Berrien Springs Band News

July 9, 2018

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Marching Band Rehearsal

The first marching band rehearsal of the year is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9th from 6:30-8:30pm at the HS Band Room! We will be working on the music for our show. Please bring your instrument, music, pencil and flip folio. If you lost your music there will be extras available. We will focus much of the rehearsal on "Come Sail Away" so please look at it before you get to the band room. If you need to use a school instrument, please come in around 6:15pm so we can get you an instrument before rehearsal starts.

The band room will be open from 4:30-6:30pm for sectionals or personal practice. Middle AND High School students are welcome to come in and practice during this time.

THANK YOU to everyone that marched and helped with the 4th of July Parade! It was a success because of your help!

Staff Housing Needed

We have two band camp staff members that need housing for the week of band camp (July 23-27). One girl and one boy. If you have space to accommodate or would like more information, please email Mrs. Rosselit @

Thank you!

Summer Band Dates

All rehearsals are at the HS Band Room.

Tuesday, July 10th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Music Rehearsal

Tuesday, July 17th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Music Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 18th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Marching Rehearsal (new marchers and leadership only)

Thursday, July 19th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Marching Rehearsal (Full Band)

Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th - 8am-5pm HS BAND CAMP

Friday, July 27th - 6pm End-of-Camp Community Performance

Tuesday, July 31st - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 7th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Rehearsal


Tuesday, August 21st - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 28th - 6:30-8:30pm HS Band Rehearsal

Friday, August 31st - FOOTBALL GAME, Time TBA

Once the school year starts, we will continue to have rehearsals Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Make sure those calendars are marked!

Camp Reminders (Again!) :-)

As we get closer to band camp, a couple of reminders:

1. Please adhere to our school dress code guidelines.

a. No spaghetti straps or thin tank top straps.

b. No undergarments can be visible.

c. Shorts need to be fingertip length or longer, as deemed appropriate.

d. Shirts need to be of a conservative length and style.

*Students may be asked to call home for alternate clothing if their band camp attire is deemed inappropriate for this school event.

2. Wear SOCKS and ATHLETIC SHOES every day. No boots. No flip flops. No sandals. No slides. This is an athletic activity and improper footwear can cause serious injury.

3. BRING SUNSCREEN. WEAR SUNSCREEN. LOVE SUNSCREEN. Also, bring a hat and sunglasses.

4. Eat a nutritious breakfast every morning. We do provide snacks, lunch, and water/gatorade throughout the rehearsals, but students who do not eat in the morning have a higher likelihood of weakness and dizziness during the morning rehearsals.

5. All students need to have a medical form filled out and on file with the band boosters. A copy of the form can be found on page 12 of the band handbook.

6. Band fee for the 2018 season is $80. Please pay on or before Monday, July 23rd.

7. Students will need to have khaki or tan shorts/capri's/pants for the final performance on Friday, July 27th. We will provide the t-shirt.

8. SPIRIT DAYS! Start planning with your section!

Monday - SHAMROCK PRIDE DAY: Dress head to toe in green and white!

Tuesday - NEON DAY: Rival the brightness of the sun with your NEON-tastic clothes!

Wednesday - PAJAMA DAY: Roll out of bed and get to camp! (Be appropriate with your clothing choices).

Thursday - TWIN DAY: Dress up with a buddy - or as a section!

Friday - TROUBLE ON THE HIGH SEAS DAY: Dress and talk like a pirate - ARR MATEY!.