BHS Band Notes - August 26th

What a great first week!! Marching Band rehearsals, the elementary tour, Drumline at the Running Rally, and a Saturday night football game on ESPNU. We are excited to welcome Scott Lang to our campus Thursday night for what will be a very special experience. We appreciate the students being on time for all events and continuing to communicate with us and use the Excused Absence Form when they will be late or absent. Three day weekend ahead!

Coming Up This 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 7:15pm-9pm
Friday, 8/30 - MB Football Game @ Veterans Memorial Stadium 5:30pm report time.
Saturday, 8/31 - JBA Retreat @ Milestone Facility 9am-2pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 9/02 - Labor Day No School!
Tuesday, 9/03 – Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 9/04 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 9/05 – MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 9/06 - Pizza Preview Night 6:30pm
Saturday, 9/07 - MB Rehearsal 9am-1pm

New This Week

Pizza Preview Night - Friday, September 6th
Join us for our first ever Pizza Preview Night! Preview night will take place on September 6th, at 6:30pm in the BHS Ampitheater. We will be pre-selling tickets and large pizzas in the Charms Store. To purchase tickets or pizza click here.

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 until 9pm. Students: Make sure you are on-time (early) for the 5pm workshop start time!

Buchanan Band Parent Meeting Thursday Night @ 7:15pm
Our first band parent meeting of the year! We will have Scott Lang speak with just the parents from 7:15pm to 8:00pm, then continue with a general parent meeting at 8pm. At least one parent/guardian should plan to attend.

Football Game Friday
Our second football game will be at Veterans Memorial Stadium (VMS) this Friday. We will be in full uniform. All Marching Band students need to arrive to the Buchanan bandroom at 5:30pm to change into uniform.

Football Game Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers for this weeks football game! If you would like to volunteer Click Here!

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: https://www.becorchestras.org/leadership-camp

Introducing a Facebook Group just for current students, parents, and staff!
If you are currently a student, parent, or staff member in our program, please joined our closed Facebook group! This will be a great place to ask questions and discuss upcoming program events. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/becbands

Past News

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!

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. (https://permission.click/1KZnw/us)

2. Marching Band Season Acknowledgement, Voluntary Pledge & Consent Form: Click here to complete. (https://www.becbands.org/marching-band-2019)

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.

Questions, Comments, Concerns…
The best way to reach us is by email (becbands@gmail.com or becorchestras@gmail.com). Welcome back to school everyone!