WOW — What an outstanding (and lucky) performance at the NRHS Festival on Saturday night!  It was outstanding because you really BROUGHT IT (I think the press box may have actually moved a little bit)…  it was lucky because the downpour hit right after we finished… and we managed to get our raincoats on just in time.  Special thanks to our CHAPERONES, who always do such fantastic work for us – rain or shine.  GREAT JOB, ALL!

Please return your uniform, hat, and raincoat when you report for Tuesday’s evening rehearsal.

Believe it or not, this week will mark the halfway point of our season… So far, the band has displayed an outstanding attitude and made continual progress.  Moving forward, we can only continue to achieve our goals within this culture of mutual respect and positive energy, so let’s keep it going as the season continues on!



  • This year, the monthly newsletters will be generated by the students!  We look forward to hearing many different perspectives from students as the year goes on.  Special thanks to Kelly Insana for creating the newsletter!

THIS WEEK:____________________________________________

Le Regiment Music ChecksAll students must sign up for a time to be heard on Le Reg.  You may either play from memory, or with music.  We all contribute to the musical product!


MONDAY, 9/19 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)


TUESDAY, 9/20 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

  • SECTIONALS – Star Wars Show! (be sure to have your MUSIC)
  • Script Bees/Le Reg & MY GIRL – please print!
  • Duel of the Fates drill


WEDNESDAY, 9/21 – Drumline Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)


THURSDAY, 9/22 – Homecoming Parade & Bonfire


  • Students are responsible for getting TO and FROM this event on their own.
  • The school will be open before the parade from 5:00-6:00 to get equipment, and after the bonfire until 9:30 to return it.
  • Parade steps off at 7pm. We will march down Rt. 21, to the Old Stadium, and play pep music during the bonfire!
  • Students will be released from the Old Stadium around 9:00 pm.
  • ATTIRE: JEANS and SPIRIT WEAR (or Band T-shirt)
  • MUSIC: Fight Song 2x for the parade.  Pep songs for bonfire.


FRIDAY, 9/23 – HOMECOMING FB vs. Twinsburg (CT – 5:30**)

**NOTE REVISED CT (the band schedule incorrectly listed CT as 5:45)

  • Pep Rally during school: DRUMLINE will be performing (Timing TBA)
  • Instrument Decoration:
    • As a long-standing tradition, students are allowed to decorate their instruments tastefully for this game.
    • Remember, these are decorations, NOT random pieces of garbage!
    • The decorations must be securely fastened to the instrument so that pieces do not fall on the field.
    • Section/squad leaders: help by modeling what is appropriate, and by checking your squads and sections to make sure these guidelines are adhered to.
    • EVERYONE must help to clean up the music area after the game!

LOOKING AHEAD: ________________________________________

OSU SKULL SESSION – Saturday, October 1st (CT – 5am)

  • FAQ:
    • Is this event mandatory?
      • YES.  This is a performance that you do NOT want to miss!  The same policy for excused/unexcused absences still applies, in accordance with the Band Handbook.
    • Do the students need tickets or passes for the event?
      • NO.  We will all march in and out together.
    • Do parents/family attending need a ticket?
      • NO.  This is a free event, but you should plan to get there plenty early, as the arena will fill up, and they stop letting people in.
    • What is the schedule?
    • What will it be like?


TRUNK OR TREAT – Friday, October 21st 

This has become a really fun tradition!

Please click below for info on how to participate:



THANK YOU to all for another excellent night on Friday…  Your performance was improved from last week, and was appreciated by both the crowd and the Brunswick band.  Your conduct was outstanding.  Special thanks for making our awesome 8th grade band members feel very welcome – and very excited for next year!

We have a great show… and we will work to take it to yet another level for this week’s game, and especially for Saturday’s NORTH ROYALTON BAND FESTIVAL (info below).

Please remember to complete MEMORIZATION CHECKS on any pregame or halftime music that you have not played for a Director… or redo any for which you would like to improve your score.  We are all accountable for our musical “product!”

THIS WEEK: ____________________________________________

MONDAY, 9/12 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)


TUESDAY, 9/13 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

  • LE REGIMENT – This is a tough piece… be practicing.
  • Script Bees
  • Polish Halftime show for Friday & Saturday


THURSDAY, 9/15 – Drumline Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)


FRIDAY, 9/16 – Away FB @ Cuyahoga Falls (CT – 4:30)

  • Another opportunity to take our Look, Sound, and Class to a new crowd!


SATURDAY, 9/17 – North Royalton Band Festival (CT – 5:00)

  • This is our only Band Festival for the season
    • As always, attendance is mandatory
  • Wondering WHY we attend band festivals? CLICK HERE
  • The festival begins at 7:00 pm (gates open at 6)
  • Admission – $6.00 adult, $4.00 student
  • BBHHS Students will have an opportunity to visit concessions
  • Estimated return time: 10:30 pm
    • North Royalton HS Pregame Show
    • Keystone HS
    • Field HS
    • Padua Franciscan HS
    • Harvey HS
    • Copley HS
    • Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS
    • North Royalton HS Competition Show
    • Presentation of Plaques

LOOKING AHEAD: ___________________________________

THURSDAY, 9/22 – Homecoming Parade & Bonfire

SATURDAY, 10/1 – OSU Skull Session

Please note – As a group, we are NOT attending the football game following the Skull Session. If a family would like to attend the game, they must obtain tickets independently. This is a performance-based trip, and an incredibly unique musical honor!

5:00 am – CALL TIME

  • On Friday night, we will leave Nordonia after halftime, in order to get some extra sleep!
  • The band trucks will remain loaded after the game, to save time.
  • Bring a pillow — You can sleep on the bus!  🙂

5:30 am – Depart BBHHS

7:30 am – Arrive in Columbus, change into FULL UNIFORM

  • We will not have designated changing areas, but will need to use the buses to get ready. Students should wear comfortable clothes for the trip down, and plan to just put the uniform on over top.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a snack, and eat it during this time.

8:30 am – Take our place in St. John Arena

9:00 am – BBHHS Performance Begins in St. John Arena

9:45 am – OSUMB Enters St. John Arena

  • BBHHS will perform one featured selection with the OSUMB watching!

11:00 am – Skull Session Concludes

11:15 am – Return to buses, take off uniforms, depart for lunch

11:30 am – LUNCH STOP (bring money)

1:00 pm – Depart for home

3:00 pm – Return to BBHHS


What a great weekend for The Marching Bees!

The students wowed the home crowd on Friday night with an energetic performance of our “Passport” halftime show (as well as a solid Pregame)… then on Saturday, we proudly performed The Star Spangled Banner at Progressive Field, to kick off the Indians game — which ended with a win, promo jerseys, and fireworks!

We, the Directors, have been receiving many, many compliments on your behalf… in regard to both your “conduct and product.” KEEP IT UP!

And the season is just beginning……

THIS WEEK: __________________________________________________

PREGAME MEMORIZATION CHECKS – Please sign up for a time

  • Across the Field, On Oh Brecksville, and Alma Mater
  • Play SSB & “Passport” if you haven’t yet, or to improve your score!


TUESDAY, 9/6 – Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)


  • Held in the music classroom adjacent to the band room
  • All parents are welcome!


WEDNESDAY, 9/7 – Evening Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)


  • Continue working to improve our Pregame and “Passport” shows
  • Welcome our 8th Grade Band, as they practice joining us for the SSB!
  • Begin working on LE REGIMENT for Homecoming!  


THURSDAY, 9/8 – Percussion Rehearsal (6pm-9pm) ____________________________________________________________

FRIDAY, 9/9 – HOME FB vs. Brunswick (CT – 5:45)

  • 8th Grade Night — We will welcome 90 eighth grade band students to join us at the game!  WOW.  And for the first time ever, they will be performing on the field with us for the National Anthem.
  • We need to take both our Pregame and Halftime shows up to another level on Friday… let us encourage each other never to become complacent!

LEADERS — Friday is also Elementary Night, and we need you to sign up to perform at after-school pep rallies at Hilton and Highland.  SIGN UP HERE!

LOOKING AHEAD: ______________________________________________

SATURDAY, 9/17 – North Royalton Band Festival (CT – 5:00)

SATURDAY, 10/1 – Performance @ OSU Skull Session (more info to come soon)


Thanks, Everyone… let’s work together to G.B.E.W. throughout the season!

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

THIS WEEK: _______________________________________


  • 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.


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


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!


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!


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!


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


    • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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
  • 7:15 – Return to buses, load instruments, get tickets, go watch the game!
  • 10:30 (approx) – Depart
  • 11:00 (approx) – Return to BBHHS


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