Weekly Update (4/10- 4/16)
Updated: Apr 23
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
This should be a relatively easy week!
Happy Easter Sunday!
Monday, we have another Leadership Monday! If you want to be on Leadership, you need to attend these. Positions of Leadership this year are projected to be very highly competitive, so no student may miss more than one of the five meetings. Please make sure you come having read the necessary chapters (more info below). We also have Percussion Clinics from 3pm to 4:30pm and the Band Tampa Trip Parent Meeting.
Tuesday, ain't nothin' goin on.
Wednesday, Percussion Clinics from 3pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, Jose Lopez joins Wind Ensemble today! Please be present! Percussion Auditions begin at 3pm. Majorette Auditions are also today
Friday, Begins the Band EOY Trip!
April/May at- a- glance
Leadership Mondays! – April 10th- 3pm- 5pm
Band Tampa Trip Parent Meeting – April 10th- 6:30pm
Band EOY Field Trip – April 14th-16th
Leadership Mondays! – April 24th- 3pm- 5pm
Leadership Mondays! – May 1st- 3pm- 4pm
Music Ensemble Chair Placements – May 8th-19th
Drum Major Clinics – May 8th- 3pm- 5pm
Drum Major Clinics – May 9th- 3pm- 5pm
Nerd Bowl w/ JROTC – May 11th
Leadership Applications DUE – May 12th
Jacksonville Symphony: Harry Potter & Order of the Phoenix – May 12th
BCHS Music Department Banquet – May 13th- 5pm
Leadership Interviews – May 15th- 16th
Drum Major Auditions – May 17th
Leadership Results Sent Out – May 20th
Jazz Ensemble Auditions – May 22nd- 25th
Leadership Contract Return Deadline – May 23rd
Last Day of School – May 25th
$45 Rookie Fee is Due – May 26th
During School Wind Ensemble Rehearsal w/ Mr. Jose Lopez – April 13th
Wind Ensemble State Dress Rehearsal #1 – April 25th- 3pm- 6pm
Wind Ensemble State Dress Rehearsal #2 – April 27th- 3pm- 6pm
All Ensembles Timing Rehearsal – May 1st- 4pm- 6pm
Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal – May 2nd- 3pm- 6:30pm
Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal – May 4th- 3pm- 6:30pm
Thursday Night Live – May 11th- 5pm- 8pm
Band Graduation Rehearsal – May 16th- 3pm- 5pm
Band Graduation Rehearsal – May 18th- 3pm- 5pm
Thursday Night Live – May 25th- 5pm- 8pm
Elementary School Tour (Tentatively) – April 12th
STATE CONCERT MPA – April 29th- 6:00pm Performance Time
BCHS Prism Concert – May 5th- 4pm Call Time; 7:00 Performance Time
Graduation 🎓 – May 19th- 5:30pm Call Time; 7:00pm Ceremony
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.
Meeting 1: March 27th- Image 1, 2, & 3
Meeting 2: April 3rd- Image 4, 5, & 6
Meeting 3: April 10th- Image 7, 8, & 9
Meeting 4: April 24th- Image 10, 11, & 12
Meeting 5: May 1st- Image 13
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:
Leadership Mondays! – 3pm to 5pm
Percussion Clinics– 3pm to 4:30pm
Band Tampa Trip Parent Meeting – 6:30pm
No Activities Scheduled
Percussion Clinics– 3pm to 4:30pm
Percussion Auditions– 3pm
Band EOY Field Trip – (Link to Itinerary)
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 two birthdays this week!
Happy Birthday to Kylee Johnson (4/10), Aaliyah Way (4/13), and to Dakota Wilburn (4/13)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!