Weekly Update (3/13- 3/17)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
A lot has happened over the last two weeks!
Congratulations again to the BCHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for their respective showings at Concert Music Performance Assessment!
Also, Congratulations to the BCMS Symphonic Band for their (1221) Overall Excellent! They're performance was great, and I love the energy and heart from those sweet kiddos!
Everyone should be proud!!
Monday, the Marching Band Arrangement Tutorial starts at 3pm. This is for anyone interested in helping to write Stands Tunes for next year's marching band, It is also good instruction for anyone interested in Composition. It is recommended that if you come to this meeting you already have some experience with writing, and that you have a music writing software that is Finale or is capable of exporting Music XML. (Future Music Education Majors would also benefit greatly from this!)
Tuesday, Mrs. Heather Davidson from LaVilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville will be spending the day with us. There is also a Student- led Saxophone Sectional for S/E from 3pm to 5pm.
Wednesday, ain't nothin' goin on. If you want to use this day to practice (sectionals, S/E, etc..) please email me beforehand to schedule.
Thursday, we have band members going to State Jazz MPA and State Solo and Ensemble MPA! Wish them luck! We will be leaving at 7:45am. Please come in your necessary attire. HERE IS THE ITINERARY.
Friday, it's a Planning Day! Enjoy Prom/ your Three Day Weekend!
March at- a- glance
Marching Band Arrragement Tutorial – March 13th- 3pm- 5pm
Majorette Parent Meeting – March 16th- 6:00pm
Leadership Mondays! – March 27th- 6:30pm
Symphonic Band Rehearsal – February 28th- 3pm- 6pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – March 23rd- 4pm- 6pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal – March 30th- 4pm- 6pm
STATE JAZZ & S/E MPA-- March 16th- Call Time: 7:30am
Jazz Performs at JU Jazz Fest – April 1st
Things to Note 🎵:
Music Ensemble Chair Placements Information!!!!!
Please check out the below document for information about Music Ensemble Chair Placements.
Those students auditioning for Jazz are reminded not to be frightened, but simply to try their best. We would love for as many students as possible to audition!
Please review the below document for information about Leadership/ Student Staff Requirements.
The book we are reading for Leadership Mondays has CHANGED.
The book we will be reading is called Habitudes Book #1: The Art of Self-Leadership. WARNING: Please only use the provided link to purchase the book. There are several books that look similar but are different. We are only using the book in the link provided.
If you are concerned about wait times, be sure to check out purchasing used instead of new. Also, I can make photocopies of the first few chapters available for those waiting for their copy to come in.
DRUM MAJOR CANDIDATES: You can find links to the Score and Music here. Please note that only current Freshmen and Sophomores are being considered for the Second Drum Major role. Candidates should also note that Clinics are not until near the audition date, so they should work closely with current Drum Majors to get a head start.
After School Activities this Week:
Marching Band Leadership Tutorial- 3pm- 5pm (Probably not going to use all this time)
Saxophone Sectional -- 3pm- 5pm
No Activities Scheduled (Band Room Closed at 2:30pm)
State Jazz/ Solo & Ensemble MPA- (Click to View Itinerary)- 7:30pm Call Time
Majorette Parent Meeting -- 6pm
No School- Planning Day!
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 were a few birthdays last week and there are some this week!
Happy Birthday to Kylie Hall (3/6), Luke Padgett (3/7), Kelsey Johnson (3/9), Abbi Dunning (3/14), Jacob Ballinger (3/14), Kaiden Bowers (3/14), and Jasmine Endel (3/15)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!