March 15, 2012

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Good Luck to the Washington D.C.  Symphonic Band –

Good luck to the 7th and 8th graders traveling to Washington D.C. for spring break. Have a safe trip and an awesome performance.

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 –

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 on March 6 and they were due March 14th. 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 –

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. I will be available on March 27, 29, 30.

Kentucky Derby Pegasus Rehearsals have been posted –

The information and permission forms have been passed out to the 8th grade band members. The form and down payment are due back by March 30. Note the first drumline rehearsal is our first day back to school from spring break.

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 color guard and percussion will begin rehearsals before the hornline.

Have a great Spring Break!

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