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.

January 14th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 1/14 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 01/15 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, Panda Express Night
Wednesday 01/16 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm,
Thursday, 01/17 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, WS & Drumline Performance at Wrestling Tournament, 5:45pm-7:00pm
Friday, 01/18 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 0/21 - Martin Luther King Day! No School!
Tuesday, 01/22 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, BEC Area Orchestra Concert
Wednesday 01/23 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, BEC Area Band Concert 7pm
Thursday, 01/24 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 01/25 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm
Saturday, 01/26 - JVG VG WP SJVCGPR Show #1 @ Clovis East

New This Week

Winter Guard & Winter Percussion Donations
We are looking forward to a great season and are excited that your student has chosen to be a part of our program. As we get into the start of the season we’re reminded of our first donation date coming up on January 11th. 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! 

Winter Percussion Rehearsal 1/16
On Wednesday Jan 16th, we will be extending rehearsal for the battery only. Basketball wants us to play at the start of their elementary feeder night, at 6:40. We will extend rehearsal until about 5:30 and then Basketball will buy the group some pizza, and then they'll perform around 6:45. The kids will be done and ready to be picked up by 7pm. This is for the drumline, only. The rest of the ensemble (cymbals and pit) will be done at 5:30pm that day. 

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.

Panda Express Night
Don't forget to join us Tuesday night, 01/15, at Panda Express 
and support Buchanan Instrumental Music! Come in to the Panda Express at 2980 E Nees Ave (Herndon and Willow) on Tuesday, January 15th between 4pm and 9pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to ensure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Buchanan Educational Center Instrumental Music! Please share this will family, friends, and co-workers! Anyone can support the cause. The only thing we can't do is hand out flyers on the premises. 

Link to the flyer can be found here: Click Here!

Thanks for your support! We look forward to seeing Tuesday night at Panda Express!

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.

January 7th BHS Band Notes

Coming Up This Week:
Tuesday, 01/08 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday 01/09 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm,
Thursday, 01/10 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 01/11 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 1/14 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Tuesday, 01/15 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, Panda Express Night
Wednesday 01/16 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5:30pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm,
Thursday, 01/17 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 01/18 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm=5pm

New This Week

Winter Guard & Winter Percussion Donations
We are looking forward to a great season and are excited that your student has chosen to be a part of our program. As we get into the start of the season we’re reminded of our first donation date coming up on January 11th. 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! 

Winter Percussion Rehearsal 1/16
On Wednesday Jan 16th, we will be extending rehearsal for the battery only. Basketball wants us to play at the start of their elementary feeder night, at 6:40. We will extend rehearsal until about 5:30 and then Basketball will buy the group some pizza, and then they'll perform around 6:45. The kids will be done and ready to be picked up by 7pm. This is for the drumline, only. The rest of the ensemble (cymbals and pit) will be done at 5:30pm that day. 

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.

Panda Express Night
Don't forget to join us Tuesday night, 01/15, at Panda Express 
and support Buchanan Instrumental Music! Come in to the Panda Express at 2980 E Nees Ave (Herndon and Willow) on Tuesday, January 15th between 4pm and 9pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to ensure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Buchanan Educational Center Instrumental Music! Please share this will family, friends, and co-workers! Anyone can support the cause. The only thing we can't do is hand out flyers on the premises. 

Link to the flyer can be found here: Click Here!

Thanks for your support! We look forward to seeing Tuesday night at Panda Express!

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.

Colorguard - Concert Credit Last Minute Assignment

Make sure to submit your Concert Credit by Friday, December 21st! For those of you who still need to fulfill your fall semester concert credit but won’t make it to an event this week, here is an alternative assignment:

Assignment: Select 5 WGI Winter Guard performances from YouTube.

1. Watch each of the performances in its entirety.

2. Write a one paragraph review of each show including a description of the show and your thoughts of the performance (five paragraphs total). Be sure to include the name of the group, title of the show, year/event, and a YouTube link.

3. Submit your Concert Credit and upload the paper as verification. Choose the ‘I watched an online video…” option. Add the link to the video and upload your paper: https://www.becorchestras.org/concertcredit

You have until the end of the day on Friday. This must be in your own words. Any plagiarism or copying someone else’s paper will result in a zero for your Concert Credit grade.

Band - Concert Credit Last Minute Assignment

Make sure to submit your Concert Credit by Friday! For those of you who still need to fulfill your fall semester concert credit but won’t make it to an event this week, here is an alternative assignment:

Assignment: John Mackey’s “Wine-Dark Sea”

1. Read about the composer here: http://www.ostimusic.com/Bio.php

2. Read about the piece “Wine-Dark Sea" here: http://www.ostimusic.com/WineDarkSea.php

3. Watch the entire video of a performance of “Wine-Dark Sea"” conducted by Kevin Sedatole and performed by Michigan State University Wind Symphony (34 minutes long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoP4OyfUlbE

5. Type a one page, double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman). The only heading should be your name. In your own words, describe the performance of this programmatic work. Reference specific parts of the performance and how they connect to the story of presented on the website above. Using Google Docs is preferred. 

6. Submit your Concert Credit and upload the paper as verification. Choose the ‘I watched an online video…” option. Add the link to the video and upload your paper: https://www.becorchestras.org/concertcredit

You have until the end of the day on Friday. This must be in your own words. Any plagiarism or copying someone else’s paper will result in a zero for your Concert Credit grade.

Orchestra - Concert Credit Last Minute Assignment

Make sure to submit your Concert Credit by Friday, December 21st! For those who still need to fulfill your fall semester concert credit but won’t make it to an event this week, here is an alternative assignment:

Assignment: The Star Wars Suite - The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)

1. Watch the entire video of a performance of “The Star Wars Suite” performed by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (57 minutes long): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6zCLs1_LnI

2. Type a one page paper, double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman). The only heading should be your name. In your own words, describe the the concert. Reference specific parts of the performance and what songs from what Star Wars movies were used.  

3. Submit your Concert Credit and upload the paper as verificationChoose the ‘I watched an online video…” option. Add the link to the video and upload your paper: https://www.becorchestras.org/concertcredit

You have until the end of the day on Friday. The paper must be in your own words and will be graded for quality and grammar. If you copy someone else’s paper or plagiarize, it will result in a zero for your Concert Credit grade.