Berrien Springs Band News

9/16/18

Beginners with Instruments TOMORROW!

Our beginning band students will start using instruments tomorrow, Monday, September 17th!


All this week we will be learning how to put our instrument together, take care of it, carry it, and make sounds! Please know that we will not be allowing beginners to take home their instruments this week so we can ensure that they are ready to properly practice at home. We want them to be successful, not only to protect your investment, but also so they can start their musical journey with confidence.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a band director.

8th Grade Band Night This Friday!

Our 8th grade band is going to march with the High School Band this Friday, September 21st at the home varsity football game.


They will need: Black pants, black socks and black (or dark colored) athletic shoes. We will provide their polo shirt.


Call time: 5:45pm at Berrien Springs High School Band Room

Warm-up: 6:00pm

Line up: 6:25pm

March out: 6:35pm

Performance: 6:45pm

Game Starts: 7:00pm


Students who need to leave for religious services will be dismissed after their performance. They will need to be picked up at the High School Band Room NO LATER than 7:30pm.


All other students will stay and play in the stands with the high school band through half time.


They can be checked out at the beginning of the 3rd quarter by a parent OR they can stay and play the entire game with the HS band. If they choose to stay, parents can pick their students up in the HS band room at the conclusion of the game.


If students want to eat during the 3rd quarter, they can bring money for the concession stand.


Game End: Approximately 9:30pm

ALL students must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after the game ends.

Shamrock Pep Band performs at the Grand Opening of the new Tennis Complex

Shamrock Marching Band Performance Pics from Friday, September 14th

WMU Band Day

On Saturday, September 15th, the High School Marching Band traveled to Western Michigan University to participate in their HS Band Day. Students from all over Michigan and Illinois came together with the Bronco Marching Band to put on a performance for a packed stadium of WMU alumni, students, family, and friends during the WMU football game vs. Delaware State.


The students had one week to learn three pop tunes: "Born This Way" and "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, and "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. The ensemble's sound was full and powerful at over 1,000 students in attendance. Students got to spend the day as honorary members of the Bronco Marching Band. They attended a rehearsal, paraded to the stadium, and cheered in the stands with the College Band.


Two Shamrock Band alumni are members of the Bronco Marching Band and spent the day mentoring their former classmates: Jared Jaggi (Class of '18) and Gabbie Casey (Class of '17).


"Band Day" is an annual tradition for the Bronco Marching Band. This year, they had over 800 High School students in attendance making it the largest combined Band Day performance to date.

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