November 26th 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:
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)

Coming Up Next Week:
Tuesday, 12/04 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, WG Auditions 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday, 12/05 - WP Rehearsal 1pm-5pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-4pm
Thursday, 12/06 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Saturday, 12/07 - FMCMEA Auditions

Christmas Parade - December 1st
The Marching Band will be performing in the Children’s Electric Christmas Parade the evening of Saturday, December 1st. Call time is 4pm, and 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.

Winter Percussion Auditions
Auditions for winter percussion are THIS WEEK. If you missed yesterday’s audition, you can still show up tomorrow for the second half! (Wednesday from 3pm-6pm). We are still in need of a piano player, and are welcoming more cymbal auditionees. An informational parent meeting will immediately follow the auditions on Wednesday, and last from 6pm-6:30pm. You must have a representative at the parent meeting in order to be considered for a position (email Mr Avery if this is a problem for you). Also, be sure to go to to fill out the paperwork required for the season. You will not be considered until the paperwork is complete.

Fresno State Golf Cart Volunteers
Thank you to everyone who has driven this season! We appreciate your continuous support and dedication!

Marching Band Banquet - Elementary/Middle School Student Pricing
Please put your orders in today! 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.

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

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:

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