Band

Band Director is Mrs. Stephanie O'Brian

Mrs. O'Brian received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana State University.  She also received a graduate assistant where she worked under Judith E. Grimes and went on to receive her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana State University.  Mrs. O'Brian is a member of Indiana Bandmaster Association, Indiana Music Educators Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota (a women's music fraternity).  She has also been very involved in judging for Indiana State School Music Association.  She has worked with the Drum Corp International INPact band for 3 years as well as several area band camps.

Mrs. O'Brian's major instrument is flute.  She plays her flute and sings with the choir at her church.

BARR-REEVE BAND INFORMATION

BAND CALENDAR

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK WHICH GROUP PERFORMS AT EACH EVENT.  5TH AND 6TH BAND WILL NOT HAVE AS MANY PERFORMANCES ON THE CALENDAR AS JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BAND.

TENTATIVE BAND CALENDAR 2015-2016

ISSMA Band Organization Contest Schedule for 6th band and Jr. High Band:

Sixth and Jr. High Band Contest information 2016

Contest Recording for students to practice with:

Sixth Grade:   Defender of Time

 

Sixth Grade:   Aztec Sunrise

 

Other recordings are too long for this page to accept so students can use the following:

http://jwpepper.com to practice with recording of Aztec Sunrise and El Nino (Sixth Grade music)

HS Music - Amparito Roca, Last Ride of the Pony Express, and Air for Band

Jr. High Music - Adrenaline Engine, Let Evening Come, and Declaration in Blue

ISSMA INSTRUMENTAL SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST INFORMATION:

Congratulations to the Barr-Reeve Band students at ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday, Feb. 6th at Evansville North Middle/High School.

Receiving a Gold in Group V on solo:  Cole Baker on trombone, Stacy Raber on trumpet, Katelynn Stoll on flute, Makana Gabrel on clarinet, and Nyah Dillard on piccolo.

Receiving a Gold in Group IV on solo:  Kaelyn Klopfenstein on violin, Drew Graber on tenor saxophone, Selena Mascorro on flute.

Receiving a Silver in Group IV on solo:  Taylon Graber on alto saxophone

Receiving a Gold in Group IV on trios: flute trio of Hailey Carter, Selena Mascorro, and Ellie Swartzentruber;  Woodwind trio of Madison Gist, Magdalena Miller, and Heaven Sanders, and Woodwind trio of Lindsey Gallagher, Makayla Kavanaugh, and Olivia Wagler.

Receiving a Gold in Group III on solo:  Joshua O'Brian on baritone, Kendall Tomkins on trumpet, Christa Baker on trumpet, David Lengacher on xylophone, Nyah Dillard on flute, Lindsey Gallagher on flute, and Kaelyn Klopfenstein on flute.

Receiving a Silver in Group III on solo:  Hailey Carter on flute

Receiving a Gold in Group II on solo:  Trent Garland on trombone

Receiving a Silver in Group II on solo:  Jenna Lueken on clarinet and Elizabeth Raber on piccolo

Receiving a Gold in Group I on solo:  Emma Steiner on clarinet

Receiving a Silver in Group I on solo:  Colin Souerdike on trumpet, Keith Hart on trumpet, Anthony O'Brian on trumpet, Elizabeth Raber on flute, and Leanna Raber on flute

Receiving a Gold in Group I on solo at the ISSMA State Music contest was Emma Steiner on clarinet.

Congratulation to all the students and a big thank you to their accompanists, Eric Wilson and Emma Steiner.

Orleans Pep Band Competition:

Congratulation to the Barr-Reeve Pep band for receiving 3rd Place Gold Rating at the Orleans Pep Band Competition.  The Percussion section also won best percussion.  Awesome job!

End of Year Band Information:

HOLIDAY WORLD FESTIVAL:

THE 6TH AND JR. HIGH BAND WILL ATTENDS THE HOLIDAY WORLD FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION THIS YEAR ON MAY 14TH.  BANDS WITH 600 STUDENTS OR LESS WILL BE ONE CLASS AND BANDS WITH 600 OR MORE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THEIR SCHOOL WILL BE ANOTHER CLASS.  THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR US SINCE IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD TO COMPETE WITH BIG SCHOOLS.

OUR BANDS HAVE CONTINUED TO DO WELL EVERY YEAR EARNING GOLDS AND PLACING WELL.  WE GENERALLY PLACE 1ST OR 2ND EVERY YEAR WITH A GOLD RATING.  WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ATTEND THE LAST TWO YEARS DUE TO MY SCHEDULE WITH CHOIR.  THE STUDENTS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING TO GO ONCE AGAIN.  I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR BANDS DOING WELL AGAIN.

I’VE ATTACHED INFORMATION FOR THE HOLIDAY WORLD FESTIVAL SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

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CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER:

THIS FUNDRAISER IS OPTIONAL AND IT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO PUT A PORTION OF THE PROFIT INTO THEIR ACCOUNTS.  THIS MONEY CAN BE USED FOR THE HOLIDAY WORLD FOR, FUTURE TRIPS, UNIFORM RENTAL, REED PAYOUT AT THE END OF THE YEAR.  AT THE END OF THE CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER WE WILL SEND HOME A STATEMENT OF WHAT IS IN YOUR CHILD’S ACCOUNT OR YOU CAN CALL BAND BOOSTER TREASURER, SHERRIE STEINER FOR AN UPDATE.  CANDY BARS WILL BE PASSED OUT ON THURSDAY, 3/10/2016.

  • FIRST MONEY TURN IN DUE DATE IS 3/18/2016 FOR FULL AMOUNT (MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO BARR-REEVE BAND)  
  • 2ND ORDERING OF CANDY BARS WILL BE 3/15/2016 FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS AN ADDITIONAL BOX.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOU MUST SELL THE ENTIRE BOX IF YOU GET AN ADDITIONAL BOX AS WELL.  YOU CAN NOT TURN IN ANY UNUSED CANDY BARS-NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • FINAL MONEY TURN IN DATE IS 4/7/2016 AND ALL MONIES MUST BE IN!  THANKS:)

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MATTRESS SALE:

THERE WILL BE A PARENT MEETING ON APRIL 12TH AT 6:30 P.M. IN BAND ROOM.  FOR THE ANNUAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER.  THE MATTRESS FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2016.  THERE IS NOT MUCH WORK INVOLVED OTHER THAN HAVING A FEW PARENTS HERE TO WELCOME IN PEOPLE.  THE BAND MAY PLAY SOME PEP BAND IF WE HAVE ENOUGH WITHOUT CONFLICTS.  NOTE:  SENIORS WILL BE GONE ON THEIR SENIOR TRIP.

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NEW “CRUISE IN FOR MUSIC” CAR SHOW:

ALUMNI BAND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO HAVE A CAR SHOW IN THE PARKING LOT HERE AT BARR-REEVE AND ALL PROFIT WILL GO TOWARDS THE BAND PROGRAM.  THE GOAL IS HELP RAISE MONEY FOR MUCH NEEDED MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS THAT WE WEAR FOR PARADES AND FESTIVAL OF BANDS.  THE STUDENTS HAVE SEEN THE DESIGN AND THEY ARE WASHABLE...YEAH!  WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM FOR NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL OF BANDS.  THE BAND BOOSTER OFFICERS WILL BE CALLING YOU TO HELP OUT.  WE WILL NEED HELP GRILLING THE FOOD, SELLING FOOD, WALKING PARKING LOT AS A MONITOR, AND  MANAGING THE RAFFLES AND CORN HOLE GAMES.  DETAILS LATER!

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ISSMA BAND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEST:

  1. HIGH AND 6TH BAND WILL PERFORM AT TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHILD PRACTICES OVER SPRING BREAK TO ENSURE THEY STAY IN SHAPE.  THEY HAVE MISSED 2 DAYS OF REHEARSAL DUE TO ISTEP TESTING.  WITH A LONG BREAK AS SUCH, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THEY PRACTICE THEIR CONTEST MUSIC TO STAY REFRESHED.  SCHEDULE WILL BE SENT HOME AS WELL AS PUT ON BR WEBSITE UNDER EXTRACURRICULAR.  CHAPERONES WILL BE NEEDED AS WELL BECAUSE I CAN’T BE WITH BOTH GROUPS WHEN ONE IS WARMING UP AND PERFORMING.

HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL PERFORM AT CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, APRIL 22.  AGAIN IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THEY PRACTICE THEIR MUSIC.  SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE OUT UNTIL 1 WEEK BEFORE APRIL 22ND.  I WILL NEED 1-2 CHAPERONES ...PLEASE.

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ACOUSTIC SOUND BOXES:

I HAVE FOUND A WEBSITE WHERE WE CAN MAKE ACOUSTIC BOXES FOR THE BAND ROOM.  I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE DECIBEL LEVEL IS WHEN THE HIGH SCHOOL OR JR. HIGH PLAYS BUT BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING IN THE BANDROOM TO HELP WITH THOSE LEVELS, I, MYSELF HAVE SOME HEARING LOSS.  TO BETTER PREPARE FOR CONTEST AND BEING ON A ACOUSTICAL DESIGNED STAGE I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THESE.  IF THERE IS ANYONE THAT IS HANDY AND COULD HELP MY HUSBAND MAKE THESE, WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.  THE BOOSTERS WILL PURCHASE THE MATERIALS AND WE WILL MAKE OURSELVES.

PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT ME sobrian@barr.k12.in.us or 812-257-7947 if you can help.

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CHICAGO TRIP 2017:

THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL TRAVEL TO CHICAGO IN THE SPRING OF 2017.  ALL CURRENT 8TH GRADE AND 11TH GRADE WILL ATTEND.  I AM IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING QUOTES FOR THE TRIP WITH A 2 NIGHT STAY AND FOUR DAY ADVENTURE.  WE ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE IF WE CAN GO WITHOUT USING A CHARTER BUS WHICH IS A BIG COST.  GENERALLY THERE IS A LOT OF WALKING SO WE ARE HOPING TO FIND A GOOD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WHO WOULD WANT TO SPEND 4 DAYS TRAVELING WITH US.  I PRESENTLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT PARENTS ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND AS WELL AS THEIR STUDENTS IN BAND.  WE WILL EITHER DO A FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE OR A CLINIC AT ELMHURST COLLEGE WITH PROFESSOR JUDITH E. GRIMES.  (MATT MATHIES, LHS GRADUATE CURRENTLY PLAYS BASKETBALL AT ELMHURST AND HE SCORED HIS 1000 POINT THIS PAST WEEK AND I BELIEVE HIS TIME IS MOVING ON IN THEIR TOURNAMENT)

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED CHICAGO PAPER AND TURN IN.  CHAPERONES WILL PAY THE SAME AMOUNT AS THE STUDENTS.  PLEASE BE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND BEFORE SIGNING UP.  DATES WILL BE EITHER MARCH 25-28TH OR MARCH 30-APRIL 1.  EASTER IS APRIL 16TH SO THERE WON’T BE ANY CONFLICT WITH THIS HOLIDAY.  THE SOONER I HAVE ALL DETAILS THE SOONER WE CAN MAKE A DECISION ON PRICING AND WHICH TRAVELING COMPANY TO USE.  

CHICAGO FORM IS DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH.

SPRING CONCERTS:

5TH AND 6TH BAND  SPRING CONCERT IS MONDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 6:30 P.M.  MORE INFO LATER

  1. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT IS SUNDAY, MAY 22ND AT 1:30 P.M.

GRADUATION IS SATURDAY, MAY 28TH

  1. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL PERFORM AT GRADUATION

IF YOU HAVE A “FAMILY MEMBER” GRADUATION FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL AND YOUR JR. HIGH CHILD CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE “NOW”.  THANKS

BAND INFORMATION 2016

RETURN BY FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH

50 POINTS

RETURN THIS BY FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH:

PARENT NAME: __________________________________________

STUDENT NAME(S):  ______________________________________

PHONE NUMBER (CELL):  _________________________________

HOLIDAY WORLD FESTIVAL:

____  I CAN HELP CHAPERONE                            ____  I CAN NOT HELP CHAPERONE      

MATTRESS SALE:

____  I CAN HELP MEET AND GREET            ____  I CAN HELP CHAPERONE KIDS WEARING MATTRESS  COSTUMES

CIRCLE TIME YOU WOULD PREFER:

8-11:00 A.M.       11:00-1:00 P.M.    1:00-3:00 P.M.    3-6:00 P.M.

CRUISE IN FOR MUSIC:

____ I CAN HELP GRILL FOOD                                                 ____  I CAN HELP SELL FOOD

____ I CAN HELP MONITOR PARKING LOT                           ____  I CAN HELP MONITOR CORN HOLE GAMES

____ I CAN HELP WITH RAFFLE

HIGH AND 6TH BAND CONTEST:

____  I CAN HELP WITH JR. HIGH BAND AT CONTEST

____ I CAN HELP WITH 6TH BAND AT CONTEST

HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONTEST:

____ I CAN HELP CHAPERONE

ACOUSTIC SOUND BOXES:

____ I CAN HELP MAKE BOXES

CHICAGO TRIP:

_____   MY CHILD, ________________________ WILL BE ATTENDING CHICAGO TRIP.  MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN BAND FOR NEXT YEAR. :)

____    I WILL BE ATTENDING AS A CHAPERONE

____    MY FAMILY OF __________ WILL BE ATTENDING.

____    I AM A SENIOR THIS YEAR AND WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND TO HELP WITH EQUIPMENT.

Pictures of Example for the New Marching Uniforms:

Barr Reeve 2Barr Reeve 2B (2)

WADE BAKER LESSON AND INFORMATION:

WADE BAKER LESSONS 2015

DCI INPACT BAND 2016:

2016 INpact Application 

DCI INPact Band 2015 pictures:
  DCI INPact band 2015 DCI INPact band David DCI INPact band flute 2  DCI INPact band Joshua DCIL INPact band DaltonDCI INPact HaydenDCI Mikayla and Kaelyn

Band School Supplies:

5th Band:

White binder, plastic sheet protectors, 1 box of Kleenex, no. 2 pencils

6th Band:

Yellow binder, plastic sheet protectors, 1 box of Kleenex, no. 2 pencils, highlighter

Sixth Grade Band2015-2016 band manual

Jr. High Band:

Red binder, plastic sheet protectors, 1 box of Kleenex, no. 2 pencils, highlighter

Dress for concerts: Girls - black concert dress with black flats/slippers and Guys - white button down shirt, black tie, black pants, black socks, and dress shoes.

Jr. High Band Manual 2015-2016

High School Band:

Green binder, plastic sheet protectors, 1 small bottle of antibacterial hand sanitizer, no. 2 pencils, highlighter

Dress for concerts:  Girls - HS black concert dress with black flats/slippers and guys - Black Tux Outfit with dress shoes (black tux shirt, white vest, black tux pants, black socks)

For Marching (IU Band Day, Purdue Band Day, Christmas Parade) - School owned marching band outfits and "black" marching shoes.

HS Band Manual 2015-2016


 BAND BOOSTER INFORMATION



OFFICERS:

PRESIDENT:  JENNIFER WALTON

SECRETARY:  TRICIA SWARTZENTRUBER

TREASURER:  SHERRI STEINER

Band Booster Minutes Oct. 6th

 
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