MetLife Event - NY Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 14
Click here for MetLifeRoster.pdf. Check to see if your name appears and if I have a waiver from you. If there is an error on the roster, email Mr. Timmons immediately (email@example.com).
Call time for MetLife event is 7am. We will meet in the band room and then board the buses. Door #7 by the gyms will be open starting at 6:30am. Please report in full uniform and bring your garment bag/hanger. Also, bring a change of clothes in order to participate in activities after we are done performing. We will return to BHS by 12pm.
The repertoire for the event will be Washington and Lee, various pep tunes, drum cadences, and possibly "Main Street America". We will also see if parts of Bohemian Rhapsody are appropriate.
Here is the link to the waiver which should be signed by parents/guardians and returned to Mr. Timmons by Friday, May 13. If you didn't returned a waiver to Mr. Timmons, it must be brought with you to in order to board the school bus.
BHSMB 2016-17 Leadership Workshops
Meetings/Workshops for seniors interested in serving as band officers in 2016-17 BHSMB should attend all of the following dates:
Wednesday, May 18 - 3 to 4pm
Tuesday, May 24 - 3 to 5pm
Wednesday, June 1 - 3 to 5pm
Wednesday, June 8 - 3 to 5pm
Wednesday, June 15 - Auditions - 1pm until completed.
Memorial Day Parade
Parade music is available for download on Charms. We will play "Main Street America" and "W&L".
Marching Band parade rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 3-5pm. We will load the trailer at the end of the rehearsal. In addition, all sections must hold a minimum of one sectional during the week of May 16-20. Section leaders - See Mr. Timmons or Mr. Brown for room availability and scheduling.
This year, we are supporting Cresskill and marching in their Memorial Day parade with BHSMB Seniors, supplemented by some additional members. A roster will be announced soon.
The full BHSMB will perform in the Bergenfield parade.
Monday, May 30, 2016 -
8:00am - Small marching band meets in full uniform at BHS for bus to Cresskill parade.
8:30am - Arrive at Cresskill monument.
9:00am - Parade steps off
9:30am - Arrive at reviewing stand. Small marching band plays SSB. One trumpet remains for Taps. Small marching band boards buses for return to BHS. One trumpet returns home with parent.
9:45am - Brass quintet meets at Boro Hall.
10:00am - Brass quintet performs Amazing Grace for Bergenfield Fire Department service. Trumpet plays Taps.
10:30am - Brass quintet dismissed, except for 1st trumpet.
11:15am - Vocalist arrives.
11:30am - Bergenfield Veteran's ceremony, with vocalist (SSB) and trumpet (To the Colors)
12:00pm - Vocalist and trumpet dismissed
1:00pm - Full BHSMB meets at designated location near Washington Ave and E. Main Street and unloads equipment Bergenfield Pizza. (Change from Borough confirmed 5/11/16)
2:00pm - Parade steps off at the corner of East Main Street and S. Washington Avenue West Englewood Avenue and S. Washington Avenue. Parade proceeds south north on S. Washington Avenue, turns west on New Bridge Road, and ends at Memorial Field Borough Hall. (Change from Borough confirmed on 5/11/16)
3:00pm - Load equipment and dismissal.
5/30/16 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
Parade route returns to traditional route this year:
-Step off is the corner of E. Main Street and S. Washington Avenue
-Parade heads south on S. Washington Avenue
-Parade heads west on New Bridge Road
-Parade ends at Memorial Field
Parade route is the same as last year:
-Step off is the corner of W. Englewood and S. Washington Avenue
-Parade heads north on S. Washington Avenue
-Parade ends at Borough Hall
(Change from Borough confirmed on 5/11/16)
Video from US Bands Fair Lawn show:
Video from NJMEA Festival at Wayne Hills:
Click below for MP3 recordings of the 2015 field show music:
Recordings are also available on Charms under "Accompaniments" where you have the option to slow down the tempo. There are also a number of free apps on the App Store and Google Play that let you change the tempo without changing the pitch.