• Barclay Concert Band

    Before School Rehearsal Information

    Dear parents and students,

    The Barclay Concert Band is beginning preparations for our spring concert performances on Wednesday, May 25th.  We will perform for students and staff of Barclay during the school day and again at 7:00pm for family and friends, at Tamanend Middle School.  In order to sufficiently prepare for the concerts we will be rehearsing at Barclay before school on the following dates:


    PLEASE NOTE, not all students are required to come on each date, some are only for specific instruments.



    Monday, March 21st                  -           (Trumpets and Trombones)                                          8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, March 28th                   -           (Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Saxophones)                     8:15 – 9:00am  

    Monday, April 4th                      -           (Percussion and Bells)                                                  8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, April 11th                    -           (EVERYONE)                                                                8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, April 25th                    -           (EVERYONE)                                                                8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, May 2nd                       -           (EVERYONE)                                                              8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, May 9th                       -           (EVERYONE)                                                               8:15 – 9:00am

    Monday, May 16th                     -           (EVERYONE)                                                               8:15 – 9:00am


    *If there is a delayed opening due to inclement weather the morning rehearsal will be cancelled.



    I wish for each student in the band to have an enjoyable, productive, and meaningful experience applying the skills learned in weekly lessons to make music together. In order to ensure that each student has the best experience possible certain expectations and requirements are necessary during morning rehearsal time. Please review the following criteria, then detach, sign, and return the acknowledgement below.

    1. Preparation:

    Each student must practice his/her assigned music at home, 3 times a week for 15 minutes makes a difference.

    1. Materials:

    Each student must have his/her instrument, band folder with music, and a pencil.

    1. Etiquette:

    Once the conductor (Mr. Robinson) takes his place in front of the band, all instrument playing and conversation must stop, and students are to go to resting position. We will then warm up and tune before rehearsing the music. All students are expected to be cooperative, attentive, and on their best behavior at all times.

    1. Clean Up:

    At the conclusion of rehearsal, everyone is expected to help put away chairs and stands.

                Good attendance at morning rehearsals is essential to the success of our spring concert. Since band rehearsals are before school students will need to get a ride to Barclay. Please drop off students between 8:10-8:15am at the Main Entrance, we will rehearse on stage.


    Thank you for your support! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any and all questions.




    Mike Robinson

    Band Director