Band Bulletin #17: 1/5-1/11

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and were able to spend time with friends and family. January is usually a slower time for the high school bands, but it will be full speed ahead for Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds as we prepare for our performance at Severance Hall on January 26th. Band Audition materials for 2020-2021 were also shared with students before Winter Break. More details about auditions are below.

CONGRATULATIONS to BBHHS Band alumnus Nicole Ortenzi for being selected as one of the Drum Major for the 2020-2021 Pride of Dayton Marching Band!

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CONSERVATORY DAY

This Saturday, January 11th, is our Conservatory Day for Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble. We will have professional musicians from all over Ohio coming to BBHHS to work with students in full band and sectional rehearsals. Dr. Jeffrey Gershman, Director of Wind Ensembles at Capital University, will serve as our guest conductor for the day. This is a REQUIRED event for all students in Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble and is crucial to our preparation for Severance Hall. The schedule for Saturday is below:

9:00am-10:30am
-Concert Winds sectionals with guest artists.
-Wind Ensemble full band rehearsal with Dr. Gershman.

10:45am-12:15pm
-Concert Winds full band rehearsal with Dr. Gershman.
-Wind Ensemble sectionals with guest artists.

12:15pm-1:00pm
-Wind Ensemble lunch break.
-Concert Winds dismissed for the day.

1:00pm-3:00pm
-Wind Ensemble full band rehearsal with Dr. Gershman.
-We may be done early, but still plan to be done at 3:00pm.

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BAND AUDITIONS FOR 2020-2021

Audition materials for 2020-2021 were gone over in class with students before Winter Break. Everything is available on the audition page HERE. Please read the audition info letter completely. There are a few changes to the audition requirements for 2020-2021. Students only submit the excerpts required of their ideal concert band placement. ALL SENIORS MUST SUBMIT EXCERPT #3 ONLY FOR AN ASSESSMENT GRADE. All excerpts must be submitted with the submission form on the audition page by January 16th at 11:59pm.

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DISNEY UNIFORM CLEANING

Marching Band uniforms ONLY FOR STUDENTS TRAVELING TO DISNEY are now able to be taken to On the Spot in Broadview Heights (corner of 82 and Broadview Road). Students are to take jacket and pants ONLY TO ON THE SPOT (no other dry cleaner) where the dry cleaning will be paid for by the Band Boosters. You will not be asked to pay for the cleaning. Please check all pockets beforehand. Clean uniforms must be picked up as soon as possible from dry cleaner and then STORED AT HOME until further instruction for packing for Disney. Uniforms must be taken to the cleaner prior to January 13th.

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BAND CAMP DATES

Band Camp dates for 2020 are below. It may seem like it is earlier next school year, but with the way the calendar falls this is the same timeline leading up to when school starts as the past several years.

Week One: July 27-July 31
Week Two: August 3-August 7
Post Camp Rehearsals: August 11 & August 13
First Day of School: August 19

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 1/7:
    • Pep Band – CT @ 6:30pm
    • Band Booster Meeting – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, 1/8: Pep Band – CT @ 6:30pm
  • 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
  • Thursday, 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