Strath Haven Middle School Music Department


    Welcome to the SHMS Music Department.  There are many opportunities for your child to participate in the many ensembles offered.  Approximately 50% of the Strath Haven Middle School student body participates in one or more of the music department ensembles.  The Music Department publishes a monthly calendar that includes information about rehearsals, concerts, and special events.  The calendar can be found on our school’s website, in the Friday Flash, and on calendar handouts.



    SHMS Music Rehearsal Schedule Overview
    All of the large music ensembles ( with the exception of 6th Grade Orchestra) meet for rehearsal in the morning on a three-day rotation.  Rehearsal time is 7:00 am - 7:45 am.  Please drop your child off in the Copples Lane Parking Lot entrance to the building by 6:55 am so they have ample time to enter the rehearsal room and be ready to start promptly at 7:00 am.  All of the music rooms are located on the 1st floor of the Copples Lane Entrance to the building.    Many parents choose to carpool to help with the transportation to the morning rehearsals. 
    • 6th Grade Band  ( C128), 7th Grade Chorus ( C125) - Music Day 2:  7:00 am - 7:45 am 
    • 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Chorus - Music Day 1: 7:00 am - 7:45 am 
    • 8th Grade Band, 6th Grade Chorus - Music Day 3:  7:00 am - 7:45 am
    • 6th Grade Orchestra - Mondays: Connections - 3:00 pm  ( students can take the 3:00 pm  Activity Bus ) 



    Music Rehearsal Calendars

    September 2017 Music Rehearsal Calendar

    October 2017 Music Rehearsal Calendar


    Band Night 2017

    Band Night Rehearsal:  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

           Students should report to the SHMS Music Room

           Music needs to be attached to a piece of cardboard  ( one piece of music on each side)

           Bring a folding music stand, percussionists bring your snare drum


    Band Night Performance:  Friday, October 13, 2017:  7:00 pm

         Report time:  5:45 pm