Band Bulletin #4: 9/1-9/7

BRAVO to our Marching Bees on an OUTSTANDING home opener! We are very proud of how students performed on and off the field. This week we start on Homecoming and Disney Show music, while reflecting and cleaning our Woodstock Show. Please make sure Homecoming and Disney music is printed off for Tuesday’s evening rehearsal.

We hope to see everyone at our first Band Booster meeting of the school year Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00pm in the Theory Room.

Photos from Friday are available HERE and videos are below. Thank you to Cole and Jeff Mihalich for capturing our first home game!

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OMEA ALL-STATE BAND RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to Zach Ravagnani, Evan Shaheen, and Kevin Williams for being accepted into the Ohio Music Education Association All State Band, and to Parker Lewis for being accepted into the All State Jazz Ensemble. These students went through a vigorous audition process and it is an INCREDIBLE accomplishment to be selected for this top honor. Congratulations also to our friends in the Choir and Orchestra programs that were selected to the All State Choir and All State Orchestra. BBHHS is one of very few schools to have representations in all four All State Honor Ensembles!

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NORTH ROYALTON BAND SHOW T-SHIRTS

North Royalton will be selling commemorative t-shirts for the North Royalton Festival of Bands on Saturday, September 14th. Shirts are available in 2 colors and cost $13.00. Orders must be made online and are due September 8th. They will be delivered to the band when we arrive at the festival. You can order t-shirts HERE.

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MUSIC CHECK-OFFS

As the school year gets well underway, it’s important that students are keeping track of music check-off deadlines. This is part of a student’s grade for each performance and keeps everyone accountable for knowing the music to perform our very best. Upcoming deadlines are below:

HOMECOMING (My Girl & Le Regiment)

  • Section Leaders/Officers – 9/6
  • Squad Leaders/Librarians – 9/13
  • All others – 9/19

DISNEY SHOW

  • Section Leaders/Officers – 9/20
  • Squad Leaders/Librarians – 9/27
  • All others – 10/3

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HONOR BAND OPPORTUNITIES

There are many opportunities this year for students to participate in various Honor Bands. Honor Bands bring together the most talented students from high schools across the state and region to collaborate and put together a performance of difficult literature in a very short period of time. Students in Wind Ensemble and all students taking private lessons are great candidates for Honor Bands. Deadlines are approaching soon, so any interested students should contact Mr. Rex ASAP. Let’s have great representation from BBHHS! More information available here:

Capital University Honor Band – FEATURING JOHN MACKEY!

Bowling Green State University Honor Band

OMEA District 4/7 Honor Band

Ohio State University Honor Band

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 9/3:
    • Marching Band Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
    • Band Booster Meeting, 7pm
  • Wednesday, 9/4: Drumline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, 9/5: Flagline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Friday, 9/6:
    • AWAY FOOTBALL vs. Green, CT @ 4:45pm
    • Homecoming Check-Off Deadline for Section Leaders/Officers
  • Tuesday, 9/10: Drumline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, 9/11: Marching Band Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, 9/12: Flagline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Friday, 9/13:
    • AWAY FOOTBALL vs. Strongsville, CT @ 4:45pm
    • Homecoming Check-Off Deadline for Squad Leaders/Librarians
  • Saturday, 9/14: North Royalton Band Festival, CT @ 4:30pm