November 5th BHS Band Notes

Saturday was awesome! Two great performances, strong competitive placements, and what an incredible crowd response to the show. It was a thrill to take the field at Fresno State! Two weeks of the season left and a full three day weekend OFF to rest up for championships next week and The Great Train Robbery's last stop! Thank you to the students for your continued hard work and to the parents, family, and friends who support us!

Coming Up This Week:
Tuesday, 11/06 - Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 5pm-7pm
Wednesday,11/07 - Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 11/08 - No Rehearsal!!
Friday, 11/09 - MB Football Game Playoffs @ VMS, Call time is 5:45pm - We will not be performing at halftime this week

Coming Up Next Week:
Tuesday, 11/13 - Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 5pm-7pm
Wednesday,11/14 - MB CUSD Band Night
Thursday, 11/15 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 11/16 - MB Football Game Playoffs (Tentative)
Saturday, 11/17 - MB WBA Prelims @ Robert F. Kennedy H.S. Stadium, Delano, CA
Sunday, 11/18 - MB WBA Finals @ Robert F. Kennedy H.S. Stadium, Delano, CA (Tentative)

New This Week

No Rehearsal This Thursday!
After four straight weekends of competition, we are going to give some extra time for everyone to get some rest, catch up on homework, and get healthy! Please use Thursday night and this 3-day weekend to catch and recuperate so we can be at our best

Donations for CUSD Band Night
This year we will be running the snack bar at CUSD Band Night. This is a fundraiser where all proceeds go directly back to us! If you’d like to donate please follow this link to charms: Click here

CUSD Band Night Snack Bar Fundraiser - Volunteers and Meeting
There will also be an informational meeting for volunteers this Thursday 11/08, at 5:30pm to talk about selling concessions at CUSD Band Night. If you would like to sign up to volunteer for CUSD Band Night: Click Here.

Uniform Washing
We are in need of parents to wash marching band uniforms this week. If you’re interested, uniforms can be picked up from Robin Bates on 11/5 between 2:40pm-3:15pm and 11/6 between 2:40pm-3:15pm, 4:45pm-5:15pm. If interested please sign up! Click Here

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.

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
Friday’s game is at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Report time is 5:45pm to the Bandroom. We are in uniform, but no halftime performance. Remember your 5 S’s. Please eat before you arrive.

Football Game Volunteers & Donations: We are in need of volunteers and donations for this week’s football game! Click here to sign up!

WBA Prelims
Tentative schedule is now online at www.becbands.org (under ‘Events) or click here

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!

Past News

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.

BMB Show Patches
Show patches are in and available on the Charms Online Store! You can order the BOA Patches, too. We have about 25 left!

Absences the Week of a Performance
Any student who misses a rehearsal the week of a competition or performance, regardless of the reason, may be ineligible to perform in that competition/ performance, at the discretion of the directors. The performances/shows are constantly changing and evolving, even from rehearsal to rehearsal. If so please email us at becbands@gmail.com