November 12th BHS Band Notes

Championships Week! The Great Train Robbery makes its last stop of the season this weekend at WBA Championships. Thank you for all the support through the season. We hope you can join us tonight at CUSD Band Night and/or this weekend at Championship!

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 11/12 - No School!!
Tuesday, 11/13 - Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 5pm-7pm
Wednesday, 11/14 - MB CUSD Band Night, Report 5:00pm
Thursday, 11/15 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm (Stadium & Apollo Rehearsal!)
Friday, 11/16 - MB Pictures 3pm-5pm, MB Playoff Football Game vs. Liberty @ VMS.
Saturday, 11/17 - MB WBA Prelims @ Robert F. Kennedy H.S. Stadium, Delano, CA
Sunday, 11/18 - MB WBA Finals @ Bakersfield College (Tentative)

Coming Up Next Week:
11/19-11/23 - Thanksgiving Break!

New This Week

WBA Prelims & Finals
Schedules are now online at www.becbands.org (under ‘Events). Click here for prelims and click here for finals. WBA recommends buying your tickets in advance at this link: http://bit.ly/wbachamps

Donations and Volunteers for Championship
We are in need of donations and volunteers for Championships this week! If you’d like to volunteer sign up on Charms. Link Here

CUSD Band Night Tonight!
Please plan to join us tonight for CUSD Band Night and the final local performance of The Great Train Robbery! The event begins at 6:00pm. See the full schedule under the events page of the website. This event is a celebration of the hard work that ALL of the CUSD band programs have done this fall. Please support and cheer for all groups enthusiastically!

Marching Band Pictures Friday after School - Required!
We will be taking all of our individual, section, and small group marching band photos on Friday after school. These formal photos are taken by Kenny Gilman Photography and will be available for purchase on Kenny’s website next week. We will then feed the students a pizza dinner (provided) before heading to the stadium for the football game.

Fresno State Golf Cart Volunteers - 11/17 - Good News!
Parents can definitely drive to Delano to watch BHS perform at 1:10pm and make it back in plenty of time to volunteer to drive carts that night at Fresno State! Our next Golf Cart date is November 17th. Click here to sign up!

Football Playoff Game Friday
The team keeps winning! Friday’s game is at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Report time is 5:45pm to the Bandroom. We are in uniform and performing. Remember your 5 S’s. We are in need of volunteers and donations for this week’s football game! Click here to sign up!

BMB Apparel Order #2
The order is in and will be handed out tonight.

Instrumental Music Jackets
The first 25 jackets have been delivered and they look amazing! You can order your anytime on the Charms Online Store.

Past News

MB Uniform Items
Invoices have (finally) been given to the students for new marching shoes, Nike shoe bags, and Nike shirts that were issued. Please send in a cash/check payment if you received an invoice.

Concert Band Auditions
Audition music can be found on the website under ‘Students’. Auditions will take place after Thanksgiving Break. Start practicing!

Interested in the Cymbal Line or playing Piano with Winter Drums
Auditions for winter percussion (both the cymbal line and the piano/synth in the pit) will be held over two days, right after Thanksgiving break. They will be Monday 11/26 from 5-9pm, and Wednesday Nov 28 from 3-6pm. There will be a parent meeting immediately following the second day of auditions, from 6-6:30pm. It is imperative that each prospective member has a, adult representative at that meeting, as we will cover financial considerations, season schedule, rehearsal expectations, paperwork, etc. Regular season schedule will be: Tuesdays 3-6p, Wednesdays 3-5p, and Thursdays 5:30-9p, with minimal weekend commitments (besides competitions). It’s going to be an amazing season - talk to Mr. Avery if you are interested!

Voluntary Field Trip Form
If you haven’t already please submit the Voluntary Field Trip Form. Link Here

Mark Your Calendars - End of the Year Marching Band Banquet
Please join us to celebrate the Marching Band season on Tuesday, November 27th for an evening dinner and awards banquet in the Buchanan MPR. Dinner will be served and several awards and recognitions will be given, especially to our seniors! Details on tickets will be available soon.

BOA Regional & BMB Show Patches
Show patches are in and available on the Charms Online Store! You can order the BOA Patches, too. We have about 21 left!