Berrien Springs Band News

April 28, 2019

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8th Grade State Festival Success!

I am pleased to announce the success of our 8th Grade Band at the MSBOA State Concert Band Festival! For the first time, a band from Berrien Springs Middle School has attended the State Concert Band Festival. They performed Cirque de le'strange and Images of Ireland at Paw Paw High School on April 25th for a panel of 3 judges. After their performance they were given a clinic from Dr. Arris Golden from Michigan State University.


Our 8th grade band played their hearts out and earned a Division 2 rating from the judges signifying an excellent performance. We are so proud of these students for dedicating so much time and energy to this music and performing with such great attitudes. We are excited to see what's next from these band members as they move into the high school program. They have set the stage for future middle school ensembles to perform at these high-level festivals.


Well Done Shamrocks!

High School State Festival Success!

Our High School Band performed in the MSBOA Concert Band Festival held at Paw Paw High School on April 25th. Like the 8th grade band, they performed two pieces, Fantasy on English Folksongs and Balkan Seven, for a panel of three judges and clinician Dr. Arris Golden from Michigan State University.


The High School Band earned straight 1's from the judges for a final rating of Division 1. This rating signifies a superior performance and is the highest musical level a band can earn from MSBOA. Our students performed with beauty, finesse and energy. The judges complemented their balance, sensitivity, and beautiful tone.


This group of students surpassed all expectations and had a stellar musical year. They:

1. Earned straight 1's at the MSBOA District 6 Marching Band Festival

2. Earned 1st place in class C and Best Music at the Vicksburg Marching Invitational

3. Earned 1st place in class C, Best Music, Best Marching, and Best Auxiliary at the Lakeshore Marching Invitational

4. Earned straight 1's at the MSBOA District 6 Concert Band Festival

5. Earned straight 1's at the MSBOA State Concert Band Festival


They had a PERFECT year.


These kids play with heart, determination, and skill. They are amazing students as well as musicians, representing our community with honor. This 2018-2019 Band has created a remarkable legacy and I am most proud to have the honor of teaching them.


Thank you, Shamrocks. ~Mrs. Rosselit

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Blossomtime Information

This coming Saturday is the BLOSSOMTIME Parade!


Saturday, May 4th


11:00am Band Room opens

11:45am Call time - DRESSED IN UNIFORM - holding hat box; You need to eat lunch before you arrive.

12:10pm Load bus

12:40pm Arrival @ Parade

4:00pm Approximate time back to BSHS


Parents, please plan to pick up your students at Berrien Springs High School. We cannot facilitate pick-ups at the end of the parade route due to the amount of chaos and traffic that accompanies the parade. Thank you for your understanding.


We will need:

Donations of water, gatorade, and healthy snacks (fruit/granola bars)

3-4 parents to walk the parade route with the band and "water" the kids as they march

2 parents to help with uniforms from 11:00-12:00


If you are available to help please email Mrs. Rosselit (krosselit@homeoftheshamrocks.org) or Sherri Keene (slkeene32@yahoo.com).

Performance Schedule for May/June

Saturday, May 4th - Blossomtime Parade: High School Marching Band (if your student marched with us in the marching show, they are allowed to march the parade). We are event #94.


Friday, May 10th - Jazz on the Riverfront: ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble. We will leave during the school day, perform from 3:00-4:00 at the pavilion in Riverfront Park in Niles, and return around 5pm.


Wednesday, May 15th - Spring Concert: ALL Berrien Springs Bands. Concert is at 7:00pm. Students need to arrive for warm-up by 6:30pm.


Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony: High School and 8th Grade Bands


Sunday, June 2nd - Graduation: High School Band

Questions? Contact Us!

Kelly Rosselit - High School: krosselit@homeoftheshamrocks.org

Adam Emeigh - Middle School: aemeigh@homeoftheshamrocks.org