Berrien Springs Band News

September 3, 2018

Schedule for the Week

Welcome Back! I hope you are all ready to have a fantastic year of band! This first week back is always a bit "crazy", schedule-wise. Here is what you can expect for your first week:

High School:

Tuesday - Monday schedule (all 8 classes)

-Jazz @ 1:05, HS Band @ 1:55; Marching band rehearsal 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday - Monday schedule (all 8 classes)

Thursday - Odd Schedule

Friday - Even Schedule

HS - bring your instruments tomorrow (Tuesday).

Middle School:

If you are taking choir and band we alternate days. You will receive a calendar in your choir class outlining that particular schedule. Most of the year it is predictable, however when we get close to concert or festival, it will change. Sometimes you will go to choir multiple days in a row, and sometimes you will go to band multiple days. Please keep your calendar or consult the calendar outside the band/choir rooms. Not knowing it is a "band day" or "choir day" is not an excuse to forget your instrument.

Tuesday - Band Day

Wednesday - Choir Day

Thursday - Band Day

Friday - Choir Day

If you do not have choir on your schedule, then you will come to band every day. :-)

7th and 8th grade will need instruments starting Wednesday (September 5th).

6th graders will need instruments starting Monday, September 17th.

First Game in the Books

The Marching Band performed at the 1st home football game Friday, August 31st. They did a great job (with only 3 rehearsals outside since band camp) on the opening selection, "Pirates of the Caribbean". They also performed in the stands. They played through their other two show selections, "Hymn to Red October" and "Come Sail Away", as well as fan favorites "Crazy in Love", "Tomahawk", and the "Fight Song".

Look for their next performance on Friday, September 14th at the home football game vs. Detroit Delta Prep.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 4th - HS Marching Rehearsal, 6:30-8:30pm

Monday, September 10th - Band Booster Meeting (open to all MS & HS band parents), 7pm @ the HS Band Room. You can enter through our back band door, A12, which is located off the alley behind the HS gym.

Tuesday, September 11th - HS Marching Rehearsal, 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, September 12th - 6th grade beginning band meeting, 6:30pm @ the MS Cafeteria

Friday, September 14th - HS Band @ Football game. Call time 5:30pm @ HS Band Room. We will have Ms. Bergan available to take pictures for parents who wish to purchase. Order forms will be available soon.

Saturday, September 15th - HS Band @ WMU Band Day. Schedule TBA. It will be an all day event.

Don't forget to order your HS Band accessories! Wear your gear with pride to all games and competitions!

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