Russell O. Brackman Middle School Jazz Band

Russell O Brackman Middle School Jazz Band

  • Welcome to the Offical Webpage of the Russell O. Brackman Middle School Jazz Band

     

    The Russell O. Brackman Middle School Jazz Band is a competitive extra-curricular activity that has demonstrated a tradition of excellence through performance in the Barnegat Community. Through hard work and diligent practice, the Jazz Band has received many awards, 'Superior,' & 'Excellent' ratings. The Jazz Band will participate in annual Winter and Spring Concerts, as well as local festivals and competitions in the Jersey Shore area.

    In order to participate in the Jazz Band, students must successfully pass an Audition in the beginning of the school year. 

    Please see the "Auditions" section below for more information!

    Please contact Mr. McGrath, the Jazz Band Director by email at dmcgrath@barnegatschools.com with any questions or concerns.



  • Before School Jazz Band Rehearsals will start on Wednesday October 2nd.

    Rehearsal Days & Times Are As Follows:

    • Monday - Before School Jazz Band Rehearsal - 6:50-7:35 am
    • Wednesday - Before School Jazz Band Rehearsal - 6:50-7:35 am
    • Friday - Before School Jazz Band Rehearsal - 6:50-7:35 am

     

    Students must provide their own transportation to school for Jazz Band Rehearsals! Upon arrival to school, please wait in the ROBMS Main Foyer to be picked up by Mr. McGrath. Students must report ON TIME to all Jazz Band Rehearsals. Any questions or concerns, please email Mr. McGrath.

     

    Anticipated 2019-2020 Jazz Band Performances:

    • ROBMS Evening Winter Jazz Band & Chorus Concert - Tuesday December 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm - ROBMS Auditorium
    • ROBMS In-School Day Winter Concert Performance - Thursday December 12, 2019 - 8:30 am & 12:30 pm - ROBMS Auditorium
    • Ventnor Middle School Jazz Band Festival - Thursday January 9, 2020 - Field Trip during the School Day - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm - Ventnor Middle School (Ventnor, NJ)
    • Southern Regional Jazz Band Festival - Friday March 20, 2020 - Starts at 4:00 pm - Performance Time: TBA - Southern Regional High School (Manahawkin, NJ)
    • Mainland Regional Jazz Band Festival - Date: Friday April 24, 2020 - Starts at 4:00 pm - Performance Time: TBA - Mainland Regional High School (Linwood, NJ)
    • ROBMS In-School Day Spring Concert Performance - Thursday April 23, 2020 - 8:30 am & 12:30 pm - ROBMS Auditorium
    • ROBMS & BHS Evening Spring Jazz Band Concert - Tuesday April 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm - ROBMS Auditorium
    • Music in the Parks - Friday May 8, 2020 - Field Trip during the School Day - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm - Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)

  • Jazz Band Auditions

    Jazz Band Auditions will take place during the month of September on the following dates:

    Day #1 - Wednesday September 18, 2019
    All Saxophone Students
    6:50-7:35 am - ROBMS Band Room

    Day #2 - Friday September 20, 2019
    All Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Students
    6:50-7:35 am - ROBMS Band Room

    Day #3 - Monday September 23, 2019
    All Piano, Guitar, and Percussion Students
    6:50-7:35 am - ROBMS Band Room

    Any 7th & 8th Grade students who is interested in participating in Jazz Band must sign up and perform in an Audition for Mr. McGrath.

    The Jazz Band has available openings in the follow Instrument Sections:

    Woodwinds: Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
    Brass: Trumpet, Trombone
    Rhythm Section: Drum Set, Auxiliary Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/Keyboard

    Audition Materials:​​​ Audition Materials were distributed in June 2019. Please contact Mr. McGrath (dmcgrath@barnegatschools.com) for additional copies of Jazz Band Audition Materials.