Band Bulletin #1: 8/11-8/17

Thank you to everyone that made our 2019 Band Camp a success! Our Marching Bees demonstrated a much improved work ethic and musicality both weeks, and our rookies took on to marching band with ease. We are very proud of everything students accomplished both weeks at camp!

Pictures from Band Camp can be viewed HERE. Thank you to our student Publicity Officer, Cole Mihalich, for all the photos!

Special thanks to the Drinkos, Knerems, and Ivory Kovach for feeding the staff meals during the week. Our Band Camp staff did not go hungry!

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POST-CAMP SCHEDULE:

These rehearsals are considered “Post-Camp” rehearsals, because they occur between Band Camp and the beginning of the school year. ALL REHEARSALS ARE REQUIRED.

Monday, August 12 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, August 14 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, August 19 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Students should come to rehearsal prepared in the same way as Band Camp: hydrated, rested, fed, and wearing sunscreen and appropriate dress.

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CEDAR POINT – SATURDAY, 8/17

The Marching Bees will be traveling to Cedar Point on Saturday, August 17th. The band will step off at 11:00am and parade through the park with a stop to perform a few tunes as well. While this is an optional performance, students are still expected to uphold all BBHHS Student and Band Handbook policies. Students need to be at BBHHS in SUMMER UNIFORM ready to load buses at 8:15am. Please make sure you have located your Summer Uniform polo/shorts to make sure they still fit. Mrs. Reagan will be at BBHHS on Monday for any shorts exchanges.

REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE OFFERED IN EXTREME SITUATIONS. PAID TICKETS ARE CONSIDERED A COMMITMENT TO ATTEND, RAIN OR SHINE.

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MUSIC CHECK-OFFS

Music Check-Offs are an important component to being a member of the Marching Bees. It allows the directors/leaders to hear students individually and in small groups to assess progress and provide guidance/instruction so students may be successful. It also makes sure all of us are accountable for knowing our music so we may continue to have superior performances. Students are not permitted to march without a flip folder/lyre in performance unless ALL their music for that performance is completely tested off (This includes Cedar Point on 8/17). A full check-off schedule for the year is available HERE. Deadlines for the Woodstock Show and Pregame are below. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

  • Section Leaders/Officers – 8/16
  • Squad Leaders/Librarians – 8/23
  • All others – 8/29

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INSTRUMENT/EQUIPMENT CARE

In an instrumental performing ensemble there is a great amount of financial investment by parents and the school for instruments and equipment. Poor care of instruments and equipment has a negative affect on student success. A major goal for the BBHHS Band Program this year will be improved instrument/equipment care and maintenance. Regardless if the instrument is personally owned to school owned, it is important for students to learn proper care of instruments and equipment. At Band Camp, our clinicians spent time going over with students how to properly set instruments down when not in use and how to store them properly after rehearsal.

Students will be held accountable for proper instrument, locker, and equipment care throughout the school year.

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REMIND COMMUNICATION

Please make sure you are signed up for the new Remind accounts by texting the appropriate code to the number 81010. Student and Parent account codes are available HERE.