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Weekly Update (1/29- 2/3)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!

In 5 days, we've raised $1,250 in online sales!! Keep on selling those Dominos Cards!

Congratulations to Sam Wickham who won the $50 Amazon Gift Card for having the most sales this past week!

We have one more week to go for the Domino's fundraiser, so keep pushing!


Updates from the Trip Meeting

Ultimately we have decided to do a 2 day trip to Universal.

  • Dates are 4/27-28. 4/27- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper (Buc-ee’s on the way down) and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), go to Hotel, Pizza (included) and Pool Party. 4/28- Travel to Universal Studios on a 2 Day 2 Park Hopper and meal voucher (Spend all day at parks), Go Home (stop at Buc-ee's along the way). Final Itinerary to be posted pending number of deposits.

  • Trip no longer includes State MPA Performance. Wind Ensemble will aim to perform Thursday and then go on trip starting Saturday morning.

  • The Trip is open to members of Band/ Chorus who have no disciplinary referrals, excessive absences, and a GPA above 2.0. This is a school policy, don't shoot the messenger. Stay on top of your grades, and stay well behaved. If there are questions about this, you can email me at

  • $150 Deposit is due on February 15th. Full Balance will be determined based on number of deposits. After deposits are made, we will determine the final cost per person; if the cost exceeds $400 per person, trip cancels and everyone receives full refund. If the cost is under $400 per person, remaining balance will become due on March 15th. It is still true that if the number of attendees is somewhere between 50 and 100, the final per person price will be roughly between $200-$400.

  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY PAID IN PART/FULL FOR A BAND TRIP. If you DO want to do this trip, then you will receive a refund of whatever overage remains after the full balance of the trip is paid. You can also use your payment to cover deposits by reaching out to Jennifer Luke at If you DO NOT want to do this trip, email Jennifer Luke at to request a refund.

  • If you want this to happen, students, you need to help encourage people to deposit and sign up for the trip.




Weekly Walkthrough

Monday,  there is a Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal from the end of school until 4:30pm. Professor Christopher Creswell joins us today!

Tuesday, I will be at BCMS during the school day all day. There is NFHB Rehearsal After School. Call time is 3pm at the BCHS Band Room. We will bus over to BCMS to pick them up, then to Wendy's and then to Union County HS. Bring Money for Wendy's. Rehearsal ends at approximately 8:30pm.

Wednesday, there are no after school activities.

Thursday,  There is NFHB Rehearsal After School. Call time is 11:30am at the BCHS Band Room. We will bus over to BCMS to pick them up, then to Wendy's and then to Union County HS. Bring Money for Wendy's. Rehearsal ends at approximately 5:00pm.

Friday, I will be gone all day for North Florida Honor Band. For those doing NFHB, report to the band room immediately at 7:30am. You will need to be wearing your NFHB Shirt and you will need to carry your Wind Ensemble Attire. There is no bus returning us to the BCHS at the end of the night, so students must be picked up by a parent/ guardian after the concert!

Saturday, the BCHS Wind Ensemble travels to Florida State University. Please review the itinerary for this event!


January/ February at- a- glance


Mr. Moore goes to BCMS (Recruitment)January 30th- 4pm- 6pm

Candy- Gram Fundraiser Starts Roughly This Week?February 1st

NFHB ConcertFebruary 2nd- 7pm

Wind Ensemble visits FSU (Itinerary can be found HERE)February 3rd

Dairy Queen Band Night (Emphasis on Jazz, DL, and S/E)February 5th- 3:30pm- 9pm

Solo an Ensemble @ Buchholz HSFebruary 17th- All Day

Leadership Monday!February 26th- 3pm to 5pm


Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Prof. Chris Creswell)January 29th- 2:30pm- 4:30pm

NFHB RehearsalJanuary 30th- 5:30pm- 8:30pm

NFHB RehearsalFebruary 1st- 1pm- 5pm

NFHB RehearsalFebruary 2nd- 9:30am- 5pm

Wind Ensemble RehearsalFebruary 8th- 4pm- 6pm

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Mr. Brett Pikuritz)February 22nd- 4pm- 6pm

Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal #1 (w/ Mrs. Heather Davidson)February 27th- 3pm- 5:30pm

Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal #2 (w/ Prof. Chris Creswell)February 29th- 3pm- 5:30pm


Solo & Ensemble Pre MPA ConcertFebruary 6th- 6pm

DISTRICT JAZZ MPAFebruary 15th- Times TBA

DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE MPAFebruary 16th-17th- Times TBA

Jazz Ensemble Lunch Time PerformanceFebruary 20th- During Lunch

PRE- MPA @ University of North Florida (Link to Itinerary)February 20th- 4:00pm

DISTRICT CONCERT MPAMarch 2nd (Tentative)- Times TBA


Things to Note 🎵:

Leadership Mondays 2024

It's crazy that we already need to start thinking about Leadership for the upcoming school year! If you are interested in becoming a part of the leadership team for 23-24, then you should do the following:

  • Let a Drum Major/ Quartermaster know you are interested

  • Purchase 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (Do NOT Purchase Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

  • Plan to attend the Leadership Monday Meetings on 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, and 4/22.

  • Take a look at the below document if you want some ideas on things that we look for out of potential candidates.

What Makes a Leader
Download PDF • 161KB

Some other things you should consider:

  • We are looking to e x p a n d our leadership team a little bit. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • We want to find a way for Captains/ QM to go to Leadership Camp as well as the DM's. (We don't know what this looks like yet).

  • You can talk to myself and other leaders about the process if you wish-- just remember to be judicious.


After School Activities this Week:


  • Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Prof. Chris Creswell)January 29th- 2:30pm- 4:30pm


  • NFHB Rehearsal– 3pm Call Time; 5:30pm- 8:30pm


  • No Activities Scheduled


  • NFHB Rehearsal– 11:30am Call Time;1pm- 5pm


  • NFHB Rehearsal– 7:30 am Call Time; Rehearsal 9:30am- 5pm; Concert 6:30pm


Birthday Announcements!

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 is 1 birthday this week!

Happy Birthday to Jaslene Diaz (1/30)!

Let's have a great week everyone!


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