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Music Department

COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Decades of Excellence in Music
State – National – International Recognition

The Cobb County School District has been named to the “Best Communities for Music in America” in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Performances
Walton HS Orchestra - 2012
Lassiter HS Percussion Ensemble - 2011
Kell HS Band - 2010
Mabry Middle School Band - 2007
Kennesaw Mt. High School Wind Ensemble - 2007
Lassiter High School Band – 1989,1996
Pope High School Percussion Ensemble - 1996
Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble - 2005
Harrison High School Wind Ensemble - 1999 & 2007
Hightower Trail Middle School Orchestra - 2004
Tapp Middle School Band - 2004
Dickerson Middle School Orchestra - 2005
Walton High School Orchestra – 2000, 2005, 2008
Lassiter High School Orchestra - 2001, 2008

American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Conference
Lassiter High School Mixed Choir -2008
North Cobb High School Women's Choir - 2008
Pebblebrook High School Choir - 2006

Sudler John Philip Sousa Awards
Harrison High School Band – Sudler Flag
Lassiter High School Band – Sudler Flag
Pope High School Marching Band – Sudler Shield
Kennesaw Mountain Marching Band – Sudler Shield
Lassiter High School Marching Band – Sudler Shield
Alfred Watkins – Legion of Honor
Bob Cowles – Legion of Honor
Gary Gribble Legion of Honor

American Orff Schulwerk Association National Conference
Murdock Elementary School Choir

American Orff Schulwerk Association Divisional Conference
Murdock Elementary School Choir

Georgia Music Educators Conference
Lovinggood MS Orchestra - 2013
McEachern HS Wind Ensemble - 2013
Hillgrove HS Women's Choir - 2013
Walton HS Acapella - 2013
North Cobb HS Choir - 2013
Allatoona HS Orchestra - 2012
North Cobb HS Symphonic Band - 2012
Hightower Trail Band - 2012
Walton HS Symphonic Band - 2011
Dodgen MS Orchestra - 2011
LostMountain MS Orchestra - 2011
Hillgrove HS Symphonic Band - 2011
King Springs ES Chorus - 2011
Ford ES Chorus - 2011
Mabry MS Band - 2011
Lost Mountain MS Band - 2010 Exemplary Performance Award
Walton HS Acapella Choir - 2010
Lost Mountain MS Choir - 2010
Hillgrove HS Orchestra - 2010
Pope HS Orchestra - 2010
Hillgrove Band - 2009
Kennesaw Mt. High School Mixed Choir - 2008
North Cobb High School Women's Choir - 2008
Campbell HS Orchestra - 2008
Walton High School Men's Choir - 2008
Durham Middle School Choir - 2008
Ford Elementary School Choir - 2008
King Springs Elementary School Choir - 2008
Lassiter High School Percussion - 2008
Hightower Trail Middle School Band - 2008
Kell High School Wind Ensemble - 2008
McEachern High school Wind Ensemble - 2008
Bullard Elementary School Choir - 2007
Dodgen Middle School Orchestra - 2007
Mabry Middle School Band - 2007
Pope High School Band - 1990,1994,1996,2007
Ford Elementary School Choir
King Springs Elementary Choir
Mableton Elementary Choir
Murdock Elementary School Choir - Twice
Teasley Elementary School Choir
Dickerson Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Dickerson Middle School Orchestra - 2004
Dickerson Middle School Band
Dickerson Middle School Choir
Dodgen Middle School Band
Durham Middle School Band - 2005
Hightower Trail Middle School Brass Ensemble
Hightower Trail Middle School Orchestra - 2003
Hightower Trail Middle School Choir– Twice
Mabry Middle School Orchestra - 2007
Tapp Middle School Band
Tapp Middle School Percussion Ensemble
Harrison High School Band - 2005,2009
Harrison High School Choir
Harrison High School Orchestra - 1998,2006
Kennesaw Mountain Jazz Band
Lassiter High School Choir
Lassiter High School Band – 1986,2000,2010
Lassiter High School Orchestra - 2003,2006
Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble
North Cobb High School Band - 2006
North Cobb High School Choir
North Cobb High School Orchestra - 2001
Pebblebrook High School Choir – Four times
Pope High School Choir
Pope High School Symphonic Band
Pope High School Brass Band
Pope High School Percussion Ensemble
South Cobb High School
Walton High School Choir– Four times
Walton High School Orchestra – 1983,1989,1995,1999,2003,2006,2009
Wheeler High School Band

Bands of America National Concert Band/Orchestra Festival
Harrison HS Wind Ensemble - 2013
Durham MS Band - 2010
Dickerson MS Band - 2010
Hightower Trail MS Band - 2010
Simpson Percussion Ensemble - 2010
Dickerson Percussion Ensemble - 2010
Kell High School Band - 2007
McEachern High School Band - 2007
Harrison High School Orchestra - 1998,2003,2006
Pope High School Percussion - 1996,2009
Sprayberry High School Symphonic Band I
Sprayberry High School Symphonic Band II
Lassiter High School Symphonic Band I – 1993,1995,2002
Lassiter High School Symphonic Band II – 1993,1995,2002
Harrison High School Wind Ensemble – three times
Harrison High School Symphonic Band
Pope High School Symphonic Band - 1993,1996,1998,2009
Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble - twice
Kell High School Percussion Ensemble - 2005
Pope High School Percussion Ensemble
Pope High School Orchestra - 2006

Bands of America Grand Nationals
Lassiter High School Band - 4 time National Finalist, 2 National Championships
Kennesaw Mt. High School Band - 3 time National Finalist, National AAA Class Champions-2004

Bands of America Regional Championships
Lassiter High School Band - 9 time Regional Finalist, 6 Regional Championships
Pope High School Band - 19 time Regional Finalist, 1 Regional Championship
Kennesaw Mt. High School Band - 9 time Regional Finalist, 3 Regional Championships
Harrison High School Band - 7 time Regional Finalist, 2 Regional Championship, National Finalist
Sprayberry High School Band - 4 time Regional Finalist
Walton High School Band - 11 time Regional Finalist
McEachern High School Band - 6 time Regional Finalist
Kell High School Band - 8 time Regional Finalist
South Cobb High School Band - Regional Finalist, 1 Regional Championship

Featured Choir Performances
Pope High School Choir - Georgia State University Honor Choir Festival
Walton High School Choir - (Twice) North Georgia Choral Festival – Shorter College
McEachern High School Chorale - Performance at the Georgia General Assembly - Jan. 2006
Pope High School Choir - Belmont University Fall Choral Institute
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Shorter College Feaste of Caroles
Walton High School Choir - Shorter College Feaste of Caroles
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (Robert Shaw conducting)
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Clay Aiken Concert – Atlanta Symphony 2005
King Springs Elementary School - Clay Aiken Concert – Atlanta Symphony 2005
Bryant ES Singing Ambassadors - Rockettes at the Fox 2001
Dickerson Middle School Choir - Champs Sports Bowl game in Orlando Florida, National Anthem
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Guest performances of "Suite Criolla" (in memory of Princess Grace of Monaco) in Switzerland and Monaco at the invitation of and for Prince Albert
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Shows with Ben Vereen, Usher, Winona Judd, Donny and Marie Osmond, Aaron Neville, Charlie Daniels
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Televised Lighting of the Great Tree
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Televised Lighting of World of Coke Tree
Pebblebrook High School Men's Chorus - Peach State Public Radio
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Featured performances at industrial conferences: AFLAC; Simone Corporation; BellSouth; Entertainment Design Group
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Performances in the Cobb Civic Center Encore Seasons (2001 - 2006):Vegas City Limits, Crazy For You, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Copacabana, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast
Pebblebrook High School Choir - Carmina Burana with Cobb Symphony

University of Georgia JanFest and MidFest Featured Performance
Kell HS Wind Ensemble - 2013 Jan-fest
Mabry MS Band - 2012 Mid-fest
Allatoona HS Band - 2012 Jan-fest
McEachern HS Wind Ensemble - 2012 Jan-fest
Griffin MS Band - 2011 Mid-fest
Lovinggood MS Band - 2010 Mid-fest
Hightower Trail Middle School Band - 2010 Mid-fest
Mabry MS Band - 2009 Mid-fest
Kell High School Wind Ensemble - 2008 Jan-fest
North Cobb High School Band 2008 Jan-fest
Hightower Trail Middle School Band - 2006 Mid-fest
Lassiter High School Band - 2007 Jan-fest
Wheeler High School Symphonic Band
Harrison High School Wind Ensemble - twice
Lassiter High School Symphonic Band - twice
McEachern High School Symphonic Band
Tapp Middle School Symphonic Band - 1999,2003,2008
Durham Middle School Symphonic Band - 2003
Dickerson Middle School Symphonic Band
Mabry Middle School Symphonic Band
Daniell Middle School Symphonic Band

Other Convention/University Performance Invitations
Harrison High School Wind Ensemble - CBDNA 2011
Mabry Middle School - CBDNA & SEUS Conference 2011
Harrison High School Orchestra - ASTA Conference 2008
Lassiter HS Band National Band Association Biennial Convention - 1988
FSU Tri-State Convention - 1987
University of Southern Mississippi - 1985
University of South Carolina - 1982
Troy State - 1990
Atlanta International Band & Orchestra Clinic – twice
Walton HS Orchestra National School Board’s Convention
Dickerson MS Percussion NBA/CBDNA Convention
Daniell MS Band Conductor’s Conference University of So. Mississippi
McEachern HS Band Southeastern US Band Director Clinic

Major Nationally Televised Parades
Lassiter HS Band Tournament of Roses Parade 2013
Lassiter HS Band Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 2010
Harrison HS Band Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 2009
Lassiter HS Band Orange Bowl Parade - 1986,1996
Lassiter HS Band Blockbuster Bowl Parade - 1991
Walton HS Band Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1998
Lassiter HS Band Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1999,2004,2011
Kennesaw Mt. HS Band Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Walton HS Band Tournament of Roses Parade - 2003,2010
Lassiter HS Band Tournament of Roses Parade – 1988,2001,2005, 2013
Sprayberry HS Band Tournament of Roses Parade
Wheeler HS Band New York St. Patrick’s Day
Harrison HS Band New York St. Patrick’s Day

International Parades and Invited Performances
Sprayberry HS Ronald Macdonald Thanksgiving Day Parade - 2007
Pope HS Band Citrus Bowl Parade & Cotton Bowl Parade,
Hawaii Thanksgiving Parade, London Millennium Parade,
Lord Mayor’s London New Year’s Parade
McEachern HS Band Lord Mayor’s London New Year’s Parade
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade
North Cobb HS Band Orange Bowl Parade
Osborne HS Band Japan Cultural Ministry
Walton High School Choir Prague International Choral Festival – 2nd place

Percussive Arts Society Performances
Lassiter High School Percussion Ensemble -2008
Dickerson Middle School - 2007
Pope HS Percussion Ensemble
Wheeler HS Indoor Percussion National Finalist and 2nd Place

Winter Guard International
Lassiter HS Open Class Finalist - twice
Scholastic A World Champion
Kennesaw Mt. HS 3 Circuit Championships, 6 times Regional Finalist, 4 time Regional Champion, 3 time World Championship Finalist, and 2 time World Champions
Walton HS Winter Guard - World Champions - Scholastic A Class - 2001

Other

Lovinggood MS Band - GMEA Exemplary Performance Award 2013
Lovinggood MS Band - Auburn University Honor Band Clinic Guest Band 2012
Harrison High School  Band - Mark of Excellence Winner (Foundation for Music Education) 2011
Dickerson MS Band - GMEA Exemplary Performance Award - 2009
Harrison HS Band - National Wind Band Honors - 2006,2009
Simpson Middle School Band - Troy State Festival - 2008
King Springs ES - National Anthem Project "All Star" School
South Cobb HS Jazz Band Atlanta Jazz Festival Champion
Pope HS Band 1996 Paralympics Games Opening Ceremonies
Fox Theater 75th Anniversary
Performance for President George W. Bush
Brass Band at GSU BrassFest
Lassiter HS Grammy Signature School
Walton HS Grammy Signature School
Dowell Elementary School Atlanta Braves Game - National Anthem
Cooper Middle School Atlanta Braves Game – National Anthem
Walton High School Atlanta Braves Game – National Anthem
Cheatham Hill Elementary School Atlanta Braves Game – National Anthem (5 times) 2007
Sope Creek Elementary School Choir Atlanta Braves Game – National Anthem
Teasley Elementary School Choir Atlanta Braves Game – National Anthem
Murdock Elementary School Choir Georgia PTA Convention
Sope Creek Elementary School Choir Georgia PTA Convention
Bryant ES Singing Ambassadors Winners of the Oscar Meyer Jingle contest for Georgia
Nicholson ES ($10,000 prize to each school)