CONGRATS on a great first game!  We did well in all three areas: Look, Sound, and Class.  Regarding Class – we were told that the Padua chaperones were impressed by how courteous, grateful, and respectful our students were during the 3rd quarter… we also did a very good job of cleaning up stands — AWESOME!

  • Parents – Many thanks to our chaperones, we couldn’t do it without you!
  • This Friday also saw the debut of our NEW BAND TRUCK.  We adjusted well to using the new hydraulic lift, safely and efficiently. Great job, Loading Crew!

 

 

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Many thanks to our FLAGLINE & DRUMLINE volunteers, who performed along the route for the Susan G. Komen race this past Saturday.  Your performance was sure to lift the spirits of those participating… CLASS ACT!.

Last week, The Drumline also played for Chippewa Elementary’s “welcome back” party.  Great community support!FullSizeRender

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MEMORIZATION CHECKS – Due by Friday

  • ALL STUDENTS will be tested on THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER!  Please sign up for a time.
  • Halftime Re-Checks – Students who were not memorized for halftime last week, or would like to improve their score, should keep practicing, and sign up to be heard again.

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MONDAY, 8/29 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

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TUESDAY, 8/30 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

  • Work Pregame – focus on SSB!
  • Work Halftime – improve sound and look
  • Rehearse Stand Tunes – get new ones ready for Friday!
  • PRACTICE SSB FOR INDIANS GAME

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THURSDAY, 9/1 – HS Open House

Parents: Come to the AUD during your child’s CONCERT BAND PERIOD.

  • 5th Period – Symphonic Band
  • 6th Period – Concert Winds & Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble will play up in the Cafe at the beginning of the evening!

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FRIDAY, 9/2 – HOME FB vs. Garfield Heights (CT – 5:45)

  • Let’s work hard this week, to put our absolute best product on the field for the home crowd!

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SATURDAY, 9/3 – Indians Game (CT – 4:30)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • WEAR SUMMER UNIFORM
    • For student health and safety — This is due primarily to how hot it is in the underground staging area, which we learned the last time that we visited the ballpark.
  • BRING A SACK DINNER to eat when we arrive! You will not have the opportunity to eat until we go into the ballpark (approximately 7:15).  Band Boosters will provide bottled water.

TICKET INFO:

  • Family/friend/group tickets will be distributed this week
  • Student tickets will be held separately, and scanned together when we arrive at the ballpark. After we perform, tickets will be given out to students, and we will head in to watch the game!
  • Students are seated with your family/group. If independent, you will be seated in a group of students. You are able to move seats if desired, but must stay within our assigned ticket area!

TIMELINE:

  • 4:30 – Call Time @ BBHHS (note change from 4pm)
  • 5:00 – Departure
  • 5:30 – Arrive at ballpark
  • 5:30-6:30 – Eat dinner (YOU BRING), get ready, warm up
  • 6:30 – Line up, prepare to take the field
  • 6:35 – March out
  • 6:45 – In place, ready to perform
  • 6:58 – PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM!
  • 7:15 – Return to buses, load instruments, get tickets, go watch the game!
  • 10:30 (approx) – Depart
  • 11:00 (approx) – Return to BBHHS

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The season is off to a great start… let’s keep it up and G.B.E.Week!

GAME WEEK!  We are looking forward to putting our show on the field for the first time this Friday, and previewing it on Wednesday’s “MEET THE BAND” NIGHT!

IMPORTANT NOTES: ___________________________________

  1. HALFTIME MEMORIZATION CHECKS due by FRIDAY!
    • Sign up in groups up to 5
    • Times are available 5th period and after school.
    • Re-Checks are encouraged, as music knowledge improves!
  2. INFOSNAP must be completed by FRIDAY!
    • Parents – if you have not yet completed the online InfoSnap, please do so ASAP… According to our Administration, your child may be withheld from participation if this is not submitted.
  3. 5th PERIOD STUDY HALL ATTENDANCE
    • Students – Please be sure to attend the 5th period lunch/study hall that has been assigned to you.  Administration will be monitoring attendance this week, and failure to report to your study hall will result in the loss of your 3rd Quarter break. Please let us know if you have any questions about where you are assigned.

THIS WEEK: __________________________________

MONDAY, 8/22 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

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WEDNESDAY, 8/24 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm) & “MEET THE BAND” (8pm)

  • Our “MEET THE BAND” Preview Show will begin at 8:00 pm!
    • Please note, this is a change from the schedule, which said 8:30 pm.  The stadium lights are being repaired, so we need to bump up the time to utilize the last remaining daylight.
  • STUDENTS WILL WEAR THEIR NEW SUMMER UNIFORM FOR THE PREVIEW SHOW
  • Tell your family, teachers, friends, etc.!  Our Band Boosters have some special things planned, and our 5th grade band recruitment meeting that night will culminate at the show.

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THURSDAY, 8/25 – Drumline (6pm-9pm)

  • Includes performance @ Chippewa Elementary’s Welcome Back Party

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FRIDAY, 8/26 – Away FB @ Padua Franciscan (CT – 5:00)

  • With our first game, let’s set the bar high for the season, by putting all three aspects of our motto into action:
    1. Look Good
    2. Sound Good
    3. Be a Class Act
  • Students who are NOT yet fully memorized must use their FLIP FOLDER!
  • Remember to wear your black band t-shirt, and black socks!

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SATURDAY, 8/27 – Susan G. Komen Race

  • Flagline and Drumline members – Thank you for volunteering!
  • Parents will need to sign this VOLUNTEER WAIVER and return to Mr. Wyse ASAP
  • Students are responsible for travel arrangements to and from the event
  • Students should meet @ the ROCK HALL no later than 8:00 am!
    • The race starts at 9am, and will conclude around 10:00 am.
  • Jonathan Monacelli and Grace Kubera will be supervising the group

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INDIANS GAME next Saturday, 9/3!

  • Students – PRACTICE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER EVERY DAY
  • More information, schedule, and ticket distribution will be coming soon…

Thanks — GO BEES!

 

 

 

 

Greetings, Parents and Students –

Welcome to the first of many upcoming weekly bulletins throughout the 2016 Marching Season!  Please read carefully, as each week has many specific considerations/updates/announcements, etc.

THANK YOU for a great band camp, and a very positive start to our season!  We were very proud of how much we accomplished together, as the students persevered through the heat/humidity, and we enjoyed watching the bonding that took place throughout the two weeks.  It is only the beginning… LET’S KEEP IT UP!

THIS WEEK: ______________________________________

TUESDAY, 8/16 – EVENING REHEARSAL (6pm-9pm)

  • Our first evening rehearsal of the season!  EXPECTATIONS are the same as band camp, in regard to punctuality, footwear, conduct, etc. A Remind will be sent with a rehearsal agenda.
  • BUS SIGNUP LISTS FOR THE SEASON will be posted at 5:30 pm for students.  Please only sign up your own name!  These bus assignments will be firm for all away games and travel.
  • PLEASE WEAR “BEES” ATTIRE – We will have a group photo op with “Rosie and Rascal” of the TrueMoo company, and it will look best if we are in school attire of any kind.  In return, TrueMoo will be giving students free milk and spirit towels!Rosie and Rascal

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WEDNESDAY, 8/17 – School Begins!

SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

  • ALL STUDENTS REPORT TO BAND 6th PERIOD
    • If your schedule says “Symphonic Band” 5th Period, you will instead have your lunch/study hall 5th, and come to band 6th, according to the following breakdown:
  • 5th PERIOD LUNCH/STUDY HALL ASSIGNMENTS:
    • Seniors — 5A Study Hall (Room 135), 5B LUNCH
    • Juniors — 5A LUNCH, 5B Study Hall (Room 135)
    • Sophomores — 5A Study Hall (Room 027), 5B LUNCH
    • Freshmen — 5A LUNCH, 5B Study Hall (Room 027)

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THURSDAY, 8/18 – Drumline Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

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OTHER INFORMATION:

  • HALFTIME MUSIC MEMORIZATION CHECKS (25 pts) – DUE Friday 8/26
    • All students must complete a memorization check on the 4 Halftime Songs between now and NEXT FRIDAY 8/26.
    • Students may sign up in groups of up to 5 (any combination of instruments)
    • Checks will be held during 5th period or at evening rehearsal.
  • PARTICIPATION FEES
    • Currently, we have approximately 60 students who have not paid the district Participation Fee for Marching Band.
    • Please note that this fee must be paid prior to our first performance, or students may be withheld from performing!
    • If there is a financial need, please let Mr. Wyse know ASAP.
  • THANK YOU TO PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
    • Many thanks to all parents who have helped with Fitting Nights, Band Camp Chaperoning, and all of the many things that are already underway!  We have the greatest Booster group, and we are so appreciative of all that you do, and will do, throughout the year.

 

 

 

With the likelihood of heavy storms/lightning throughout the day, we have determined it to be in the best interest of student safety that we NOT travel to Cedar Point. Thank you for your understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience! Refund procedures will be forthcoming.