Berrien Springs Band News


Thank you to the High School Band & Families for your flexibility with our rehearsals this past week! We are heading into the last 2 weeks of marching band - it will be a whirlwind!

HS Band Competition Schedules

Look for additional emails from me today regarding your HS Marching Band performance schedules/details for the next two weeks of competitions.

Here are the short (non-detailed) versions:

10/6 - Vicksburg

Call Time @ BSHS - 3:00pm

Warm Up @ Vicksburg - 6:35pm

Performance @ Vicksburg - 7:20pm

Return Time @ BSHS - 11:15pm

10/10 - MSBOA @ Niles HS

Rehearse during class.

Students stay in band room after school (or go to athletics practice for a short bit).

Team Dinner - 4:45pm

Leave BSHS - 5:30pm

Warm Up @ Niles - 6:30pm

Performance @ Niles/MSBOA Festival - 7:00pm

Return Time @ BSHS - 8:45pm

10/13 - Lakeshore

Call Time @ BSHS - 12:45pm

Warm up @ Lakeshore - 6:30pm

Performance @ Lakeshore - 7:15pm

Return Time @ BSHS - 10:00pm

Middle School Band "Store"

At the middle school, we are selling essential music supplies for students who need them. Students who need the supplies can bring in cash or we will charge it to their band accounts. If your student is carrying a balance, we will send you that information every month. We hope to eventually expand the store to have swabs and other cleaning materials as well.

Clarinet reed - $2

Alto Sax reed - $3

Tenor Sax reed -$4

Bass Clarinet reed - $4

Bari Sax reed - $5

Oboe reed - $10

Bassoon reed - $10

Cork Grease - $1

Valve Oil - $2

Slide Cream - $3

Spray Bottle - $3

Rotor Oil - $3

Mouthpiece Brush - $4

Trumpet Snake - $6

Have you Heard?

The School District is asking the Berrien Springs Community for a bond this coming November 6th to fund the building of a Performing Arts Center and Indoor Athletic Complex. If you would like to see the details and picture of the plans, please click here. You are welcome to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to: Dave Eichberg, Superintendent - (269) 471-2891.
Big picture

One of our two fantastic 6th grade classes playing out of the book for the first time. Every seat is filled! Great things are happening at Berrien Springs!


Private instrumental lessons are an excellent supplement for your student's musical growth. There are many things private teachers can help your student improve that the band directors cannot due to time constraints and the need to help multiple students/sections in the class. Here is a list of local teachers:

Multiple Instruments

  • Citadel Dance and Music Center, Contact Susan Dietrich-Reed: Benton Harbor: 269-925-1099 double bass, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, ukulele, percussion
  • Music Academies (Val Rumpf), Niles: 362-5780 http:/




  • Jason Gresl, Berrien Springs, 574-229-5165, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Vladimir Slavujevic Email: Home phone: 269-473-2826 Cell phone: 269-277-6950 Clarinet
  • Victor M. Reyes-Prieto, Frobel Music, Berrien Springs, MI. 978-353-9325,, Email: bass guitar, clarinet