BHS Band Notes - September 2nd

It’s September!
We hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. The month of September starts to get busy as we prepare for the competition season. We hope you can join us this Friday for Pizza Preview Night!

IT’S DONATION DAY!

Today, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is our first donation date if you elected to make a one-time donation or monthly donations to our program. These donations are based on the student information and pledge form. Our budget is built on promised donations, so it is critical that donations come in as promised.

For instructions on how to make your donation, please visit the donate page of the website: https://www.becorchestras.org/donate and choose the program you are donating to.

To view your pledges and donations, visit the same page (https://www.becorchestras.org/donate) and scroll to the bottom of the page for step by step directions.

If you haven’t completed the Marching Band Season Acknowledgement, Voluntary Pledge & Consent Form, please complete this form at your earliest convenience. Click here to complete. (https://www.becbands.org/marching-band-2019 - The link to launch the form is at the bottom of the page.)

…AND NOW ON TO OUR REGULAR BAND NOTES!

Coming Up This 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 (Students report @ 5:30pm)
Saturday, 9/07 - MB Rehearsal 9am-1pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 9/09 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 9/10 – Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 9/11 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 9/12 – MB Football Game @
Saturday, 9/14 - 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. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy some early season performances!

September 3rd - Donation Date
Today, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is our first donation date if you elected to make a one-time donation or monthly donations to our program. These donations are based on the student information and pledge form. Our budget is built on promised donations, so it is critical that donations come in as promised. Visit our donate page to find instructions and more information.

FSU Golf Cart Volunteers
We still need a couple volunteers for this weeks Fresno State football game! If you’d like to sign up to drive golf cart please click here!

No Football Game This Week
The team will be away at Edison and the band is not going. Come on our to Pizza Preview Night instead!

Marching Band Rehearsal Reminder of the Week:
We’ve had some students who have needed to sit out of rehearsal recently. This just a reminder of our policy:
Participation at Rehearsals.
If a situation arises that prevents a student from fully participating in rehearsal (i.e. sitting on the sideline), the student will be asked to call their parents to be picked up from rehearsal. We do not have the staffing to supervise students who are unable to rehearse with the rest of the group. If a student needs to leave the rehearsal field/floor/area for any reason, they must let their director/lead instructor know prior to doing so. You can view our full attendance policy here: https://www.becbands.org/attendance

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!