Band Symphonic Camp is Here!

***THIS INFORMATION ONLY PERTAINS TO 7-2, 8-1, AND 8-2 CLASSES (plus about 10 pre-selected 7-1 participants)

*** Please sign and return the form in the link below to Mr. Grogan by Monday, January 18th, 2016.

Greetings Barber Band Family!


We are going to be starting our first annual Symphonic Camp for the 8th grade bands and a select few 7th graders.   For the 8-1 Band, we are honored to have Mr. Andrew Cole conduct the band for the weekend.  For the Concert Band (combined 8-2/7-2), we will be having Mrs. Amy Adams.  This is an excellent opportunity for your students to be exposed to some of the very best in the band teaching profession.   We are having annual Symphonic Band Camp on January 22nd and 23rd.  The 8-1 Band will be on both days and the Concert Band will just be Friday night, the 22nd.  This should be a highly challenging, inspirational, and rewarding experience for your child.  The students will get full band rehearsals with our guest conductors as well as group lessons from professionals on each instrument.


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 Friday night.  For Friday 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 Symphonic Camp” to have dinner provided for them.  For the 8-1 students, no meal will be provided on Saturday and they will need to bring a sack lunch with 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 8th grade students.  If a student needs to miss for whatever reason, there will be a make-up research project that will require the students to spend about an equivalent amount of time on it.  This make-up will be for full credit.  For Disney students, attendance to the Symphonic Camp is in the Disney contract that was signed and returned to one of the performing arts teachers at the beginning of the school year.  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, January 18th, 2016.  With the food order form, please include $10 if your child is going to eat the pizza and refreshments on Friday night, January 22nd.


*7th Grade Students who are selected to perform with the 8th Grade Bands MUST attend Symphonic Camp AND pass off all of the 8th grade music individually in order to perform with the 8th graders for LGPE.


Robert Grogan

Director of Bands

Barber Middle School

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