Berrien Springs Band News

October 14, 2018

Clean Sweep!

The Berrien Springs Shamrock Marching Band ended their season in style last night at the Lakeshore Marching Invitational.

With a score of 81.00, they earned 1st place in Class C along with Best Music, Best Marching, and Best Auxiliary Color Guard! The kids left it all on the field for their finest performance of the season. You can see a video of the performance here.

The Shamrock Marching Band also earned a Division 1 rating at this year's MSBOA District Festival this past Wednesday. Each judge gave the band a "1" and all A's for their performance. We can now boast that we earned "Straight 1's" at Districts!

Last week, your Shamrocks earned 1st place and Best Music at Vicksburg making this the most successful marching band season in recent years. Your students have worked incredibly hard this season. I am so proud of them.

And, with that our marching season is at an end. I want to thank high school principal, Ryan Peace, for traveling to all of our competitions and being the "voice" of the Shamrock Marching Band. It was so much fun to hear his pirate voice set the tone for each performance.

Thank you to all of the band parents who helped us this season. To each parent that tied a bandana, handed out socks/gloves/shoes, drove our trailer, bought/donated food, handed out food, loaded/unloaded the trailer, and 1,000 other details - THANK YOU. It really takes an army to take care of this band. You are so appreciated.

High School Band Students will not need their instruments Monday. We will begin with concert equipment and chrome books on Wednesday.

~Kelly Rosselit

Middle School Reminder: Open band room Tuesday from 2:38-3:30 and MS Jazz Band Thursday from 2:38-3:30

Middle School Fall Concert Coming Up!

WHO: 6th , 7th , 8th grade bands and HS Jazz Band

WHAT: The first concert of the year!

WHERE: High School Gymnasium

WHEN: Tuesday, October 30th

● Students need to be in the High School gym/cafeteria at 6:30pm.

● The concert begins at 7:00pm in the High School gym.

UNIFORM: Students can wear either a costume or nice dress clothes. No blood/gore or weapons allowed. Masks must be removed for performance purposes.

Students will rehearse the morning of the concert at the High School. We would love some parent chaperones to help walk the students over to the high school. The permission slip is due by Wednesday, October 24th.

Students are required to attend and participate in this concert and must stay for the entire concert. Part of being in band is listening to, supporting, and evaluating other groups.

MS Permission Form for Fall Concert - DUE October 24th


I give permission for my student ____________________ to walk over to the high school for rehearsal from 8:30-11:30am on Tuesday, October 30th.


Parent Signature



_______ Yes, I can help chaperone rehearsal from 8:30-11:30 am on October 30th.

_______ Yes, I can help chaperone the performance at 7:00 pm on October 30th.

_______ I cannot help at this concert, but I will make sure my student is ready for their performance.