8-1 Symphonic Camp is coming up soon


Sign and return to Mr. Grogan by Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Greetings Barber Band Family!


Next week, we have our annual Symphonic Camp for the 8-1 Band and a select few 7th graders.   For the 8-1 Band, we are honored to have Ms. Jill Barnocki conduct the band for the weekend. 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 October 14th and 15th. 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, “Alabama” 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 Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.  With the food order form, please include $10 if your child is going to eat the pizza, sides, desserts, and refreshments on Friday night, October 14th.


*7th Grade Students who are selected to perform with the 8-1 Band MUST attend Symphonic Camp AND pass off all of the 8th grade music individually in order to perform with the 8th graders at the University of Alabama Performance.


Robert Grogan

Director of Bands

Barber Middle School







Friday, October 14th

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

4:15 p.m. –               Dinner – Pizza will be delivered to Barber

4:45 p.m. –               Sectionals begin with sectional coaches

6:15 p.m. –               Break

6:30 p.m. –               Rehearsal begins with Ms. Barnocki

9:00 p.m. –               Rehearsal ends


Saturday, October 15th

8:15 a.m. –               Students report to the band room (Breakfast is on their own)

8:30 a.m. –               Sectionals

11:30 a.m. –             Lunch – Bring our own sack lunch

12:30 a.m. –             Rehearsal Begins with Ms. Barnocki

3:30 a.m. –               Rehearsal ends / set up the stage

4:00 p.m.  –              Symphonic Camp Concert


*Dance students will be dismissed at 11:30am on Saturday to attend their dance performance


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