On Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform a Side by Side concert with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Jazz Ensemble! The CJO, under the direction of Paul Ferguson, is returning to BBHHS after a successful similar concert last year. At these Side by Side concerts, the CJO works and plays with high school musicians throughout Northeast Ohio.


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During the CJO’s 32 years, they have performed with the likes of Tony Bennett, Dianne Schurr, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito d’ Rivera, have performed/recorded at Birdland in NYC with Joe Lovano, and hosted numerous other jazz illuminati as part of their subscription series held in Playhouse Square in Cleveland.  CJO members are generally jazz educators at Ohio universities, and have played/recorded with Oscar Peterson, Elvis Presley, Cheap Trick, Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Kenny Loggins, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and in numerous shows and groups throughout the region. Please visit www.clevelandjazz.org for more information.

Dear Band Family,

We are very saddened by news of the recent passing of Mrs. Claudia Wenstrup.  Mrs. Wenstrup was a beloved member of the BBH Music Department, as a longtime music teacher in Central School.  She will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Please read below for more information.

Offer Condolence for the family of Claudia Wenstrup

CONGRATULATIONS to the 65 band students who participated in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble event this weekend!

Over half of the performing events received a Superior rating.  But even more importantly – beyond ratings, we are proud to have such a great representation from BBHHS, and commend all students on their initiative, effort, and commitment to improving themselves musically through performance!

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Monday, 2/13 – WIND ENSEMBLE AFTERSCHOOL SECTIONALS

  • 3:00-4:30 — Woodwinds
  • 4:30-6:00 — Brass

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Wednesday, 2/15 – GUEST CLINICIAN: Dr. Birch Browning

On Wednesday, the Director of Bands at Cleveland State University, Dr. Birch Browning, will be coming to work with the Concert Winds & Wind Ensemble in preparation for Large-Group Adjudication in March.  These students will operate on a slightly adjusted schedule, to allow for extended rehearsal time:

  • Concert Winds – report to Band both periods 5 & 6
  • Wind Ensemble – report to Band both periods 6 & 7

If missing a lunch period, students should plan to bring a lunch to eat during band.

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Thursday, 2/16ASHLAND UNIVERSITY + BBHHS JAZZ CONCERT (7pm)

Join us for this FREE concert, featuring the combined talents of the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra, with the BBHHS Jazz Ensemble!  CLICK HERE FOR EVENT FLYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CLEVELAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA – April 28th @ BBHHS

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

See below to purchase tickets for this unique event!

Greetings, Parents and Students. Please read the following info… there is a lot going on, and a lot coming up — THANK YOU for all that you do!

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This was a big weekend for the “busy bees” of the BBHHS Band:

  • ALL-STATE BAND – Congratulations to Chas Backman, Jasper Jones, Nick Mihalich, and Ava Traum on a fantastic performance with the 2017 All-State Band on Friday night!  They even got to meet composer John Mackey (pictured in cat-eye sweater below) after the concert.

  • MONSTERS GAME – The Pep Band, under the direction of Mr. Hanna, performed at the Lake Erie Monsters game on Friday night.  Great job spreading the Pep (and ketchup) in the arena!  Keep up the great work.

  • INDOOR DRUMLINE COMPETITION – The Indoor Drumline, under the leadership of Jonathan Monacelli, earned a SECOND PLACE FINISH in their first competition of the season!  They performed this Sunday at Olentangy High School near Columbus.  Congrats!
  • JACK WOLF ARTICLE – The website “flomarching.com” has published a really nice article on our very own Jack Wolf.  CLICK HERE to read the article… we are proud of you, Jack!

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  • BAND BOOSTERS MEETING – Tuesday @ 7pm
  • STATE SENDOFF – Friday @ 1:30pm (Wrestling)
  • “COMMUNITY ART NIGHT” – Friday @ 7pm (BUMC)
    • Hosted by the Brecksville United Methodist Church… this is a great opportunity to perform your prepared solo before S&E on Saturday!
    • A community event geared for youth to express themselves through spoken word, performance of instrumental music or vocal sets, display art work for show, or for sale, and sing some karaoke. A hot cocoa bar, coffee/tea station, creativity table, and other savory and sweet snacks will be provided. Contact Adrienne Leska at music@brecksvilleumc.com. RSVP by Tuesday.

SOLO AND ENSEMBLE – Saturday, 2/11

  • We have almost 70 band students participating — a record number!
  • For all vital information, visit the SOLO & ENSEMBLE PAGE

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The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will be presenting a FREE joint concert with the BBHHS Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, 2/16 @ 7:00 pm!  With an exciting program featuring a wide variety of jazz styles, including swing, latin, dixieland, and funk, there is something for everyone… Please join us for an evening of great music!

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  • MID-WINTER BAND CONCERT – 3/2 @ 7pm
  • MUSIC DEPT. PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 3/4
    • Performances will include Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble
    • VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED!
  • OMEA LARGE-GROUP ADJUDICATION – 3/10 or 3/11
    • Required for all members of Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble.
    • Schedule released two weeks prior to the event