Berrien Springs Band News

December 2, 2018

Middle School Solo and Ensemble

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our middle school Solo & Ensemble participants on their performances this past Saturday at Edwardsburg High School. Well done Shamrocks!

Division I

Zach Bennett - 7th grade clarinet solo

William Bravo-Matias - 7th grade trombone solo

Anizbeth Contreras-Ramirez - 8th grade clarinet solo

Anizbeth Contreras-Ramirez and Molly Sheppler - 8th grade clarinet duet

Daniel Moler - 8th grade alto saxophone solo

Mickenzie Ott - 7th grade mallet solo

Lucas Peters - 7th grade snare solo

Kaitlyn Raschke - 8th grade oboe solo

Dylan Russell - 7th grade baritone solo

Nathan Saintfleur - 8th grade timpani solo

Avery Taylor - 8th grade baritone solo

Sean Walker - 7th grade trumpet solo

Division II

Logan Keene - 7th grade tenor sax solo

Molly Sheppler - 8th grade clarinet solo

Division III and comments only

Izabella Affriseo and Lillian Moore - 8th grade flute/clarinet duet

Hannah Sorenson - 8th grade flute solo

Bond Celebration Performance - High School Band

Our school district is hosting a Bond Celebration Dinner and Concert on Monday, December 10th.

Who: HS Concert Band

What: Celebration Performance

Where: MARS Community Center

Wear: Concert uniform (black dresses and tuxes)

When: Monday, December 10th. Report to the Mars Community Center dressed in uniform at 6:30pm. We will take the stage about 7:00pm. Done approximately by 7:30pm.

High Schoolers, if you have a circumstance that may keep you from performing please let Mrs. Rosselit know immediately:

Winter Concert

Our Winter Concert is fast approaching! Middle School students were sent home a letter with the details this past week. The letter also included a permission form. If your student lost their permission slip, we have more in the middle school band room. They are due Friday, December 7th. Here is an abbreviated copy of the letter that went home:

We have a concert coming up! Here are some important details to note:

WHO: All Bands!

WHERE: High School Gymnasium

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

● Students need to be in the High School gym/cafeteria at 6:30pm.

● The concert begins at 7:00pm in the High School gym.

UNIFORM: Students must wear their school provided uniform.

  • 6th grade must wear their band shirt and black pants or skirt, black socks/nylons, and black dress shoes

  • 7th & 8th must wear their band uniform and white undershirt, black socks, and black dress shoes

  • High School must wear their band uniform. Ladies must wear BLACK nylons and black dress shoes. Men must wear BLACK socks and black dress shoes.

Students will rehearse the morning of the concert at the High School. We would love some parent chaperones to help walk the students over to the high school. If you can help, please indicate your availability (on the permission form or to

December Calendar of Events

December is a busy month for our band program. Here are all of the performances we have on the calendar (plus the newly added bond performance):

Wednesday, December 5th - Senior Luncheon

Participants: 8th grade Band & ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble

Time: During School Hours (12pm-1:30pm)

Location: HS Gym

Uniform: Concert Band Uniform (tuxes)

Thursday, December 6th - Kindle Christmas

Participants: ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble

Time: 6:40pm arrival, 7:00 performance

Location: Village Hall in downtown Berrien Springs

Uniform: Warm & Festive Clothing

Monday, December 10th - Bond Celebration

Participants: High School Band

Time: 6:30pm arrival, 7:00pm performance

Location: Mars Community Center

Uniform: Concert Band Uniform (tuxes & dresses)

Wednesday, December 12th - Winter Concert

Participants: All Bands

Time: 6:30pm arrival, 7:00pm performance

Location: High School Gymnasium

Uniform: Concert Band Uniform (tuxes & dresses for HS/7th/8th, Band Shirts and black pants/black skirts/black socks/black shoes for 6th grade)

Tuesday, December 18th - Jazz Tour

Participants: ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble

Time: During School Hours

Location: Various places in Berrien Springs

Uniform: Concert Jazz Uniforms (tuxes w/no coats)

Thursday, December 20th - Jazz @ Sylvester

Participants: ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble

Time: During class time

Location: Sylvester Elem.

Uniform: Festive clothing

Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser

It's time to start our next fundraising opportunity. We are selling pizza kits. Students will receive their packets and information tomorrow, (Monday) December 3rd. This is the information letter students will receive tomorrow:

Pizza!Pizza! Fundraiser!

It’s Pizza! Pizza! time! Time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits. Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining and of course…the SUPER BOWL! They’re fun to make and delicious to eat. We need your support.

How: Collect payment at the time you take orders. Please your make checks payable to Berrien Springs Band Boosters. Please fill out the top portion of your order form with your name and your best contact phone number (cell phones preferred).

Online ordering now available!! Go to our fundraiser I.D. Number is 352632.

When: Monday 12/03/2019 Fundraiser start date.

Thursday 01/10/2019 Order form and payment due.

Be sure your order form is correctly tallied!

Double check all rows and columns.

Late orders will NOT be accepted.

Tuesday 01/22/2019 (***2:30-6:00pm***) Pick up of Pizza Kits.

Where: Pickup will be at: Middle School Band Room

Please pick up your pizza kits as soon as possible. We will not be responsible for any kits remaining as we do not have storage onsite.

Questions: Please feel free to call Sherri Keene at 269-921-0506 with any questions.

Thank you for your support and participation!