Webb Bridge Middle School Orchestra
2008, 2011, 2014 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch!
National Blue Ribbon School
Georgia School of Excellence
James Barket, Director
Rebecca Perkins, Principal
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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.
at the Biltmore!
2018 WBMS Baton Winners
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
25 AHS Fall Concert, AHS 6:30 pm, 8th Grade Orchestra Performs.
11: WBMS 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, WBMS
13 (Saturday): First Round All State Orchestra Auditions, Autrey Mill MS
7, FCYO Fall Concert, Centennial HS, 7:00 pm.
(Saturday): GMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival: Webb Bridge MS, Times TBA.
Date TBA: WBMS 6th Grade Orchestra and AVE Holiday Concert, WBMS 6:30 pm.
4: AHS Winter Concert AHS, 7:00 p.m.
11: AHS Midwest Preview Concert, AHS, 7:00 pm
5 (Saturday): All State Orchestra Final Auditions, Westminster School, All
Day—Before school resumes!
7-9: 8th Grade Trip to Orlando.
12-15: (Possible) GMEA LGPE, 7th Grade Orchestra & 8th
Grade Orchestra, Northview HS.
28-March 2: (Thursday - Saturday): GMEA All-State Orchestra Festival,
13-14: (Possible) GMEA LGPE, 7th Grade Orchestra & 8th
Grade Orchestra, North Atlanta HS
15: WBMS Small Groups/6th Grade Concert, WBMS 6:30 pm.
23: GMEA D. V Honor Clinic, Sutton MS, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
27: FCYO Spring Concert, Centennial HS, 7:00 pm
18: AHS Spring Concert, AHS, 7:00 pm.
6: WBMS Spring Orchestra Concert, (All Grades) WBMS, 6:30 pm.
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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Sufyan Hadi; Rhithm Pandit; Tomer Ravkai;
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Joseph Angeles; Dario Ayala; Vaibhav Kumar; Geneva Oke; Avni Ahuja; Brandon
Cho; Brandon Kim; Kyra Tyler
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Raina; Nitish Sood; Bennett Zhu
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Hero: Ashlyn Foster; Alexis Merlette; Ethan Walker; Jessica Zhang
Heather Law; Maxx Prince
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Grayson Beck; Madeline Kim
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Kulkarni; Nythia Rajasekar
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Michelle Bak; Vinnie Khanna; Alan McVay; Samarth Mishra; Derek Wang
Richard Cho; Adam Wang
- Leadership: Rohit Das; Nicole Hu;
Andrew Mulia; Robbie Ruppel
Improved: Ashley Day; Priya Joshi; Rashmi Kondur; Matthew Lin
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Louis Jean-Guillaume; Sophia Johnson; Catherine Mi; Kaci Xie; Anna Zhu
Timmy Green; Jenny Heo; Sarang Pujar
Improved: Lucia Bralley,
Alan Fralick, Rohit Jivangikar,
Hero: Devyn Baker, Inesh Biswas, Senadzi Kpeglo, Rohan Pise
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Kendall Brown, Austin Debrody,
Violet Newhart, Joseph Yoo
Leadership: Daniel Lee
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Aryan Naik, Nir Oren, Nehe Lingam
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The Vincent Biscoglio
Vincent 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
The Vincent Biscoglio
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
2013: Wilbert Liu
2014: Mary Lou
2017: Erin Cho
2018: William Zhang
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