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Kennesaw Christmas Parade is this Saturday!

The North Cobb Marching Band will be participating in the annual City of Kennesaw Christmas Parade this coming Saturday, December 3. The day's schedule is:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Bandroom opens; pick up uniform
  • 11:00 a.m. - Meet at Kennesaw First Baptist Church
  • 12:00 noon - Parade begins
  • 1:00 p.m. - Parade ends; return uniform

We're thrilled to be part of this important event and we hope you can come out to support the band and our community!

Schedule for Round 3 Playoff Game

Our North Cobb Warriors have advanced to the GHSA Football Playoffs Round 3 (Elite 8). Our next game will be:

North Cobb @ Roswell High School
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

  • 4:00 – Arrive at NCHS
  • 4:15 – Load Equipment
  • 4:30 – Dress in Half Uniform
  • 4:45 – Meeting in the Band Room
  • 5:00 – Depart for Roswell High School
  • 6:15 – Arrive at Roswell High School
  • 7:30 – Game
  • 10:30 - Depart for NCHS
  • 11:30/45 – Arrive at NCHS

****All Band Members should be in attendance for the football play-off game unless excused by Mr. Frazier or Mr. Pannell. Please do all you can in order to be in attendance for the football game and to help cheer our AWESOME WARRIOR FOOTBALL TEAM to another VICTORY!!!!! Go Warriors!!!

Spirit Wear for the Holidays! On Sale: One Week Only!

The Spirit Wear committee is pleased to offer a selection of the most popular items from this fall season along with a few new items for your holiday shopping needs. We've got fleece jackets, Wind Symphony hoodies, band hoodies in Orange or Blue and the ever-popular flannel pants. Use this Order Form (PDF) or pick up an order form at tonight's band booster meeting. We encourage you to take a look and see if there is something special you would like to surprise your band student with for the holidays.

This is a pre-order sale only. Order forms & payment are due to the band box by this Friday, November 18th. Forms turned in after Friday or without payment will not be processed. Items will be delivered to the band room for pickup on Dec. 19th.

For questions, please contact Tracey Wadley at spirit@nchsband.com or 770-354-8490.

As always, thanks so much for your support of our awesome North Cobb Band and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!!!

Raffle Ticket Sales Now Underway

Our annual raffle ticket fundraiser kicked off on July 27, 2016. This year's fundraiser has some awesome prizes, such as a 50" Samsung Smart LED TV, two $300.00 Southwest Airlines Gift Cards, a GoPro Hero 4 Camera, Beats Solo2 Headphones, a Samsung Galaxy TabA 8", and a Bose Soundlink Speaker.

Each band student is required to sell a minimum of 10 tickets. The cost of each ticket is $10.00 so each family is required to turn in $100 (including any "unsold" tickets of the original 10). Each ticket sold beyond the 10 minimum will receive an $8.00 credit towards your student's band account. Students and/or parents can obtain additional tickets in packets of 10 from Mr. Frazier.

Please turn in your sold tickets in sets of 10 by placing your ticket stubs with the money in the lock box next to the uniform room in the band room. Please be sure to include your name, section, ticket numbers and dollar amount (e.g. John Doe, Trumpets, tickets 81-90, 2511-2520, $200.00) on the envelope and your account will be credited. All tickets and money collected are due and must be turned in by Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn during the Homecoming football game on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ticket winners do not need to be present to win.

Get the full details in the raffle ticket email which was distributed earlier today.

Order Your Dinner for Family Day

Dinner orders are now being accepted for this year's Family Day, which will be on Saturday, August 13, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Early-bird discounts are available if you purchase dinner tickets by July 29. Final deadline to purchase dinner tickets is Friday, August 5. Get the full details on the Dinner Order Form (PDF) >

Order Your End-of-Year DVD/Blu-ray

Order forms are now available for the 2015-16 End-of-Year Slideshow. All forms should be put in the bandroom payment box no later than Friday, May 6. Payments can be made through PayPal or the band payment box. [Download the Order Form (PDF)]

This year, both the DVD and Blu-ray versions will be two disc sets. The first disc will have the slideshow featuring pictures of all the students, divided with a menu that sorts the marching band by instrument. The second disk includes the 2016 Senior Tribute, the Parent Volunteer slideshow, video of band performances from the marching season, The "Williams Impersonation" section, and some archive photos of Mr. Williams.

Why get the Blu-ray? It has stunning resolution and clarity. The Blu-ray also features 6 pictures of each student vs. 4 in the DVD version and will include the video from the last two years of marching band performances.

For $3.00 more, add your student's picture to the cover of the DVD or the Blu-ray.

Color Guard Auditions being held April 18-22

Come audition for the North Cobb Warrior Marching Band Color Guard! Auditions will be held April 18–22 at the Awtrey Middle School Gymnasium from 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. If you have a dance background and are looking for another outlet to show off your skills, this is the right place for you. Please wear appropriate athletic attire, socks, athletic/tennis shoes each day for the audition. The band program will supply the necessary equipment for the audition week.

Drum Line Auditions being held April 29-30

All percussionists in the North Cobb Band Program and incoming percussionists to the North Cobb Band Program are invited to audition for the 2015-2016 Warrior Marching Band Drum Line. Auditions will be held on Friday April, 29, 6:00–9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. You will need to wear athletic attire, tennis shoes and bring a pair of drum sticks (preferably a pair of marching drum sticks). We look forward to seeing you at the auditions!

Band Banquet Form Now Available

Join us on May 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for the year-end band banquet. Tickets are $15.00 per person until April 22, 2016. After April 22, 2016 the price will increase to $18.00 per person. Get the full details on the banquet order form (PDF).

City of Kennesaw proclaims North Cobb Marching Band Day!

Congratulations to the North Cobb High School Marching Band for being awarded a Proclamation by the City of Kennesaw that Friday, March 18, 2016 be deemed North Cobb High School Marching Band Day!!! This is a great honor and tremendous testimony of the relationship the Band Program has with our incredible Kennesaw/Acworth Community! A special Thank You goes to the North Cobb Drum Line for their performance in the Marietta Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on January 18, 2016 that sparked this great award. The pictures show Kennesaw City Councilwoman, Yvette Daniels, SCLC member Ben Williams, and principal Bucky Horton presenting the band with the award on Wednesday, February 10.

Winter Symphonic Band Camp to be on Sat., Feb. 27

Our Winter Symphonic Band Camp will be held on Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a very important day for all of our concert bands and must be attended in order to perform at LGPE in March. We have a wonderful outside staff of instructors coming to work with our students on that day to help us push to that next level of excellence. Please see the handout (PDF) for the camp fee and schedule.

Three NCHS students make All-State Band!

Congratulations to the following students for making the Georgia Music Educators Association Georgia All-State Band:

  • Therese Espino – Flute
  • Alison Goddard – Oboe
  • Brandon Hardegree – Euphonium

These students will spend the weekend of March 3 – 5 at the Classis Center in Athens performing with nationally renowned conductors!

LGPE Performance Times Announced

Performance times for Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) at Lassiter High School have been finalized! The performance times are as follows:

  • Concert Band – Thursday, March 17, 3:40 p.m.
  • Symphonic Band – Friday, March 18, 1:55 p.m.
  • Wind Symphony – Saturday, March 19, 3:05 p.m.
  • Schedules for each band will be coming soon and posted here on the website.

8th Grade Parent Meeting: 2016 Rising Freshman Band Information Meeting

North Cobb High School 2016
Rising Freshman Band Information Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m. in the NCHS Band Room

Please plan to attend this informational session to learn more about your child's opportunity to participate in the NCHS band program. Prospective students are encouraged to attend with parents. Light refreshments will be served and we will have drawings for cool North Cobb shirts!

Falcons Game Itinerary

The North Cobb High School Marching Band has been selected to perform halftime for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, January 3, 2016. This is a great honor for our band and our school! Performing in front of 40,000 people will be amazing! Get the full itinerary >

Winter Concert to be held Dec. 10

The NCHS concert band, symphonic band, and wind symphony will present their annual winter concert on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Jeanette McLeod Theater at North Cobb High School. Everyone is invited to hear the sounds of the season. Admission is free. More details available here >

Cobb Exhibition Itinerary

On Monday, October 12, the North Cobb Band will perform at the annual Cobb County Marching Band Exhibition. This event is designed to allow students and parents to watch some of the best bands in the state in a positive and encouraging environment. Get the full details >

Band Alumni: Join Us October 2 for Alumni Night!

Mr. Greg Williams, Director of Bands, invites all former North Cobb High School Band members to our official Alumni Night on October 2, 2015. Bring your instrument and play in the stands with the band, or simply come and relive some memories from the past. You do not have to play to attend.

The cost is $15, which includes the alumni shirt, admission to the game, and light snacks after the game in the cafeteria. Additional game tickets are $7.00, children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate prior to the band entering the game.

Spread the word, and we hope to see you at the game!

Get the full details in Mr. Williams' Alumni Night Letter (PDF) >

Stand music is available for download here:

Last Chance! Order your Chaperone/Volunteer Shirt!

A second and final order for chaperone/volunteer shirts will be submitted on Friday, Aug. 28. If you would like to order a shirt, please complete the order form and place it with a check made out to NCHS Band in the grey band box next to the uniform room by Thursday, August 27. The shirts are $33 + $5 for personalization. Please add $2 for any shirt size XXL or larger.

Please contact the Spirit Wear committee at spirit@nchsband.com or call Tracey Wadley at 770-354-8490 if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your support!

Raffle Ticket Sale is Now Underway

Our annual raffle ticket fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Each band student is required to sell a minimum of 10 tickets. The cost of each ticket is $10.00. Each ticket sold beyond the 10 minimum will receive an $8.00 credit towards their band account. Students and/or parents can obtain additional tickets in packets of 10 from Mr. Williams. All tickets and money collected are due and must be turned in by Thursday, October 8, 2015. See the full details in the Raffle Letter to Parents and Students which was distributed to all students on Wednesday.

Volunteers Needed for Uniform Fitting

Band students will be fitted for their band uniforms during the first full week of band camp (July 20-27). We are seeking parent volunteers to help with these fittings. Please sign up using our SignUpGenius form.

Some student uniforms may require little or no alteration, but others – especially the freshmen – could require a fair amount. We currently have more than 200 band members. As you can imagine this would be very overwhelming for just one person.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Liana Parker at secretary@nchsband.com