Band Bulletin #29: 3/22-3/28

We hope this Band Bulletin finds you all doing well and discovering some silver linings in these unpredictable times. The news of the Disney trip is without a doubt disappointing, but the health and safety of our students is the district’s top priority. Our student leadership will be meeting to discuss ways of keeping our band family engaged and positive during this challenging time. If you need a little laugh, see the video below created by Mikkel Baterina and Jadon Gamboa to promote good instrument hygiene. It’s one of many we’ve received from our students cleaning their instruments!

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GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Thank you to everyone for getting signed up with Google Classroom and being patient as we all navigate this new style of instruction and learning together. Please make sure you continue to check your school e-mail and Google Classroom daily for updates on assignments and deadlines. THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH is the end of the 3rd quarter, so it is imperative that students submit all work by the 11:59pm deadline.

Directors have scheduled the office hours below. This is a timeframe where at least one of us will be available for quick responses to questions via email, Google Classroom, or Zoom video conference.

Monday – 11:35am-2:00pm
Tuesday – 7:45am-10:45am
Wednesday – 7:45am-10:45am
Thursday – 11:35am-2:35pm
Friday – 10:00am-12:00pm

Students may also contact a director to setup an individual Zoom conference at a mutually agreed time.

ZOOM CHECK-INS have been scheduled for the ensembles/groups below. These are times where students can join a Zoom meeting to see classmates and give feedback to directors on how the online learning is going for them. Zoom meeting codes will be sent out via Remind.

Jazz Ensemble: Monday, March 23 – 12:00pm
Student Leaders: Monday, March 23 – 1:00pm
Intermediate Band: Tuesday, March 24 – 9:30am
Wind Ensemble: Tuesday, March 24 – 10:00am
Symphonic Band: Tuesday, March 24 – 10:30am

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BUILDING ACCESS & MEDICATION PICKUP – UPDATED 3/23

Due the the Governor’s announcement on Sunday, the BBHHS music wing will only open by appointment as deemed “essential” for students that need to retrieve anything to complete online assignments during the “Stay At Home” order. Contact Mr. Rex individually.

Medication that was turned in for the Disney Trip that is deemed “essential” for students during the Governor’s “Stay At Home” order also be still be picked up from the nurse’s office on Tuesday from 8:00am-10:00am.

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ROYALTON MUSIC HOME DELIVERY

Royalton Music will be offering home delivery for any orders above $50.00. They are also offering online lessons for students as well. More information available on their website.

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MR. JOSEPH BOSOTY MEMORIAL

Calling all former private students of Joseph Bosoty. Mr. Joseph Bosoty was a private clarinet and saxophone teacher who passed away on November 1, 2019. A Memorial Celebration is being organized on May 23, 2020 at 11:00am at Parma Senior High School to remember and celebrate Mr. Bosoty‚Äôs legacy. Mr. Bosoty taught and influenced many clarinet and saxophone musicians in the area including BBHHS. Former students are being sought to participate in the Memorial Celebration. More information is available HERE.

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OMEA ALL-STATE HONOR ENSEMBLES

Audition information for the 2021 OMEA All-State Honors Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra has been posted on the OMEA website. We do have most of the etude books at BBHHS if you need the music. These are challenging excerpts, but we have many BBHHS students who are worthy of auditioning. Please contact Mr. Rex or your private lesson teachers with any questions.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, 3/25: Disney Rehearsal & Uniform Turn-In – CANCELLED
  • Monday, 4/6: Disney Rehearsal – CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, 4/7: Band Booster Meeting, 7:00pm – Location TBD
  • Wednesday, 4/29: Wind Ensemble Evening Rehearsal, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, 5/6: Spring Band Concert, 7:00pm – BBHHS Auditorium
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7