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Weekly Update (5/8- 5/13)

This is your weekly MUSIC DEPARTMENT update!

Hello Folks!

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 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


Thursday Night LiveMay 11th- 5pm- 8pm

Band Graduation RehearsalMay 16th- 3pm- 5pm

Band Graduation RehearsalMay 18th- 3pm- 5pm

Thursday Night LiveMay 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!

Music Ensemble Auditions 2023
Download PDF • 311KB

Leadership Information!!!!!

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

Leadership Student Staff Requirements
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:


  • Leadership Mondays! – 3pm- 4pm

  • All Ensembles Timing Rehearsal – 4pm- 6pm


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


  • No Activities Scheduled


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


  • 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 are two birthdays this week!

Happy Birthday to Thomas Payne (5/10) and Archi Patel (5/14)!

Let's have a great week everyone!


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