November 19th BHS Band Notes

Saturday was a special day! Despite the disappointment of championships being canceled, nearly every member of the band showed up to help unload the truck, clean up the bandroom, and enjoy a special lunch prepared by Mrs. Manalansan and her parent crew. Plus, we had a Buchanan Marching Band History Day watching show videos back to the seniors’ freshman year.

The growth and accomplishments of these students and this program has been remarkable this season. While the competitive season is over, I look forward to spending one more evening together at the banquet. I hope you can join us!

Coming Up This Week:
Thanksgiving Break - No School
11/24 Fresno State Golf Carts. Please click here to sign up.

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 11/26 - Winter Percussion Auditions, 5pm-9pm
Tuesday, 11/27 - MB Banquet, MPR, 6:30pm-9pm
Wednesday, 11/28 - Winter Percussion Auditions, 3pm-6pm; WP Parent Meeting, 6pm
Thursday, 11/29 - JBA/JBB Fresno State Jazz Festival
Saturday, 12/1 - Clovis Christmas Parade (Evening)

Fresno State Golf Cart Volunteers Needed - Saturday, November 24th
Fresno State is in the Mountain West Championship Game! We still need about 10 volunteers for Saturday for the game against San Jose State. Game time is 4pm and volunteers will meet at the BHS Bandroom at 1:30pm. Driving golf carts has raised thousands of dollars for our students and we appreciate everyone who has helped out this year. Please click here to sign up.

Marching Band Banquet - Elementary/Middle School Student Pricing
We’ve added elementary and middle school-aged pricing for the Marching Band banquet on November 27th @ 6:30pm at just $10. High school-age and adult guests are $18 and BMB Members are $8. As a reminder, the banquet is a formal event that will last approximately 2 1/2 hours and may not be appropriate for smaller children. Tickets are available for purchase on the Charms Store

This event is required for all Marching Band students. Buchanan Marching Band students dinners are $8 each. Any student having difficulty paying for their meal should place their order through the online store using the 'Bill & Print' function and bring the invoice to the BHS Band Office. All BMB students will place their dinner order through the online store. The $8 price is for students who are in the 2018 Buchanan Marching Band only.

See’s Candy Sales
There is no better time to sell See’s Candy than during Thanksgiving break and heading into the winter season! We are asking all of our Buchanan Instrumental Music students to participate in this easy fundraiser. It’s a great gift for the holidays! Click here to download the Pre-Sale Flyer and Order Form. Checks should be made out to Buchanan Foundation. The sale ends on Friday, November 30th and everything will be delivered before winter break. 100% of the profits will be applied to the students’s future trips.

Christmas Parade - December 1st
The Marching Band will be performing in the Children’s Electric Christmas Parade the evening of Saturday, December 1st. A tentative itinerary can be under the Events menu. Woodwinds & Brass: Make sure you memorize your parts. Music and an mp3 recording can be found on the Media Page.

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

Winter Percussion Auditions
Auditions for winter percussion are next week on Monday (5pm-9pm) & Wednesday (3pm-6pm). An informational parent meeting will follow auditions on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm.

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.

Loaned Marching Band Uniform Items
All loaned Marching Shoes, Nike Shirts, and Nike Shoe Bags will need to be returned on Monday, December 3rd after the Christmas Parade on Dec. 1st. Specific instructions will be provided next week.

Marching Band Photos
Photos taken last Friday as well as our group photo taken at family night will be available soon. We will send out a link as soon as they have been posted for purchase.

FMCMEA and All State Honor Band & Orchestra
For those of you interested in participating in FMCMEA Honor Band or Orchestra, or the All State Bands & Orchestras, information on how to sign up an audition can be found here: https://www.becbands.org/honor-groups/

Deadlines are coming up next week. Please let us know if you have any questions.