Berrien Springs Band News

November 4, 2018

Fall Concert

Thank you to everyone that participated in and helped with our Fall Concert! It was so much fun! We loved seeing all the creative costumes and hearing our students perform. Well done middle school bands and ShamROCK Jazz!

Our next concert is December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm in the High School Gym. All bands 6-12 will be performing - including our new Middle School Jazz Band! It will be a fantastic evening of music to get you in the Holiday Spirit!

High School Solo & Ensemble Info Available

Our High School students can now sign up for solo and ensemble festival.

HS Solo and Ensemble festival will be held on Friday, February 8th at St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, MI and Saturday, February 9th at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI. If your student is interested in participating, please return the interest form along with a $9 entry fee per person, per event. All fees and forms are due Monday, November 19th.

Students can pick up the interest form in the HS band room.

Thank you Mrs. Geates and Mrs. Keene for the concert pictures!

6th Grade Percussion Auditions

6th grade students were given the opportunity to pick up a letter about switching to percussion from their current instrument. They are responsible for giving that letter to their parent/guardian and discussing it with them. Permission forms are due no later than Friday, November 9th. We will hold auditions on November 12/13th.

For their audition, students will need to identify their note names, read simple rhythms, play #25 from their band book, and do a call/response rhythm game with a band director. You will be notified if your student earns a spot in the percussion section. Only a few students will be switched to percussion. We approximate about 6 switches, but it could be more or less depending on the quality auditions we receive.

If you have any questions about percussion, please contact a director at the email/phone number below.