Bohls Bronco Band News
Beginning Band vs. Advanced Band
Beginning Band members are students who have never been in band before. Most of these students are 6th graders, however, we will occasionally have 7th and 8th grade beginning band members.
Advanced Band Members:
Advanced Band Members are students who have been in band for at least one year. Advanced Band members are typically 7th and 8th graders, never 6th grade.
EXCEPTIONS: If your child is a BEGINNING band member, and they HAVE NOT been fitted for an instrument, please refrain from buying any supplies except what was on the BMS school supply list (View Binder, pencils, highlighters, small mirror, and pencil pouch).
Note: The small mirror should fit in the pencil pouch.
Please do not send band supplies on day 1. We will send a text via Remind when we would like for the supplies to be there.
Will my child be at Cele MS or Jessica Carpenter ES?
If you have a student in the 7th or 8th grade, they will attend Cele MS. Note that while we are being housed at Cele, Bohls will operate as its own school. The band classes will be housed in the portables.
What does this mean for my 7th grade beginner?
Unfortunately, we will not have beginner sections at Cele MS; however, we will provide them with as much help as they need to get started on their instrument. Private lessons will be a MUST for students in this situation.
Band Class Schedules
Each beginning band class has two to three instruments assigned. For example, our first period class will have all beginner flutes and tubas. Ms. Lopez will the teach flutes, and Mr. Wallace will teach the tubas.
Our two advanced band sections will consist of a non-varsity and a varsity band class. The placement tests we conducted this past Monday determined where your child will be placed.
Please expect for MANY schedules to change during the first two weeks of school.
What if my child did not attend the instrument fittings or the placement testing?
We will finish testing during the first week of school, and adjust schedules as needed.
Instruments that are provided by the school:
Regarding the instruments provided by the school:
These instruments will be assigned once school has begun. Students will take home a contract and an envelope for their rental fee. Once that is returned, the instrument may be taken home to practice. Rental fee is $75.00 a year.
Note: Beginning Band students will not receive their instrument right away. We will spend the first two to three weeks of school on music theory, breathing, posture, rhythm counting, and parts of the instrument before assigning it.
Fall Band Parent Meeting
We will send more information regarding our Fall meeting on the first or second day of class.
We hope to have Music & Arts present to take any last-minute supply orders.