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Weekly Update (5/1- 5/5)

Updated: May 1, 2023

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!


BCHS Wind Ensemble, congratulations on achieving a rating of Overall Superior at State Concert MPA. Further, thank you not only to Wind Ensemble but to our entire program for allowing me the honor of being your Band Director and for trusting me to push you so hard toward success. This program has not seen greatness like this in a VERY long time (if EVER). I am still speechless about this accomplishment and it's hard for me to process it, but I do want to make sure you understand that I am proud of you.


Below is a quote from my personal facebook along with a photo of some notable comments and texts I've received. You should check those out. You know that I love you all, but there are a lot of others who love us and are/ have been rooting for us as well.



And with that, Concert MPA season has finally come to a close. Wow. Wow. Wow. To say that I am proud of you or that I am speechless about how far we have come and how much we have grown would feel like an understatement of immense proportions.... but I am indeed overwhelmingly honored that you all have allowed me the opportunity to push you so far musically that we were able to reach this accomplishment. So much hard work was poured into this performance, and I am at a loss of words to truly articulate exactly how proud I am of you. It truly has been a tremendous year for the Baker County High School Band.




It's unbelievable that we've made it.


Congratulations. Really, I mean it.




 







 

Monday, During the school day we have been asked to visit the elementary schools to help hype them up for Testing. There will be an all call at 9:00am. Please come to school in your band shirt and blue jeans. 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 our All Ensembles Dress Rehearsal. Everyone in the Music Department should be in attendance.


Tuesday, we have a Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal. This will take place in the Cafeteria.


Wednesday, ain't nothing going on.


Thursday, we have a Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal. This will take place in the Cafeteria.


Friday, we have the BCHS Prism Concert. Call time is 4:00pm. Concert begins at 7:00pm.




 

April/May at- a- glance


Events:

Leadership Mondays!May 1st- 3pm- 4pm

Music Ensemble Chair PlacementsMay 8th-19th

Drum Major ClinicsMay 8th- 3pm- 5pm

Drum Major ClinicsMay 9th- 3pm- 5pm

Nerd Bowl w/ JROTCMay 11th

Leadership Applications DUEMay 12th

Jacksonville Symphony: Harry Potter & Order of the PhoenixMay 12th

BCHS Music Department BanquetMay 13th- 5pm

Leadership InterviewsMay 15th- 16th

Drum Major AuditionsMay 17th

Leadership Results Sent OutMay 20th

Jazz Ensemble AuditionsMay 22nd- 25th

Leadership Contract Return DeadlineMay 23rd

Last Day of SchoolMay 25th

$45 Rookie Fee is DueMay 26th


Rehearsals:

All Ensembles Timing RehearsalMay 1st- 4pm- 6pm

Prism Concert Dress RehearsalMay 2nd- 3pm- 6:30pm

Prism Concert Dress RehearsalMay 4th- 3pm- 6:30pm

Thursday Night LiveMay 11th- 5pm- 8pm

Band Graduation RehearsalMay 16th- 3pm- 5pm

Band Graduation RehearsalMay 18th- 3pm- 5pm

Thursday Night LiveMay 25th- 5pm- 8pm


Performances:

BCHS Prism ConcertMay 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!


Music Ensemble Auditions 2023
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Download PDF • 311KB


Leadership Information!!!!!


Please review the below document for information about Leadership/ Student Staff Requirements.

Leadership Student Staff Requirements
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Download PDF • 246KB

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.


Reading Schedule:


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:


Monday

  • Leadership Mondays! – 3pm- 4pm

  • All Ensembles Timing Rehearsal – 4pm- 6pm

Tuesday

  • Prism Concert Dress RehearsalMay 2nd- 3pm- 6:30pm

Wednesday

  • No Activities Scheduled

Thursday

  • Prism Concert Dress RehearsalMay 4th- 3pm- 6:30pm

Friday

  • BCHS Prism ConcertMay 5th- 4pm Call Time; 7:00 Performance Time




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 is one birthday this week!



Happy Birthday to Kayla Wallace (5/4)!





Let's have a great week everyone!

And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!




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