BHS Band Notes - September 23rd

Coming Up This Week:
Monday, 9/23 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 9/24 – Hornline Rehearsal 3:10pm-5:10pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 9/25 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Sectionals 3pm-4pm
Thursday, 9/26 – MB Rehearsal 5:30pm-9pm, Parent Meeting 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Friday, 9/27 - Front Ensemble Truck Load 3pm-4pm
Saturday, 9/28 - MB All Day Rehearsal 8am Report Time @ BHS, Family Night 5pm-8:30pm @ Koligian Stadium.

Coming Up Next Week:
Monday, 9/30 - JBB Rehearsal 3pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 10/01– Hornline Rehearsal 3:10pm-5:10pm, CG Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, 10/02 – Percussion Rehearsal 3pm-5pm, CG Sectionals 3pm-4pm
Thursday, 10/03– MB Football Game at Veterans Memorial @ 3:45pm
Friday, 10/04- MB Rehearsal 3pm-5pm

New This Week

Call for St. George Chaperones
If you are interested in chaperoning the St. George trip, please contact Robin Bates at robinbates@cusd.com

Wind Symphony Auditions for 2019-2020
Auditions for the 2019-2020 Buchanan Wind Symphony are live and will be submitted via Google Classroom. Anyone interested in being considered for Wind Symphony, including those who were in the group last year, must audition. The Google Classroom code is rvbbsxg. Audition instructions and music can be found in Google Classroom. If you have questions, please let me know. Auditions are due Monday, September 30th by 11:59pm.

Marching Band Competition Attendance is MANDATORY.
Our competitive season is just a few weeks away and we wanted take a moment to remind everyone of the Competition Attendance Policy: “Attendance at shows & performances is expected from the beginning of the scheduled itinerary until the very end. Missing a show or performance is grounds for dismissal from the ensemble.” Please review the calendar and plan accordingly. You can find the entire attendance policy here.

September 3rd Donation Date has come and gone. Please make sure you are current with your pledges! Instructions on how to view your pledges and donations can be found here (scroll to ‘View Your Pledges and Donations’). Thank you!

All Day Rehearsal & Family Night @ Koligian on Sept 28th.
This is the most important rehearsal day of the year! Attendance is critical. Please note the following:

  • All students report to BUCHANAN at 8:00am. We will transport them to Koligian Stadium via school bus.

  • Lunch is provided.

  • Family night begins at 5:00pm. Please bring dinner for your student and your family to Koligian Stadium (4200 N Grantland Ave, Fresno, CA 93723) at 5pm.

  • Transportation is not provided after the event as students will go home with their families. Parents: Please make sure arrangements for both dinner and transportation home have been made for your student in the event you cannot make it to Family Night.

  • Come out and enjoy the first full performances of our 2019 show ‘Canvas’!

Hornline Rehearsal Adjustment
Tuesday hornline rehearsals will now start at 3:10pm and end at 5:10pm.

MB Spirit Night
Combined Football Game With Alta Sierra at Veterans Memorial call time is @ 3:45pm

Front Ensemble
This Friday 9/27, front ensemble will be loading the truck from 3pm-4pm.

Competition Meals
The meal planning committee is preparing to feed our band during the upcoming competitions. The first planned meal is lunch during the all day rehearsal on 9/28/19. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, fruit salad, and chips. We need donations of some items. Please click here to donate. When you drop the item off in the band room, write "Meal Committee" on it. Thank you in advance for your donations!!

Band Parent Meeting
We will have our second band parent meeting in the BHS Bandroom on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30pm.

Truck Renovation Project
We are moving forward with our plans to renovate our band truck. We will need significant parent help to pull this off, especially in the area of carpentry/cabinet/woodworking, volunteer hours/workers. Please let us know if you have an area of expertise where you might be able to help us out. We will be sharing more information at next week’s parent meeting.

FMCMEA Audition Material
The audition excerpts for the 2019-2020 Honor band ensembles are now available on our website: www.fmcmea.org. Information on how to register will be available soon!

FSU Golf Cart Volunteers
THANK YOU for everyone who has volunteered! Join us for our third golf cart fundraiser at Fresno State on Friday, October 18th! Click Here to sign up!

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

Past News

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

Rehearsal Attire
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).