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March Chorus Concert  

Dear Parents,                                        February 13, 2018


       Thank you for the wonderful attendance at the Winter Chorus concert back in December. It was one of the highest attended in the past 10 years. Our next concert will be March 13. This one is a bit different in that it is at 4:30pm afterschool. Students are to report to the chorus room afterschool for a brief joint rehearsal. The auxiliary gym doors will open for the audience around 4:15. There will still be $3 collected at the door OR you may bring 3 canned goods per person. The canned goods will help the school’s CHEW program. Their immediate needs are peanut butter, jelly, and Chef Boyardee.


Concert attire is the same – the chorus concert shirt, black bottoms, and black shoes. If your child did not pay for a concert shirt, they are $10 (checks made payable to DMS). See the chorus syllabus for more details.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at (910) 347-2738





Mrs. Shreckengost




Piano Recital Cancelled  

Due to the early release, the piano recital will be cancelled.  I will let the students know if and when it will be rescheduled.

January Rehearsals for Bulldog and County Chorus  

Welcome to the New Year!!!  It started off a bit rocky – but now we can start rehearsing again.  Rehearsals are as follows.


5th Bulldog chorus

                                Rehearsal January 9th and 11th – after school till 4:00pm (note the time change)

                                Concert January 12th.  Students should have brought home a letter before the holidays with the information.  If you need another, please email me at

                                After the concert, we are taking some time off so that I can prepare students for County Chorus.  If your child is in county chorus, please keep reading below for that rehearsal information.

Middle School (6,7,8):

                                Wed and Thur mornings 7:30 – 8:15. I will be at the school front doors at 7:25 – 7:35.  If you are late you will have to wait until 7:45 to be let in with the other students.   Please make sure you bring your music and a pencil.  I will also be pushing out rehearsal tracks via a TEAM.

                The two mandatory mass rehearsals are as follows:  Thursday, January 18th and Thursday, February 1st.  Both are at Southwest Middle School (exact location TBD).  Seating begins at 6:15. Rehearsal is from 6:30 – 8.  Have your ride there promptly at 8pm.


Elementary (5th grade):

                Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursdays after school.

                January 9th and 11th from 4 – 4:30 after 5th grade chorus

                January 16th and 18th from 3:30 – 4:30

                January 25th from 3:30 – 4:30

                January 30th from 3:30 – 4:30

February rehearsals will be in a future letter.


If you have any questions, please email for at


Thank you.

Joy Shreckengost

Director of Choral Music

Dixon Middle School

118 Ridgefield Avenue

Sneads Ferry,  NC  28450

(910) 238-6475

Music Department Fees  

Welcome to the Dixon Middle School Music Department. The fees this year are as follows:


Band - $10

Chorus $5

Piano $10

Guitar $10