Berrien Springs Band News

May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Parade

The High School Band and the 8th Grade Band will perform in the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery tomorrow, Monday, May 27.


Uniform:

High School: Marching Uniform, black band shirt (Pirate), athletic shorts, black socks, drillmasters


8th grade: Band Polo shirt (provided on the day of), black pants, black socks, and black (or mostly black) athletic shoes.


All Color Guard members should wear black pants (not black jeans) and black socks/shoes.


Percussion & Guard Call Time: 8:30am in the HS Band Room (use the back band door A12)

Winds Call Time: 9:00am in the HS Band Room (use the back band door A12)

Warm-up: 9:15am

Sock Check: 9:25am

Load Bus: 9:30am

Parade Line up: 9:50am

Parade Step off: 10:00am


The parade begins at the Berrien Springs American Legion and travels down Ferry Street. We hope to see many people on the parade route!


We will perform at Rose Hill Cemetery following the parade. We should be back to the school by 11:45am. Students need to turn in their shirts/uniforms when we return, then they will be released for the day.


With the addition of the 8th grade band to our ranks, we could use a few more donations of water. Thank you for your continued help and support!

HS Band Practicing for the Memorial Day Parade

Graduation - Sunday, June 2nd

12:30-12:40pm: Band Room is open to get forgotten instruments AND music.

1:15pm: Call time at the Berrien County Youth Fair Grandstand

Rehearsal

2:00pm: Graduation ceremony begins

  • Pomp and Circumstance
  • Spirit of Aloha - Seniors, bring your instruments to join us one last time!
  • Recessional

3:30pm: Approximate end time


We will need everyone to stack their chair and put away their music stand at the conclusion of the performance. Volunteers are needed to reload the trailer.


The band room will not reopen after the performance.


DO NOT LEAVE YOUR INSTRUMENT UNATTENDED! - Mrs. Rosselit is not going to babysit instruments this year while you congratulate your senior friends. ;-)


Please dress in nice black and white clothing. Gentlemen, wear an appropriate tie. Watch the weather and dress accordingly.

End of Year Reminders

All uniforms are due (middle and high school) by Friday, May 31st.


If you are using a school instrument, we need to have them checked in by Tuesday, June 4th (middle school) or Wednesday, June 5th (high school).


If you are renting your instrument from Meyer Music and want to get it checked/repaired for the summer, we will see our Meyer Rep on June 5th. We can send it at that time. Please let Mrs. Rosselit or Mr. Emeigh know if you want to send your instrument in.


If you are renting your instrument from Meyer and will not be continuing with band, we will send your instrument with our Rep on June 5th. Please let us know if that is the route you would like to take.


Please DO NOT cancel your rental for the summer if you are continuing with band. You will lose the amount of money you have already put forward toward your investment.

Summer Fundraising Opportunity

We have been asked to work the Berrien County Sportsman's Club concession booth Thursday, June 13th thru Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day).


All of the funds you raise through your work-shifts goes to your student's band account. This is a great way to build up their accounts for band camp/marching shoes/future trips. High School students are welcome to work to bolster their accounts as well.


You do not have to work every day; the hours vary. Please give Sherri Keene a call @ 269-921-0506 to secure a shift before they fill up!

Questions? Contact Us!

Kelly Rosselit - high school: krosselit@homeoftheshamrocks.org

Adam Emeigh - middle school: aemeigh@homeoftheshamrocks.org