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MONDAY, 2/27 – W.E. Sectionals

Our last sectional rehearsal — attendance is crucial!

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



The students have been working hard on this program, and we look forward to sharing the musical progress that we have made since the December performance!

CALL TIME – 6:30

Groups will meet in the following areas:

  • JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Side Stage
  • CONCERT WINDS – Choir Room
  • SYMPH CRIMSON – On Stage
  • SYMPH GOLD – Band Room
  • WIND ENSEMBLE – Theory Room

Mr. Mark Lowe & Mr. David Vitale will be serving as “guest adjudicators” for this concert, providing valuable recorded and written feedback for us.  Mr. Lowe is the former Director of Bands at Kenston HS, and Mr. Vitale is the Director of Bands at North Royalton High School.  If you hear them talking during the performance, it is ok — they are supposed to!  Thanks for your understanding.

Yearbook pictures will be taken from the balcony during the concert, prior to each ensemble’s performance.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES are the same evening (4:00-7:00).  Parents, please stop by the HS Cafeteria to speak with Mrs. Astey and I prior to the concert (we will be leaving around 6pm).  We would love to see you!

Saturday, March 4th – Pancake Breakfast

PERFORMANCES (HS bands italicized):

  • 8:00-8:30 5th Grade Band and WIND ENSEMBLE (Gymnasium)
  • 8:15-8:30 4th Grade Choir (Cafeteria)
  • 8:30-8:45 5th Grade Choir (Cafeteria)
  • 8:45-9:15 4th & 5th Orchestra (Gymnasium)
  • 9:15-9:45 Student Groups (Cafeteria)
  • 9:30-10:00 1st Grade Music (Gymnasium)
  • 10:00-10:15 4th Grade Choir (Cafeteria)
  • 10:15-10:30 5th Grade Choir (Cafeteria)
  • 10:30-11:00 Central School Dalcroze (Gymnasium)
  • 11:00-11:15 MS Jazz (Cafeteria)
  • 11:15-11:45 HS Jazz (Cafeteria)
  • 11:45-12:00 Combined Jazz (Cafeteria)

For more information (and to volunteer), visit the PANCAKE PAGE!

LOOKING AHEAD: _________________________________________

OMEA Large-Group Adjudication

  • NEXT WEEK — March 10th or 11th
  • Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble only
  • Final performance times and itinerary will be coming out on MONDAY!

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.

CJO Ticket Quantity:

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


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.



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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