March 9, 2012

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Butter Braids Arrive Thursday, March 15 –

The butter braids are on schedule and will be delivered on Thursday, March 15 around 10:30 am. We’ll need a little time to unload the delivery and sort it. Feel free to stop by anytime between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm to pick up your butter braids in the band building and begin delivery to the customers. The butter braids are frozen and should be kept cold and not allowed to completely thaw. They will expand and break out of the packaging. Thanks again to all that helped out with this sale. It has been a great success.

Fine Arts Festival April 17, 7th and 8th Band Concerts Moved to May 10 –

The NLCS Fine Arts Festival has been set for April 16 – 19. The 6th Grade Band will be performing on April 17th at the PAC. The 17th was originally set for the 7th grade concert last spring. We will now move the 7th Grade Concert to May 10th to avoid this conflict. We have also learned that the 8th grade choir will be performing at the Fine Arts Festival on the 19th. That date was selected for the 8th grade band concert last spring. We will also move the 8th grade concert to May 10 and have the 7th and 8th grade bands perform on May 10 together. That concert will need to begin at 7:00 pm in order to get both band performances in that night. We tried to have these concerts before baseball and softball begins, but having to move the concerts to May has made that tough. We would appreciate any help in making both activities work out for the kids.

6th Grade Band Fine Arts Festival Permission Form Due March 14 –

The 6th Grade Band will be combined with the bands from Shawswick and Oolitic to perform at this year’s NLCS Fine Arts Festival. The festival will be at the BNL Performing Arts Center from April 16 – 19. The 6th grade band will perform on Tuesday, April 17. The students will ride buses to BNL the morning of the concert to rehearse together for the concert that night. Permission forms were passed out this week and they need to be returned by March 14th with the student’s shirt size. Here is a link to the form: http://www.nlcs.k12.in.us/bedjrhi/Band/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Fine%20Arts%20Band%20Letter%202012.pdf

Washington D.C. Update –

We sent out an email to trip participants with more information last week. The email included what to pack, hotel information, spending money suggestions and other helpful tips. If you are going on the trip and didn’t receive that email please let us know so we can track down the problem in the process.

We have just one rehearsal left on Monday, March 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. I really appreciate the effort made to have the band members at these rehearsals. The success of the band really hinges on the kids practicing and attending the rehearsals. Attendance hasn’t been great, but a lot of good effort has been put in by those in attendance.

There will be a final meeting for everyone going on the trip on March 12 at 8:00 pm after the March 12th rehearsal in the auditorium. Students will receive luggage tags and final tour booklets at this meeting. Music Travel Consultants will also be on hand to go over the trip details and answer questions.

After School Lessons –

Free lessons are available most days after school until 3:30 each day. Students need to let me know during class that they will be staying and have made arrangements to leave at 3:30. I’ve had several students take advantage of the help. Washington D.C. students should make sure to stay and work on the pieces they are performing at the Navy Memorial. Due to rehearsal and concert next week I will only be available on March 14. We do have a few that aren’t prepared as well as they should be. Keep in mind that students need to be able to perform the music.

Kentucky Derby Pegasus Rehearsals have been posted –

BNL Marching Band (including Guard and Drumline)

Spring Calendar 2012 

Day     Date          Time                     Ensemble         Event                          Location

Mon.    Mar. 26      6:00-8:00 p.m.    Drumline *           rehearsal                        BNL

Mon.    Apr.  2       6:00-8:00 p.m.      Color Guard        audition clinic              CBFC **

Tue.     Apr.  3       6:00-8:00 p.m.      Drumline              rehearsal                       BNL

Tue.     Apr.  3       6:00-8:00 p.m.       Color Guard        audition clinic              CBFC

Thu.    Apr.  5       6:00-8:00 p.m.       Drumline               rehearsal                       BNL

Thu.    Apr.  5       6:00-8:00 p.m.       Color Guard          audition clinic              CBFC

Mon.    Apr.  9       6:00-8:00 p.m.      Color Guard          audition review            CBFC

Tue.      Apr. 10      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Drumline               rehearsal                        BNL

Tue.      Apr. 10      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Color Guard          final auditions              CBFC

Thu.      Apr. 12      6:00-6:45 p.m.      Color Guard           parents’ mtg.                 BNL

Thu.      Apr. 12      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Full Band #           Pegasus rehearsal        BNL

Tue.       Apr. 17      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Color Guard          rehearsal                       CBFC

Thu.       Apr. 19      6:00-8:00 p.m.     Color Guard           rehearsal                      CBFC

Tue.       Apr. 24      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Full Band #          Pegasus rehearsal       BNL

Thu.       Apr. 26      6:00-8:00 p.m.      Full Band #          Pegasus rehearsal       BNL

Mon.      Apr. 30      6:00-8:00 p.m.     Full Band #           Pegasus rehearsal       BNL

Tue.        May 1        6:00-8:00 p.m.      Full Band #          Dress rehearsal            BNL

Thu.        May 3        all day-evening      Full Band #          Pegasus Parade!          Louisville

* = Drumline –  includes all current HS Drumline members, prospective HS Drumline members (i.e. Orchestra), plus all Pegasus-participating 8th grade percussionists.

** = Community Baptist Fellowship Church, located just west of BNL on SR 58.

# = Full Marching Band – All current Marching Band members, prospective HS Marching Band members, plus all 8th-grade woodwind and brass players who are participating in the Pegasus Parade.

The Pegasus Parade rehearsals are just around the corner. The color guard and percussion will begin rehearsals before the hornline.

Have a great week!

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