The year has come to an end, and though things ended in a non-traditional manner, we are still so VERY PROUD of everything our students have accomplished this year. We will be finalizing grades Monday and Tuesday to reflect missing/late work that was turned in Friday and over the weekend. Please be sure to check Progress Book one last time on Tuesday for accuracy. Final grades will be submitted Wednesday morning. THANK YOU to students and parents for their patience and perseverance during this time of offsite learning.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2020! You are leaving a great legacy in the Band Program and we know you all will accomplish great things! THANK YOU to all our Senior parents as well for everything you have done to support these fine students’ participation and growth in the Band Program!

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BAND AWARDS WRAP-UP

THANK YOU to everyone that helped plan and attended our virtual Band Awards! Congratulations to the following band members that received our perpetual band honors:

Freshman Outstanding Marcher: Zach Zywiec
Sophomore Outstanding Marcher: Jadon Gamboa
Junior Outstanding Marcher: Jacob Zywiec
Senior Outstanding Marcher: Dan Hilts
Director’s Award: Taylor Hedrick & Kate Schwenn
Leonard Bernstein Award: Evan Shaheen
Semper Fidelis Award: Dan Hilts
Patrick Gilmore Award: Kevin Williams
Louis Armstrong Award: Parker Lewis
James Roytz Band Award: Julia Soltis
David Keen Memorial Percussion Scholarship: Nate Knerem
Daniel Kos Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Donnella
John Philip Sousa Award: Zach Ravagnani

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, several of our awards including the Senior plaques were placed on backorder when companies stopped production. We will make sure to distribute these as soon as they arrive.

If you missed the Band Awards, you can watch it on both the BBHHS Marching Bees Facebook and YouTube pages. You can also view just the slideshow below. Thank you to Cole Mihalich for putting together the slideshow!

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DISNEY REFUND UPDATE

All students and chaperones that were intending to travel to Disney with the BBHHS Marching Bees are required to complete the Disney Refund Form by FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH. Marching Band members that intended to only meet the band for the parade at the Magic Kingdom do NOT need to complete this form. If you have any questions about the refund form, please contact Ms. Astey.

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SUMMER DIGITAL MAILING

Our traditional Summer Mailing went out digitally this year. The mailing contains info about Band Camp, Medical Forms, and Band Booster information. Medical Forms are not due until Uniform Fitting Nights the first week of Band Camp. However, our Band Boosters are needing help immediately with Athletic Programs. If you are interested and able to help, please contact Melissa Burdick.

The mailing was posted on students’ Google Classroom and also sent out to parents via Remind and email. The Summer Digital Mailing can also be viewed HERE. ONLY STUDENTS need to confirm receipt of the Summer Digital Mailing through the confirmation form on Classroom. Parents do not need to send confirmation emails. Parents just need to ask their student to make sure they have confirmed receipt of the Summer Digital Mailing on Classroom. Please also make sure students have completed the STUDENT INFO FORM on Classroom and paid the BAND BOOSTER FEE.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Thursday, 6/4: 2020-2021 Student Leadership Zoom Meeting – 1:00pm
  • Flagline Camp: July 20-24, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Drumline Sectionals: TBD in July
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7

We had such a great group of students apply for leadership positions this year! Unfortunately, this always makes these decisions incredibly difficult. Please keep in mind that even if you were not selected for a leadership position you can still be a leader without a title. We are always looking for our next set of student leaders and those who exhibit servitude leadership qualities. Any students or new leaders interested in leading our Loading Crew as the Equipment Manager or serving as our second Librarian please contact Mr. Rex. Results for Section Leaders, Drum Majors and Officers are below.

Everyone should be respectful and sensitive to those who were not selected for student leadership positions. You are all to be commended for being willing to serve. Please feel free to contact the directors with any questions. We will have a Student Leadership Zoom meeting on Thursday, June 4th at 1:00pm.

2020-2021 BBHHS Band Student Leadership

For Flagline results, please hop on over the the Flagline page.

Drumline results are still in progress. We will post ASAP.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! The Marching Bees traditionally spend this holiday honoring those who have served our great country and made the ultimate sacrifice. It does feel odd not serving our communities this Memorial Day, but hopefully the video below created by alumnus AJ Gallucci from 2019 will help us honor this day virtually. Many thanks also to Jacob Zywiec and Zach Zywiec for playing Taps for the Broadview Heights Drive Thru Parade.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT TURN-IN

THANK YOU to everyone that helped with and attended the Music Department Turn-In on Friday! It was so nice to see everyone even if it was masked and socially distanced. We had just about every uniform, instrument, and folder turned in. That’s awesome! If you missed the turn-in or forgot to bring something, please bring them to your scheduled school locker clean out this week.

SENIORS: If you forgot to do so on Friday, please bring a wallet size senior photo to be included in the Class of 2020 collage to hang in the band room during your school locker clean out.

PRIVATE LESSONS: If you need a school instrument for private lessons over the summer, you will be able to check one back out during your scheduled school locker clean out. Complete your locker clean out and then drive around to the Band Room doors. The doors will be locked, so make sure you knock. Please also let Mr. Rex know an approximate time when you will be picking the instrument up. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we complete a thorough inventory.

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BAND AWARDS NIGHT

Tuesday night at 7:00pm we will be streaming our virtual Band Awards. We will recognize every student in the band program and honor the Class of 2020. Band Officers have been working to keep our traditions going virtually, so don’t miss the Band Superlatives and slideshow!

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SUMMER DIGITAL MAILING

This year we will be experimenting with sending out our traditional Summer Mailing digitally. The Summer Mailing will be sent out to all parent e-mails in our database and posted on the Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds, Intermediate Band, Symphonic Band, and 8th Grade Band Google Classroom by the end of the day Tuesday, May 26th. Students will need to confirm receipt of the digital mailing on Google Classroom by Thursday, May 28th. Confirming receipt of the Summer Digital Mailing will be the final grade for students in grades 8-11.

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LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

It certainly does not seem like the last week of school, but here we are! There are several VERY IMPORTANT items to wrap up this week before students “check-out” for summer:

OFFICER ELECTIONS & DRUM MAJOR VOTING: Officer Elections and Drum Major voting will occur during certain time frames on Google Classroom. Students will need to logon to Google Classroom during designated times to watch officer speeches and watch Drum Major conducting auditions. OFFICER ELECTIONS – Tuesday, May 26th, 11am-12pm. DRUM MAJOR VOTING – Wednesday, May 27th, 11am-12pm. NO LATE VOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

MISSING/LATE WORK: All missing/late work MUST be turned in on Google Classroom by FRIDAY, MAY 29th.

STUDENT INFO FORM: ALL STUDENTS currently in grades 8-11 MUST complete the Student Info Form by Tuesday, May 26th. ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 8-11 WILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR COMPLETING THIS FORM. If you are not planning to continue with band at this time, we still need you to update your contact info in case we need to contact you over the summer.

COMMITMENT FORM: Please also read the May Commitment Form. In addition to filling out the Student Info Form, the Band Booster Fee is what secures your commitment/enrollment in band for the 2020-2021 school year. This needs to also me completed by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 26th.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Monday, 5/25:
  • Tuesday, 5/26:
    • Student Info Form and Band Booster Fee DUE
    • Summer DIGITAL Mailing Released
    • Officer Elections
    • Band Awards – 7pm via TBD livestream
  • Wednesday, 5/27: Drum Major Voting
  • Thursday, 5/28: Confirmation of Summer Digital Mailing receipt DUE
  • Friday, 5/29:
    • All missing/late work DUE
    • All finalized Band Leadership, Flagline, and Drumline results posted.
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7

It’s odd to think that we will be wrapping up this school year in just two weeks! We certainly are missing our end of the year traditions, but the directors and Band Officers are working to keep them going in virtual formats. Students have one final playing assignment due, and then the remainder of assignments will be turning in any missing work and various other end of the year tasks necessary for band members. Please make sure you read all items below.

REMINDER: Deadlines are approaching for Drumline and Flagline auditions. Please see last week’s Band Bulletin for details.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT TURN-IN

Music Department Turn-In Day is FRIDAY, MAY 22ND. Students will be turning in concert uniforms, marching uniforms, music folders, music, warm-up books, mutes, Little Mermaid pit books, and school owned instruments. ALL SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN AT THIS TIME. We hope to start re-issuing school instruments by the end of June. If you need your instrument for Private Lessons over the Summer, contact Mr. Rex BEFORE turn-in on Friday. Please see assigned times, details, and procedures HERE. Seniors: Please also bring with you a wallet size Senior Photo of your choice to be included in the Class of 2020 collage poster. STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR TURNING IN ALL REQUIRED ITEMS.

ALL STUDENTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MASKS. ALL STAFF/VOLUNTEERS WILL BE WEARING MASKS AND A SANITIZING STATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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STUDENT INFO & COMMITMENT FORMS

ALL STUDENTS currently in grades 8-11 MUST complete the Student Info Form. This information is vital to help us maintain accurate records and effective communication. Please complete the form by Tuesday, May 26th. ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 8-11 WILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR COMPLETING THIS FORM. If you are not planning to continue with band at this time, we still need you to update your contact info in case we need to contact you over the summer.

Please also read the May Commitment Form. In addition to filling out the Student Info Form, the Band Booster Fee is what secures your commitment/enrollment in band for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rex.

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BAND BANQUET AWARDS

Our Band Officers and Directors are currently working on a hybrid of a livestream/pre-recorded Band Awards presentation. This will premier at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 26th. More details on streaming platforms to come.

All students currently in grades 9-12 are encouraged to vote for Band Superlatives HERE. We hope you can join us for this virtual celebration of our band students’ accomplishments!

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OFFSITE LEARNING

ALL MISSING/LATE WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY MAY 29TH. Directors have scheduled the office hours below. This is a timeframe where we will be available for quick responses to questions via email, Google Classroom, or Zoom video conference.

Monday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Thursday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Friday – 12:30pm-2:30pm

We will have one final high school band Zoom on Thursday at 1:00pm. This is optional, but we are excited to welcome back BBHHS Band Alumni to serve on a discuss panel about band participation at the collegiate level. These students include both music and non-music majors. Everett Dalesio(’18), David Nowacki(’19), AJ Orlando(’19), Nicole Ortenzi(’19), Stephen Pilat(’19), and Ava Traum(’18) will be present. We hope students will join us for this special Zoom session!

BBHCSD has recently reevaluated the use of Zoom, and has concluded it is still a safe platform so long as Best Practices for Secure Zoom meetings and the Parent and Student Guide to Using Zoom are understood and followed. The directors have read these documents thoroughly and updated all security settings as directed.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Thursday, 5/21: Final HS Band Zoom with BBHHS Band Alumni Guests – 1:00pm (Link sent via Remind)
  • Friday, 5/22:
  • Monday, 5/25:
  • Tuesday, 5/26:
    • Student Info Form and Band Booster Fee DUE
    • Summer DIGITAL Mailing Released
    • Officer Elections
    • Band Awards – 7pm via TBD livestream
  • Wednesday, 5/27: Drum Major Voting
  • Thursday, 5/28: Confirmation of Summer Digital Mailing receipt DUE
  • Friday, 5/29:
    • All missing/late work DUE
    • All finalized Band Leadership, Flagline, and Drumline results posted.
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all our incredible Band Moms! We appreciate everything you do to help the BBHHS Band Program and support your student’s music education.

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EQUIPMENT & UNIFORM TURN-IN

The BBHHS Music Department is currently finalizing plans for Equipment and Uniform Turn-In on Friday, May 22nd. Since many of our students have several items to turn in for band/music classes in addition to their regular academics, we worked with administration to plan a separate day just for music department turn-in. More details to come!

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP

We had such a great group of students apply for leadership positions this year! Unfortunately, this always makes these decisions incredibly difficult, and we have to take into consideration all factors available to us(applications, interviews, attendance, music checks, rehearsal etiquette, etc.). Please keep in mind that even if you were not selected for a leadership position you can still be a leader without a title, and we are always looking for our next set of student leaders. Everyone should be respectful and sensitive to those who were not selected for this first round of student leadership positions. Please feel free to contact the directors with any questions.

MAKE SURE YOU JOIN THE 2020-2021 STUDENT LEADERSHIP GOOGLE CLASSROOM! THER ARE ALREADY REQUIRED MATERIALS POSTED.

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DRUMLINE/FLAGLINE AUDITIONS

Drumline and Flagline audition information is now live! ALL percussionists signed up for band next school year are required to complete an audition. Since we are still offsite and new Flagline members typically are not currently enrolled in band, we need everyone in our band family to help spread the word that Flagline audition information is available. You are our best recruiters!

DRUMLINE AUDITION INFO

FLAGLINE AUDITION INFO

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BAND BANQUET AWARDS

Monday, May 11th would have been our annual Band Banquet and Awards. Our Band Officers are currently working on a virtual awards presentation that will be released/streamed the week of May 25th. More details to come!

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OFFSITE LEARNING

Directors have scheduled the office hours below. This is a timeframe where we will be available for quick responses to questions via email, Google Classroom, or Zoom video conference.

Monday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday – 9:00am-11:00am
Thursday – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Friday – 12:30pm-2:30pm

ZOOM CHECK-INS have been scheduled for the ensembles below on THURSDAY. These are times where students can join to see classmates, ask questions, and receive updates on course work/band events. These are not required, but encouraged. We miss you!!!

BBHCSD has recently reevaluated the use of Zoom, and has concluded it is still a safe platform so long as Best Practices for Secure Zoom meetings and the Parent and Student Guide to Using Zoom are understood and followed. The directors have read these documents thoroughly and updated all security settings as directed.

2020-2021 Student Leaders: Wednesday – 11:00am
2019-2020 Officers: Thursday – 11:00am
Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble: Thursday – 1:00pm
Intermediate & Symphonic Bands: Thursday – 3:00pm

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Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund

ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS! A number of years ago Band Boosters established a “Sustaining Life Membership Endowment Fund” to allow band graduates and their families to ALWAYS be a part of the band. Please consider signing up your graduating child and/or your family for the BBHHS Band Lifetime Membership Endowment Fund. BeeBucks can be used for membership. More info available HERE.

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UPCOMING DATES

  • Monday, 5/11:
    • 2020-2021 Band Leadership Meeting via Google Meet
    • Band Banquet – CANCELLED
      • Band Officers planning virtual awards presentation
  • Tuesday, 5/12: Drum Major/Officer information released
  • Thursday, 5/14: Zoom Check-ins (see above)
  • Friday, 5/22:
  • Monday, 5/25:
  • 2020 Band Camp (Required)
    • Week 1: July 27-31
    • Week 2: August 3-7