December 10th BHS Band Notes

We have some exciting concerts coming up this week and hope you can join us as all of our bands and orchestras ring in the holiday season!

Coming Up This Week:
Tuesday, 12/11 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday, 12/12 - MB Silent Sleigh Parade during 2nd Period, WP Rehearsal 2:45-5pm, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 12/13 - VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, BHS Performing Arts Concert, REC, 7:30pm
Friday, 12/14 - BHS Choir & Orchestra Concert, PAC, 7:30pm

Coming Up Next Week (Finals Week!):
Tuesday, 12/18 - WP Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Wednesday 12/19, JVG Rehearsal 3pm-5pm,
Thursday, 12/20 - WP Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, VG Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 12/21 - End of 1st Semester!

New This Week

BHS Performing Arts Winter Concert - Thursday 12/13
Please join us Thursday, December 13th for a joint performance of Band, Choir, & Orchestra in the BHS East Gym (REC) at 7:30pm. Student report time is 7pm to the BHS Bandroom. The event is free and will last about an hour.

Winter Concert Attire
Ladies: Black Slacks & Blouse or Dress, Nylons, Shoes (Skirts must cover knees when seated)
Gentlemen: Black Slacks, Black Long Sleeve Button-Up Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks, Black Dress Shoes

Winter Percussion Rehearsal Changes
There will be no rehearsal on Thursday (12/13) this week due to the Winter Performing Arts Concert and no rehearsal next week on Wednesday (12/19) to allow extra time to study for finals. Please take advantage!

Silent Sleigh Parade - Wednesday 12/12
The Buchanan Marching Band will be performing in the Silent Sleigh Parade this Wednesday (12/12) during 2nd period at the Air National Guard Base. All Marching Band students need to report to the bandroom at the beginning of the school day on Wednesday. Be sure to bring your 5 S’s. We will be back by break. Transportation is provided to and from the event.

Loaned Marching Band Uniform Items - Due Friday 12/14
All loaned Marching Shoes, Nike Shirts, and Nike Shoe Bags will need to be returned on Friday, December 14th. Shoes need to be wiped down, Nike Shirts washed (hang dry - no dryer!), labeled, and returned in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name, and Nike Shoe Bags cleaned out.

Concert Credit Opportunities

  • BHS Choir & Orchestra present a joint holiday concert on Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm at Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. Tickets are $7, $12, & $20. Order here:

  • Wind Symphony of Clovis Concert - Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7pm, Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Looking for a few donors…
There are three items listed at the top of our Amazon Wish List: 27" HP Monitor, Apple Magic Keyboard, and a HDMI cable to connect them. We are looking for some generous donors to show Jenny the appreciation she deserves for all that she does behind the scenes for our students. You can access the Amazon Wish List here. (

Past News

Concert Credit - Due by the end of the semester!
The final day to submit fall semester Concert Credit is Friday, December 21st. There are many types of events that will fulfill this requirement. Please visit our website for more information on the Concert Credit requirement or to submit your Concert Credit: (

Fireworks Committee Volunteers
We are looking for 2-3 parents to join the Buchanan Band Fireworks Committee. Laurie Dahlberg is leading it, but it's a big job, and she would like some help. The more people that know how to run it, the stronger and more successful our fireworks season will be. If you are interested, or want to learn more about the hours needed, please call or text Laurie at 559-708-2926.

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.