to view it.  

    -1st quarter Practice Charts have started.  This quarter charts will run from Aug. 28 till Oct. 8 (6 weeks, 210 pts)- Charts are weekly assignments.  They are worth 35 pts each week for 2 hours of practice (and yes they get partial points for charts with 0-119 minutes).  Charts go from Sunday to Saturday every week.  Students turn them in to the “Snoopy” box every week.  They need full name, the date of the week they practiced, times for each day, total time added up and a parent signature.  All of this is needed to be graded.  Students can practice more than 2 hours if they want and put that on another chart if they are going to be gone on another week (like a vacation).  Charts can be turned in up to 2:30 PM on Oct. 14.  I won’t take them past 2:30 PM even if they are sick from school.  They have all quarter to turn in stuff even if they choose to turn it in at the end only. Please be aware that if a student turn them in at the last minute and they are not filled out correctly, they will not be graded and I can’t return them to the student for them to repair them. 

    -Tri-M music honor society applications are due to Mr. Lambert by Sept. 12 (application and 2 letters of recommendation)

    -Colony MS music booster/parent meeting is on Oct. 10.  A zoom link will be sent out closer to October.  




    Stuff needed for instruments for Beginning Band:

          Flute: Need cleaning rag, Jewelry screw driver

          Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax: #2 reeds (about 10-12), cleaning swab, jewelry screw driver, mouth piece cleaner swab

          Trumpet, F. Horn, Baritone, Tuba: valve oil (clear color is preferred), cleaning kit with slide grease (if the instrument is the students) 

          Trombone: valve oil (clear color is preferred), trombone slide grease (different from regular slide grease), cleaning kit (if the instrument is the students)

          Percussion: Percussion kit that contains a snare pad, bell kit, mallets for bells, snare sticks, percussion stand to put snare pad and bells on. 

    Stuff needed for instruments for Beginning Orchestra:

          Violin, Viola: Rosin for bow, neck pad to lift the instrument on the student's neck, humidifier, extra set of strings

          Cello, Bass: Rosin for bow, humidifier, extra strings (for cello especially)

    Stuff needed for Guitar Class:

           Students need a case, humidifer, pick, extra strings


    Books for Beginning band are: Traditions of Excellence Book 1 (red) and Book 2 (blue)

    Books for Beginning orchestra are: All for Strings Book 1 (light brown) and Book 2 (blue) 


    NO books for Guitar class at this time. Mr. Lambert will provide what he needs for the students.  

    Most of the equipment that CMS has can be rented to Beginning Band/Beginning Orchestra students: Cost this year for rental is $100.00 for the year.  Contract will be given to family at their instrument fitting meeting.  First come, first serve (advance band/orchestra students need to have their own stuff unless it is a big instrument like a tuba or baritone-instrument mostly being focused to beginning students this  year).  


    Places to rent/purchase instruments, equipment, books (which normally include warranty and maintenance plan):

    Matanuska music: (907) 376-4006, it is at 280 N. Willow Street in Wasilla Matanuska Music Website

    Horn Doctor: (907) 272-4676, is at 1000 Ingra St. in Anchorage Horn Doctor Website

    The Music Man: (907) 561-7001, is at 4637 Old Seward Hwy, in Anchorage Music Man Website

    Petr's Violin/Guitar Center: (907) 276-1800, is at 1408 Hyder St. Unit B in Anchorage Petr's Violin/Guitar Website

    There are others shops if you google search, but these are the main ones for band, orchestra and guitars.


    Concert Calendar for 2022-2023 year.  

          Here is the calendar:CMS 2022-2023 Concert Schedule
           Here is practice charts: Blank Practice Charts  They start on Aug. 28, 2022.  First one is due on week of Sept. 6.  
    We would like to thank the following local companies for donating items for our silent auction. They are:

    Midnight Sun Tanning in Palmer

    Frenz Pet Spa in Wasilla (376-3700)

    Tanya Hegg’s Vocal Studio (707-9513)

    Dr. Thayne Dawson at Northwind Dental in Wasilla (373-2440)

    Nancy Lundlee (local artist)

    Fireside Books in Palmer

    Ruth Ross

    Heather Erickson

    Rus Ingram with Old Man Russ Fine food and Catering (301-788-2301)

    Capstone Eye Clinic in Wasilla

    Ducine McLaughlin, Dana Wojtacha and Molly Cunningham with Selah Salon and Spa (357-3155)

    McKinley Birch Enterprises (photography)-owned by William (Russ) Ingram (301-788-2301)

    Lila Willardson

    Holly Christensen

    Palmer Alaska Buzz with Barbara Hunt

    McKinley Birch Bed and Breakfast-owned by William (Russ) Ingram (301-788-2301)

    Zoe Meade with Wild Sleepy Roots (www.wildsleepyroots.etsy.com)

    Grace Hamman with Scentsy (795-0713 and ghamman7@gmail.com or graceh2012.scentsy.us )

    Nick Brunner and Jacob Wojtacha-Alaska Wood Services (521-6882)

    Three Bears (Palmer/Wasilla) (746-3888)

    April Dunham (local painter-CMS music paint night)


    Below is a working schedule for music for next school year.  









    Semester 1

    6th-8th grade Orchestra

    6th-8th Grade Begining Band (new or 1 year players)

    7th-8th Adv. Band (completed 2 years of Band)

    6th-8th grade Guitar

    6th Grade Choir

    7th-8th Grade Adv. Choir  

    Semester 2

    6th-8th Grade Orchestra

    6th-8th Grade Begining Band (new or 1 year players) 7th-8th Adv. Band (completed 2 years of Band) 6th-8th grade Musical Theater 6th Grade Choir 7th-8th Grade Adv. Choir  



    Extra Activities Mr. Lambert is planning for the 2022-2023 school year:

    Jazz Band (for advance band students)-Tuesday/Thursday 6:45 AM-7:15 AM

    Jazz Choir (for advance choir students)-Wednesday/Friday 6:45 AM-7:15 AM 

    Musical Theater-After School Monday-Friday, Aug-Early Nov. 

    Spring Play- After School in March-Early May.

    Solo/Ensemble contest students: Jan-Feb. After school

    Honor Ensembles: Feb-Mar. during and after school

    Talent Show: Dec. 

    Tri-M Honor music society

    Steel Drum Ensemble: Nov till end of the year-open to 8th core music students with some requirements.


    Things that may come back this year:

    Hand Bell Ensemble (Nov-Mid Dec).


    Things putting on Hold for the 2022-2023 school year: 

    Pep Band-End of Sept till Mid Nov.