Berrien Springs Band News

February 24, 2019

Wonderful job at your performance Saturday night, Jazz Band! Well Done!

Festival Times Reminder

8th grade band - Performance on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

9:30am - report to the band room and change into uniform. REMEMBER YOUR BLACK SOCK AND BLACK SHOES!

9:50am - warm-up in the band room

10:30am - pack away instruments and load trailer/bus

10:45am - leave BSMS

11:10am - arrive at Lake Michigan College - Mendel Auditorium

11:30am - warm-up

11:55am - PERFORMANCE on the Mendel Stage

12:20pm - Sight Reading performance

12:45pm - return to holding area at LMC, put instruments away. Eat lunch at LMC - students will eat either a school provided lunch, a packed lunch from home, or bring money to buy lunch from the concession stand at LMC. (Designated on the permission page.)

1:30pm - students will board bus and return to BSMS

1:30pm - students will board bus and return to BSMS

1:50pm - arrive @ BSMS and change out of uniform


HS Band - Performance on Thursday, March 7, 2019

7:40am - report to BSHS band room IN UNIFORM

7:45am - warm-up, tune, start each piece

8:20am - pack up/load trailer

8:40am - load bus and leave for LMC

9:00am - arrive at LMC, unload, pre-warm-up prep

9:25am - warm-up

9:50am - PERFORMANCE on the Mendel Stage

10:15am - Sight Reading performance

10:40am - return to holding area at LMC, put instruments away. Wait for rating. Snacks available, but we will not be staying for a full lunch.

11:15am - board bus and return to BSHS

11:40am - arrive back to BSHS, change and go to class/lunch


7th grade band - Performance on Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:20am - report to the band room and change into uniform. REMEMBER YOUR BLACK SOCK AND BLACK SHOES!

9:45am - warm-up in the band room

10:20am - pack away instruments and load trailer/bus

10:40am - leave BSMS

11:00am - arrive at Lake Michigan College - Mendel Auditorium

11:20am - warm-up

11:45am - PERFORMANCE on the Mendel Stage

12:10pm - Sight Reading performance

12:35pm - return to holding area at LMC, put instruments away. Eat lunch at LMC - students will eat either a school provided lunch, a packed lunch from home, or bring money to buy lunch from the concession stand at LMC. (Designated on the permission page.)

1:30pm - students will board bus and return to BSMS

1:50pm - arrive @ BSMS and change out of uniform

Congratulations on a wonderful season, Pep Band! Thank you all for your dedication!

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Schedule for the Week

This is going to be an intensive week for the band - as it is our last rehearsal week before festival. As in previous weeks, please encourage your students to play you their festival music. Practice is vital for our success!


Monday - Choir Festival (MS)

Tuesday - Band day, Choir Festival (HS)

Wednesday - Band day

Thursday - Band day

Friday - Band day