Band Bulletin #28: 3/15-3/21

What a crazy week it has been! While none of us anticipated our lives changing this much for the next three weeks, the most important things to remember are to be patient, kind, and flexible. The Band Directors will now have a huge influx of e-mail communication(Mr. Rex’s inbox has doubled in the last 24 hours alone), but will respond as promptly as possible. These are uncharted waters for us all, but this too shall pass and music will help us get through it. Make smart choices, and please do not hesitate to reach out for help whether it be academic or personal. We care about all of our students’ physical and emotional health!

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GOOGLE CLASSROOM

As directed by administration, students will be assigned learning activities via Google Classroom. We hope that you will find your learning activities for band courses a welcome departure from all the screen time of core classes. In general, we will post one to two learning activities a week(some playing and some non-playing). Our goal is to try and keep us on track for our May concert, but also provide some opportunities for students to select learning activities that provide personal interests. All information is available on each course’s Google Classroom page(codes below). If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us. We will be checking our e-mail about twice a day during the week (morning and afternoon) and also when/if we have a chance on the weekends.

Jazz Ensemble: gfwdimx

Symphonic Band: q74ii4w

Intermediate Band: wjjyg6u

Concert Winds: rq7aopl

Wind Ensemble: z3r4qeh

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DISNEY UPDATE

As you may have seen, Disney World has closed for the rest of March. The CDC is advising social distancing and no gatherings of groups larger than 50 people for the next 8 weeks. The CDC also is predicting the peak of COVID-19 to hit in late April. We are currently working with BBHCSD Administration and Great Day Tours to see what our options are at this point. We want to gather all the latest data from the CDC, BBHCSD Administration, Great Day Tours, and Disney before making any decisions. It is our hope to have answers to your questions by the end of the week. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we consider the best interest of everyone involved.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

With the schools being closed for the next three weeks, private lessons that occurred at BBHHS are not able to occur at the the school during this time. We have been informed that lessons at Royalton Music will continue as scheduled until further notice. Mr. Rex is working with our lesson teachers at BBHHS and other resources to find a solution for those that are wanting to responsibly continue lessons during the time away from school. Please make sure you have been in contact with your lesson teachers about future lessons.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, 3/20: Jazz Ensemble performance at Ashland University Maplerock Jazz Festival – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 3/21: MIOSM Pancake BreakfastCANCELLED
  • Wednesday, 3/25: Disney Rehearsal & Uniform Turn-In – CANCELLED
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7