Brookland Bearcat Band

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  • Christmas 2016
    Christmas 2016
  • Class of 2017, Christmas 2016
    Class of 2017, Christmas 2016
  • Taylor and Haley
    Taylor and Haley
  • The Battery.
    The Battery.
  • Tyler Harrison in Pep Parade, 2017
    Tyler Harrison in Pep Parade, 2017
  • Pep Band Rocks!
    Pep Band Rocks!
  • Olivia and Penguin Man, Penguin Man, does whatever a Penguin Man can.On the ice, slides real nice, eats his sushi by the slice. Watchout! Hogard's a Penguin Man.
    Olivia and Penguin Man, Penguin Man, does whatever a Penguin Man can.On the ice, slides real nice, eats his sushi by the slice. Watchout! Hogard's a Penguin Man.
  • Alex waiting patiently!
    Alex waiting patiently!
  • Alex and Cynthia Chillin' in the Chill
    Alex and Cynthia Chillin' in the Chill
  • Alex and Cynthia chillin' in the chill.
    Alex and Cynthia chillin' in the chill.
Christmas 2016
Christmas 2016
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Other websites of interest to Band Students and Parents

J.W.Pepper The worlds largest print music distributer. This site maintains recordings of many of the pieces the band performs

ASBOA The website for the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra association, the governing body of Arkansas School Bands,

ALSO, Check out the "Resources" tab at the top of the page! The website that will give your child hours of music to practice at home.

Why Band?

Have you ever wondered why children should learn to play an instrument? Here are some reasons you can share with your non-band friends (click on each one to be taken to the reqearch page)...

Music adds to mental acuity and longevity.

Music and the subtelties of hearing.

Music makes you smarter

Music improves motor skills

What is here....

Calendar of events (left column)....

Letter from Ms. Ferrell

Various other information... 


Changes and additions to site:

Results of Auditions posted (May 19, 2017)

Updated Summer Band Calendar (May 18, 2017)

Special thanks to those who proof-read the web-site. It really does save a lot of headaches.

Brookland Hires Miss Cassie Ferrell, New Assistant Band Director

         I am proud to announce that Ms. Cassie Ferrell will be beginning her teaching career as the assistant band director of Brookland Bearcat Bands starting for the 2017-2018 school year. 

          Ms. Ferrell is a Jonesboro High School graduate. She graduated from Arkansas State University in May with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. Throughout her carreer, she has played in many diverse ensembles including jazz band, brass ensemble, orchestra, marching band, and wind ensemble. Her primary instrument is French horn, and she has played piano for many years as well. Ms. Ferrell is a member of the National Association for Music Education and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority. She comleted her Teacher Internship at Nettleton High School in 2017.

A Letter from Ms. Ferrell

Dear Parents and Students, 
          I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cassie Ferrell, and I will be the Assistant Band Director for the Bearcat Bands! I am from Jonesboro and graduated from Arkansas State with a Bachelor of Music Education. While there, I was involved in many ensembles such as marching band, pep band, jazz band, wind ensemble, brass ensemble, orchestra, and various small ensembles. I play French horn and piano primarily but have experience with secondary instruments as well. I have taught many private lessons, sectionals, and assisted with marching bands in the last few years, and I am ready to contribute to the wonderful things that are happening in Brookland! 

           It is very exciting to see the growth the band has had in recent years, and I am eager to work with Mr. Hogard and all of you to continue doing great things! I cannot wait to get to know everyone and to make lots of music. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any point. Again, I am so excited to be a part of the Brookland Bearcat Bands! 

Sincerely, Cassie Ferrell

2017 Honor Band Qualifiers

Zach Gibson- 9th Chair Flute

Adam Baxter- 1st Chair Oboe

Drew Daniels- 7th Chair Clarinet

Jared Harrison- 26th Chair Clarinet

Parker Odom- 3rd Chair Bass Clarinet

Nathan McMinn- 3rd Chair Tenor Saxophone

Shiloh Bruner- 2nd Chair Baritone Saxophone

Carson Woodard- 9th Chair Trombone

Breanna Condon- 1st Chair Baritone

Bri Gibson- 10th Chair Percussion

Nikkolette Perkins- 2nd Chair Oboe

Ethan Scurlock- 4th Chair Alto Saxophone

Olivia Langner- 2nd Chair French Horn

Zach Proctor- 3rd Chair Trumpet

Tyler Weaver- 1st Alternate Bass Clarinet

Cynthia Hearring- 4th Alternate Percussion


2017 All-State Qualifiers

Adam Baxter - Wind Ensemble 2nd Chair Oboe

Ethan Scurlock - Symphonic Band 1st Chair Baritone sax

Dylan Lane - Concert Band 25th Chair Clarinet

Adam Baxter - Chamber Orchestra 2nd Chair Oboe

Haley Ratley (band Student) - Second Soprano, 37th chair

2017 ASBOA Region V All-Region Results

Senior Region Band
Results from January 14, 2017

1st Band

Adam Baxter - 1st Oboe*

Dylan Lane - 3rd Clarinet*

Dylan Wallis - 18th Clarinet**

Zach Proctor - 13th Trumpet**

Olivia Langner - 5th Horn*


Tyler Weaver - 2nd Bass Clarinet

2nd Band

Nikkolette Perkins - 3rd Oboe

Drew Daniels - 4th Clarinet

Jared Harrison - 15th Clarinet

Ethan Scurlock - 1st Baritone Sax*

Breanna Condon - 1st Euphonium**

Carson Woodard - 1st Bass Trombone**

Bri Gibson - 9th Percussion

Clinic is January 20-21 at Arkansas State University. Link to Schedule is above.

* All-State Audition Automatic Qualifier

** All-State Audition Alternate

All-State Auditions - February 4, 2017 (overnight 2/3-4)

Jazz Band

1st Band 

Ethan Scurlock - Baritone Sax

(Qualified for All-State auditions)

2nd Band

Zach Proctor - Trumpet

Carson Woodard - Bass Trombone

Clinic is January 6-7 at Jonesboro High School

All State Auditions - February 3, 2017 (overnight 2/3-4)

Junior Region Band

2nd Band

Matt Luster - 3rd Alto Sax

Carlie Glass - 7th Trombone

Connor Woodard - 9th Trombone

Drew Walker - 1st Euphonium 

Lakota Noles - 1st Tuba

Halie Noell - 8th Tuba


Caleb Foster - Trombone

Clinic is January 20-21 at Arkansas State Univeristy. Schedule is linked above.


Brookland Band Earns FIRST EVER SUPERIOR RATING at Region Marching Assessment at Paragould High School on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. This was only the 2nd time they have been to assessment, having earned an Excellent last year.

2016 Arkansas Open Results

While we were hoping for a Superior Rating at our first ever marching contest, THE ROAR performed very well and set high marks for future members of the band. 

The band earned an over-all score of 77.5, which is on the high end of a Second Division (Excellent). Two of the six judges - Chris Tate (80/100) one of two judges scoring marching and Marcy Wells (80/100) one of two judges scoring Overall Efffect - rated us at a SUPERIOR level in their respective categories, but the other four (Steve Warner (77.4/100) and Karen Dismuke (76/100), music; Danny Davis (73/100), marching; and Leigh Boyce (78.4/100), Overall Effect) called us at  Division Two.  

We were estastatic to learn that our PERCUSSION SECTION won our Division. They were beaming with pride as they heard BROOKLAND called over the Red Wolf PA system and the band went a little crazy in excitement and congratulations. Members of the line are section leader and lead snare. Leo Montgomery; Snare, Cynthia Hearring; Tenor Drums, Bri Gibson; Bass Drummers Cole Baldridge, Isaac Rodriguez, Jacob Gore and Jared Harrison (Bass Drum section captain); and cymbalist, Ella Miller.

Here is the breakdown of the final results for Brookland:


 Overall Effect
Final Score
Division AA1 (4 bands)
Class AA (12 bands)
Overall (24 bands) 

As you can see, the students fared very well in the competition. We were the only band at the event that had never competed before in a marching competition and we have set a high bar for our future growth. 

It should be noted that "Overall Effect" refers to a measure of music selection and performance, marching intricacy and its relation to the music, show design and execution, and entertainment.


2016-2017 Percussion Line

Snare:    Leo Montgomery* 

Snare:    Cynthia Hearring

Tenor:    Brianna Gibson

Pit:         Ella Miller

Bass Drum 1:   Cole Baldridge

Bass Drum 2:   Isaac Rodriguez

Bass Drum 3:   Jacob Gore

Bass Drum 4:   Jared Harrison

*Section Leader

Marching Band Command Structure, 2016-2017

Drum Major: Olivia Langner

Woodwind Section Leaders:

- Flute Section Lieutenant: Hailey Ratley

- Clarinet Section Lieutenant: Dylan Lane

--- Clarinet Section 2nd Lt: Dylan Wallis

- Alto Line Lieutenant: Ethan Scurlock

Percussion Section Leader: Leo Montgomery

Brass Section Leader: Zach Proctor

- Soprano Leader: Zach Proctor

- Tenor-Bass Lieutenant: Nathan Lamb

NOTE: Soprano = Trumpet 1-2; Alto = Mellophone, Alto Sax; Tenor = Trombone; Bass = Baritone, Tuba

2016-2017 Band Council

President: Olivia Langner

Vice-President: Zach Proctor

Secretary/Historian: Haley Ratley

Senior Rep: Dylan Lane

Senior Rep: Nathan McMinn

Senior Rep: Leo Montgomery

Sophomore Rep: Nikkolette Perkins

Sophomore Rep: Nathan Lamb

Sophomore Rep: James Harrison

Sophomore Rep: Brianna Gibson

Junior Rep: Winter Hicks

Junior Rep: Taylor Mosbey 

Junior Rep: Adam Baxter

Freshman Rep: Matt Luster

Freshman Rep: Carlie Glass

Freshman Rep: Isaac Rodriguez

Freshman Rep: Connor Woodard


Brookland Band Surprise! 

Friday night, October 10, at about 5:15, the members of the Bearcat Band were chowing down on some delicious bar-be-que chicken supplied by "Holey Smokes", when a surprise announcement: Dingo Crank from the 107.9 KFIN Morning Show showed up at our back door to present us with the "Chik-Fil-A Band of the Week" for October 10! 



Terry L. Hogard is a graduate of the West Memphis High School Blue Devil Band (1983) where he served under the direction of junior high director Mr. Bobby Porter (ret.) and high school director Mr. Phil Burns (ret.). He earned both his Bachelor's (1988) and Master's Degrees (1990) from Arkansas State University and played in the bands of Dr. Tom O'Connor (ret.) and Dr. Patricia Brumbaugh (ret),

Mr. Hogard's teaching experience includes 1 year at Brinkley High School, Brinkley, Arkansas; and 17 years as assistant band director at Paragould High School, Paragould, Arkansas; before coming to Brookland in 2008.

Mr. Hogard, a member of ASBOA and Phi Beta Mu, plays clarinet in the Delta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Neale Bartee. He serves as NCOIC of the clarinet section of the 106th Army Ceremonial Band (NCOIC-SFC Mark Wallace), and also plays saxophone in the 106th Jazz Band (NCOIC-SSG Cody Jernigan). He worked 4 years as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, teaching private lessons. He is currently serving as the Vice-President of the Arkansas Small Band Association (ASBA), which hosts the Arkansas Honor/All-Star Band each spring. 

Mr. Hogard is married to his wonderful wife, Wanda, of New Orleans, Louisiana, since June of 2003.