Berrien Springs Band News

April 7, 2019

State Band Festival Schedule

We have times for our two bands going to State Festival!

8th Grade Band

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 9:10am

Location: Paw Paw High School

Details (bus, uniform, rehearsals) to come this week.

High School Band

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 1:15pm

Location: Paw Paw High School

Details (bus, uniform, rehearsals) to come this week.

Testing Week Schedules

This week is going to be a bit crazy due to the SAT and PSAT tests. High School and 8th grade students need to bring their instruments every day this week. We may or may not be able to play - but we need to be prepared to have a rehearsal due to State Festival.

6th and 7th grade students: you will NOT need instruments on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. Our music/PE rooms are going to be closed because of testing in the gymnasium.

ALL middle school students will need to dress for the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday since we will be walking to the high school band room for class.

Soap Fundraiser

We have started our Spring Fundraiser. We are selling 5-gallon buckets of laundry soap and dish soap. We are also selling laundry pods, dishwasher pods, scent beads, and trash bags.

Students were given brochures last week before school let out for break. The proceeds from the sales will primarily go to the students' individual band accounts. Every student has a band account. When they sell fundraisers, the profits go into the accounts. They can use the money for band trips, band camp, and band-related accessories (shoes, socks, gloves, etc.)

This fundraiser runs to the end of April. It is not online this year; only through brochures. If you have any questions relating to this fundraiser, please contact Sherri Keene: or 269-921-0506.

Middle School Honor Band

On Monday, March 25, 2019, thirteen students from Berrien Springs Middle School performed as members of the MSBOA District 6 Middle School Honor Band. The students rehearsed all day at Andrew's University with special guest clinicians and with students from schools from around the area. They performed for a packed auditorium that evening.

Berrien Springs Middle School had the most students selected to participate out of all the participating schools.

8th grade: Anizbeth Contreras-Ramirez, clarinet; Danielle Gittens, percussion; Jonathan Kertawidjaja, trombone; Johannan Morrugares, bassoon; Huldah Nyamweya, trombone; Molly Sheppler, clarinet; Ana Slavujevic, flute; Avery Taylor, euphonium

7th grade: Kameron Autry, bass clarinet; William Bravo-Matias, trombone; Aiden Geates, horn; Lucas Peters, percussion; Alayna Wells, clarinet

Go Shamrocks!

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Band Booster Meeting tomorrow (Monday, April 8th) at the High School Band Room. You can enter through the back auxiliary door A12.

Band Booster Meeting

Monday, April 8th, 7pm

201 Sylvester Avenue

Berrien Springs, MI

We will be discussing transportation for state festival, needs for the spring concert, and planning for the HS Band Banquet.

All parents - middle and high school - are welcome!

Questions? Contact Us!

High School - Kelly Rosselit:

Middle School - Adam Emeigh: