Band Bulletin #26: 2/10-2/16

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Solo & Ensemble participants! Our BBHHS Band students gave some very MUSICAL performances and received an impressive 32 “Superior” ratings and 15 “Excellent” ratings. Regardless of rating, our students are better musicians for challenging themselves to prepare a performance at OMEA Solo & Ensemble. Most importantly, our students were a class act all day and represented BBHHS with pride. You can see a full recap of the results HERE.

The next two weeks will be all about finishing preparations for our Mid-Winter Concert on Tuesday, February 26th. This is a required performance for all band members. Please make arrangements now to invite family and friends!

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OMEA ALL-STATE BAND

Congratulations to Zach Ravagnani, Kevin Williams, and Jasper Jones for their performance with the OMEA All-State Band last weekend. Being selected for the OMEA All-State Band is the highest honor a band student can receive in the state of Ohio. We hope to have many of our talented BBHHS Band students audition this Spring!

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Our annual Pancake Breakfast is coming up on March 16th. The wonderful Pancake Breakfast committee is in need of a few more volunteers to help out with some final preparations. If you are able donate some of your time/talents please contact Suzanne Orlando.

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INSTRUMENT SWITCHES

In order to have a more balanced band program and provide additional opportunities for students, we are looking for students interested in instruments switches. We are currently looking for additional tubas, baritones, horns, oboes, and bassoons. We are fortunate to have a small army of trumpets, flutes, alto saxophones, and percussionists, but an instrument switch may allow you to advance in the band program sooner and open more doors to leadership positions in marching band. Flute and alto saxophone can be good candidates to switch to oboe and bassoon. Trumpet can easily switch to horn, baritone, or tuba. These instruments would all be provided by the school. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please see Mr. Rex ASAP. NO INSTRUMENT SWITCH IS PERMITTED WITHOUT DIRECTOR APPROVAL.

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UPCOMING DATES

Pep Band:  Tuesday, February 12th – CT @ 6:00pm

Indoor Drumline Rehearsals:  Tuesday/Thursday, February 12th & 14th – 6pm-9pm

Wind Ensemble Evening Rehearsal w/Dr. Gershman:  Wednesday, February 13th – 6pm-8pm

Wind Ensemble Conservatory Day:  Saturday, February 23rd – 9:00am-3:00pm

Mid-Winter Band Concert:  Tuesday, February 26th – 7:00pm

OMEA Large Group Adjudication(Wind Ensemble):  March 8th-9th – Time TBA @ Mentor HS