Band Bulletin #16: 12/8-12/15

BRAVO to all our students who performed at the holiday concerts last week! All the bands performed very well and we are looking forward to a great year of continued music-making. CONGRATULATIONS also to our student intern, Mr. Trent Thacker, who finished his requirements for student teaching and will be heading out into the world to begin his teaching career. It was a pleasure to have him with us this semester and we wish him all the best!

This week the bands will focus on sight reading, Band Auditions for 2020-2021, and midterm exams. This will also be our final Band Bulletin of 2019. From the entire Band Department, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE

BBHHS Midterm Exams will take place December 18th-20th. Instructions for each concert/jazz band are below:

Jazz Ensemble – Online. A Google Form will be sent out via Remind on 12/13 and is due by the start of the 1st period exam time (12/20 – 9:25am-10:55am). Make sure you are signed up for Remind: @bbhhsjazz

Wind Ensemble – Report for 6th period exam (12/18 – 11:55am-1:25pm). We will be using this time to rehearse for our Severance Hall performance and finalize Solo & Ensemble registration.

Concert Winds – Students only need to report if they have not submitted their project by the beginning of the 6th period exam on Wednesday, 12/18.

Intermediate Band – Online. A Google Form was sent out via Remind on 12/13 and is due before the start of the 7th period exam time (12/19 – 11:55am-1:25pm). Make sure you are signed up for Remind: @bbhinterme

Symphonic Band – Students must report for the 5th Period Exam time (12/20 – 11:55am-1:25pm) if they are missing any rhythm charts or chair placement submissions. Any missing assignments must be turned in BEFORE the 5th period exam time to be excused from reporting for the exam.

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DISNEY TRIP PAYMENT DUE

The first Disney Trip payment is due Wednesday, December 18th to Great Day Tours. Bee Bucks that students have earned for participation in fundraisers will be applied to the second payment. Payments may be made in person, by mail, or over the phone. Looking for a holiday gift? Great Day Tours also offers gift certificates. More information about payments is available HERE.

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BAND ORNAMENTS

Looking for a great stocking stuffer? Band ornaments are still available this week in the Band Office for $10.00 each. Money can be sent in with students or can be purchased in person by contacting Mr. Rex.

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BAND AUDITIONS FOR 2020-2021

Information about Band Auditions for the 2020-2021 school year will be released this week. There will be a few changes to the process that will be gone over in class this week before exams. Every student currently enrolled in band must complete an audition. Audition submissions will be due January 16, 2020.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • SATURDAY, 1/11: CONSERVATORY DAY @ BBHHS
    • Wind Ensemble – 9:00am-3:00pm
    • Concert Winds – 9:00am-12:15pm
  • Wednesday, 1/15: Wind Ensemble evening rehearsal, 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, 1/16: Band Auditions for 2020-2021 due @ 11:59pm
  • Sunday, 1/26: NEOBI Performance at Severance Hall, 7pm (CT @ TBD)
    • Wind Ensemble & Concert Winds ONLY
  • Saturday, 2/15: OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Participating students ONLY.
  • Tuesday, 3/3: Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS