Band Bulletin #36: 5/17-5/23

It’s odd to think that we will be wrapping up this school year in just two weeks! We certainly are missing our end of the year traditions, but the directors and Band Officers are working to keep them going in virtual formats. Students have one final playing assignment due, and then the remainder of assignments will be turning in any missing work and various other end of the year tasks necessary for band members. Please make sure you read all items below.

REMINDER: Deadlines are approaching for Drumline and Flagline auditions. Please see last week’s Band Bulletin for details.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT TURN-IN

Music Department Turn-In Day is FRIDAY, MAY 22ND. Students will be turning in concert uniforms, marching uniforms, music folders, music, warm-up books, mutes, Little Mermaid pit books, and school owned instruments. ALL SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN AT THIS TIME. We hope to start re-issuing school instruments by the end of June. If you need your instrument for Private Lessons over the Summer, contact Mr. Rex BEFORE turn-in on Friday. Please see assigned times, details, and procedures HERE. Seniors: Please also bring with you a wallet size Senior Photo of your choice to be included in the Class of 2020 collage poster. STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR TURNING IN ALL REQUIRED ITEMS.

ALL STUDENTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MASKS. ALL STAFF/VOLUNTEERS WILL BE WEARING MASKS AND A SANITIZING STATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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STUDENT INFO & COMMITMENT FORMS

ALL STUDENTS currently in grades 8-11 MUST complete the Student Info Form. This information is vital to help us maintain accurate records and effective communication. Please complete the form by Tuesday, May 26th. ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 8-11 WILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR COMPLETING THIS FORM. If you are not planning to continue with band at this time, we still need you to update your contact info in case we need to contact you over the summer.

Please also read the May Commitment Form. In addition to filling out the Student Info Form, the Band Booster Fee is what secures your commitment/enrollment in band for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rex.

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BAND BANQUET AWARDS

Our Band Officers and Directors are currently working on a hybrid of a livestream/pre-recorded Band Awards presentation. This will premier at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 26th. More details on streaming platforms to come.

All students currently in grades 9-12 are encouraged to vote for Band Superlatives HERE. We hope you can join us for this virtual celebration of our band students’ accomplishments!

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OFFSITE LEARNING

ALL MISSING/LATE WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY MAY 29TH. Directors have scheduled the office hours below. This is a timeframe where we will be available for quick responses to questions via email, Google Classroom, or Zoom video conference.

Monday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Thursday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Friday – 12:30pm-2:30pm

We will have one final high school band Zoom on Thursday at 1:00pm. This is optional, but we are excited to welcome back BBHHS Band Alumni to serve on a discuss panel about band participation at the collegiate level. These students include both music and non-music majors. Everett Dalesio(’18), David Nowacki(’19), AJ Orlando(’19), Nicole Ortenzi(’19), Stephen Pilat(’19), and Ava Traum(’18) will be present. We hope students will join us for this special Zoom session!

BBHCSD has recently reevaluated the use of Zoom, and has concluded it is still a safe platform so long as Best Practices for Secure Zoom meetings and the Parent and Student Guide to Using Zoom are understood and followed. The directors have read these documents thoroughly and updated all security settings as directed.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Thursday, 5/21: Final HS Band Zoom with BBHHS Band Alumni Guests – 1:00pm (Link sent via Remind)
  • Friday, 5/22:
  • Monday, 5/25:
  • Tuesday, 5/26:
    • Student Info Form and Band Booster Fee DUE
    • Summer DIGITAL Mailing Released
    • Officer Elections
    • Band Awards – 7pm via TBD livestream
  • Wednesday, 5/27: Drum Major Voting
  • Thursday, 5/28: Confirmation of Summer Digital Mailing receipt DUE
  • Friday, 5/29:
    • All missing/late work DUE
    • All finalized Band Leadership, Flagline, and Drumline results posted.
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7