Description: Description: Description: Description: imageThe Webb Bridge Middle School Orchestra

2006, 2008, 2011, 2014 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch!

2010 National Blue Ribbon School

2002 Georgia School of Excellence

·       James Barket, Director

·       Rebecca Perkins, Principal

New This Week:

·       Updated on July 30.

·       Welcome to the WBMS Orchestra!!!

·       The WBMS Orchestra Video!

·       Music Stores That Provide Instruments

·       Orchestra Supply List

·       2017-18 locker list

·       Please read the WBMS Orchestra Handbook. If you are new to WBMS, please fill out the information at the end, copy only this section into an e-mail, and send it to James Barket. Thank you!

·       Beethoven’s First Symphony: First Movement.

·       ALS Challenge Video.



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Practice Files!



Period 2


Season of Strings 1

Season of Strings 2

Etude viola, C, B

Etude Violin

Period 2 Cont

Viola Hero

Ancient Airs

Apollo Suite


Cripple Creek

Period 3




Toy Symphony

Ode to Joy

Period 3 Cont.

Las Mariposas 1

Las Mariposas 2

Dragon Hunter

Lion King 1

Lion King 2

Period 3 Cont.






Period 5


Swan violin

Swan viola

Swan cello bass

Twilight Ceremonial

Period 5 Cont.

Twilight Ceremonial 2

Overture 1

Overture 2

Fire Dance melodies

Fire Dance va/cl/bass

Period 5 Cont.

Baby Elephant

Fury Vlln 1

Fury Vln 2

Fury Vla

Fury Cello

Period 5 Cont.

Fury Bass

Drifen 1

Drifen 2


Hungarian #4

Period 5 Cont.

Symphony No 1, 1

Symphony No. 1, 2

Symphony No. 1, 3

Symphony No. 1 Reel

Don’t Stop

Period 5 cont

Green Sleeves

Halo Theme

Hativka 16ths


Appalachian Sunrise

Period 6


Canon Violin

Canon Viola Cello Bass

Lord of the Rings

 Christmas at the Movies

Period 6 Cont.

Contrasts 1

Contrasts 2

Contrasts 3

Lady Ga Ga part 1

Ashokan Fairwell

Period 6 Cont.

Etude viola, C, B

Etude Violin

Pink Panther

Zooster’s Breakout

Fantasia on an Orig. Theme

Period 6 Cont.

Concert Piece for Str.

Black Orpheus Bass Harmony




Period 7

D string melody

Long, Long Ago

Perpetual Motion

Long Ago in G


Period 7 Cont.


Bach Minuet




Period 8

2d D string melody


Troika in D

Troika in G



Reading Essentials

Minuet in G

Swallowtail Jig

Star Dancer

Barn Dance


























A.   Read about the WBMS Orchestra

B.   Concert & Event Calendar

C.   The After-school Orchestras

D.   Listen to the WBMS Orchestras

E.   Youth Orchestras

F.    Summer Camps

G.   WBMS Orchestra Awards

H.   The Vincent Biscoglio Award

I.     The WBMS Orchestra Handbook

J.     Links to other sites

K.   Photo Gallery

Governor’s Mansion, 2012

Youth Orchestras:

Fulton Youth Orchestra

Buckhead Youth Orchestra


Emory Youth Symphony and Atlanta Jr. Chamber Orch.

Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia


Beethoven Chamber  Orch


Gainsville Youth Symphony

PALS Guitar Program

Fiddle Team Fulton

Atlanta Irish Music School


Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra

Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra


Camps and Workshops:

UGA Orchestra Festival

PAL Guitar Camp

Encore! Orchestra Camp

FSU Orchestra Camp

GAASTA Summer Camp

Still Waters Youth SinFo-Nia Camp

Up-beat String Camp

Bravo Summer String Camp

Orchestra Atlanta Camp

Irish Fiddle Camp

UGA Summer Camp

Strings International Festival

Interlochen Arts Camp

UGA Chamber Music Workshop

VSU Viola Day

Atlanta Chamber Music Festival

Allegro Music Camp

Franklin Pond Chamber Music

ASO Talent Development Program

World of Fiddles Camp

String Fest Camp

Philadelphia Int. Music Festival

Laurel Ridge Music Camp

Atlanta Summer String Fest.

Athena Music  and Leadership Camp

William Pu Music Camp








Webb Bridge Middle School opened in 1996. Previous orchestra directors were Sharon Anderson (1996-99) and Jennifer Batson (1999-2000). James Barket became Orchestra Director in the Fall of 2000. The orchestras perform three concerts each year at WBMS. They also participate regularly in the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation, the Georgia State Invitational Orchestra Festival, and at various community events in the Alpharetta area. Chamber groups from WBMS also particpate in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival. Since 1996, orchestras from WBMS have consistently received ratings of Superior and Excellent at GMEA Festivals, and many students from WBMS participate in the GMEA All-State Orchestra each year.


Ice Cream at the Biltmore!

2018 WBMS Baton Winners



There are five active ensembles at WBMS:
The 8th Grade Orchestra
The 7th Grade Orchestra
The 6th Grade Orchestra
The String Bass Ensemble
The Advanced Violin Ensemble

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2018-2019 Concert & Event Calendar

Description: Description: Description: Description: Low Strings!.All orchestra students at WBMS perform with their respective grade-level orchestras. These orchestras meet each day during regularly scheduled classes. The Advanced Violin Ensemble and the Low Strings/Guitar Ensemble meet outside of school and are available for students desiring an additional performing experience. The Low Strings Ensemble is open to all orchestra students. The Advanced Violin Ensemble is open to all orchestra students by audition only. Both of these ensembles perform regular concerts at WBMS and occasionally tour area elementary schools that feed WBMS. Currently, these include Creek View, Lake Windward, New Prospect, and Ocee Elementary Schools.

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Listen to the WBMS Orchestras!

Advanced Orchestra

7th & 8th Grade Orchestra

6th Grade Orchestra

Advanced Violin Ensemble

The Fury by Sanchit Malhotra

Contrasts by Robert Frost

Tangerine Rag by Richard Meyer

Petite Bouree by A. de Prosse arr. Siennicke

Palladio (mvt 1) by Karl Jenkins

Las Mariposas Exoticas by Spata

Oxford Overture by DelBorgo

Lullaby by Hofeldt








WBMS Alumni back for a visit!















The Vincent Biscoglio Award

Description: Description: Description: Description: imageDescription: Description: Description: Description: imageVincent Biscoglio was a well-known musician/educator in the central Connecticut area during the 1970's and 1980's. He was the band director at Keigwin Middle School in Middletown, and he also taught privately (saxophone and clarinet) and performed as a free-lance musician. He was a very well-loved and respected teacher with a reputation for producing excellent groups and going out of his way for his students. James Barket received his first formal music instruction from "Mr. B" at Keigwin Middle School, and Vincent Biscolgio taught him his first lesson on the electric bass. Mr. B did this to enable James to perform in the KMS Jazz Band. He allowed Barket to use his own personal amplifier, and he used school money to purchase an electric bass. This is only one example of Mr. Biscoglio's generosity. At Keigwin, Mr. B initiated the Vincent Biscolgio Sr. Award for excellence. This award was given in honor of his father and was awarded to an outstanding 8th-grade student at KMS. Mr. B is no longer with us, but James Barket has established this award at WBMS in his honor to continue the tradition of nurturing excellence in young musicians that Mr. B began. The award is given each year to a student who has demonstrated excellence in participation and performance in the WBMS orchestra. It is the highest award given by the WBMS Orchestra, and the names of the recipients are engraved on a plaque that is on permanent display in the WBMS Orchestra room.

The Vincent Biscoglio Award Winners

2001: Christine Lee; Stephanie Hao

2002: Cristina Sung

2003: Nancy Williamson

2004: Aaron Yackley

2005: Joanna Choi

2006: Rachel Zervakos

2007: Nissa Mai

2008: Angela Kim; Kimberly Vater

2009: Cindy Kim

2010: Audy Mulia

2011: Amy Wang

2012 Andrew /Fu

2013: Wilbert Liu

2014: Mary Lou

2015: Michelle Cho

2016: Vivia Lung

2017: Erin Cho

2018: William Zhang



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Click on these links to find other interesting sites for orchestra and strings!

Read about James Barket




Other Sites

Kansas City Photos

Savannah Pictures!

Alpharetta High School Orchestra

Do Re Mi study sheet

Atlanta North Performing Arts

Orchestra Concepts--I

WBMS Orchestra Shirt Order Form

North Atlanta Talent Education

WBMS Music Theory Page

Practice Verification Sheet

WBMS musical terms

Finger Patterns and counting

Lines and Spaces Power Point

Riverside Chamber Players

Fulton County Music Dept.

Fulton County Schools

Webb Bridge Middle School

Fingerboard charts

Georgia Music Educators Association

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra



Renzulli Learning

International Society of Bassists


Ricci Adams'

1 Music Zone

Crane All-State Seminars



Video Links!!!






Yo Yo Ma (The Swan)

Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zuckerman

Hillary Hahn, Bach

Schubert, Trout Quintet

Gary Karr, String Bass


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

300 Violin Orchestra

Lost Season 3 Soundtrack

Tabea Zimmerman, Viola


Mischa Maisky, Bach

The Riverside Chamber Players

WBMS Advanced Orchestra

Venezuela Youth Orchestra - Bernstein - Mambo




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Photo Gallery

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D. V Honor Orchestra                                    Excited 8th Graders


WBMS Orchestra Alumni                                          In Charleston


All-State                                                                     Statewide Honor Orchestra


At Symphony Hall                                                      In Charleston


Old /Soldier’s Day Parade                                          Country Music Museum, Nashville

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