Weekly Update (2/7- 2/11)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
We have already knocked out a huge chunk of our late January/ February calendar, guys! Great work! We just have to keep on pushing!
Everyone, please be aware of the Student Training Meeting on Friday of this week. All units need to be in attendance. This will be all the information students need so we can successfully host Solo and Ensemble on the 18th and 19th.
We have two visitors this week, so get ready!
January/ February at- a- glance
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE STUDENT TRAINING MEETING - February 11th- 3pm to 5pm
BCHS Hosts FBA Solo and Ensemble- February 18th-19th
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
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 🎵:
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.
Leadership Book 2022
If you are interested in Leadership, you will need to purchase the book "7 Habits of the Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey. Every year, Leadership uses a text to learn to understand leadership concepts. Leadership Mondays begin on Monday, March 7th from 3pm to 5pm. Students must attend all Leadership Mondays to be considered for a position.
After School Activities this Week:
Colorguard Mandatory Parent Meeting- 6:30pm in Media Center
Dr. Barry Hartz visits BCHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band (During School)
Dr. Hartz is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida whose research focuses on innovative means of developing music literacy and ensemble performance. His most recent appointment involved teaching instrumental methods and music technology courses and supervising student teachers at Cleveland State University, where he was awarded the university’s Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching. During his 30-year career teaching instrumental music in Ohio, his high school and middle school bands earned consistent Superior ratings in Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) adjudicated events, performed twice at OMEA conferences, and presented clinics at Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace University, and the University of Michigan. The Memorial Junior High Bands under his direction performed with guest conductors Dr. Quincy Hilliard and Dr. Deborah Sheldon, guest artists Lisa Bontrager and Dr. John Sampen, and commissioned and premiered an original work for saxophone and band by Dr. Marilyn Shrude.
Dr. Hartz earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 2015 and National Board Certification in 2007. He was recognized by OMEA as the Outstanding Music Educator for 2013. He has been an active OMEA adjudicator for over 25 years and conducted honor bands in Ohio and Kentucky. Dr. Hartz has presented clinics on innovative teaching methods for numerous state and national conferences and published articles in Contributions to Music Education and Music Educators Journal.
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal- 3pm to 5pm
No Activities Scheduled
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (w/ Mrs. Mara Rose)- 3pm to 5pm
Mara Rose is the Director of Bands at Fleming Island High School in Fleming Island, FL. The Award- Winning Fleming Island High School Band has a reputation as one of the highest performing bands in the Northeast Florida Region.
Solo and Ensemble Student Training Meeting- 3pm-5pm (Required for all units)
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!