SUMMER BULLETIN – 6/14/19

We hope your summer is off to a great start! This will be our only Band Bulletin until later in July before Band Camp. Please be advised that the directors are also operating on summer hours, so we may not be available to answer e-mails as promptly as during the school year. We will respond as soon as we are able.

By now you should have received your Summer Mailing with a bunch of information and fun forms to bring to Uniform Fitting Nights. If you have not received the mailing please contact Ms. Astey. Please make sure you have all band dates for the 2019-2020 school year in your calendars, and familiarize yourself with the changes to our attendance procedure and Band Handbook.

We are still on the hunt for a couple more baritones for next year to balance out our instrumentation. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining band on baritone(and going to Disney!), it’s not too late! Have them contact Mr. Rex ASAP.

If you are attending a summer music camp or clinic please take a picture to send us or tag us on social media so we can share your experiences with the band. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you at Band Camp!

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STAY CONNECTED!

Please subscribe to the Remind accounts that are applicable to you. Text the code below to 81010 and you’re all set!

ALL Students: @studentbee
Parents: @parentbee
Band Officers: @beesoffice (Leadership Contract DUE!)
Student Leadership: @beesleader (Leadership Contract DUE!)
Drumline: @bbhhsou
Flagline: @ivoryko

Feel free to also follow our other Social Media accounts:

Twitter: @bbhhsband, @MrRexMusic, @mrsasteyband
Instagram: @BBHHSBand

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DRUMLINE SECTIONALS

Mr. Scott Velardo, our new Percussion Advisor, has put together a sectional sectional for the month of July leading up to Band Camp. Students are excused for vacation travel and other summer obligations, but PLEASE contact Mr. Velardo with scheduling conflicts so he and Andy Karkosiak can plan accordingly for attendance at sectionals. A detailed sectional schedule is available on the Percussion page HERE.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

We are thrilled to see an increase in Private Lesson enrollment this summer! Private Lessons really are the BEST way for students to received individualized instruction catered to their unique talents and needs. Our band program would not be where it is without the number of students and parents valuing Private Lessons. Students who take Private Lessons advance in the band program at an accelerated pace, have the opportunity to earn honors credit, and make up a majority of our student leaders. Don’t let your student miss out on such an incredible component of their music education and band experience! We have several teachers that come to BBHHS during the summer and live in the community. A full list of private teachers we recommend is available HERE. Please contact Mr. Rex with any questions or assistance in finding a teacher.

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HALFTIME SHOW MUSIC POSTED

Music and part assignments for our first halftime show are posted under the Music & Documents section of the website. You will need a password to access this page. The password is included in your summer mailing, but you can also receive it from your Squad Leader, Section Leader, or any veteran band member. We are very much looking forward to preparing our first show of the season!