Berrien Springs Band News

Week of July 16, 2017

Open band room Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm, full band rehearsal at 6:30! MIDDLE SCHOOL Campus.

BCYF Gate Last Call!

These are the times left for the BCYF ticket booth.

Monday, August 14, 2017
10 AM to 2 PM
6 PM to 10 PM one person needed

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
10 AM to 2 PM
6 PM to 10 PM one more person needed

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM

Friday, August 18, 2017
10 AM to 2 PM

Sherri Keene



Need to brush up on your skills before school starts? Want to earn 1st chair and stun your friends? Consider private lessons! There are a lot of area teachers that are looking to fill out their studios this year. Check out the links below for more information:

Andrews University Music Department: Contact Myrna Constantine at #269-471-3555

​Citadel Dance and Music Center, Contact Susan Dietrich-Reed: Benton Harbor: 925 1099 -

Music Academies (Val Rumpf), Niles: 362-5780 http:/

Southwest Michigan School of Music, Stevensville: 429-PLAY (7529) Drums/Percussion, Electric Bass, Flute, Banjo, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, Ukulele

DeLain Bomer: LMC Napier or Bertrand campus: 269.876.9933, or French Horn, Trumpet, Cornet

Jeannie Bryant : Niles 706-540-3269 Flute

Marc Churchill, Benton Harbor Percussion

Mike Davis, Niles: 269-684-4851 or 574-298-4600 Bass and Ukulele

Michael (Scooter) DeLong: 219-277-4909 Drums

Pam Dyer, St. Joseph: 269-588-0726 Flute

Jason Gresl, Berrien Springs, 574-229-5165, Clarinet, Saxophone

Jason Johnson, Berrien Springs 517-416-2418 Saxophone

Scott Kurtzweil, Niles @ The Music Academies: 362-5780 Woodwinds and Brass

Debra Rosengren, Berrien Springs, #269-277-3837 Flute

Vladimir Slavujevic, to your home within 5 mi. of Berrien Springs, otherwise in Berrien Springs 473-2826 Clarinet

Lisha Torres: Village Adventist School, Berrien Springs: (269)788-8754 Horns, trumpet, trombone

Randall Ulangca, Berrien Springs, 720-357-5838, Trumpet

HS rehearsals this week

Tuesday, July 18th: FULL BAND, Music Rehearsal (New World focus), 6:30-8:30pm Middle School

Wednesday, July 19th: FRESHMEN, New Members, Leadership - Marching Rehearsal. Bring your athletic shoes or drillmasters (No flip flops, sandals, slides, etc.) 6:30-8:30pm Middle School and marching field

Thursday, July 20th: FULL BAND, Marching Rehearsal. Proper footwear expected and required. 6:30-8:30pm Middle School and marching field.

Marching Accessories

Students will receive an order form Tuesday at our music rehearsal.

Flip Folio/lyre: $8-15

New shoes: $32

Used shoes: $10 (provided we have your student's size)

Black socks: $2 a pair

Black gloves: $2 a pair

If you do not have your shoes/socks/gloves at a performance you will be given the proper uniform item and your band account will be charged.

NO MORE LOANING SHOES. If you do not have your shoes you will buy a used pair for $10 from the stock we have left. They will not be returned to the band room. They will be yours. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Basic Band Camp Schedule

Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th:

8-10am: Basics Block

10am-noon: Drill

Noon-1pm: Lunch - closed campus (our band boosters provide lunch)

1-2pm: Sectionals

2-3pm: Full Band Music Rehearsal

3-5pm: Drill


5pm: Dinner break (provided by boosters)

6pm: Performance for parents and community at Sylvester Field!

Schedule will allow for water breaks and team building activities. Schedule will also change depending on the weather forecast for the day. Please watch the weather and dress accordingly!