8-1 Band Spring Schedule

Parents,

 

We have a very busy schedule with the 8-1 band this coming Spring.  At the beginning of the school year, our 8-1 band was selected to perform at the Music for All Southeastern Concert Band Festival.   This was a very competitive selection process.  Bands from all over the southeast auditioned for a spot at this festival by submitting recordings.  Only eight in the entire region were chosen.  It is a very prestigious event and we are fortunate enough to have our band recognized at this event for the second time in our program’s history!

 

The Music for All Concert Band will be a day field trip in Atlanta on March 21st.  The performance will be at the Rialto Center in Atlanta.  It will be an early morning and we will get back late.  The final permission slip, schedule, and details will be coming home shortly after the winter break.  Right now, the estimated cost of the trip is approximately $90 per student.  We are working to get this price down and will be introducing more fundraisers starting in January to support the trip.  In that same week, the kids will also be performing at LGPE at McEachern High School.  We do not know the exact date as of yet that our students will perform.

 

In order to perform on a high-profile, national stage, we need to make sure that we are preparing our band to have the best performance possible.  Included in this letter are all of the obligations until Spring Break.  This includes our annual symphonic camp, two mini camps, and after-school section rehearsals (sectionals).  I must stress how important it is for us to have 100% participation at these rehearsals.  We really need the whole team there.  This is a required event and is graded for all 8-1 band students. For Orlando students, attendance to the Symphonic Camp and the additional rehearsals is in the Orlando contract that was signed and returned to one of the performing arts teachers at the beginning of the school year.  On a really positive note, we are bringing in several guest instructors, conductors, and educators to work with your children throughout the concert cycle.  Your kids really are getting a fantastic band education with the goal of performing on a prestigious stage!

 

On the back is the full spring schedule for the 8-1 Band (up through March)

 

Robert Grogan

Director of Bands

Barber Middle School

www.barberband.org

 

8-1 Spring LGPE Schedule

 

*The sectionals will start January 8th and run until March 17th

 

  • Every Monday between now and March 17th: 4:30-5:30 pm – Sectionals

 

  • Percussion

 

  • Every Tuesday between now and March 17th: 4:30-5:30 pm – Sectionals

 

  • Flutes
  • Clarinets
  • Oboes
  • Trumpets

 

  • Every Wednesday between now and March 17th: 4:30-5:30 pm – Sectionals

 

  • Alto Saxes
  • Horns

 

  • Every Thursday between now and March 17th: 4:30-5:30 pm – Sectionals

 

  • Tenor Sax
  • Bassoons
  • Trombones
  • Euphoniums

 

  • Every Friday between now and March 17th: 4:30-5:30 pm – Sectionals

 

  • Bass Clarinets
  • Bari Sax

 

  • Tubas
  • String Bass

 

 

  • Friday and Saturday, February 2nd-3rd Barber Symphonic Camp ($20 Fee)
    • More information will go home shortly about this event

 

  • Saturday, March 3rd 10:00AM – 2:30PM Mini Camp Rehearsal
    • Students will need to bring their own lunch

 

  • Thursday, March 8th 7:00PM Pre-LGPE Concert at Barber

 

  • Saturday, March 17th 10:00AM – 2:30PM Mini Camp Rehearsal
    • Students will need to bring their own lunch

 

 

  • Wednesday, March 21st MFA Regional Concert Band Festival

 

  • Thursday, March 22nd LGPE (tentative – this date may change)

 

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