6th Grade Band Concert

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00

All 6th grade band students will participate in this concert, which begins at 7:00. 

Students will need to arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 and parents are encouraged to find a great seat in the theater at that time so that you won't miss a moment of the performance. 

Our professional appearance is essential, so please be sure you are wearing the correct concert attire. Students should wear black dress shoes, long black socks, black dress pants (not jeans), a long-sleeved dress shirt or the white Cooper uniform shirt.

Our band performance can only be successful when all students are in attendance. Please be sure to mark this on your calendar so you won't miss this event!

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert

Thursday, December 1 at 7:00

All 7th and 8th grade band students will participate in this concert, which begins at 7:00.

Students will need to arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 and parents are encouraged to find a great seat in the theater at that time so that you won't miss a moment of the performance.

Our professional appearance is essential, so please be sure you are wearing the correct concert attire. Ladies should be dressed in all black - dress pants, shoes, and 1/2 to full length sleeved shirt (all without other colors). Gentlemen should wear black dress shoes, long black socks, black dress pants (not jeans), a long-sleeved dress shirt, and the vest and tie that we will provide.

8th grade students are reminded that concert attendance is a expected for any student who plans to participate in the Disney trip. 

Fundraiser Cookie Dough Arrives Tomorrow!

We just received word that the cookie dough for our music department fundraiser will arrive at Cooper on Thursday, October 27. Students who sold 5 or fewer items will be sent home with the cookie dough. Any student who sold more will need a parent or family member to come pick up the cookie dough at Cooper. The dough is all frozen and should be picked up as early as possible and taken straight home to your freezer. 

We will be at Cooper until around 5:30 for those who need to pick up the cookies. 

 

Thank you to to all families who supported Cooper's music programs through this fundraiser! 

Passoffs for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Today marked the beginning of passoffs for our 7th and 8th grade students. The first passoff (concert B-flat scale for everybody) will be due next week as an introductory assignment.

You can login to your passoffs by going to cooper.musicfirstclassroom.com. Your username is your firstnamelastname, all one long word in lower case letters without any other symbols. Your password is your student ID number.

Please remember that these assignments are scheduled by the computer - you cannot turn them in late because they will disappear from your dashboard on the day they are due. You can redo your recording as many times as you want before you submit. You can submit your passoff at any time before the due date - the earlier, the better. This application is a powerful practice tool - the computer will play the excerpt for you and you can also slow down the tempo to practice it more slowly.

Passoffs will go into the gradebook as homework/practice assignments. Please stay on top of them!

October Information and Reminders

As our second 9 weeks of school begin, please make a note of the following updates:

  • Jazz Band begins next week! It is open to all 7th and 8th grade students and will rehearse every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Students will need to return the sign-up form and be in attendance every week in order to participate in the ensemble. 
  • 7th and 8th grade students will be receiving login information this week to pass off concert music and exercises. This can be done on any device with a microphone and internet access from home or using one of our devices in the band room in morning practice (8:15-9:00am). 
  • Our December concerts are quickly approaching: 7th and 8th grade students on December 1 and 6th grade students on December 6. 
  • 8th grade students participating in the trip to Disney World should make the second payment of $150 by this Friday, October 21. Chaperones will need to make their deposit of $50 by Friday as well.

 

As always, please email a director with any questions or concerns.

Night of the Arts Concert

Our first concert of the year is quickly approaching!

The fine arts programs at Cooper and McEachern are all working together to put on this multi-grade Cooper Night of the Arts at 7:00 on Thursday, September 22. 

The band members who will participate in this concert are those in the Symphonic Bands (2nd and 5th periods). Students will need to wear all black: black pants, shoes, and shirt. This is the typical concert attire for our ladies, and the only change for gentlemen is a black shirt instead of our normal white dress shirts (so a black polo school uniform shirt will be acceptable). Students will need to be at Cooper at 6:30. Parents are encouraged to find seats early - we will have a packed house!

 

Our next band concert will be in December and will include every band student from 6th through 8th grade. 

8th Grade Updates

Next week is a busy one for 8th grade band families!

Disney Parent Meeting - Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00

This meeting is REQUIRED for parents of students participating in the trip to Disney World. You will need to sign paperwork at the meeting to secure your student a spot on the trip. You may pay your $165 deposit at this meeting, or you may wait until the deadline of September 23. 

McEachern Marching Band 8th Grade Night - Friday, September 9

All 8th grade students are invited to join the outstanding McEachern Marching Band in the stands and on the field during halftime at our game on Friday night. Students will ride to McEachern on a bus after school and will be fed dinner at the high school. Parents are encouraged to attend the football game ($7 admission) to support your students in their first marching band performance! Students will be dismissed to parents after halftime. If you have not returned your Blanket Field Trip Permission Form, please print it out from this post and return it by Thursday, September 8.

As always, if you have any questions please email Mr. Lowery at robbin.lowery@cobbk12.org or Mr. Tanksley at dillon.tanksley@cobbk12.org.