Band Bulletin #37: 5/24-5/31

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! The Marching Bees traditionally spend this holiday honoring those who have served our great country and made the ultimate sacrifice. It does feel odd not serving our communities this Memorial Day, but hopefully the video below created by alumnus AJ Gallucci from 2019 will help us honor this day virtually. Many thanks also to Jacob Zywiec and Zach Zywiec for playing Taps for the Broadview Heights Drive Thru Parade.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT TURN-IN

THANK YOU to everyone that helped with and attended the Music Department Turn-In on Friday! It was so nice to see everyone even if it was masked and socially distanced. We had just about every uniform, instrument, and folder turned in. That’s awesome! If you missed the turn-in or forgot to bring something, please bring them to your scheduled school locker clean out this week.

SENIORS: If you forgot to do so on Friday, please bring a wallet size senior photo to be included in the Class of 2020 collage to hang in the band room during your school locker clean out.

PRIVATE LESSONS: If you need a school instrument for private lessons over the summer, you will be able to check one back out during your scheduled school locker clean out. Complete your locker clean out and then drive around to the Band Room doors. The doors will be locked, so make sure you knock. Please also let Mr. Rex know an approximate time when you will be picking the instrument up. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we complete a thorough inventory.

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BAND AWARDS NIGHT

Tuesday night at 7:00pm we will be streaming our virtual Band Awards. We will recognize every student in the band program and honor the Class of 2020. Band Officers have been working to keep our traditions going virtually, so don’t miss the Band Superlatives and slideshow!

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SUMMER DIGITAL MAILING

This year we will be experimenting with sending out our traditional Summer Mailing digitally. The Summer Mailing will be sent out to all parent e-mails in our database and posted on the Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds, Intermediate Band, Symphonic Band, and 8th Grade Band Google Classroom by the end of the day Tuesday, May 26th. Students will need to confirm receipt of the digital mailing on Google Classroom by Thursday, May 28th. Confirming receipt of the Summer Digital Mailing will be the final grade for students in grades 8-11.

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LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

It certainly does not seem like the last week of school, but here we are! There are several VERY IMPORTANT items to wrap up this week before students “check-out” for summer:

OFFICER ELECTIONS & DRUM MAJOR VOTING: Officer Elections and Drum Major voting will occur during certain time frames on Google Classroom. Students will need to logon to Google Classroom during designated times to watch officer speeches and watch Drum Major conducting auditions. OFFICER ELECTIONS – Tuesday, May 26th, 11am-12pm. DRUM MAJOR VOTING – Wednesday, May 27th, 11am-12pm. NO LATE VOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

MISSING/LATE WORK: All missing/late work MUST be turned in on Google Classroom by FRIDAY, MAY 29th.

STUDENT INFO FORM: ALL STUDENTS currently in grades 8-11 MUST complete the Student Info 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.

COMMITMENT FORM: 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. This needs to also me completed by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 26th.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • 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