Sequoia Lake Music Camp 7.20-27.2019

Sequoia Lake Music Camp

July 20-27, 2019


We are very excited to offer another great year at Sequoia Lake Music Camp! The dates are July 20-27, 2019. Details and registration are available at www.sequoialakemusic.com.

Scholarships are available. Contact information is on the website.

Musical Opportunities abound!Symphony OrchestraWind EnsembleString OrchestraJazz EnsembleChamber Music
Of course, campers will also have time to relax and enjoy many recreational opportunities including:
SwimmingBoatingPing PongCraftsVolleyballUltimate FrisbeeHikingSkits-n-S’moresScavenger Hunt
Get your chops in shape, see old friends, make new ones, get away from the heat and create lifelong memories!
Please visit the website at 
www.sequoialakemusic.comand register today for the best week of the year!

Musically,

Your Camp Directors
Stephanie Vagim, John Ayala and K.C. Simba

stephanie.vagim@gmail.com
john@sequoialakemusic.com

May 20th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Tuesday, 05/21 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/22 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 05/22 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, MB Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, Parent Meeting 6pm-7:30pm @BHS MPR

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 05/27- Memorial Day No School!
Tuesday, 05/28 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/29 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 05/30 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm

New This Week

Parent Meeting 2019!
Parents! Join us for our first meeting of the 2019 Marching Season! The meeting is on Thursday, May 22nd, from 6pm-7:30pm in the BHS MPR. Hope to see you there!

Summer Band at the Shaghoian!
Open to high school, college, and community musicians, $20 to participate, free concert. Rehearsals are on 7/15, 7/21, 7/22, & 7/28 at 7pm the concert is on Monday, July 29th at 7pm at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. Sign up by June 15th by registering online at www.cloviscommunityed.com and email ckeenan08@gmail.com the following information: First and last name, instrument, phone number, occupation, the ensemble in which you play and what chair or part (1st, 2nd, etc.)

BEC Instrumental Music Blankets!
Get your customized BEC Instrumental Music Blankets for $15 on the Charms Store! Click Here!
School code is Becmusic.

Last call for Marching Band Photos!
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos. .

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.

May 13th instrumental music Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 05/13 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 05/14 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/15 - CG Auditions 3pm-6pm
Thursday, 05/16 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Friday, 05/17 - CG - Auditions 3pm-6pm, Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal 3pm-4:30pm
Saturday, 05/18 - End of the Year Concerts (See Events Menu for details)

Coming Up Next Week:
Tuesday, 05/21 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/22 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 05/23 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, 2019 MB Parent Meeting 6pm @BHS MPR
Friday, 5/24 - Early Release Day (12pm) due to State Track Meet

New This Week

End of the Year Concerts!
Our final performance of the year is upon us! The Buchanan Band, Colorguard, and Orchestra End-of-the-Year Concert will be on Saturday, May 18th at Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall (Chestnut and International). Admission is free. Please check the itinerary under the events menu for specific information about your ensemble’s performance and report time.

Symphony Orchestra Rehearsals 
We will rehearse this Friday from 3pm-4:30pm. Please make sure you are there if you are a member of Symphony Orchestra!

2019 Marching Band Parent Meeting - 6pm BHS MPR
This is a mandatory meeting for all
2019 Marching Band Students and Parents and we present the 2019 Marching Season! The meeting is on Thursday, May 22nd, at 6:00pm in the BHS MPR. See you then!

Concert Credit Opportunity
Click here to learn about a new concert credit opportunity! We will continue to post new Concert Credit Opportunities on the website. Make sure you get it submitted by the end of the semester!

Summer Band at the Shaghoian
Open to high school, college, and community musicians. $20 to participate. Rehearsals are on 7/15, 7/21, 7/22, & 7/28 at 7pm and the concert is on Monday, July 29th at 7pm (free admission) at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall.

Sign up by June 15th by registering online at www.cloviscommunityed.com and emailing ckeenan08@gmail.com the following information: First and last name, instrument, phone number, occupation, the ensemble in which you play and what chair or part (1st, 2nd, etc.).

BEC Instrumental Music Blankets
Get your customized BEC Instrumental Music Blankets for $15 on the Charms Store! Click Here!
School code is Becmusic.

Last call for Marching Band Photos
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos. .

Marching Band Items
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Did you know…
Videos from the marching band, winter guard, and winter percussion seasons are now available on the Members Page!

Concert Credit Opportunity! 05.26.2019

An American Tribute

Join the Fresno Community Concert Band for their performance, “An American Tribute”. The Concert will be on May 26th, at 3pm and 7pm at the Shaghoian Hall. with guest artist Nathan Sobieralski, Trumpet, for a concert honoring the service and sacrifices of our heroic service members

Ticketing informations:

Adults: $14, Children 12 & under: $7

Tickets are available by calling:
FCCB Office: (559) 440-9429

Murphy Bank: (559) 225-0225

Patrick's Music: (559) 224-7287

or via our website: http://www.fresnocommunityband.org/

2019-2020 Season Passes will also be available for advance purchase for $75 at the concert!

May 6th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 05/06- JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 05/07 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/08 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, BEC Jazz Concert @ BHS Outdoor Theater
Thursday, 05/09 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, MB Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-6pm
Friday, 05/10 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 05/13- JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 05/14 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/15 - CG Auditions 3pm-6pm
Thursday, 05/16 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, MB Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-6pm
Friday, 05/17 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Auditions 3pm-6pm

New This Week

Concert Credit Opportunity!
Come see the BHS Jazz Concert on Wednesday, May 8th at the BHS Outdoor Theater!

Summer Band at the Shaghoian!
Open to high school, college, and community musicians, $20 to participate, free concert. Rehearsals are on 7/15, 7/21, 7/22, & 7/28 at 7pm the concert is on Monday, July 29th at 7pm at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. Sign up by June 15th by registering online at www.cloviscommunityed.com and email ckeenan08@gmail.com the following information: First and last name, instrument, phone number, occupation, the ensemble in which you play and what chair or part (1st, 2nd, etc.)

BEC Instrumental Music Blankets!
Get your customized BEC Instrumental Music Blankets for $15 on the Charms Store! Click Here!
School code is Becmusic.

Last call for Marching Band Photos!
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos. .

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.

April 29th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 04/29 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 04/30 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/01 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 05/02 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, MB Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-6pm
Friday, 05/03 - PAS Percussion Competition, JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 05/06- JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 05/07 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 05/08 - CG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, BEC Jazz Concert @ BHS Outdoor Theater
Thursday, 05/09 - MB Percussion Workshop 3pm-5:30pm, MB Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-6pm
Friday, 05/10 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

New This Week

Disneyland Trip
One bus is full - don't miss out! Make sure you’ve signed up for the trip, completed the permission slip, and made your trip payment by Friday, May 3, 2019. All trip information and sign ups are here: https://www.becorchestras.org/disneyland

Summer Band at the Shaghoian!
Open to high school, college, and community musicians, $20 to participate, free concert. Rehearsals are on 7/15, 7/21, 7/22, & 7/28 at 7pm the concert is on Monday, July 29th at 7pm at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. Sign up by June 15th by registering online at www.cloviscommunityed.com and email ckeenan08@gmail.com the following information: First and last name, instrument, phone number, occupation, the ensemble in which you play and what chair or part (1st, 2nd, etc.)

BEC Instrumental Music Blankets!
Get your customized BEC Instrumental Music Blankets for $15 on the Charms Store! Click Here!
School code is Becmusic.

Last call for Marching Band Photos!
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos. .

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.

March 25th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 03/25 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm , WP WG Family Night @7pm
Tuesday, 03/26 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, VG Rehearsal 5:300pm-9pm
Wednesday 03/27 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 03/28 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, ASI CMEA Orchestra Festival
Friday, 03/29 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm, WP SJVCGPR Championships, BHS CMEA Orchestra @ Sunnyside High School
Saturday, 03/30 - SJVCGPR Winter Guard Championships. WP NCPA San Jose

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 04/01 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 04/02 - WE/SB CMEA Band Festival @ Washington Union
Wednesday 04/03 - ASI CUSD Band Festival
Thursday, 04/04 - WE?SB CUSD Band Festival @ Shaghoian
Friday, 04/05 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

New This Week

Family Night!
Join us on March 25th at 7pm in the REC Gym for our Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Family Night. The groups performing will be ASI Winter Percussion and Winter Guard, BHS JV Winter Guard, BHS Winter Percussion, and BHS Varsity Winter Guard. This event is also free!

BEC Instrumental Music Blankets!
Get your customized BEC Instrumental Music Blankets for $15 on the Charms Store! Click Here!
School code is Becmusic.

Winter Percussion Donations!
We are in need of donations for winter percussion shows this weekend! If you’d like to donate please click here!

Last call for Marching Band Photos!
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos. .

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.

Concert Credit Opportunity! 03.29.2019

Notes of Rebellion


Dear Chamber Music Enthusiasts,

The Tower Quartet would like to cordially invite you to their next concert, "Notes of Rebellion" on Friday, March 29, 7:00pm at University Presbyterian Church (1776 E. Roberts Ave, Fresno, CA 93710)

The Tower Quartet is a burgeoning and energetic local chamber group eager to contribute their musicianship and passion to the Central Valley musical tapestry. The ensemble features Lianna Elmore (Violin 1), Erin Adams (Violin 2), Matthew Smoke (Viola), and Kelvin Diaz-Inoa (Cello).

"Notes of Rebellion" features an exciting contemporary work by local composer and Fresno State professor, Dr. Bryce Cannell, as well as Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 ("From My Life") and Shostakovich's powerful String Quartet No. 8.

A suggested $10 donation will be appreciated, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Musically yours,
The Tower Quartet

Concert Credit Opportunity! 03.23.2019

Fresno City College Inaugural Wind Fest

Join Fresno City College in their Inaugural Wind Fest on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 7:30pm in the FCC Theater. The Concert is free with a donation. The concert features Sunnyside High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Michael Angel, and the Fresno City College Wind Ensemble under the direction of Ms. Elisha Wilson. With guest conductors Dr. Gary P. Gilory Dir. of Bands at Fresno State and Dr. Erik Leung Dir. of Bands at Fresno Pacific.

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March 18th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 03/18 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 03/19 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday 03/20 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, ASI CUSD Orchestra Festival @ Shaghoian
Thursday, 03/21 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, BHS CUSD Orchestra Festival @ Shaghoian
Friday, 03/22 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm, FMCMEA Honor Jazz Concert @ Fresno City

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 03/25 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm , WP WG Family Night @7pm
Tuesday, 03/26 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, VG Rehearsal 5:300pm-9pm
Wednesday 03/27 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 03/28 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, ASI CMEA Orchestra Festival
Friday, 03/29 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm, WP SJVCGPR Championships, BHS CMEA Orchestra @ Sunnyside High School
Saturday, 03/30 - SJVCGPR Winter Guard Championships. WP NCPA San Jose

New This Week

Concert Credit Opportunity!
FMCMEA Honor Jazz Concert is Friday, March 22nd at Fresno CIty College at 7:30 pm at the FCC Theater.

Family Night!
Join us on March 25th at 7pm in the REC Gym for our Winter Percussion and Winter Guard Family Night. The groups performing will be ASI Winter Percussion and Winter Guard, BHS JV Winter Guard, BHS Winter Percussion, and BHS Varsity Winter Guard. This event is also free!

Last call for Marching Band Photos!
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos.

The Modern Flutist Festival
Flute players! Are you interested in joining the Emerging Artist Solo Flute Competition? On March 23. 2019 Fresno State will be hosting The Modern Flutist Festival at Fresno State in the Music Building, Wahlberg Hall.

To compete, please email Elisa Moles ASAP at emflute@elisamoles.com with your name, age, school, and repertoire selection (title and composer). Rules for the competition can be found by clicking here.

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.

The Modern Flutist Festival 2019

Flute players! Are you interested in joining the Emerging Artist Solo Flute Competition? On March 23. 2019 Fresno State will be hosting The Modern Flutist Festival at Fresno State in the Music Building, Wahlberg Hall.

To compete, please email Elisa Moles ASAP at emflute@elisamoles.com with your name, age, school, and repertoire selection (title and composer). Rules for the competition can be found by clicking here.

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February 4th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 02/04 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 02/05 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday 02/06 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 02/07 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 02/08 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm, BCO/BSO Orchestra Festival, JVG VG WP SJVCGPR Show #2

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 2/11 - No School!, JBA Rehearsal 10:30am-1pm
Tuesday, 02/12 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-6pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, Mountain Mikes Family Night
Wednesday 02/13 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 02/14 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 02/15 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm
Saturday, 02/16 - BCO CASMEC Performance, VG JVG WGI Bakersfield

New This Week

SJVCGPR Show #2
Our second show of the season will be held at Buchanan High School. The itinerary can be found by clicking on the “Events” tab at becbands.org. or by clicking here.

WGI Bakersfield
We are a week away from our first WGI show of the season. The schedule can be found by going to becbands.org and clicking on “Events” or by clicking here.

Gold Canyon Fundraiser!
Our next fundraiser is Gold Canyon Candles. Sales are going from now until February 12th, 2019. Orders can be made through students or online through this link: Click Here.

CSUN Flute Fest 2019
The 2019 CSUN Flute Festwhich will be held on campus at Cal State University, Northridge on Saturday March 2 from 9am-5:30pm. Flute Fest will be featuring CSUN Flute Faculty and Guest Flutists. Scheduled events include a Long Tone/Warmup Session, Solo Masterclass, Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass, Festival Choir (all participants play and perform), Contemporary Techniques Workshop, Recital, Mini-Lessons, and more! The cost of this event is free, but pre-registration is required. Click Here to sign up! If you have any questions email SandyKippILES@aol.com

Winter Guard Show Apparel!
Our winter guard show apparel is now live on charms! Click here to place your order today!

Winter Guard & Winter Percussion Donations
Donations can be made by check or paid by credit card online. Please make all checks payable to “Buchanan Foundation”. To make a donation by credit card to the winter guard program Click Here! To make a donation by credit card to the winter percussion program Click Here! If you have any questions on what you had pledged to donate please email us at becbands@gmail.com. We thank you for your continuous support of the Buchanan Instrumental Music Program and are looking forward to an amazing winter season! 

Marching Band Items!
Reminder! If you have yet to turn in your items that were loaned to you during fall season please do so! Items can be turned into Jenny in the band office.

Past News

Marching Band Photos
Don’t forget to order your photos: 2018 Buchanan Marching Band Photos.

Missing Marching Band Already?
Videos from all of our performances can be view on Media page of our website. CUSD Band Night and our final rehearsal run-throughs are up.

Show Posters & Helmets - For Sales!
If you missed out at the banquet, both of these items are available in the Charms Online Store.

Sponsor a Marching Band Awards Plaque
We have just 4 to go! Best Rehearsing Section, Most Improved Brass, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Senior. You can sponsor these plaques on the Charms Online Store.