October 30, 2015

Posted: October 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Fall Concert Updates –

The 7th and 8th Grade Bands will play in Schafer Auditorium on November 5. The 6th grade band will perform on December 8 in Schafer Auditorium. As always, our concerts are free and open to everyone. Students should dress appropriately for the event. Boys should wear nice pants and a dress shirt or sweater. Our young ladies wear a nice outfit or dress.

The 7th and 8th grade bands will perform the same night. The 7th grade will perform first and the 8th grade will play second. 7th grade is welcome to stay, but it is not required. Parking is tight the night of 7th and 8th grade concerts. The 7th grade parents and students leaving will open up parking spots for our arriving 8th graders and parents. Here is a rough time frame for the evening. The 8th grade start time could run a bit late if the 7th grade runs long or the transition on stage is slower than expected. Both bands will play about 30 minutes.

6:05          7th grade band arrives

6:15          7th grade warms-up briefly on stage

6:30           7th grade concert begins

7:10           8th grade band arrives

7:20           8th grade warms-up briefly on stage

7:30           8th grade concert begins

Washington DC Update – 

Students are able to create an account and start making payments for the Washington DC trip. Student down payments were due October 9 and the next payment is due November 11. The website is http://www.music-travel.com. There is a link on our site.

Here is the updated trip payment schedule:

Down payment due on October 9 and then payments on Nov. 11, Jan. 7, Feb.4, and a final balance on Feb.26.

Only band students should sign up at this point in the process. Parents interested in chaperoning should contact the band office to be placed on the potential chaperon list. We will start assigning chaperons after fall break.

Keep in mind students need to attend extra after-school or evening rehearsals in the spring and not receive any type of suspension or expulsion from school to be eligible to participate. The down payment is non-refundable.

We have two fundraisers coming to help students pay for the trip. One started Oct. 28. Students going to Washington can participate if they would like to. The profit from these Washington DC fundraisers can only be used to make payments on the trip and will be deposited directly into each student’s account at Music Travel.

DC Tumbler Sale – 

The tumbler sale for the Washington DC students started Oct. 28 and will run through Nov.10. $6 for each tumbler sold will go into the student’s Music Travel Account to offset the trip cost. The tumblers are supposed to arrive before Christmas Break. Money should be collected when the tumbler is delivered to the customer. Checks can be made out to BMS Bands.

Marching Stars Advance to the State Semi-Finals –

We want to wish our BNL Marching Stars the best of luck as they travel to Pike HS for the ISSMA Semi-State competition this weekend. This places the Stars one step away from advancing to the State Marching Band Finals. Go Stars!

Have a great week!


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