CONGRATULATIONS on a peak performance of our 80’s Show at the NRHS Band Festival on Saturday night… your energy and sound were outstanding!  We received a great deal of positive feedback.

We are now starting to see what The 2017 Marching Bees are truly capable of… let’s keep it going!

Now, we turn our attention to our Homecoming and American Tribute shows… We will put our 80’s show on the shelf for a couple of weeks, and bring it back for the OSU Buckeye Invitational on 10/14!  More info to come.

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DISNEY UPDATE

  • MAILING #1 — You should be receiving the first Disney Trip mailing this week, which will contain information on the layout of the trip, the cost/payment, and other important info.
  • We request that every traveler complete the TRIP COMMITMENT FORM
  • All Disney info can be found here:

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MONDAY, 9/18 – Flagline (6pm)

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WEDNESDAY, 9/20 – Evening Rehearsal (6-9)

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THURSDAY, 9/21 – Parade/Bonfire

Call Time – 6:30 pm @ EAGLE VALLEY COURT (off of Harris Rd.)

  • Students are responsible for getting TO and FROM this event on their own.
  • The school will be open before the parade from 5:00-6:00 to get equipment, and after the bonfire until 9:30 to return it.
  • Parade steps off at 7pm, ending at the Old Stadium
  • Students will be released from the Old Stadium around 9:00 pm.
  • ATTIRE: JEANS and SPIRIT WEAR (or Band T-shirt)
  • MUSIC: Fight Song 2x for the parade.  Pep songs for bonfire.

ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISER AT HONEY HUT:

  • For parents/friends who are not marching in the band, please visit Honey Hut between 6pm-8pm to support the orchestra program!  Details and flyer here

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FRIDAY, 9/22 – HOMECOMING FB (CT – 5:30*)

  • *Please note revised call time
  • Pep Rally 2nd period: DRUMLINE will be performing (Timing TBA)
  • Instrument Decoration:
    • For school spirit, students are allowed to tastefully decorate their instruments for this game
    • Remember, these are school spirit decorations, NOT simply random pieces of junk/trash, etc.
    • PRIORITY #1 = YOUR INSTRUMENT MUST PLAY PROPERLY
    • PRIORITY #2 = The decorations must be securely fastened to the instrument so that pieces do not fall on the field.
    • Section/squad leaders: help by modeling what is appropriate, and by checking your squads and sections to make sure these guidelines are adhered to.
    • EVERYONE must help to clean up the music area after the game!

LOOKING AHEAD: __________________________________

BAND CARWASH FUNDRAISER – 10/8

  • Sunday, October 8th @ BP on Brecksville Rd (9:30 am-3:30 pm)
  • Please sign up to help out!  SIGNUP GENIUS PAGE HERE

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KSU SAXOPHONE DAY – 11/19

For Saxophone players of all ages and abilities!

If you plan to attend the NRHS Band Festival this Saturday, please note the campus layout and parking situation (there is overflow parking if the main lots are full).  For more info on the festival, please see the Band Bulletin below.

Hope to see you there!

NRHS – Campus & Parking Map

Our season is rolling along!  THANK YOU so much to all of our chaperones, who are always so incredibly helpful. We have new music and drill coming up… next week is Script Bees, and then we debut our “American Tribute” show.  We will also continue to perform and polish our outstanding 80s show!

HALFTIME VIDEO FROM LAST FRIDAY:

Many thanks to BRIAN WOLF for being our videographer!

THIS WEEK: _________________________________________________

Monday, 9/11

  • Flagline Practice (6pm)

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Tuesday, 9/12 – Evening Rehearsal (6-9)

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Thursday, 9/14

  • Drumline Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

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Friday, 9/15 – AWAY @ Hudson (CT – 4:30)

  • 80’s Show

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Saturday, 9/16 – NRHS FESTIVAL (CT – 5pm)

  • This is one of only two Band Festivals for the season… a fantastic opportunity to present our awesome 80’s show to an enthusiastic crowd, in an outstanding stadium!
    •  As always, attendance is mandatory
  • Curious about WHY we attend band festivals? CLICK HERE
  • The festival begins at 7:00 pm (gates open at 6)
  • Admission (at the door) – $6.00 adult, $4.00 student
  • BBHHS Students will have an opportunity to visit concessions
  • Estimated return time: 11:00 pm
  • PERFORMANCE ORDER:

 

7:00 PM North Royalton
7:15 PM Lutheran West
7:30 PM Keystone
7:45 PM Field
8:00 PM Padua
8:15 PM Brooklyn
8:30 PM Berea-Midpark
8:45 PM Westlake
9:00 PM Copley
9:15 PM Riverside
9:30 PM Olmsted Falls
9:45 PM Brecksville-BH
10:00 PM North Royalton
10:15 PM Tiffin University

 

THANK YOU for a great first away game — Students, your conduct and performance were both excellent!  Parents/Chaperones, thank you very much for your help with equipment, logistics, and most importantly – looking after our fine students.

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NEW HALFTIME MUSIC — Please print!

We are pleased to announce our next halftime show:

AN AMERICAN TRIBUTE

  • THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT

    • We celebrate the unity, determination, and optimism of the Olympic Games!
  • A SALUTE TO AMERICA’S FINEST

    • We honor the men and women of the United States Military.  Veterans and currently enlisted members will be invited to stand as their branch is represented through music, and spelled out on the football field.
  • GOD BLESS THE USA

    • Written and recorded by country artist Lee Greenwood in 1984, this song has become one of America’s most well-known and beloved patriotic anthems.  The show will conclude with an uplifting surprise.
  • We will be performing this show, in conjunction with our current “80s Mixtape,” throughout the next several weeks!
  • Students — PLEASE PRINT THE NEW MUSIC and have in your flip folders by Wednesday evening.

THIS WEEK: __________________________________

Tuesday, 9/5

  • Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)
  • BAND BOOSTERS MEETING (7pm) — Room 059, adjacent to the band room

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Wednesday, 9/6 – EVENING REHEARSAL (6-9)

  • All students must have LE REGIMENT in their flip folders, along with the new music for our AMERICAN TRIBUTE halftime show!
  • We will be learning drill for Script Bees

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Thursday, 9/7

  • Drumline Rehearsal (6pm-9pm)

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Friday, 9/8 – AWAY @ Willoughby S. (CT – 4:30)

  • We will perform our awesome “80’s Mixtape” show for a brand new crowd!

LOOKING AHEAD: ___________________________________

NRHS BAND FESTIVAL – Sat, 9/16

  • Call Time – 5:00
  • A mandatory performance event for all members
  • We will perform for an enthusiastic crowd, and watch several other outstanding bands!
  • More information to come

OSU BUCKEYE INVITATIONAL – Sat, 10/14

  • Call Time — TBA (estimated to be later in the day, not early morning).
    • We await final information from OSU, which will allow us to determine the schedule
  • This is a mandatory performance event. It is hosted by The Ohio State University Marching Band and takes place in historic Ohio Stadium.
  • All bands are provided feedback from some of the most outstanding music educators in the region, and the evening will conclude with a performance by the Ohio State University Marching Band!

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS on a great first game on Friday!  Both Pregame and Halftime performances were very solid… and yet we still have a ways to go!  We will be watching the tape to see how we can continue to improve.

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**SCHEDULE UPDATE** 

THURSDAY, 9/28 – FOOTBALL GAME

It just came to our attention that there was an error on our fall schedule.  Our away game vs. Twinsburg is actually being held on THURSDAY, 9/28, not on Friday 9/29.  Our apologies for the error, and thanks for your flexibility — we know that it is unusual to have a football game mid-week.

  • Thank you to the members of the Flagline and Drumline, who volunteered their time to perform at the Susan G. Komen race downtown on Saturday.  CLASS ACT!

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Halftime Memorization Checks

  • Students should sign up for a time here: HALFTIME CHECK SIGNUP
  • Any students who have not yet completed their PREGAME CHECK, or would like to improve their score, should also sign up to be evaluated. Thank you!

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MONDAY, 8/28

  • Flagline Practice (6pm-9pm)

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TUESDAY, 8/29 – Evening Rehearsal (6-9)

  • 5:30 pm – LEADERSHIP MEETING (Room 059)

  • All students must have music for LE REGIMENT in their flip folders!

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THURSDAY, 8/31 – HS Open House

  • Parents — Please come to the AUDITORIUM during 6th PERIOD
  • The Jazz Ensemble will perform in the Cafeteria during periods 5-8.

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FRIDAY, 9/1 – AWAY @ Garfield (CT 4:45)

  • Our first away game — Let’s take our LOOK, SOUND, and CLASS on the road!
  • Note: As you may recall, our previous visit to Garfield Heights in 2015 ended in an unfortunate random incident after we had exited the stadium, in which rocks were thrown at our buses by unidentified citizens.  Please know that Mr. Wyse has been in contact with Principal Ast and Athletic Director Maslona, to ensure that our buses follow a safe and efficient route to exit the stadium.  We will also have a police presence within the stadium, as well, although we do not anticipate any difficulties.  The safety of our students is always paramount.

Thank you!