The South Garner High School Band and Orchestra

Welcome to the site for the South Garner Band and Orchestra. We are excited to begin this new journey into music making at SGHS. At South Garner we are working to create musicians who will leave the classroom and make a musical impact in the lives of everyone they meet. Our daily curriculum, rehearsals and performances will all be geared toward that end goal: To Create Musicians!

Mr. McCoy's Virtual office hours are Monday through Friday 8 to 9 am. Here is the Google Meets link- ht tps://meet.google.com/xnx-oycc-wtc . All Music students are welcome at that time to meet up and discuss or ask any questions.

You may also use remind, Google Classroom and Mr. McCoy's email. Let's stay connected. All information concerning assignments will be posted through Google Classroom.


Also, do not forget to sign up for Smart Music with this link.

Beginning Band- https://admin.smartmusic.com/join , use this code, UZ2QH-NH32U , and your Wake county email.

Orchestra- https://admin.smartmusic.com/join , use this code, UFWLL-6LU2W , and your Wake county email.

Band- https://admin.smartmusic.com/join , use this code, 423AN-EFNET , and your Wake county email.


You may contact Mr. McCoy in the following ways:

Remind codes for you to sign up for are:

  • Text to the number 81010
  • Place one of the codes below in the title
  • Beginning Band- kh64kc
  • Orchestra- b4k93g
  • Band- 8dk4f6

Mr. McCoy has been named the 2020-2021 South Garner High School Teacher of the Year. It is such an honor for Mr. McCoy and his students to be given this award.



Class Schedule and Description

Beginning Band- This is a beginning band group for students who have not played an instrument or who have not played in several years. Since they are high school students, they are on an accelerated path toward musical excellence.

Intermediate/Proficient Orchestra- This is two classes in one. The intermediate orchestra is made up of players who have middle school experience, and students who have auditioned for the top group. These groups will perform several concerts, are eligible for Eastern Region Orchestra auditions and will combine with the Symphonic band on several tunes to form a full symphonic orchestra.

Symphonic Band- This group is comprised of any student who has been in band in middle school or high school. This includes, intermediate and Proficient students.