8th Grade Night with McEachern and South Cobb Marching Bands

McEachern 8th Grade Night is this Friday, September 13. Students who have returned the permission slips will ride the bus over to MHS after school on Friday. They will perform a PRE-GAME show, so any parents who want to watch should be at the high school before 6:30. Any students who have returned the permission slip may go back into the game after halftime and be picked up by their parents after the game is finished. All other students will be picked up by their parents immediately following halftime (around 9:00). Parents must meet Mr. Lowery at the Fine Arts Building (take the entrance off Gaydon Road) to check their student out.

South Cobb 8th Grade Night has been rescheduled to next Friday, September 20. Students who have returned the permission slips will ride the bus over to SCHS after school on that Friday. Students will perform with the band during halftime and will need to be picked up by their parents immediately after at the band building.

Any parents with questions should reach out to Mr. Lowery or Mr. Glover through the Band App or through email.

Fundraiser due this week

Thank you to all of our band families who have helped support the program through the fundraiser!

All money and orders are due at school on Thursday, September 12.

We do not yet have an official cookie delivery date, but we expect it at the end of October or beginning of November. As soon as we have the date we will announce it.

Band App (replacement for Remind)

In order to best communicate with our band families, we have started using the Band App this year. This will replace the use of Remind and will allow us to send consistent reminders and notifications to families as needed. It is a secure communication platform meant for school use, so students and adults alike can message the directors through it. You can access this through a website on a computer or through a free app that you can download.

 

We ask that every student and at least one parent or guardian for each student join so that we can have an open stream of communication whenever possible. 

Follow link or scan the QR code to join: https://band.us/n/ada41ejep5D35               

Band App QR Code

Contact Information for the Summer

If you are a rising 7th or 8th grade band student, please complete this form so that we can send you necessary information over the summer before school begins.

Student Cell Phone *
Student Cell Phone
Parent Cell Phone
Parent Cell Phone

Jazz Band Performance February 28

Our Jazz Band will perform at the Rising 6th Grade Night on Thursday, February 28, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to show off our program for students and parents who will be part of the Cooper family next year!

The performance will take place at 6:30pm in the Cooper Auditorium. Jazz Band students will need to wear all concert black.

We will send home another reminder next week!

Charms

To login to Charms for the very first time, please follow these instructions. The first time you login you should change your password to something new (it cannot be your student ID again) that you will remember when you are prompted to do so. We cannot see your new password, but we can reset it back to your lunch number should you forget it later.

When you do login, please update the parent information section to include names, email addresses, and phone numbers. 

 

Upcoming Concerts

7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00pm in the Cooper Auditorium

Students should arrive no later than 6:45pm.

6th Grade & Jazz Band Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00pm in the Cooper Auditorium

Students should arrive no later than 6:45pm.

Welcome to a new school year!

Welcome back to band at Cooper Middle School! We are so excited to show off our incredible ensembles at our performances throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 

Please check back here often for reminders and updates. You will be able to find concerts and other important dates on our calendar page. If you are in need of specific materials for band class, our materials page will show you exactly what to get. 

If you have not yet received the start of year checklist from your student, please ask them about it. That covers all classroom policies, concert dates, attendance expectatations, materials, Remind, and Charms.

Please email Mr. Lowery or Mr. Glover at any time with any questions or concerns. 

It's almost March!

LGPE is near: t-minus 15 rehearsals until LGPE for our 7th and 8th students.

 

Concert Band (1st and 4th periods) have a rehearsal from 4:30-5:30 next Monday, March 5, a Pre-LGPE Concert at Cooper at 7:00 on Monday, March 12, and an LGPE performance at McEachern at 10:30am on Tuesday, March 20.

Symphonic Bands (2nd and 5th periods) have a Pre-LGPE concert at Cooper at 7:00 on Tuesday, March 13.
7th Grade Symphonic Band's LGPE performance is at McEachern at 6:45pm on Tuesday, March 20.
8th Grade Symphonic Band's LGPE performance is at McEachern at 5:45pm on Wednesday, March 21.

 

ALL band students have passoffs due on Friday each week. 7th and 8th grade students may choose any 2 LGPE passoffs each week. 6th grade students have a list of assigned passoffs for each week.

Winter Break Reminders

Winter break is finally here! We will be out of school for the week of Monday, February 19. 

Over the break, continue to practice and submit passoffs as outlined throughout the semester so far.

Concert Band (1st and 4th periods) will have a required rehearsal on Monday, March 5 immediately after school. We will end at 5:30. Any 8th grader in 1st period who plans to go on the Disney trip must be in attendance at the rehearsal to remain a part of the trip.

Our 4th Disney Trip payment ($100) is due the week after Winter Break. All trip money is due in March. 

As always, please send any questions to Mr. Lowery (robbin.lowery@cobbk12.org) or Mr. Tanksley (dillon.tanksley@cobbk12.org)

Ice Days

Enjoy your extra two days off from school this week! Please submit a passoff or two when you're trying to figure out how to pass your time all day long!

January 15 Updates

6th Grade

Our very first 6th grade band concert is in 8 days! It is next Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00pm. Students should arrive between 6:30 and 6:40, and parents will want to get a seat in the auditorium so you don't miss any of it! Boys should wear all black dress shoes, long black socks, black dress pants, and long-sleeve white dress shirt. Girls should wear the same, but all black (including the tops).

6th grade passoffs are beginning this week as well. We went over the assignments and Charms in class on Thursday and Friday of last week and sent home information on both passoffs and Charms. Please ask your student about this if they haven't brought it home to you yet.

 

7th & 8th Grade

Our next concerts for 7th and 8th grade (as well as LGPE) are in March. Please check the calendar for the exact dates and times. The concert uniform will be strictly enforced at the Pre-LGPE concert to prepare us for the adjudicated setting later in the month. Boys will be provided bowties and vests for these concerts as well. 

Passoffs are continuing for our 7th and 8th grade students. Every 7th and 8th grader in band should have completed the Fundamentals Passoffs from the Fall semester. If you haven't, you can still turn them in at any point for full credit. We just want you to do them! Our next passoffs will be excerpts from the LGPE music itself. 

 

8th Grade Disney Trip

The third payment for the Disney trip is $100, due on or before Wednesday, January 24. Our first two payments totaled $325. If you still need to catch up with those payments, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions about payments or the trip itself, please email Mr. Lowery.

6th Grade Concert POSTPONED

There will be NO 6th Grade Band Concert on Tuesday, December 12. 

Due to the unexpected snow and power outages, we will postpone our 6th grade concert until January, 2018. We will send out an exact date when we have the information set in stone.

7th and 8th grade will still have a concert on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 in the Cooper auditorium.

7th & 8th Grade Band Concert: Thursday, December 14, 2017

We look forward to welcoming the friends and families back to Cooper for our first concert of the year!

It will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00PM in the Cooper Middle School Auditorium. Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 so that we can begin the concert on time.

This concert is a big event for our band. Our students must look as professional as they sound, so no student will be allowed on stage if they are not in the correct uniform.

Boys should wear: a long sleeve white dress shirt, long black dress pants (no jeans), long solid black socks, solid black dress shoes

Girls should wear: a ¾ length sleeve or longer solid black dress shirt or blouse, long black dress pants (no jeans), solid black dress shoes, solid black socks or hosiery if necessary

6th Grade Band Concert: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We look forward to welcoming the families of our 6th grade beginner students to their very first Cooper Band concert!

It will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00PM in the Cooper Middle School Auditorium.

Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 so that we can begin the concert on time

This concert is a big event for our band. Our students must look as professional as they sound, so no student will be allowed on stage if they are not in the correct uniform.

Boys should wear: a long sleeve white dress shirt, long black dress pants (no jeans), long solid black socks, solid black dress shoes

Girls should wear: a ¾ length sleeve or longer solid black dress shirt or blouse, long black dress pants (no jeans), solid black dress shoes, solid black socks or hosiery if necessary

 

8th Grade Disney Trip

The time has come to begin preparations for our annual trip to Disney World! It is open to all band, chorus, and orchestra students in 8th grade. The trip estimate is $625, based on how many students and chaperones participate. We sent home an information letter today with more details. To reserve a spot on the trip, fill out the form on our Disney page. For text message updates about the trip, sign up for the Remind messages by texting the message  @coopdisney to the number  81010.   Please plan to attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, September 20. We will outline the trip for parents, fill out permission slips, and take the deposit payment that night. 

We cant wait to get on the road to Disney with all of you!