Berrien Springs Band News

March 24, 2019

Congrats to our All Star Band Members!

Eight high school band members auditioned for and were chosen to be in the MSBOA District 6 High School All-Star Band. They are: Jessica Bowen, 12th gr. French horn; Claudia Moore, 12th gr. piccolo; Kaitlyn Williams, 12th gr. flute; Elliot Sanders, 11th gr. bassoon; John Simmons, 11th gr. euphonium; Elijah Johnson, 10th gr. tenor saxophone; Lauren Geates, 9th gr. bassoon; and Cristoffer Rivera, 9th gr. French horn. Claudia, Elliot and John were selected as first chairs for their respective instruments in the ensemble. Their honor band performance was at Paw Paw High School on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

These students had the opportunity to work with the highly-sought-after honor band director Dr. Matthew Arau from Lawrence University. They rehearsed Monday evening (3/18/19) with local band directors, all day on Friday (3/22/19) with Dr. Arau, and performed on Saturday for family and friends.

The band was an 86 member ensemble comprised of students from 19 schools from the tri-county area. The band, under the director of Dr. Arau, performed five challenging pieces of band literature ranging from a traditional march - The Florentiner by Jules Fucik - to an esoteric masterwork - my consciousness... by Daniel Montoya, Jr. - to a spooky tone poem - The Cave You Fear by Michael Markowski. The concert was met with a standing ovation by the several hundred audience members in attendance.

Go Shamrocks!

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Fundraiser Incoming!

Our final large fundraiser for the year will begin this week. We will be selling laundry soap and dish soap again this year. I will send another email with all of the details the day we launch (this Thursday).

Questions? Contact Us!

Kelly Rosselit - High School:

Adam Emeigh - Middle School: