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)

 

Share

Winter Band Concert

Greetings Barber Band Family!

Our Winter Concert is quickly arriving. There will be two concerts in one night

Thursday, December 14th – 6:00pm Concert (call time is 5:30pm)
• 6-2 Band
• 7-2 Band
• 8-2 Band

Thursday, December 14th – 7:30pm Concert (call time is 7:00pm)
• 6-1 Band
• 7-1 Band
• 8-1 Band

We are very excited and are off to a fantastic start! The students have made a huge amount of progress this year. They have been working very hard in preparation for the performances, which will take place in the Barber Middle School Auditorium. We are very proud of all of our Bands. Their hard work will definitely show on the night of the concert.

The concert attire for the 7th and 8th graders is their concert tuxes or dresses. For the 6th graders, they will wear their Barber Band polos with khaki pants. They are allowed to wear Santa caps, antlers, or elf hats if they would like.

We are very excited for this Concert and look forward to their performance and meeting with many of you! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time and your advocacy in our program

Robert Grogan
Director of Bands
Barber Middle School
Robert.Grogan@cobbk12.org

Bradley Rikard
Associate Director of Bands
Barber Middle School
Bradley.Rikard@cobbk12.org

Share

Spring Band Concerts

Greetings Parents!

 

This has been a fantastic and successful year for the Barber Bands.  I am thoroughly convinced of the value of our band program and the quality of our students as they advanced to the next grade level or feed up into North Cobb HS Band.  We are now in the process of wrapping up the school year and the kids have worked extraordinarily hard! We have our final concert coming up in a few weeks.  These concerts are by class periods, so please take note of the specific time your student is performing.  The dress for the 6th graders is their “Sunday Best” which is just their nicest clothes.  The 7th and 8th graders will be wearing their concert tuxes and dresses.

 

We have 2 concerts on Wednesday night, May 10th.

 

6:00 pm, May 10th in the BMS Auditorium – 6-2, 7-1, and 8-2

Call time is 5:30.  Students are welcome to stay through the end of school if they bring their change of clothes for the concert.

 

7:30 pm, May 10th in the BMS Auditorium – 6-1, 7-2, and 8-1

Call time is 6:00.

 

 

 

8th Grade Fine Arts ExtravaGANza!! on Friday morning, May 12th

 

9:30, May  12th in the BMS Auditorium – 8th Gr. Band, Chorus, Orch. and Dance

This is our annual prism concert for the school that takes place during the connections hours.  All parents and teachers are invited to our end of the year showcase for the school. The dress for this is appropriate school clothes.

 

 

We are very excited for our final performances of the year!

 

 

Thank you for your time and your advocacy in our program.

Share

Pre-LGPE and Professional Recordings

8th Grade Wind Symphony

Rough-Riders

Rough-Riders Professional Recording

Sun Cycles

Sun Cycles Professional Recording

Ruckus

Ruckus Professional Recording

 

7th Grade Band

St Petersburg March

St Petersburg March Professional Recording

As Twilight Falls

As Twilight Falls Professional Recording

Sparks

Sparks Professional Recording

Share

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert and LGPE

**PLEASE BRING $10, BY FRIDAY, MAR 10TH**

 

1 March 2017

Dear 8th grade and 7th Grade Band Parents

 

Our performances are nearly here!!!   We are working very hard to help our students prepare for their LGPE performance as well as their preview concert at Barber MS on the 9th of March.  LGPE stands for Large Group Performance Evaluation.  It is critical that we have “all hands on deck” for this event.  Essentially, it is our version of the Georgia Milestones.  We have lots of music to learn, and tons to practice.  We have a long way to go, but we are making strides every day.   We have several events coming up to mark on your calendars.

 

7-1 Band

  • Thursday, March 2nd: 4:30-6:30pm – After School Rehearsal
  • Every Monday – 4:30-5:30 – Soprano and Alto voiced instruments sectional
  • Every Tuesday – 4:30-5:30 – Tenor and Bass voiced instruments sectional
  • Thrusday, March 9thPre-LGPE Concert – 6:00pm at Barber MS. The students need to be at the school by 5:30.
  • Wednesday, March 22ndLGPE at McEachern HS – Leaving from school and returning to Barber at 9:15pm

 

8-1 Band

  • Thrusday, March 9thPre-LGPE Concert – 7:30pm at Barber MS. The students need to be at the school by 7:00.
  • Friday, March 24th: LGPE at McEachern – The students will leave from the school and return before the end of the school day.

 

Please make sure that your student brings $10.00 to Mr. Grogan for Dinner at Stevie B’s by Friday, March 10th.  If you opt out of dinner, please make sure that your child brings a sack meal.  We will be stopping at Stevie B’s Pizza for food either in-route or after the performance, depending on the ensemble.  He or she will also need to make sure that they have their full concert attire for the day of the trip.

For all the trips, your child needs to take the bus to the school.  Your student will need to be picked up after school in the evening once we return it they are in the 7th grade band.  Parents are more than welcome to attend the LGPE performance. Please check the Barber Band Calendar on my website to verify the exact time of the LGPE performance for your child’s band.  Thank you for all of your support and advocacy and please let me know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Robert Grogan

Director of Bands

Barber Middle School

www.barberband.org

Robert.grogan@cobbk12.org

Share

7-1 Symphonic Camp Information

Click here to download the 7-1 Symphonic Camp Form

Sign and return to Mr. Grogan by Monday, February 6th, 2017

 

 

Greetings Barber Band Family!

 

The 7-1 grade symphonic camp is just around the corner. We are having our annual Symphonic Band Camp on Thursday, February 9th. This should be a highly challenging, inspirational, and rewarding experience for your child.  The students will get full band rehearsals with sectionals.  The purpose of this camp is to prepare for our LGPE evaluation.

 

This Symphonic Camp is at no cost to the students.  At Barber MS, we feel so strongly about providing this opportunity to our students that we are willing to cover the costs completely minus food for Thursday night.  On that night, the students can elect to bring a sack lunch or turn in $10.00 to the black boxes located around the school with a payment envelope marked, “Band Clinic” to have dinner provided for them.

 

I must stress how important it is for us to have 100% participation at this camp.  We really need the whole team there as we are using this event as our catalyst to kick off what will become a very successful concert season.  This is a required event and is graded for all 7-1 Band students. Outlined on the back is the schedule for the Symphonic Camp, as well as the food order.  Please sign and return this to Mr. Grogan by Monday, February 6th, 2017.  With the food order form, please include $10 if your child is going to eat the pizza and refreshments on Friday night, January 22nd. 

Schedule

 

Thursday, Febraury 9th

4:00 p.m. –               Report to the Band Room

4:15 p.m. –               Full Band Rehearsal – set up on stage

5:45 p.m. –               Dinner in the Cafeteria

6:15 p.m. –               Break

6:30 p.m. –               Sectional Rehearsals

8:00 p.m. –               Full Band Rehearsal

Share

Winter Band Concerts

Greetings Barber Band Family!

 

Our Winter Concert is quickly arriving.  There will be two concerts in one night

 

Tuesday, December 6th – 6:00pm Concert (call time is 5:30pm)

  • 7-2 Band
  • 7-1 Band
  • 8-2 Band

 

Tuesday, December 6th – 7:30pm Concert (call time is 7:00pm)

  • 6-1 Band
  • 6-2 Band
  • 8-1 Band

 

 

We are very excited and are off to a fantastic start!  The students have made a huge amount of progress this year.  They have been working very hard in preparation for the performances, which will take place in the Barber Middle School Auditorium.  We are very proud of all of our Bands. Their hard work will definitely show on the night of the concert.

 

The concert attire for the 7th and 8th graders is their concert tuxes or dresses.  If the 7th grade concert attire is not in on time, we will let you know the modified apparel for the night prior to the concert.  The shipments should be delivered to the students shortly.  For the 6th graders, please have them wear their “Sunday’s Best.” This is simply their nicest outfit.  They are allowed to wear Santa caps, antlers, or elf hats if they would like.

 

We are very excited for this Concert and look forward to their performance and meeting with many of you!  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

Thank you for your time and your advocacy in our program

Share

Disney Payments

Parents,
There might have been some confusion Friday if your children came home saying that there was a Disney payment due.  I apologize; we misspoke.  We adjusted the payments on the Disney contract to accommodate families during the holiday season but we forgot to change the Band Calendar.  When I incorrectly saw a payment was due on the calendar, I reminded the kids.  I try not to discuss financial things with them, but I say in-class reminders because often kids forget to deposit the large checks that their parents send them and they are left in their backpacks.
I will adjust our calendar to reflect the payment schedule that was given in the contract that you received in August.  If you made accommodations to make the payment this month and weren’t planning on it, I am happy to refund it for you and we can just plan on making the final payment in January when it is due.
I am mortified about this mix-up and I am deeply sorry if this caused any heartache.  Below is the correct payment schedule for the Disney trip:
September 4th – $200 (non-refundable deposit)
 
October 2nd – $225
 
January 8th – $225 (final payment may change slightly if the estimated cost changes)
Share