Berrien Springs Band News

September 2, 2019 - WELCOME BACK!

Welcome!

Happy New (School) Year!


We have a lot of fantastic things in store for the band program this year!


We have 6 band classes at the middle school, and at the high school we have 2 band classes, jazz, and a new world drumming class. Our program is growing in many ways - and that is thanks to all of you. If you are (or are parent to) a new 6th grader or a seasoned senior, we are thankful for your involvement in our bands.


Every Monday, we will be sending updates and reminders about important happenings in the band.


We are looking forward to a great year of music!


~Mrs. Rosselit and Mr. Emeigh

Band Handbooks & Information Nights

This week we will be going over the band handbooks. We try to make sure parents are aware of all the intricacies and details of our program up front.


Please read through the appropriate handbook with your student. Then, sign and return the form your student received in class. All forms must be turned in by Wednesday, September 11th.


Middle School


High School


There will be a couple of evenings coming up where you can chat with the band directors and get more information about band:


Tuesday, September 10th - Band Booster meeting in the HS Band Room at 7pm. Please enter through the back band door (back alley behind the gym) labelled "A12".


Wednesday, September 11th - 6th Grade Rental/Information night in the MS Cafeteria at 6:30pm. You can enter through the doors by the gym.

High School Band shirt orders are due this Thursday, Sept. 5th. Money is due when your order arrives. Hard copy order forms are available in the HS Band room.

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Marching Shoes/Gloves

High School band members, if you have not received your drillmaster shoes you MUST see a band mom on Tuesday evening at rehearsal. You will be wearing them for your performance on September 13th.


Also, if you need to buy/receive your already-paid-for gloves, please see a band mom at rehearsal. If you want to purchase a used (but washed) pair, again, see a band mom. :-)

Middle School Band Calendar 2019-2020

Bold Events - Performances

Italic Events - Optional Events

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Tues., Sept. 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Wed., Sept. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Beginning Band Parent Meeting @ MS Cafeteria

Tues., Oct.. 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Sat., Oct. 26, All State Band Auditions - MS & HS, Upton Jr. High

Wed. Oct. 30, 7:00-8:00pm - Middle School Fall Concert, HS Gym

Sat., Dec. 7, Middle School Solo & Ensemble, Edwardsburg HS

Mon. Dec. 9, 7:00-8:00pm - Middle School Winter Concert, HS Gym

Tues., Jan. 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Mon. Feb. 17, 7:00-8:00pm - Pre-Festival Concert - 7th, 8th, & HS Bands, HS Gym

Week of March 2nd, District Concert Band Festival - 7th, 8th, & HS Bands, Paw Paw HS or LMC

Tues., March. 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Mon., March 30, MS Honor Band, Andrews University

Tues., May 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Wed. May. 13, 7:00-8:30pm - Middle & High School Combined Spring Concert, HS Gym

Mon., May 25, Memorial Day Parade - 8th grade band & HS Marching Band, Berrien Springs

Tues., June 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

High School Band Calendar 2019-2020

Bold Events - Performances

Italic Events - Optional Events

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Tues., Sept. 3rd, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—HS Marching Band Rehearsal

MONDAY., Sept. 9th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—HS Marching Band Rehearsal

Tues., Sept. 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Fri., Sept. 13th, - Football Game (Report time TBA): Game at St. Joe HS; we will be bussed to/from game.

Tues., Sept. 17th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—HS Marching Band Rehearsal @ Andrews University

Tues., Sept. 24th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. –HS Marching Band Rehearsal @ Andrews University

Tues., Oct. 1st, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – HS Marching Band Rehearsal @ Andrews University

Fri., Oct. 4th, Football Game - HOMECOMING (Report time TBA): Game at St. Joe HS; we will be bussed to/from game.

Sat., Oct. 5th, Afternoon/evening —Vicksburg Invitational (Vicksburg, MI)

MONDAY., Oct. 7th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.– HS Marching Band Rehearsal @ Andrews University

Tues., Oct.. 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Wed., Oct. 9th, (afternoon to evening)—Marching Festival, Niles HS

Fri., Oct. 11th, Football Game: Game at Bridgman HS; we will be bussed to/from game.

Sat., Oct. 12th, Late Afternoon/Evening—Lakeshore Invitational (Stevensville, MI)

Fri., Oct. 25th, - Football Game (Report time TBA): Game at St. Joe HS; we will be bussed to/from game.

Sat., Oct. 26, All State Band Auditions - MS & HS, Upton Jr. High

Mon. Nov. 30, 7:00-8:00pm - High School Band-O-Rama, HS Gym

Wed. Dec. 11, 7:00-8:00pm - High School Winter Concert, HS Gym

Wed. Dec. 18, High School Jazz Band Tour, Berrien Springs

Tues., Jan. 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Fri., Jan. 31, High School Solo & Ensemble, St. Joseph HS

Sat., Feb. 1, High School Solo & Ensemble, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac campus

Mon. Feb. 17, 7:00-8:00pm - Pre-Festival Concert - 7th, 8th, & HS Bands, HS Gym

Week of March 2nd, District Concert Band Festival - 7th, 8th, & HS Bands, Paw Paw HS or LMC

Tues., March. 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Sat., March 14, State High School Solo & Ensemble, Location TBA

Mon., March 16, HS All Star Band, Paw Paw HS

Fri., March 20, HS All Star Band, Paw Paw HS

Sat., March 21, HS All Star Band, Paw Paw HS

Tues., April 20, Jazz Festival, South Haven HS

April 22-25 OR April 29-30, State Band Festival (If ensembles qualify - MS and/or HS)

Sat., May 2, Blossomtime Parade - HS Marching Band, St. Joseph/Benton Harbor

Tues., May 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Mon. Dec. 9, 7:00-8:30pm - Middle & High School Combined Spring Concert, HS Gym

Mon., May 25, Memorial Day Parade - 8th grade band & HS Marching Band, Berrien Springs

Sun., May 31, Graduation - HS Bands - BCYF Grandstand

Tues., June 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Band Booster Meeting @ HS Band Room

Questions? Contact Us!

High School: Kelly Rosselit - krosselit@homeoftheshamrocks.org

Middle School: Adam Emeigh - aemeigh@homeoftheshamrocks.org


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