Band Bulletin #8: 10/6-10/12

BRAVO! All our students’ hard work and dedication lead to an outstanding debut of our Disney halftime show. Many thanks to our student intern, Mr. Thacker, for writing a great closing drill. As we continue into the second half of the season, we must make sure we continue to uphold all musical, behavioral, and procedural expectations to look good, sound good, and be a class act. We are looking for next year’s leaders NOW.

This week we will be putting a great amount of time and energy into Senior Show music, while also adding a few additional elements to the Disney Show. ALL SENIOR SHOW MUSIC MUST BE PRINTED AND IN FLIP FOLDERS BY TUESDAY’S BAND PERIOD.

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CITRUS SALE KICKOFF

It’s time to kick-off our annual Citrus Fruit Sale! This is our one and only fundraising effort to help our Marching Bees earn money for band expenses they may incur during the band year and for their 2020 Disney Trip. THIS YEAR ALL ORDERS MUST BE MADE ONLINE. Click HERE for the information page. We will be going over all the details with students at Tuesday’s evening rehearsal.

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DISNEY UPDATES

The Disney Raffle is under way! Enter for a chance to win HALF the cost of your student’s trip! Click HERE for more info.

The Student Commitment Form must be filled out by November 22nd for all students planning to go on the 2020 Disney Trip. All information, deadlines, and pricing are available on our Disney Trip page.

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the BBHHS Music Department has recognized one student from band, choir, and orchestra as the Student of the Month. These students will be selected by directors based on work ethic, attitude, musicianship, random acts of kindness, going above and beyond, individual achievement, mentoring others, improvement, etc. The goal is to continue recognizing students for being outstanding participants of the music program.

CONGRATULATIONS to our September and October students:

Evan Shaheen – September
Evan has shown incredible improvement over the past year. He has been taking private lessons on euphonium for several years, is a member of Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, and is a Section Leader for the Marching Bees. When Jazz Ensemble was in need of someone to play piano, Evan stepped up to fill this role. This summer Evan also attended the Ohio State Marching Band clinic where he got to experience first hand the dedication and discipline it takes to be a part of TBDBITL. All of his hard work has culminated in his acceptance to the 2020 OMEA All State Band. 

Lauren Donnella – October
Lauren is currently the flute section leader for the Marching Bees and plays oboe in the Wind Ensemble. Lauren has selflessly given up her time before and after school to help her section be their best. She has been incredibly patient, but maintains high expectations for a young flute section. Lauren’s positive attitude is contagious and cultivates a great culture within the flute section. Outside of her participation in the BBHHS Band, Lauren also participates in the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, BBHHS Symphonic Orchestra, and takes private lessons on oboe. 

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 10/8: Marching Band Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, 10/9: Drumline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday, 10/10: Flagline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Friday, 10/11: AWAY FOOTBALL vs. Twinsburg, CT @ 4:45pm
  • Tuesday, 10/15: Drumline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, 10/16:
    • Marching Band Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
    • CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITIONS DUE!
  • Thursday, 10/17: Flagline Rehearsal, 6pm-9pm
  • Friday, 10/18: HOME FOOTBALL vs. Nordonia, CT @ 5:45pm
    • 8th Grade Night
    • SENIOR SHOW MUSIC CHECK-OFF DEADLINE FOR SECTION LEADERS & OFFICERS