Weekly Update (1/24- 1/29)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
Plenty of things going on this week! Please make sure you are reading these updates and staying with it!
Now available are the Band Booster Scholarship Applications! One Scholarship is for any student in our Band Program who would like to go to a summer music camp! All Drum Major Candidates are required to apply for this option, but all my students are encouraged to apply. The money from this helps to pay for a trip to a summer music camp of your choosing. Sumer Music Camps are a life- changing experience where you can learn how to become a strong musician and make great friends with students from across the state. For more info about the scholarship, click the link below.
The other scholarship is the Senior Scholarship which is $750 for any Senior going off to college or to a trade school. This money can be used to offset the cost of any books, tuition, or school supplies. This is the EASIEST scholarship for any band senior to apply to, and applications are due April 1st, 2022. For more info, click the link below.
Things are going to start coming fast after this week, so get ready!
January/ February at- a- glance
North Florida Honor Band Rehearsal- January 27th- 2pm- 5:00pm
North Florida Honor Band Rehearsal- January 28th- 8am- 5:00pm
North Florida Honor Band Performance- January 28th- 6:30pm Call Time; 7:00 Performance
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE PARENT PLANNING MEETING (Band Booster Meeting)- January 31st- 6:30pm
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE STUDENT TRAINING MEETING - February 11th- 6:30pm
BCHS Hosts FBA Solo and Ensemble- February 18th-19th
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- January 25th- 3pm to 5pm
Jazz Ensemble Goes to Jacksonville University -- January 29th
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 1st- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – February 3rd- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble Goes to University of North Florida -- February 5th
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 8th- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 10th- 3pm to 5pm
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 15th- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal -- February 24th- 3pm to 5pm
Wind Ensemble MPA Dress Rehearsal – March 1st- 3pm to 5pm
Solo and Ensemble/ Jazz Pre MPA Concert -- February 4th
Jazz Lunchtime Performance -- February 7th
FBA Jazz Music Performance Assessment -- February 17th
FBA Solo and Ensemble-- February 18th-19th
Chorus Lunchtime Performance-- February 22nd
BCHS/ BCMS Pre MPA Concert-- February 22nd- 6:30pm
FBA High School Concert Music Performance Assessment—March 3rd- 5th
Things to Note 🎵:
Solo and Ensemble Music
Wind Ensemble Students, if you are still missing Solo and Ensemble Music, please shoot me an email IMMEDIATELY so I can work on getting your stuff situated asap.
Music Ensemble Auditions
Music Ensemble Auditions which will determine placement in Wind Ensemble for the 2022-23 School Year will begin March 28th. The number of musicians in Wind Ensemble will stay about the same and most students entering the band next year will be placed in Symphonic Band as a result. This is good news for both ensembles! Wind Ensemble will be very competitive, and Symphonic Band will increase dramatically in size! Requirements for this audition will come out in February, but students can prepare by working on the following Scales in 2 octaves All State Pattern: G, C, F Bb, Eb, Ab, Db.
After School Activities this Week:
· S&E Sessions:
o Kensey Eldridge 3pm- 3:30pm
o Alekzander Tsaregordotsev 3:30pm- 4:00pm
· Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal- 3pm to 5pm
· S&E Sessions:
o Dakota Conaway Ellis 5pm- 5:30pm
· S&E Sessions:
o Danse a la Gigue (Aubrey, Abbi, Kelsey) 3pm- 3:30pm
o Aeolian Suite (RJ, Kirsten, Gabe, Jude) 3:30pm- 4pm
o Allegro from Quarter in F (Wyatt, James, Jordan, Kaitlyn) 4pm- 4:30pm
· NFHB Rehearsal- 12:30pm to 5pm
o Bring $$$ for Wendy’s
· NFHB Rehearsal- 7:30am Call Time
· NFHB Concert- 6:30pm Call Time; 7:00pm Concert Starts
· 8:45am- Call Time
· 9:00am- Bus Leaves for JU
· 10:00am- Arrival for Combined Clinic/ Sectionals
· 12:00pm- Lunch at Chic Fil A (Bring $$$)
· 1:00pm- Campus Tour
· 2:00pm- Join JU Pep Band for Basketball Game
· 5:00pm- Depart for Baker Co.
By the way, I base birthday announcements on what I can see on the Band App, so if you would like to be recognized for your birthday on the weekly announcements, please make sure your Birthday is set to PUBLIC on the Band App.
According to Band App, there are no birthdays this week…. 😔
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!