September 8, 2016

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

All-Region Honor Band Applications –

Applications are available online for our 8th graders to perform in the All-Region Honor Band. This ensemble is selected by the Indiana Bandmasters Association and performs in Jasper. Students interested need to make sure they have November 12 and 13 free for rehearsals and a performance. These forms need to be filled out online by Friday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 pm. The site is at IBA All-Region Online Registration. Information about this event and the access code for the registration process is available in the band building.

Fall Fundraiser Kicked Off On Sept. 1 –

This year’s annual fall fundraiser began September 1 and will run until September 12. We are selling cookie dough again. Last year’s sale profits really helped the program grow. We don’t expect the students to sell a lot or be aggressive in taking orders. We are large enough that a few orders from everyone will more than meet our needs. I really appreciate any help at all with this project. From personal experience, I know it is a tough time and some households may have another fundraiser happening with a sibling. The profits enable us to sell supplies and equipment below cost to the students. Students that participate in fundraisers receive discounts on local band outings and events. The product will be delivered during the week of Oct. 3 – 7. The exact date will be announced as that week approaches.

Good Luck to the Marching Stars –

We want to wish our BNL Marching Stars the best of luck as they travel to the first competition of the season. They have been working hard and Mr. Jones has them focused and ready to go. The Stars will be competing at Salem HS on Saturday evening.

6th Grade Percussion Auditions –

6th grade percussion auditions are wrapping up. Percussionists will need a stick bag and book if they are chosen. The band department will order these stick bags with what the percussionists need. The sticks and mallets along with the stick bag cost $60. They also need to have something to practice bell parts on at home. A bell kit, piano, iPad app, or little electric keyboard will work for this.

The stick bags should arrive soon. We’ll let the kids know when they arrive. Checks can be made out to BMS Band.

Beginning Band Books –

Beginning band students will need a beginning band book. We use Essential Elements 2000. Most students that rented from Paige’s Music already have this and others may too. The percussion book includes the snare and bell music and costs $17. The rest of the band books are $10. The students that need a book can purchase it from the band office as the books arrive.

Checks can be made out to BMS Band.

Have a great week!

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