Tonight is the DEBUT of the 2014 Marching Bees!

Please review the following notes carefully:

  • CT 5:00
  • Double check bus list upon arrival (NO CHANGES)

BUS CONSIDERATIONS:

  • No hangars or garment bags on the bus (Dress into Uniform at Call Time)
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK
  • Respect your bus driver

DURING THE GAME:

  • Do not play out of turn, or when the ball is in play… this violates OHSAA rules.
  • No concessions 1st or 2nd Quarter (restroom visits are permitted w/chaperone)
  • Stay with your instrument at all times, and be ready to play
  • EVERYONE PLAYS, and everyone stands up… we are a team!
  • Uniform stays zipped at all times

3rd QUARTER BREAK:

  • Bring Money for concessions!
  • Uniform stays zipped at all times
  • Be back in the stands, READY TO PLAY at 0:00 (EARLY = ON TIME)!
  • Tardiness will result in the loss of the 3rd Quarter break the following week

ABOVE ALL… Look Good, Sound Good, be a Class Act!  

Looking forward to a GREAT first game!

 

Earn $10 for the Band Boosters AND $10 for your Student Account by investing only 15 minutes of your time!

On Sunday, September 28th, the Band Boosters will partner with Liberty Ford and our lead Liberty sales rep, Walt Bailey, to participate in the “Drive 4UR School Program.” Band students are asked to recruit family & friends to come to BBHHS where they can test drive a 2014 Ford vehicle like Focus, Edge, Explorer, or Escape. There is no sales pressure, all that drivers need to do is complete a brief evaluation about the test drive. This is the perfect time to test drive a Ford that you may have been looking to try, or if you know someone looking for a new vehicle.

For every test drive taken (up to 300) Ford will donate $20 to the Band Boosters, up to $6,000!  The Boosters will earn $10 and the student will earn $10. All student-earned funds will be put in his/her student account that can be used for various band fees.

Test Drivers must be 18 years of age, and only one test Driver is permitted per household. Drivers must bring their driver’s license or they will not be able to drive. Additional activities will include a 50/50 raffle, and performances from our fine students!

Beginning August 29th, each band/flagline student will be invited to recruit five (5) individuals to drive a Ford on their behalf. Appointments will be scheduled in advance via email on a first come, first served basis between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:30 pm. If appointments are still available one week prior to the event, students will be able to recruit additional drivers.

TO RECEIVE AN APPOINTMENT:

E-mail drive1bees@gmail.com and include the following information (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE):

  1. Driver’s name, phone number, and e-mail
  2. Student’s name (who they are driving for)
  3. Preferred time for appointment

We will do our best to honor appointment times, although the sooner appointments are requested, the better chance to get that time. We will schedule appointments until we reach 300 drivers!!!

Volunteers will be needed to make reminder calls, put up tents, register test drivers, and assist Liberty Ford Staff. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be available at the September 2nd Band Booster meeting. Your help is greatly appreciated, to ensure success!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail Nancy Randall, Debbie Karpowicz or Kathy Richards at drive1bees@gmail.com

So let’s “Drive One 4 OUR Band”!!!

Football season is here and volunteers are needed to help sell programs at home games.  Get active as a band parent!  Four volunteers are needed for each of the following games: Sept. 12th, Sept. 19th, Sept. 26th, Oct. 10th, Oct. 24th

  • Work the first half so you can watch the best part of the game – The Band!
  • Arrival time coincides with band call time
  • Training is provided!

Please email: LJGicei@ABLProducts.com with your interest. Or call 216-470-0795 with questions. Thanks so much for your consideration! ~ Les Gicei

Greetings, Band Parents and Students -

Thanks for a great band camp!  This is the first of several weekly bulletins that will be posted throughout the marching season.  Please take the time to read these bulletins carefully, as they contain important updates and reminders for the coming week.
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THIS WEEK:

TUESDAY, 8/26 – Rehearsal and “MEET THE BAND” PREVIEW SHOW (6-9)
*Note – Students will wear their black band T-shirt for the preview show!
*Have your FLIP FOLDER
6:00 pm – Brief Meeting in the Auditorium
6:20-8:00 pm – Rehearsal in the Stadium
8:30 pm – PREVIEW SHOW… tell your family and friends!

WEDNESDAY, 8/27 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Remember, all students will report to MARCHING BAND 5th PERIOD!

  • If you are enrolled in Symphonic Band, you will report to LUNCH 4th period, and Marching Band 5th period.
  • Students enrolled in Concert Winds/Wind Ensemble will follow their schedules as printed, reporting to band 5th and eating lunch as indicated.
  • Remember to have proper footwear for marching!

FRIDAY, 8/29 – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME vs. Holy Name (CT – 5:00)
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OTHER INFO:

HALFTIME MEMORIZATION CHECKS – Must be completed by Friday 9/5

Students must complete a Memorization Check on ALL HALFTIME MUSIC by next Friday 9/5, by performing their music for Mr. Wyse, Mrs. Astey, or Mr. Griffin (percussion is assessed by Mr. Sark/Mr. Taylor). Students will be allowed to perform in groups of 2 or 3, on the same instrument. We will have signups posted beginning this week, and all students must sign up for a time.

Students who are not completely memorized may continue to use flip folders until they are able to demonstrate full knowledge of the music. Remember, we – and the student leaders, are here to help you! And we only sound our best with 100% participation!
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Thank you for a great start to the season!

Best,
Jason Wyse

Thanks for a great week of camp, Everyone!  The 2014 Marching Bees are off to a very promising start.  Please note the following information regarding our first performance tomorrow at Cedar Point:

  • CALL TIME – 7:30 AM
  • We will perform in the park at approximately 10:00 am.
  • Attire: Summer Uniform (black shorts, red polo, athletic shoes)
  • You may bring a change of clothes to wear in the park after we perform.
  • Bring Money for Lunch and Dinner
  • Return Time: Approximately 10:00 pm.

Other items to note:

  • If you have a season pass, please let us know (if you have not already done so)
  • If you are planning NOT to travel with the band either to or from Cedar Point, we must have a signed note from a parent, first thing in the morning, detailing the arrangement.
  • If meeting us at the park, students are not permitted to drive themselves.  You must be driven by an adult.

See you in the morning!
- Mr. W