Weekly Update (5/8- 5/13)
This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!
We made it! FINALLY things are somewhat starting to slow down!
Congratulations to all for another wonderful Prism Concert! It seems like most everything went well! I'm very proud of how everyone stepped up to make a great performance happen!
Also Congratulations to our Seniors! You are in your finals week, and then.....
At this point now, there's just a bunch of little things. Not everyone is necessarily involved with everything going on, but still just keep up with the calendar to be sure!
We do have Music Ensemble Chair Placements starting this week! We are trying to finish all High Schoolers by Friday! Seniors, congratulations, you are EXEMPT from Chair Placements! For all other, this is a grade.
Monday, Colorguard Auditions are going on, as well as Drum Major Clinics. Both go from 3pm-5pm (Colorguard will go until they are finished)
Tuesday, we have Drum Major Clinics from 3pm to 5pm. I will also start listening to Music Ensemble Chair Placement Auditions this day.
Wednesday, ain't nothing going on except for Chair Placement Auditions.
Thursday, we may be having the Nerd Bowl? I believe there may also be a timing conflict... I'll let you know. From 3pm to 4:30pm, we need all the band students to report to First Baptist Church of Macclenny to help with Banquet Set Up. After that, from 5pm- 8pm we have Thursday Night Live at the High School. Should be fun!
Friday, we have the Jacksonville Symphony: Harry Potter & Order of the Phoenix for those who purchased tickets. Call time is 3:50pm at BCMS. Dinner is at 4:00pm. We depart at 5:15pm. We'll return to Baker County MIDDLE School at approximately 11:00pm.
Saturday, we have the BCHS Music Department Banquet which begins at 5:00pm! It's a party!
May at- a- glance
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
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
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- 4pm
All Ensembles Timing Rehearsal – 4pm- 6pm
Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal – May 2nd- 3pm- 6:30pm
No Activities Scheduled
Prism Concert Dress Rehearsal – May 4th- 3pm- 6:30pm
BCHS Prism Concert – May 5th- 4pm Call Time; 7:00 Performance Time
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 Thomas Payne (5/10) and Archi Patel (5/14)!
Let's have a great week everyone!
And GOOOOOO WILDCATS!