BHS Band Notes - August 19th

Welcome Back!
We are very excited to have you join us for the 2019-2020 school year! This promises to be a very exciting year for our music department and we look forward to many exciting events and performances! This is our weekly emails newsletter sent every Monday to keep you up to date on events that are coming up.

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 8/19 - First day of school!
Tuesday, 8/20 – Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm (Woodwinds & Brass), CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 8/21 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 8/22 - MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Saturday, 8/24 - MB Rehearsal 9am-1pm, Football Game at VMS, 6:30pm Report Time

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 8/26 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 8/27 – Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 8/28 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 8/29 – MB Rehearsal & Leadership Workshop 5:00pm- 9pm, MB Parent Meeting 7:00pm-9pm
Friday, 8/30 - MB Football Game @ Veterans Memorial Stadium 5:30pm report time.
Saturday, 8/31 - JBA Retreat @ Milestone Facility 9am-2pm

New This Week

Marching Band Rehearsals
The season is in full swing! Attendance for rehearsal extremely important. All attendance expectations can be found on the website Attendance Page. Remember: All pre-arranged absences must be communicated to a director before submitting an Excused Absence Request.

Speaking of Rehearsals…
Students are expected to have the appropriate rehearsal attire for all rehearsals that occur outside the school day as well as block day rehearsals. Don’t forget water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen!

Football Game Saturday!
Our first football game will be at Veterans Memorial Stadium this Saturday. We will be in full uniform. All Marching Band students will need to arrive to the Buchanan bandroom at 6:30pm to change into uniform.

Marching Band Forms & Paperwork
All parents/guardians of students involved in marching band need to complete the following two online forms. Please take moment to fill complete these forms as soon as possible.

1. 2019-2020 Buchanan Instrumental Music Voluntary Field Trip Permission: Click here to complete. (

2. Marching Band Season Acknowledgement, Voluntary Pledge & Consent Form: Click here to complete. (

The Calendar
Our calendar for the 2019-2020 year can be found on our website. Please bookmark and subscribe! Instructions on how to subscribe to our calendar on your mobile device can be found at the bottom of the calendar page.

Elementary Tour - Friday, August 23rd
The entire Marching Band will be touring all six Buchanan Area Elementary schools to encourage 5th & 6th grade participation in band and orchestra. Attire will be either red or blue Buchanan spirit wear and either blue jeans or shorts. Please make sure you are in dress code. Students will also need to bring a sack lunch to eat along the way. Students will be excused during 4th period and will be back before school get out.

Scott Lang Leadership
We are very excited to bring Scott Lang, a renowned student-leadership expert to our campus on Thursday, August 29th! All marching band students will attend the workshop from 5pm to 7pm, then head out to rehearsal. We will have Scott speak with just the parents from 7:15pm to 8:00pm. More info will be sent next week!

Buchanan Instrumental Music Leadership Camp - Sept. 20th to Sept. 22nd
We are thrilled to offer an amazing leadership camp experience for instrumental music students next September! Leadership Camp is one of the most amazing experiences you can be a part of while in the Buchanan Instrumental Music Program. It is a life-changing three days! Camp is open to all current 9th-11th grade Buchanan Band, Colorguard and Orchestra, students. If you are interested in attending the leadership camp, please complete and submit the interest form before all of the spots are filled! Click here for more info and the application:

Questions, Comments, Concerns…
The best way to reach us is by email ( or Welcome back to school everyone!