Berrien Springs Band News

October 7, 2018

Vicksburg Victory!

The Shamrock Marching Band earned 1st place in Class C with a score of 78.8 at the Vicksburg Marching Invitational. They also earned Best Music in Class C. The students worked hard and overcame threatening weather to achieve this victory. The video file that Vicksburg sent us was corrupted, so until we can get a replacement, please visit the High School Facebook page to watch our performance.

We have an extremely important rehearsal this Tuesday, October 9th to clean and improve our show before the MSBOA festival on Wednesday, October 10th. All HS band members need to be on time and ready to work - as it is the only "true" rehearsal we get this week with all of the Homecoming activities. HS students: check your Schoology for some discussion posts and the judges tapes for music and marching.

Upcoming performances:

Wednesday, October 10th at Niles High School at 7pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, and $15 for families. Concessions and programs will be available for sale.

Friday, October 12th for our Homecoming parade, pep rally, and football game.

Saturday, October 13th at Lakeshore High School at 7:15pm. Admission is $6. Concessions and programs will be available for sale.

Please refer to this newsletter sent last week for schedules and details.

Bond Proposal 2018

On November 6th, the Berrien Springs Community will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal for a Performing Arts Center and Indoor Athletic Complex.

Want to see the details? Want to read up on some of the important statistics? Want to know the tax information? Please click here!

Check out this AWARD WINNING Shamrock Band! 1st place and BEST MUSIC at Vicksburg!

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Friendly Reminder: Middle School Students all have a BAND DAY tomorrow (Monday, October 8th)

Pie Fundraiser

Hopefully, your student brought home a pie fundraiser flyer this past week.

We are selling pies and cheesecakes to raise funds for band trips, camps, and accessories. Part of the funds raised will go to the seller's band account.

Fundraiser orders and money are due November 1st. Products will be delivered the week before Thanksgiving. Delivery date will be announced as soon as we get product confirmation from the company. All products come frozen, so they will need to be picked up on delivery day.

Thank you for your continued support of our program! If you have questions about the fundraiser, please contact Sherri Keene, our Band Booster president at or 269-921-0506.

Band Booster Meeting

Monday, Oct. 8th, 7pm

201 Sylvester Avenue

Berrien Springs, MI

Please join us for our monthly band booster meeting. We will be in the High School Band Room. You can use the back band door (behind the school/gym/cafeteria) for easy access. It is door A12.

Middle School Fall Concert

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 7pm

201 Sylvester Avenue

Berrien Springs, MI

Your students will receive a letter outlining the details of the Fall Concert this week. Here are some details so you can begin to plan:

Call time (students have to be at the HS): 6:30pm

Uniform: This is our "fun" concert. Students are allowed to wear Halloween costumes if they wish. They are not required to wear a costume, however. If students do not wish to wear a costume, they can wear all black dress clothes. Please let a band director know if you need assistance finding black dress clothes.

Location: High School Gymnasium

Performers: 8th grade bands, 7th grade bands, 6th grade bands, and the High School Jazz Band