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.

TICKETS: $15.00 ($20 at the door)

CJO Event Flyer 2017



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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.

A number of years ago, Band Boosters established a “Sustaining Life Membership Endowment Fund” to allow band graduates and their families to ALWAYS be part of the band. The fund’s sole purpose is the purchase of new band uniforms when required.

Please consider signing up your graduating child and/or your family for Brecksville-Broadview Heights Band Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund. This one-time payment registers you permanently in our Endowment Fund. Many parents give this to their child as a graduation gift during senior year of high school. And many families also sign up either during their child’s or grandchild’s band years or upon their graduation.

BBHHS Band Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund

SPRING SHOWCASE – Thursday, 4/6 @ 7pm

Please join us this Thursday for a special concert!  The evening will feature performances by:

  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • All joined by special guest, trumpet soloist BUDDY DESHLER!

It will be a unique musical event that you do not want to miss (Admission is FREE)!




Friday, April 28th @ 7:00 pm — The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform a Side by Side concert with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Jazz Ensemble!  General Admission – only $15




Kudos to Jonathan Monacelli and the members of the Indoor Drumline on a great season!  The indoor season wrapped up earlier today with State Finals in Wapakoneta.  The students and staff worked tremendously hard all winter on their outstanding show, “Judgement Day.”  CONGRATULATIONS!


Band Boosters Mtg. – Tuesday @ 7pm!

CONGRATULATIONS to our students on an outstanding Mid-Winter Concert last week!  Every ensemble performed a challenging and engaging program.  Audio of the concert is posted in a separate post below.  Let’s keep up the great work as we prepare for our remaining concerts:

  • Music Department “Spring Showcase” – Thursday, April 6th
    • Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Choir
    • Special Guest Artist: Buddy Deshler, Trumpet
  • Spring Band Concert – Thursday, May 4th


On behalf of the Music Staff, Boosters, and Pancake Committee — A huge THANK YOU to all parents and students who volunteered to make our 3rd Music In Our Schools Month Pancake Breakfast another great success!  It is wonderful to have a morning filled with great music, great food, and great people.  We are so fortunate to have such tremendous support for our music programs.

The 5th Grade Band & Wind Ensemble performing together:



Recently, there have been a few random incidents of instruments being damaged or moved while in the instrument locker room.  Students and parents are reminded that all band members must have a lock on their instrument locker, as per the Band Handbook (Pg. 8).  This applies to both personal instruments AND school-owned instruments.

The Band Room is a high-traffic area, with so many students moving in and out of the music wing (not all of whom are actually music students), and the locker room often remains open for ease of access. Please take responsibility for your/our equipment by securing it properly.  Locks can be purchased from the Band Office for $5.00.

THIS WEEK: _____________________________________

Tuesday, 3/7 – BAND BOOSTERS MTG. (7pm)



  • Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble students only
  • Itinerary (VIEW FULL PAGE):











Congratulations to the INDOOR DRUMLINE, who has been working extremely hard, and performed in their second competition today at Worthington Kilbourne HS in Columbus!  Their next competition is close to home, at Akron Firestone High School on Sunday, March 19th.  Please come out to support them!