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Weekly Update (3/25- 3/29)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!

I'm hoping everyone has had an ample amount of rest! I know I did!

We are going to be immediately entering a very busy next few weeks. For context, there is 1 to 3 performances or major events every week for the next 6 WEEKS.

  • This Week, it's State Jazz/ S&E MPA

  • The following week it's thee Spring Concert and JU Jazz Fest

  • The following week is Symphonic Band MPA (Wind Ensemble goes to watch).

  • The following week we have major Wind Ensemble Rehearsals with guest clinicians in prep for State. We also have Commitment Night and Majorette Auditions

  • The following week is State Concert MPA and the Band EOY Trip

  • The following week is Student Staff Interviews, Drum Major Auditions, Music Ensemble Auditions, the Pass the Torch Concert, and the Music Department Banquet

  • Finally, two weeks later is Graduation.

I'm not going to lie to you. It's going to be very busy. Organize your time and stay on top of things. Don't miss school or things will quickly become more challenging for you. Be positive.

Also, avoid bringing problems to the band director, and if you must, then please have solutions.


Universal Trip

Please find the link to the itinerary HERE.

The itinerary will continue to be updated as more information comes out.

You can find the current itinerary and rooms list there. If there are any issues or concerns with the rooms list, PARENTS can reach out to Mrs. Ballinger. Please avoid unnecessary changes.



Weekly Walkthrough

Monday,  we have a State Jazz MPA Dress Rehearsal from the start of class through 5pm. I know this rehearsal is lengthy, but it's necessary to give us our best shot for State after losing a week.

Tuesday, there are Woodwind and Brass Sectionals after school unt

Wednesday, wish Jazz Ensemble and all of the Soloists and Ensembles luck as they go to DeLand High School to perform at State Jazz/ S&E MPA!

Thursday, there is an added rehearsal in prep for the Spring Concert. All Members of the band will be there from 3pm to 4pm, then Wind Ensemble and Percussion will stay from 4pm to 6:30pm.

Friday, we have a Leadership Monday on Friday from 3pm to 5pm.


The Rest of the School Year at- a- glance


Krispy Kreme Fundraiser BeginsMarch 25th

Dominos Reward for WoodwindsMarch 28th- During Lunch

Leadership Monday! (Moved to Friday)March 29th- 3pm to 5pm

Leadership Monday!April 8th- 3pm to 5pm

Leadership Monday!April 15th- 3pm to 5pm

Drum Major ClinicsApril 17th- 3pm to 5pm

Commitment Night (Req. for all 8th- 11th Students and Parents)April 22nd -6:30pm- 8:00pm

Leadership Monday!April 22nd- 3pm to 5pm

Leadership Applications DueApril 22nd

Drum Major ClinicsApril 24th- 12:30pm to 3pm

Band EOY Trip (Link to Itinerary) April 27th- 28th

Student Staff InterviewsApril 29th

Drum Major AuditionsMay 1st

Music Department Banquet May 4th- 5:00pm

Leadership Meeting May 13th- 3:00pm- 5:00pm


State Jazz MPA Dress Rehearsal March 25th- 1:40pm- 5:00pm

Woodwind/ Brass Sectionals March 26th- 2:30pm- 4:00pm

Spring Concert Rehearsal (All Band Members)March 28th- 3:00pm- 6:30pm

Spring Concert Rehearsal (All Band Members)April 1st- 3:00pm- 6:30pm

Symphonic Band Rehearsal April 9th- 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Symphonic Band Rehearsal April 11th- 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal April 16th- 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal April 18th- 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Wind Ensemble State Dress Rehearsal April 23rd- 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Pass the Torch Rehearsal April 30th- 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Pass the Torch Rehearsal May 2nd- 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Band Graduation Rehearsal May 14th- 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Band Graduation Rehearsal May 16th- 3:00pm- 5:00pm


Pre-MPA Concert (Symphonic Band and MS Bands)March 12th- 4:30pm Call Time, 6:30pm Concert Begins

State S/E and Jazz MPA (Link to Itinierary)March 27th

BCHS Spring Concert April 2nd- 6:00pm

JU Jazz Festival (Link to Itinerary)April 6th

DISTRICT CONCERT MPA (Symphonic Band)April 12th

STATE CONCERT MPA (Wind Ensemble)April 25th

Pass the Torch Concert May 3rd- 6:30pm


Things to Note 🎵:

Commitment Night!

8th Grade through 11th Grade Band Parents! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! BCHS Band Commitment Night is April 19th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm!

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After School Activities this Week:


  • State Jazz MPA Dress Rehearsal – 1:40pm- 5:00pm

  • Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Begins


  • Woodwind/ Brass Sectionals – 2:30pm- 4:00pm



  • Dominos Reward for Woodwinds– During Lunch

  • Spring Concert Rehearsal (All Band Members)– 3:00pm- 6:30pm


  • Leadership Monday! (Moved to Friday)– 3pm to 5pm


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 are no birthdays this week... 😔

Let's have a great week everyone!


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