BHS Band Notes - September 9th

It’s September!
Congratulations on an awesome performance at our first ever Pizza Preview Night!

Coming Up This 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 @ Veterans Memorial Report time 5:30pm
Friday, 9/13 - MB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Saturday, 9/14 - MB Rehearsal 9am-1pm

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 9/16 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm, Back to School Night 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, 9/17 – Hornline Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 9/18 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm
Thursday, 9/19 – MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm
Friday, 9/20-22 - Leadership Camp @ Sonora
Saturday, 9/21 - MB Rehearsal 9am-1pm

New This Week

Last Tuesday, September 3, 2019 was 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.

FMCMEA Audition Material

FSU Golf Cart Volunteers
Join us for our second golf cart fundraiser at Fresno State! If you’d like to sign up to drive golf carts please click here!

Football Game Thursday
Our third football game will be at Veterans Memorial Stadium (VMS) this Thursday. 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 & Donations
We are in need of volunteers and donations for this weeks football game. If you would like to volunteer or donate Click Here!

BEC Instrumental Music Jacket
Get your BEC Instrumental Music Jackets! These wind & water resistant black soft shell jackets are 8.8 ounce, 94% Polyester & 6% Spandex. All text and logos are embroidered. Try on a sample jacket before selecting a size. Sample jackets are located inside the Band Office. Jacket cost: $100.00. Sizes XS-XXL. Jackets can be purchased on the Charms Store.

Amazon Wish List
Help the program by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List! This list will be updated regularly with items essential to a successful season and school year. If you’re interested in donating please follow this link: Click Here

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:

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:

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. (

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.

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