Band Bulletin #15: 12/1-12/7

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you to our Marching Bees for helping spread holiday cheer at the Brecksville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, despite the not-so-cheerful weather. Our community greatly appreciates our Marching Bees making this holiday tradition special.

If you are looking for some more holiday cheer this weekend, the Jazz Ensemble will be playing a few opening numbers for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra’s Motown Christmas on Saturday, December 7th at Chagrin Falls HS. Ticket information available HERE.

Congratulations to Zach Ravagnani for participating in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band! See if you can spot him in the video below!

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WIND ENSEMBLE SCHEDULE CHANGE – 12/4

The Wind Ensemble evening rehearsal originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th has been cancelled. Instead, Brass Choir and Woodwind Choir will rehearsal after school from 2:45pm-3:15pm. Please let Mr. Rex know of any conflicts ASAP.

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DISNEY TRIP UPDATES

We have received some questions about when the first Disney Trip mailing will go out with details and payment information. There will be no physical mailing since this info was all included in Band Bulletin #5 on September 8th. Everything you need to know is included on the 2020 Disney Trip Page. THE FIRST PAYMENT IS DUE DECEMBER 18TH.

WIN HALF A DISNEY TRIP! Our second raffle for half the cost of a student Disney trip is underway. The winner will be drawn at the Holiday Band Concert on Wednesday, December 11th. Info on purchasing raffle tickets is available HERE.

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CITRUS SALE DELIVERY SATURDAY – 12/7

Citrus Sale orders will be ready for pickup on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 12:00PM-2:30PM. Please use the drive behind BBHHS entering from the Band Room end of the building and proceeding to the gym. We will send out a Remind if fruit is ready for pickup before 12:00pm.

We are looking for a few more parents and students who can help us sort, lift, and hand out citrus.  We will start Saturday morning, December 7th, and work through mid-afternoon, in shifts.  We will provide coffee and doughnuts for breakfast, and pizza for lunch. SIGN UP HERE.

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HOLIDAY BAND CONCERTS – 12/11 & 12/12

We have just over a week to prepare for our Holiday Band Concert on Wednesday, December 11th. At this point students should be able to play all notes/rhythms in their concert music functionally so more in-depth study and preparation can begin in rehearsals. The Holiday Concert will begin at 7:00pm in the BBHHS Auditorium and will feature Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Intermediate Band, Wind Ensemble, and the return of the Brass & Woodwind Choirs. Concert Winds will perform as the featured guests with the 6th and 7th Grade Bands on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the BBHMS Auditorium.  Attendance at the concert is required for all performing members.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 12/3: Band Booster Meeting, 7:00pm – BBHHS
  • Wednesday, 12/4: Brass & Woodwind Choir Rehearsal, 2:45pm-3:15pm
  • Friday, 12/6: Pep Band, CT @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 12/7:
    • Citrus Delivery: SIGN UP TO HELP!
    • Jazz Ensemble opening for CJO, 7:30pm @ Chagrin Falls HS
      • CT @ 6:15pm in gig attire.
      • Ticket info available HERE.
  • Wednesday, 12/11: BBHHS Holiday Band Concert, 7:00pm @ BBHHS
  • Thursday, 12/12: Concert Winds Partnership Concert with 7th Grade Band, 7:00pm @ BBHMS
  • Friday, 12/13: Brass & Woodwind Choir Runout Concerts, 5th/6th/7th periods during school day.
  • SATURDAY, 1/11: CONSERVATORY DAY @ BBHHS
    • Wind Ensemble – 9:00am-3:00pm
    • Concert Winds – 9:00am-12:15pm
  • Sunday, 1/26: NEOBI Performance at Severance Hall, 7pm (CT @ TBD)
    • Wind Ensemble & Concert Winds ONLY
    • Ticket info coming soon!