Weekly Update (1/31- 2/5)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
Again, plenty of things going on this week! Please make sure you are reading these updates and staying with it!
We do have a concert this week! The Solo and Ensemble/ Jazz MPA Concert is this Friday. It is a relatively small concert, and only seating for half of the cafeteria will be utilized. If parents or other family members intend to attend, they should rsvp at bakercountybands.com/events.
If it helps, Soloists and Ensembles may stay after school this week for as long as I am on Campus for various rehearsals to work on their Solo and Ensemble music. I also recommend reaching out to RJ to see if there is time to run your music with accompanist.
The very next day (Saturday) is Wind Ensemble's trip to University of North Florida.
January/ February at- a- glance
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 -- 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.
Band Booster Scholarships
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.
After School Activities this Week:
Makenna Payne 3pm- 3:30pm
Olivia Lowther 3:30pm- 4:00pm
Polonaise 4pm- 4:30pm
Prelude and Fugue No 2 4:30pm- 5pm
Hoshanna to the Son of David 5pm- 5:30pm
Leliani Perry 5:30pm- 6pm
Solo and Ensemble Planning Meeting (Booster Meeting)- 6:30pm
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal- 3pm to 5pm
Colorguard Mandatory Parent Meeting- 6:30pm in Media Center
Cameron Newmans 3pm- 3:30pm
Jeremiah Jones 4pm- 4:30pm
Archi Patel 4:30pm- 5pm
Trumpetella 5:00pm- 5:30pm
Kaitlyn Dinkins 5:30pm- 6pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Professor Christopher Creswell)- 3pm to 5pm
Chris Creswell is an accomplished trombonist, composer, visual designer and educator currently living in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Chris has enjoyed the privilege of performing and recording with many of today’s top pop and jazz artist including Mariah Carey, John Pizzarelli, Maceo Parker, Tom Kubis, Will Smith, Arturo Sandoval, and many more. Creswell writes marching band drill design, custom arrangements and original compositions for high school and college bands, and has been distributed by 8press, and Marching Show Concepts. Creswell has directed bands at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA (2000 - 2005), Orange Park High School in Orange Park, FL (2005 - 2008) and Fleming Island High School in Fleming Island, FL (2009 - 2012).
Chris still remains active as a trombonist in the Jacksonville music scene performing at festivals, corporate events, and with various jazz and chamber ensembles. He has also composed numerous original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble including a commission for the 2008 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Chris is an alumni of the Disney All American College Band, The Epcot Grammy Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, and The Henry Mancini Institute. Chris is a member of the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Solo and Ensemble/ Jazz MPA Concert- 4:00pm Call Time; 6:00pm Concert Begins
We will settle staging stage entrance/ exit at this time, so be here and be ready.
Symphonic Band Students are not performing, but are required to attend.
Wind Ensemble Goes to UNF
8:45am- Call Time
10:00am- Arrival for a Campus or College of Music Tour
12:00pm- Lunch at On Campus Dining Hall
1:00pm- Sectionals with Members of your Ensemble for Clinic on Tone/ Technique/ Music
2:30pm- Full Ensemble Clinic
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 is one birthday this week!
Happy Birthday Olivia Logan (2/6)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!