Friday, April 15, 2016

Rising 9th Grade students - NCHS - Marching band intent form & information

The North Cobb High School Marching Band dates, intent form, audition dates for colorguard and percussion were all distributed to the students On Thursday, April 14th.  Please reveiw these with your child and return the information to the North Cobb Band directors.

Jazz Band Calendar with performances

Jazz Band - Upcoming rehearsals and Performance Dates

The calendar below was sent home with Jazz Band students on April 14th.  Please review and let me know if you have any conflicts with performance dates.

Rehearsals & Performances

April 14th          8:15-9:00am               Rehearsal
April 20th         4:30-6:00pm               Rehearsal w/ pizza
April 22nd        8:15-9:00am                Rehearsal
April 27th          4:30-5:30pm              Rehearsal
April 29th         8:15-9:00am                Rehearsal

April 30th         6:30pm                        Performance at Kell HS w/McCleskey & Kell Jazz Bands
May 2nd           7:00pm                        Performance at Kell HS w/ Palmer MS 6th Grade & 7th
  Grade Bands
May 6th            8:15-9:00am                Rehearsal

May 10th         TBD                             Performance for Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

7-1 & 8-2 Band Festival Itinerary for March 23rd

Itinerary for 7-1/8-2 Band
Large Group Festival Performance
Wednesday. March 23, 2016

The 7-1/8-2 Band will be participating in the GMEA District XII Large Group Festival on March 23rd, 2016.  Every band in the Cobb County School District is required to attend this festival.  This is an extremely important event for all students to participate, as we will be critiqued and evaluated by 8 highly qualified judges.  Please read the itinerary carefully below.

9:00am                        Bring uniforms to the Auditorium. Bring a packed sandwich, drink to
eat for dinner.

3:00pm            Meet in the Palmer auditorium for rehearsal.

4:10pm            Meet in the cafeteria to eat packed lunch/change into uniform

5:00pm            Load Busses and depart for Kell High School.

5:25pm            Arrive and unload busses      

5:40pm            Warm-up in Warm-up room A

6:25pm            Perform in Kell High School Auditorium (Parents are strongly encouraged
to attend J )

6:55pm            Clinic and Sight-reading

7:30pm            Load busses and depart for Palmer Middle school

8:00pm            Arrive at Palmer Middle School, unload, depart with parents.

If you would like to pick-up your child at Kell High School and drive them home, I must have a note in writing no later than Wednesday, March 16th.

Attached is a permission slip that must be signed and returned no later than Wednesday, March 16th.  We are in need to 4 chaperones to ride the busses and assist us this day, if you are interested please email me at:
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______  I would like to be a chaperone for the band field trip on March 23rd, 2016.

Name _________________________________________Phone ___________________

Email _________________________________________

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Band Calendar Updates/Changes - 7th & 8th Grade only

We have made some changes to our Band Calendar, due to some unforeseen conflicts.  All of the changes are for events that are required for students to attend Disney/Stars and Strikes, so please check/update your calendar. The updates to the Calendar are as follows:

Changed Dates
February 27th       7-2 Band Symphonic camp has been moved to Saturday, March 5th from 9:00am                               – 2pmat Palmer MS. (Conflicts with HS Camps)

March 1st             Pre-festival Concert has been moved to Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm in the        Palmer Theatre.  This features the 7-1, 8-1 and 8-2 Bands performing their LGPE selections. (Moved because elections were scheduled in the theatre that day)

March 3rd & 4th  The 7-1/8-2 Symphonic camp that was scheduled after school these two days, have been moved to Monday, March 14th & Tuesday, March 15th (moved because of concert change)

Updated Dates- These dates were originally scheduled as TBD until we received the LGPE schedule.

March 10th          The 8-1 Band is scheduled to perform at McEachern for LGPE at 4:30pm

March 23rd          The 7-1/8-2 Bands are scheduled to perform at Kell HS for LGPE at 6:25pm

March 24th          The 7-2 Band is scheduled to perform at Kell HS for LGPE at 5:35pm

Additional information will be sent home about all of these upcoming events.  If you have a conflict with one of the changed dates, please email Ms. Bulock or Mr. Dietrich about it before the February 12th, 2016.  

Friday, January 8, 2016

Band Performance Calendar

If any of your have misplaced the Palmer Band Calendar that was distributed at the beginning of the year, I am including the dates below.

Palmer Band Calendar – 2015-2016
Date                                     Event                                                                   Time                     Location
August 17th                         7th & 8th Grade Parent Meeting                     7:00pm                Palmer Aud
August 28th                        8th Grade Night at NCHS                                 4:30-10pm           North Cobb HS
September 8th                    Disney Parent Meeting                                    7:00pm                Palmer Aud
September 9th                    Band Fundraiser Kick off                                 All Day                  Palmer MS
September 12th                   6th Grade Band Carnival                                  9am-4pm             Kell HS
October 16th        `              8th Grade Night at Kell HS                               4:30-10pm           Kell HS
October 29th                       8-1 Band & Ensemble Concert                      7:00pm                Palmer Aud.
November 14th                   Band Solo & Ensemble                                    TBD                       Hightower Trail Ms
November 19th                  6th Grade and 7-1/8-2 Band Concert            7:00pm                Kell HS
December 5th                      Band Honor Band/All State Auditions           TBD                       Dodgen MS
December 10-12th              UGA Midfest Honor Band                               TBD                       UGA – Athens
December 14th                   7-2/8-1 Band Concert                                     7:00pm                Palmer MS
January 9th                          All State – Final Auditions                              TBD                       TBD
January 15th & 16th            8-1 Symphonic Camp                                      TBD                       Kell HS
February 5-7                       District XII Honor Band                                    TBD                       Lovinggood MS
February 27                        7-2 Symphonic Camp                                      TBD                       Palmer MS
March 1                               Pre-Festival Concert 7-1 & 8th Grades          7:00pm                Palmer MS
March 3 & 4                       7-1/8-2 Symphonic Camp                               4:30-6:30pm       Palmer MS                             
March 3-5                           Band All State                                                   TBD                       Athens, GA
March 8-10                         8th Grade Band LGPE                                       TBD                       McEachern HS
March 21-24                       7th Grade Band LGPE                                       TBD                       Kell HS
April 30th                             Jazz Night at Kell                                              6:30pm                Kell HS
May 2nd                              6th & 7-2 & Jazz Bands Concert                     7:00pm                Kell HS
May 3rd                                8th Grade Band Concert                                  7:00pm                Kell HS

May 21st                                             Night of Percussion/Stomp Concert                             7:00pm                Kell HS

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Playing Test & Pass Off Assignments - Did you know?

Did you know that students may replay all playing tests and pass offs as many times as they want to increase their grade?  The end of the 2nd Six Week Marking Period is Friday, October 30th.  If you child has a lower grade on a pass off or playing test they can:

Record themselves as home and email it to the band directors at:


come in to open band before school between 8:15-9:00am and play for a director or for the director's ipad if they are busy


Schedule a time after school to meet with a director to replay tests.

We want your students to be successful, so please let us help!

Band Uniforms

The new band uniforms will be distributed to all 7th & 8th grade students next week.  The uniform pants and skirts all come not hemmed and very long.  This is on purpose because your child will grow significantly between the fall of 7th grade and spring of their 8th grade year.  We will be providing hem tape to everyone to help you adjust the length.  The hem tape can be ironed in requiring zero sewing skills :)

Instructions about how to hem and how to use the hem tape will be included with the uniform.

All students who are borrowing a uniform will be given a uniform loan agreement that will need to be filled out and returned to the band directors.  We would like to distribute all of these uniforms by the end of next week as well.  Please ask your child about the uniform contract.