CONGRATULATIONS to all our students that performed at the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event! BBHHS Band students earned 27 “Superior” ratings, 3 “Excellent” ratings, and 2 “Good” ratings. It takes a great deal of dedication and courage to perform as a soloist or in a small ensemble. Regardless of the final rating, students become better musicians by preparing music to perform at this annual event. BEE proud!

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ATTENTION MILITARY FAMILIES

At our upcoming concert on Wednesday, March 4th, students in Symphonic Band will be performing a piece entitled “Forgotten Heroes”. During the piece, we would like to honor the military heroes of our extended band family who may not have seen fame or glory, but ultimately worked to make the world a better place. If someone in your family is currently enlisted or a retired member of the US military, please complete the form by clicking HERE!

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DISNEY TRIP UPDATES

ROOMING ASSIGNMENTS: Students should have all signed up for their preferred rooming assignments this past Friday. If you were absent or are still in need of a room assignment, please contact Mr. Rex.

UPDATED CONTACT INFO: If you have received a new phone number or e-mail address since the original student info form last Spring, please contact Ms. Astey with updated information. We want to make sure we have the most current contact info for all parents/guardians and students before we depart for Disney.

OFFICER/BUS ASSIGNMENT MEETING: Band Officers need to plan to meet after school on Thursday, February 20th to work on bus assignments for the Disney trip. Please communicate any conflicts with Mr. Rex before Thursday.

DISNEY MAILING: We received the final itinerary for the trip last week and mailed out a paper mailing with additional info and medical forms that are due at the REQUIRED trip meeting on Monday, March 9th. If you have not received a mailing by Friday, February 21st please contact Mr. Rex.

REQUIRED DATES: Please make sure you already have these dates on your calendar:

  • Student/Parent Disney Trip Meeting: Monday, 3/9 @ 7:00pm
  • Disney Rehearsals: Wednesday, 3/25 & Monday, 4/6 – 6pm-9pm

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PRIVATE LESSONS

As students have reviewed their Band Audition feedback, some of our students may be considering enrolling in 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. We have several teachers that come to BBHHS during the school year and live in our community. Openings will come available as Seniors graduate, but openings may be available sooner. 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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UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, 2/21: Pep Band – CT @ 6:30pm (LAST ONE!)
  • Tuesday, 3/3:
    • Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
    • Band Booster Meeting to follow
  • Wednesday, 3/4: BBHHS Winter Band Concert – 7pm @ BBHHS
    • Symphonic Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Winds, & Wind Ensemble
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS

THANK YOU to everyone that attended the Chipotle Fundraiser organized by our Band Officers. Our band family kept a line nearly out the door and raised close to $900.00 for the band!

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OMEA SOLO & ENSEMBLE – SATURDAY

OMEA Solo & Ensemble is Saturday, February 15th. All students are responsible for their own transportation to North Ridgeville High School. All final details and the schedule are available HERE. Please contact Mr. Rex by 3:00pm on Wednesday with any time conflicts.

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PIT ORCHESTRA – THE LITTLE MERMAID

If you are interested in auditioning to be a musician in this year’s pit orchestra for THE LITTLE MERMAID click HERE for information about auditions and required dates. Auditions are due Sunday, February 16th by 11:59pm. See Ms. Astey with any questions!

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PSO SIP & SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARS

The BBHHS Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the PSO Sip & Support Our Scholars event on Thursday, February 13th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. The event takes place at the New Orleans Party Center in Brecksville. More information and tickets are available HERE.

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SEVERANCE HALL CD ORDERS & PHOTOS

If you would like to purchase a CD of the Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds performance at Severance Hall please send in payment of $10.00 with your student and place it in the Band Booster lock box outside of the Band Office. Please make sure your student’s name is marked on the payment and make checks payable to BBHHS Band Boosters. Orders must be received by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.

Photos from the event are available HERE.

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KENT STATE BAND DAY

Kent State University will be hosting their spring semester High School Band Day on February 22, 2020! Attendees will experience the energy and excitement of Kent State Basketball while joining the Kent State Flasher Brass in the stands. The tentative schedule is below:

2:00 PM: Arrive and eat with the Flasher Brass. 
3:30 PM: Tip-off and playing with the Flasher Brass in the stands. 

Registration for this event is open now through February 14th, and can be easily done through their online form. Let Mr. Rex know if you have any questions. Go Flashes!

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, 2/12: Wind Ensemble evening rehearsal – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 2/15: OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Participating students ONLY.
  • Friday, 2/21: Pep Band – CT @ 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, 3/3: Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
  • Wednesday, 3/4: BBHHS Winter Band Concert – 7pm @ BBHHS
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS

CONGRATULATIONS to our students that performed with the OMEA All-State Band and All-State Jazz Ensemble this weekend in Cincinnati! Both ensembles gave inspiring performances with world class conductors. Being selected to the OMEA All-State ensembles is the highest honor a band student can receive in Ohio. BBHHS was one of only two schools in the entire state that had representation in all four All-State ensembles(Band, Choir, Jazz, and Orchestra). We hope to have many students audition for these groups this Spring!

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EXTRA PEP BAND – 2/5

Attention Pep Band Members! We have been asked to add an additional pep band performance for the girls Senior Night this Wednesday, February 5th. Originally there was a Tri-M event scheduled for this date, which is why a pep band was not. Please CLICK HERE to say whether or not you would be able to add this date to our calendar last minute. Thanks!

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OMEA SOLO & ENSEMBLE

OMEA Solo & Ensemble is Saturday, February 15th. All students are responsible for their own transportation to North Ridgeville High School. All ensembles MUST schedule a time to rehearse with Mr. Rex both this week AND next. Final details will be released in next week’s bulletin and Mr. Rex should have the schedule to send out via Remind by the end of the week.

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SEVERANCE HALL CD ORDERS

If you would like to purchase a CD of the Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds performance at Severance Hall please send in payment of $10.00 with your student and place it in the Band Booster lock box outside of the Band Office. Please make sure your student’s name is marked on the payment and make checks payable to BBHHS Band Boosters. Orders must be received by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH.

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CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER – WEDNESDAY!

Our Band Officers have coordinated a fundraiser at Chipotle on Wednesday, February 5th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Please make your dinner plans now. The band receives 1/3 of all profits, but you must show the flyer below when you pay!

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DISNEY TRIP UPDATES

MAILING #2: This week we will be sending out a paper mailing that will contain many important forms for the Disney Trip and individual Bee Bucks balances. The final payment is due by March 1st. All forms are due at the REQUIRED Disney Trip Meeting on Monday, March 9th. The mailing will also be posted on the Disney Trip page by the end of the week should you need additional copies.

TRIP ROSTER VERIFICATION: All students and parents please check the Disney Attendees 2020 roster to make sure your student’s name appears on the list. Students marked with a double asterisk are those who will not be traveling with the band and will only be performing with the band. Please contact Ms. Astey with any corrections by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH. If your name is on the list and should NOT be, please also contact Ms. Astey.

ELECTRONIC FORMS: The forms below WILL NOT be included in the paper mailing, but must be filled out electronically.

  1. DIETARY NEEDS FORM – To be filled out by ALL students, chaperones, and staff traveling with the band. Due by the REQUIRED Disney Trip Meeting on Monday, March 9th.
  2. PG-13 MOVIE LIST FORM – All movies to be shown on the buses must be pre-approved. Check this list and add any additional PG-13 movies you wish to be added to the list by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 2/4:
    • Pep Band, CT @ 6:30pm
    • Band Booster Meeting, 7pm @ BBHHS
  • Wednesday, 2/5: Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, 2/12: Wind Ensemble evening rehearsal – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 2/15: OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Participating students ONLY.
  • Tuesday, 3/3: Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS

WOW! What an INCREDIBLE performance by our Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds at Severance Hall! We could not be more PROUD of our students’ performance and preparation for this memorable event. You all gave MUSICAL performances that you will remember for the rest of your lives! We should have more information about CD/photo orders in next week’s bulletin.

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BAND AUDITION RESULTS

Audition results for 2020-2021 concert band placements will be posted no later than Wednesday, January 29th. Please keep in mind that we have so many talented students in our band program and the directors have to make some very difficult decisions. As always, please be sensitive to others when the results are posted.

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CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Our Band Officers have coordinated a fundraiser at Chipotle on Wednesday, February 5th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Please make your dinner plans now. The band receives 1/3 of all profits, but you must show the flyer below when you pay!

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KENT STATE BAND DAY

Kent State University will be hosting their spring semester High School Band Day on February 22, 2020! Attendees will experience the energy and excitement of Kent State Basketball while joining the Kent State Flasher Brass in the stands. The tentative schedule is below:

2:00 PM: Arrive and eat with the Flasher Brass. 
3:30 PM: Tip-off and playing with the Flasher Brass in the stands. 

Registration for this event is open now through February 14th, and can be easily done through their online form. Let Mr. Rex know if you have any questions. Go Flashes!

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Tuesday, 2/4:
    • Pep Band, CT @ 6:30pm
    • Band Booster Meeting, 7pm @ BBHHS
  • Wednesday, 2/5: Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, 2/12: Wind Ensemble evening rehearsal – CANCELLED
  • Saturday, 2/15: OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Participating students ONLY.
  • Tuesday, 3/3: Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS

CONGRATULATIONS to Parker Lewis, Garret Paciorek, Zach Ravaganani, Evan Shaheen, and Kevin Williams for their performance this weekend with The Ohio State University Honors Wind Symphony!

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BAND AUDITIONS FOR 2020-2021

Band Auditions for 2020-2021 are now PAST DUE. ALL students in grades 8-12 must submit an audition for a grade. SENIORS must submit just Excerpt #3 for an assessment. Click HERE to see the a list of auditions received. Please check the date of the last update before contacting a director. We anticipate results being posted next weekend.

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SEVERANCE HALL UPDATES

We have just FOUR rehearsals left until Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble perform at Severance Hall. Concert Winds perform at 7:00pm with Wind Ensemble to perform immediately following. We encourage those attending the performance to arrive with enough time to find parking and seats. As part of our performance, students are required to attend the 3 preceding performing groups. Call times for Sunday will be:

Concert Winds – 2:15pm
Wind Ensemble – 1:45pm (We will have a brief warm-up before loading buses)

We are permitted to eat in our home room at Severance Hall, so students are encouraged to eat a big lunch and bring snacks to carry them over until after the performance. Concert Winds students are required to stay through the Wind Ensemble performance. Students may be signed out following Wind Ensemble’s performance. Students riding the bus should plan to arrive back at BBHHS by 9:00pm.

TICKETS: Band Boosters have a very limited quantity of tickets left for the Concert Winds and Wind Ensemble at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 26th. Tickets MUST be purchased through the BBHHS Band Boosters for $10.00, and only a limited quantity is available. To purchase tickets you can send a check made payable to BBHHS Band Boosters and place it in the lock box outside the Band Office. Tickets will be sent home with your student within a week of receiving payment. More information available HERE.

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DISNEY UPDATES

UNIFORMS: All uniforms should be finished at On the Spot and ready for pickup. If you have not already done so, uniforms must be picked up by the end of the day TUESDAY and hung up at home until further notice.

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION: Students that will NOT be traveling on the bus with the band TO or FROM Disney must fill out the Alternate Transportation Form.

REHEARSALS: We have two additional evening rehearsals scheduled for students traveling to Disney. These rehearsals are REQUIRED of all students that will be going on the trip. Please mark your calendars for the following two rehearsal dates:

Wednesday, March 25 – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, April 6 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

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MISSING RAINCOATS

We took inventory of our new raincoats following the Christmas Parade and found that TWO of the new raincoats are missing.  Please check at home, in cars, instrument lockers, and drum cases, and return any raincoats ASAP to the Uniform Room (NOT hallway racks).

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Wednesday, 1/22: Pep Band, CT @ 6:30pm
  • Friday, 1/24: Pep Band, CT @ 6:30pm
  • Sunday, 1/26: NEOBI Performance at Severance Hall, 7pm
    • Wind Ensemble & Concert Winds ONLY
    • Concert Winds CT @ 2:15pm
    • Wind Ensemble CT @ 1:45pm
  • Tuesday, 2/4: Band Booster Meeting, 7pm @ BBHHS
  • Wednesday, 2/5: Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Saturday, 2/15: OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Participating students ONLY.
  • Tuesday, 3/3: Disney Trip Chaperone Meeting – 6pm @ BBHHS
  • Monday, 3/9: MANDATORY DISNEY TRIP MEETING FOR ALL PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS – 7pm @ BBHHS