We’ve finally reached the last week of classes! Please make sure you turn in your Band Booster Fee and complete the Student Info Form by the end of the day MONDAY. This solidifies your enrollment in band next year.

There are currently still openings for several Senior offices. The deadline for intent to run for office has been extended to Wednesday, May 22nd. JUNIORS: Please consider running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Publicity. These roles are vital to our success!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019-2020 Marching Bees Flagline! We had a great group of students audition and are looking forward to a successful season. Please contact Grace Kubera with any questions/concerns.

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MEMORIAL DAY PARADES – 5/27

MONDAY, MAY 27 – CT @ 7:30AM - SUMMER UNIFORM

This performance is required of all students currently in grades 9-11. Make sure you get plenty of sleep, have a good breakfast, and drink lots of water. SENIORS: While this is not required of you, we would love to have you back for one final performance. The itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • Call Time – 7:30am @ BBHHS in SUMMER UNIFORM
    • PLEASE TRY ON YOUR SUMMER UNIFORM. If you need a different size, please let us know ASAP.
  • 9:00am – Broadview Heights Parade
    • Line up in the Crossings Shopping Center on W. Royalton Rd., moving down Rt. 82 and Broadview Rd., and concluding with a ceremony at the Broadview Center.
  • 10:30am – Brecksville Parade
    • Line up behind City Hall, and conclude with a ceremony in the Brecksville Cemetary.
  • 12:00pm – Arrive back at BBHHS
    • FLAGLINE: You must return your pep skirts before you leave.

We look forward to this very important and special day… see you along the parade routes!

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BAND FINAL EXAM

  • All students will report for the 6th PERIOD EXAM (11:40-1:10) on Thursday, May 30th.
  • The exam will consist of Drum Major auditions (playing the Star Spangled Banner), voting for the remainder of our officer positions, and instrument turn-in.
  • All school instruments must be turned in at the conclusion of the final exam for summer maintenance!

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COMMENCEMENT BAND

HONORS ASSEMBLY – Wednesday, May 22nd

  • Report to Band Room after Home Room.
  • ATTIRE: Gentlemen in a tie, ladies in a long skirt or dress pants.
  • You should expect to return to class during 4th period. Please make sure your teachers are aware of your absence.

COMMENCEMENT – Saturday, May 25th

  • Call Time – 10:30am @ BBHHS
  • Eat a good breakfast, and bring a snack with you for later!
  • PERCUSSION: Please arrive early to help load the truck
  • ATTIRE – Gentlemen: coat and tie, Ladies: long dress or dress pants.
  • Commencement begins @ 1:00 pm. Return to BBHHS @ 3:30pm.

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UPCOMING DATES

Drumline Auditions: Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd – 3:00pm-5:00pm @ BBHHS

Student Leader Interviews: Week of May 20th – After School

Memorial Day Parades: Monday, May 27th – CT @ 7:30am – SUMMER UNIFORM (see details above)

Band Booster Meeting/Potluck: Tuesday, May 28th – 6:00pm @ BBHHS. Sign-up for the potluck HERE.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Band Banquet on Monday! Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner service beginning at 6:00pm. Awards and recognition will begin at 7:00pm. We apologize in advance that some of our awards have been backordered and will not be here in time. Every student will still be recognized and we will give out everything we have. Additional items should be delivered in the coming weeks. We are very proud of every student in our band family!

REMINDER: ALL STUDENTS, EXCEPT SYMPHONIC BAND SENIORS, ARE TO REPORT TO 6TH PERIOD THIS WEEK AND FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.  SYMPHONIC BAND SENIORS WILL CONTINUE TO REPORT TO 5TH PERIOD BAND AND 6TH PERIOD LUNCH.

The BBHHS Jazz Collective gave an awesome performance at the House of Blues on Friday! Their performance was the result of a prize auctioned off at the BBH Schools Foundation Sip & Support event. Many thanks to Dan Svoboda for having them perform at your event!


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2019-2020 CONCERT BAND STRUCTURE

There are many changes coming to the school district for the 2019-2020 school year, and these have also impacted the concert band structure that has been in place at BBHHS. With the growing numbers over the last several years, the current model is also creating overcrowding in the lunch periods during marching season. These new challenges opened the door to revisiting how we have structured the concert bands and see if there is a different way to best address every student’s individual needs. After consulting with our student focus group and doing some research of other large band programs in Ohio, we came up with a solution that will resolve the overcrowded lunches and the staffing challenges created by 5th grade band moving to BBHMS.

All students will still rehearse together 6th period during marching season. Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds will remain anchored in 6th period as well. The Symphonic Bands will still meet 5th period, but their structure may be varied throughout the year. This could be a Brass/Woodwind/Percussion split, a single large Symphonic Band, or the familiar Crimson/Gold structure. A new concert band has been created for 7th period. This yet-to-be-named ensemble will be made up of approximately 60 students based on the Band Audition results. It will serve as an intermediate band for students who are ready both musically and behaviorally for the next level between the Symphonic Bands and Concert Winds. This band will still show up as “Symphonic Band” on student schedules, but will occur during 7th period.

Students in all bands will continue to have the opportunity to advance into the next level band during October Chair Placements. An instrument switch from larger sections such as flute, trumpet, or alto saxophone over the summer could also create opportunity for student advancement. We are excited about the opportunities this new structure can provide for the future of the BBHHS Band Program! An updated roster of the concert band structure is available HERE. Please feel free to contact Mr. Rex with any questions!

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UPCOMING DATES

Band Banquet: Monday, May 13th – 6:00pm @ BBHHS Cafeteria

Flagline Clinics/Audition: Week of May 13th – 3:00pm-5:00pm @ BBHHS

Drumline Clinics: Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th – 3:00pm-5:00pm @ BBHHS

Student Leadership Applications DUE: Friday, May 17th by 11:59pm

Drumline Auditions: Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd – 3:00pm-5:00pm @ BBHHS

Student Leader Interviews: Week of May 20th – After School

Memorial Day Parades: Monday, May 27th – CT @ 7:30am – SUMMER UNIFORM

Band Booster Meeting/Potluck: Tuesday, May 28th – 6:00pm @ BBHHS

CONGRATULATIONS to all our BBHHS Band students on a fantastic Spring Concert! We are very happy with what all groups achieved this year. Please remember that all Band Banquet invites/payment are due MONDAY. If you were not able to attend the concert a new promotional video for the Band Truck was premiered. Band Boosters still have about $4,000 left to pay for the truck. Please watch the video below put together by Cameron Mays and Stephen Pilat and visit the GoFundMe page if you are able to help!

Congratulations also to the Wind Ensemble on a very fine performance at KSU with the Kent State Wind Ensemble. The BBHHS Wind Ensemble performed an additional piece that was not heard at our Spring Concert. You can check out the performance with some great camera angles below.

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MAY CLASS PERIOD SCHEDULE

Though our Spring Concert is done, we now must shift our time and energy to Memorial Day and Commencement Band preparations, as well as clinics/auditions for the 2019-2020 school year. We will have informational sessions in class on Monday, and the rest of the week Crimson/Gold will be combined working on Memorial Day music in the auditorium. During 6th period, Commencement Band will rehearse while Concert Winds and Seniors work on Memorial Day music in the auditorium. Please have Memorial Day music printed off and in flip folders for Tuesday. Students will remain in scheduled band periods this week. Starting next week, the week of May 13th, we will resume our marching band schedule, EXCEPT Symphonic Band seniors will remain in their concert band schedule.

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UPCOMING CLINICS & AUDITIONS

Flagline, Drumline, and Drum Major clinics and auditions for the 2019 season will begin the weeks after our Spring Concert. The Flagline informational meeting ins MONDAY, May 6th at 2:30pm in the Band Room. Additional Flagline information is available HERE. The informational meeting for students interested in Drum Majorwill be WEDNESDAY, May 8th at 2:30pm in the Band Room. Drumline clinic/audition information is available HERE.

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UPCOMING DATES

Band Booster Meeting: Tuesday, May 7th – 7:00pm @ BBHHS

Band Banquet: Monday, May 13th – 7:00pm @ BBHHS

Student Leadership Applications DUE: Friday, May 17th by 11:59pm

Memorial Day Parades: Monday, May 27th – CT @ 7:30am – SUMMER UNIFORM

Band Booster Meeting/Potluck: Tuesday, May 28th – 6:00pm @ BBHHS

It’s concert week! We are looking forward to sharing the hard work of our concert and jazz bands with you on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00pm. The concert will feature all 4 concert bands and Jazz Ensemble. All students need to report at 6:30pm. All concert band uniforms(EXCEPT WIND ENSEMBLE) must be turned in INSIDE GARMENT BAG IMMEDIATELY after Thursday’s concert. Students need to bring a change of clothes.

Next week(May 6-10) we will start Commencement Band while the remainder of our students start preparations for Memorial Day. All students in Wind Ensemble for the 2019-2020 school year will make up the Commencement Band that performs at BBHHS Commencement on Saturday, May 25th. A full roster is available HERE. More details on dress/report times coming soon!

Please also keep an eye out for Reminds in regards to student award voting and CYWS help needed!

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WIND ENSEMBLE @ KENT STATE

The BBHHS Wind Ensemble will be performing a partnership concert with the Kent State University Wind Ensemble at Kent State On Friday, May 3rd. The performance is FREE and open to the public. Students will load the buses after school at 2:45pm and will need to bring money for dinner as well as their concert uniforms. The full itinerary for the day is available HERE.

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BAND BANQUET

Please plan to join us for our annual Band Banquet on Monday, May 13th in the BBHHS Cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner service begins at 6:00pm. Rose Hill will be catering dinner and awards/recognition will be presented to every student. Please RSVP by sending in the banquet invitation and payment no later than Monday, May 6th. All students will be given a hard copy of the invitation in class on Monday as well. Let’s celebrate all the fine work of our amazing students!

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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Anne Holland(March) and Sam Dickhaut(April) on being selected as our BBHHS Band Students of the Month!

Anne Holland has always been super kind, helpful, and prepared for rehearsal. She has taken on a mentoring role to younger percussionists and always leads by example. Anne participates in many facets of the band program including the Marching Bees, Symphonic Crimson, Pep Band, and Indoor Drumline.

Sam Dickhaut has been a great asset to Symphonic Gold. He is always on task in rehearsal, puts in time outside of class to be prepared for rehearsal, and seeks out help from directors to better his musicianship. Additionally, Sam has donated his time 2nd semester to set up for daily rehearsals.

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UPCOMING DATES

Spring Band Concert: Thursday, May 2nd – 7:00pm @ BBHHS

Wind Ensemble/Kent State Partnership Concert: Friday, May 3rd – 7:00pm @ KSU

CYWS Concerts @ BBHHS: Sunday, May 5th – All Day

Band Banquet: Monday, May 13th – Doors open @ 5:30pm, Dinner service @ 6:00pm.

Commencement Band: Saturday, May 25th @ Ohio Theater

Memorial Day Parades: Monday, May 27th

It’s hard to believe that there are only two weeks left in concert season! We hope you are al planning to join us for our Spring Concert next Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in the BBHHS Auditorium. The concert will feature all 4 concert bands as well as the Jazz Ensemble. Final details will be included in next week’s bulletin.

As we begin to wind down the year, there are several important events and deadlines approaching. The James Roytz Award and David Keen Scholarship essays are due to Mr. Rex by 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 24th. Please review additional upcoming dates/deadlines below. Feel free to contact Mr. Rex with any questions!

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FLAGLINE & DRUMLINE AUDITIONS

Flagline and Drumline clinics and auditions for the 2019 season will begin the weeks after our Spring Concert. 2019-2020 Flagline information is available HERE. Returning Flagline members: Please help us spread the word and recruit new members! 2019-2020 Drumline information is available HERE.

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COMMENCEMENT BAND

As is tradition, all members of the 2019-2020 Wind Ensemble will serve as the Commencement Band on Saturday, May 25th. Rehearsals will occur during 6th period on days TBD following the Spring Concert. Any conflicts with Commencement Band should be communicated to Mr. Rex BEFORE the Spring Concert.

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2019-2020 STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Students interested in appointed Student Leadership positions for the 2019-2020 school year need to fill out the Student Leadership Application by Friday, May 17th. These leadership positions include: Drum Major, Section Leader, Squad Leader, Librarian, and Equipment Manager. A separate process will be used to determine our elected positions(President, Vice President, etc.). Please look over the application ahead of time, because there are some revisions to the selection/application process. Please contact Mr. Rex with any questions.

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UPCOMING DATES

Wind Ensemble Evening Rehearsal with Dr. Leyva from KSU: Wednesday, April 24th – 6:00pm-8:30pm

Spring Band Concert: Thursday, May 2nd – 7:00pm @ BBHHS

CYWS Concerts @ BBHHS: Sunday, May 5th

Wind Ensemble/Kent State Partnership Concert: Friday, May 3rd – 7:00pm @ KSU

Band Banquet: Monday, May 13th – 7:00pm @ BBHHS

Student Leadership Applications DUE: Friday, May 17th by 11:59pm