Thanks to all for an exciting Homecoming, and another fine performance of “Script Bees” on Friday night! As always, the instrument decorations are a fun way to showcase the limitless creativity and spirit of our students… thanks to everyone who stayed to help clean up the music area.

A huge THANK YOU to Kathy Richards and Nancy Randall, as well as all students and parents who volunteered to help with the DRIVE 1 Fundraiser!  The weather was beautiful, and we had a good turnout. MANY THANKS!

Believe it or not, this week marks the beginning of October, and the marching season is already halfway over… but we have many exciting things yet to come.

THIS WEEK:
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TUESDAY, 9/30 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

We are turning our focus fully to the NEW HALFTIME SHOW, which we will perform next week. Every student must have the NEW MUSIC in their flip folders, and with them for every rehearsal.

VISIT THE SHEET MUSIC PAGE TO PRINT YOUR MUSIC

Rehearsal Agenda:
1. NEW HALFTIME SHOW (music and drill)
2. Review RRHOF Show for Hudson Festival
3. Away Pregame
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WEDNESDAY, 10/1 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

THURSDAY, 10/2 – Percussion Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)
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FRIDAY, 10/3 – AWAY FB @ AMHERST (CT – 4:15)

  • Away Pregame
  • RRHOF Halftime Show

Subway Fundraiser – Visit the Brecksville or Broadview Heights Subway before the game on Friday, and BRING THIS FLYER!  The band will receive 15% of all purchases made with the flyer. Thank you to our local Subways for their support!
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SATURDAY, 10/4 – HUDSON HS BAND FESTIVAL (CT – 4:45)
Once again, we will perform our exciting RRHOF show for a packed house!

Excused Absences – Please note, for excused absences, an additional activity will be required. While the actual performance experience cannot be made up, a large portion of the educational value of Band Festivals also comes from watching other bands. As such, we will ask you to complete an online assignment that involves viewing and analyzing videos of various Halftime shows. Please see Mrs. Astey for details.
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KSU CLARINET/SAXOPHONE DAY – Saturday, November 22
Clarinet and Sax players, check out info on this neat opportunity HERE: http://kentclarsaxday.wix.com/home

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Thanks, everyone… let’s stay positive and keep working!
Jason Wyse

The Marching Bees are performing at the Hudson “Parade of Bands” on Saturday, October 4th!  Below please find information on purchasing advance tickets… these are sold at a cheaper price than those available at the gate on the night of the show.

HUDSON FESTIVAL TICKET INFO

More festival information to come soon!

WOW - The Marching Bees put on a tremendous show Saturday at the NRHS Festival! By all accounts, it was our strongest overall performance of the RRHOF show yet this season.  You impressed many people, and knocked off many socks… CONGRATULATIONS!  

Remember – we still have much more to come… let’s work together to keep our standards high as the season continues!

Also, a special thank you to our CHAPERONES, who do so much for us… we could not function without you!

Finally, many thanks to everyone for the thoughtful Birthday wishes, cookies, cards, and other items (carrots?!) on Saturday… I continue to feel very fortunate to work with such fine students, parents, and staff.

HOMECOMING WEEK:
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Le Regiment music checks need to be completed by Friday!  Note – this is not necessarily a “memorization check.” It is more important to us that you can play the music accurately, with your flip folder, than to perform from memory. However, if you prove your memorization, you may march without the flip folder on Friday.
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TUESDAY, 9/23 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)**

**IMPORTANT: Every student must PRINT THE MUSIC for our NEW halftime show, and have it stuffed into your flip folders for rehearsal on Tuesday!

Also, every student should already have LE REGIMENT in the flip folder (if not, please print).

VISIT THE SHEET MUSIC PAGE TO PRINT MUSIC

Rehearsal Agenda:

1. NEW HALFTIME SHOW MUSIC: “Walk – Run – Fly!”

  • Gonna Fly Now
  • Walk This Way
  • Run Away

2. PREGAME

3. LE REGIMENT/SCRIPT BEES

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WEDNESDAY, 9/24 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

(THURSDAY, 9/25 – NO PERCUSSION REHEARSAL)

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THURSDAY, 9/25 – Homecoming Parade and Bonfire

Call Time – 6:30 pm @ The Brecksville FIRE STATION**

  • **NOTE – Students are responsible for getting TO and FROM this event on their own. The school will be open before the parade from 5:00-5:50 for students to get their equipment, and after the bonfire until 9:30 to return it. The parade will step off by 7:00 pm. We will march down Rt. 21, to the Old Stadium, and play some pep music during the bonfire.

Students will be released directly from the Old Stadium around 9:00 pm.

ATTIRE: JEANS and RED & GOLD (Spirit Wear)

PARADE MUSIC: Fight Song (twice through)
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FRIDAY, 9/28 – HOMECOMING! (CT 5:30)

  • Pep Rally during school: The DRUMLINE will be performing (Timing TBA)
  • Football vs. North Olmsted (CT 5:30 pm)
  • Instrument Decoration:
    • As a long-standing tradition, students are allowed to decorate their instruments tastefully for this game.
    • Remember, these are decorations, NOT simply random items or pieces of trash.
    • Your instrument MUST PLAY PROPERLY
    • The decorations must be securely fastened to the instrument so that pieces do not fall on the field.
    • Section/squad leaders: help us by modeling what is appropriate, and by checking your squads and sections to make sure these guidelines are adhered to.

All Leadership – please plan to stay after the game to help clean up the music area.
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SUNDAY, 9/28 – “Drive 1 4UR School” Fundraiser

VIEW THIS FLYER FOR DETAILS

There are still a few time slots available to drive!

E-mail drive1bees@gmail.com and include the following information:

  1. Driver’s name, phone number, and e-mail
  2. Student’s name (who they are driving for)
  3. Preferred time for appointment (10am-3:30)

Also, we can still use a few more parent and student volunteers (especially squad leaders)… please let us know if you can pitch in.
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Thank you all for your continued contributions and support!

Respectfully,
Jason Wyse

The time has come to announce our new, upcoming Halftime music!

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SHOW II:

WALK – RUN – FLY!

Opener – GONNA FLY NOW (Theme from “Rocky”)

Flag Feature – WALK THIS WAY (Aerosmith)

Closer – RUN AWAY (Sarah Burgess)

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We have a special opportunity to perform “Run Away” with American singer/songwriter, and Ohio native, Sarah Burgess.  Sarah was featured on the 6th season of American Idol, and currently performs both nationally and internationally.  The song was written to help raise support and funds for CureDuchenne, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease which affects nearly 20,000 boys in the United States, and 300,000 worldwide.

Sarah will be performing with us on the field for this show!  You will get to meet her soon.

Sarah Burgess: http://www.sarahburgessmusic.com

Run Away Project: http://www.sarahburgessmusic.com/the-run-away-project.html

CureDuchenne: http://www.cureduchenne.org

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We will post music online soon, and begin working on it next week!