2017-18 Marching Band Announcements Updated


Bergenfield High School Marching Band 2017

 

Welcome to the 2017 BHSMB fall season.  We are currently in the middle of a successful band camp, and we are ready for an exciting program this fall!

 

Practices for the fall are again on Monday evenings at RWB from 6:30-9:00pm and Wednesday afternoons at BHS from 3:15-6pm.  The band also practices on Saturdays prior to performances.  All practices and performances are considered mandatory and are a graded component of the marching band course.  Any musician/athlete conflicts due to BHS athletic events must be communicated with Mr. Timmons immediately upon notification and well in advance. Please see Mr. Timmons or the Band Letter for further information.

 

The Band Letter is the best source of information for all scheduling information.  It is extremely rare that any changes to the published schedule will occur during the season.  Therefore, there is an expectation that ALL students attend ALL performances.  Times, where currently TBD, will be announced as they are received from festival organizers.

 

In addition to the uniform provided by the school, all students are required to purchase a band t-shirt, white gloves and marching band shoes (not required for color guard).  These items are purchased online by going to www.charmsoffice.com.  The school code is BergenfieldMusic and the student area password is their student ID number, until they change it upon the first login.  All 2017-18 BHS Music Department students are active in Charms now.


Here is a YouTube video I created explaining how to order on Charms:

 

https://youtu.be/MccmWznnHZg  Orders for marching band shoes must be completed by Wednesday, August 16 in order to receive shoes in time for the football game on Saturday, September 9.  For 2017-18, the "Bill and Print" option has been disabled.  All purchases must be made through PayPal.

 

Lastly, please be certain all students and parents have signed up for Remind text notifications.  To enroll, text @bhsmb-2017 to 81010.

 

I'm looking forward to a great season.

 

BPT

 

 


 

Band Letter

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Upcoming Performances:

 

Thursday, June 1 - Matthew's Diner 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Call time is 5:45pm at Matthew's Diner in full uniform.
  • Performance begins at 6pm and is finished by 6:30pm
  • Repertoire is Main St. America/Washington and Lee/Disney's Magical Marches/Star Spangled Banner
  • Percussion and tubas will be brought to diner.  All other instruments are personal responsibility.

BHSMB 2017-18 Dates


Band Leadership Workshops

Tuesday, May 16  (3-5pm)

Tuesday, May 23  (3-5pm)

Wednesday, May 31 (3-5pm)

Wednesday, June 7 (3-5pm)


Band Leadership Auditions

Wednesday, June 14 (1pm to ??)


Brass and Woodwind Pre-Camp

Wednesday, June 21 (4pm-9pm)

Thursday, June 22 (4pm-9pm)

Friday, June 23 (9am-1pm)


Percussion Pre-Camp

Wednesday, July 26 (1pm-8pm)

Thursday, July 27 (1pm-8pm)

Friday, July 28 (1pm-8pm)


Band Camp

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12 (Rehearsal/Boil-A-Que)


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Upcoming Performances:

 

Saturday, May 6 - WNBC/Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo - MetLife Stadium

  • Volunteer list - posted here
  • Call time is 7:45am at BHS
  • Approximate return is 12:30pm
  • Transportation by school bus
  • Repertoire is Main St. America/Washington and Lee/Disney's Magical Marches/Pep Tunes
  • Full uniform
  • Students must bring signed waiver by Friday, May 5 - Download here
    • (Print out, have parent/guardian sign, and bring to meeting at lunch on 5/5/15)
Monday, May 29 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
  • Report time is 1pm - Location is West Englewood Avenue
  • Step off time is 2pm
  • Dismissal time and location is Merritt Avenue.

Upcoming Rehearsal Dates: 

 

Monday, May 22 at 7:15am -

Run repertoire (Main St. America/Washington and Lee/Disney's Magical Marches)


Thursday, May 25 at 3:00pm -

Load trailer

 


BHSMB 2017-18 Dates


Band Leadership Workshops

Tuesday, May 16  (3-5pm)

Tuesday, May 23  (3-5pm)

Wednesday, May 31 (3-5pm)

Wednesday, June 7 (3-5pm)


Band Leadership Auditions

Wednesday, June 14 (1pm to ??)


Brass and Woodwind Pre-Camp

Wednesday, June 21 (4pm-9pm)

Thursday, June 22 (4pm-9pm)

Friday, June 23 (9am-1pm)


Percussion Pre-Camp

TBA


Band Camp

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12 (Rehearsal/Boil-A-Que)


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Upcoming Performances:

 

Saturday, May 6 - WNBC/Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo - MetLife Stadium

  • Volunteer list - posted here
  • Call time is 7:45am at BHS
  • Approximate return is 12:30pm
  • Transportation by school bus
  • Repertoire is Main St. America/Washington and Lee/Disney's Magical Marches/Pep Tunes
  • Full uniform
  • Students must bring signed waiver by Wednesday, May 3 (available here soon)
Monday, May 29 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
  • Report time is 1pm - Location is West Englewood Avenue
  • Step off time is 2pm
  • Dismissal time and location is Merritt Avenue.

Upcoming Rehearsal Dates: 

 

Monday, May 22 at 7:15am -

Run repertoire (Main St. America/Washington and Lee/Disney's Magical Marches)


Thursday, May 25 at 3:00pm -

Load trailer

 


BHSMB 2017-18 Dates


Band Leadership Workshops

Tuesday, May 16  (3-5pm)

Tuesday, May 23  (3-5pm)

Wednesday, May 31 (3-5pm)

Wednesday, June 7 (3-5pm)


Band Leadership Auditions

Wednesday, June 14 (1pm to ??)


Brass and Woodwind Pre-Camp

Wednesday, June 21 (4pm-9pm)

Thursday, June 22 (4pm-9pm)

Friday, June 23 (9am-1pm)


Percussion Pre-Camp

TBA


Band Camp

Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12 (Rehearsal/Boil-A-Que)


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Parade Music Video Assessment:

Go to classroom.google.com.  Click the + sign and select Join class. Copy and paste the appropriate class code for your section.


Google Classroom Join Code:

 

Flutes - 58v3jla

 

Clarinets - vbxrog

 

Saxophones - jep8ezs

 

Trumpets - zmnuvt

 

Mellophones - qnaijp

 

Trombone/Baritone - tax5sd

 

Tuba - dgxaltz

 

Percussion - d6iai5


Record and upload seperate videos of you playing "Disney's Magical Marches" and "Main Street America" from memory. You should film so that it is obvious that you are not looking at the music (e.g., eyes closed or no music in sight).  You will be evaluated on the accuracy of your pitches and rhythms, as well as dynamics, articulations and phrasing.  Do not be overly concerned about the tone of your instrument due to the limitation of the microphone on your phone, tablet, or computer.


You may play along with a metronome or a recording of the music, if you wish.


Videos must be uploaded by the 3pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

 

Upcoming BHSMB Performances:


Sunday, April 9 - Disney Parade

  • Report time is 4:45pm at the Golden Oak Outpost in Adventureland
  • Performance time is 6:30pm in the Magic Kingdom
Monday, May 29 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
  • Report time is 1pm - Location is TBA
  • Step off time is 2pm
  • Dismissal time and location is TBA

Upcoming Rehearsal Dates: 

 

Wednesday, March 29 from 3:15pm to 5:00pm - Disney Rehearsal (Outdoor rehearsal)

  • Download and print Disney's Magical Marches and Main Street America and bring to first rehearsal
  • Music must be memorized for second rehearsal
Tuesday, April 4 from 3:15pm to 5:15pm - Disney Dress Rehearsal and Equipment/Uniform Loading
 

Disney information:

 

At this time, Disney trip balances should be paid in full

 

For anyone who missed the original meeting for the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Upcoming BHSMB Performances:


Sunday, March 12 - Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Report time is 1pm - North Street and South Washington Avenue
  • Step off time is 2pm
  • Dismissal time is 3pm - Bradley Avenue and North Washington Avenue

Sunday, April 9 - Disney Parade

  • Report time is 4:45pm at the Golden Oak Outpost in Adventureland
  • Performance time is 6:30pm in the Magic Kingdom
Monday, May 29 - Bergenfield Memorial Day Parade
  • Report time is 1pm - Location is TBA
  • Step off time is 2pm
  • Dismissal time and location is TBA

Upcoming Rehearsal Dates: 


Wednesday, March 8 from 3:15pm to 4:30pm - St. Patrick's Day Parade Rehearsal

  • Garry Owen should be printed out from Charms and memorized before the rehearsal.

Wednesday, March 15 from 3:15pm to 5:00pm - Disney Rehearsal (Indoor music rehearsal)

 

Wednesday, March 22 from 3:15pm to 5:00pm - Disney Rehearsal (Indoor music rehearsal and set block)


Wednesday, March 29 from 3:15pm to 5:00pm - Disney Rehearsal (Outdoor rehearsal)

  • Download and print Disney's Magical Marches and Main Street America and bring to first rehearsal
  • Music must be memorized for second rehearsal
Tuesday, April 4 from 3:15pm to 5:15pm - Disney Dress Rehearsal and Equipment/Uniform Loading
 

Disney information:

 

At this time, Disney trip balances should be paid in full

 

For anyone who missed the original meeting for the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

 

Disney information:

 

At this time, Disney trip balances should be $299 or less.  At the conclusion of our current fundraiser on 2/14, fundraising credits will be applied and the final payment amount will be billed.  Final payments can be brought to our meeting on 2/16 or brought to school no later than 2/17.


A mandatory meeting for all trip participants and at least one parent/guardian will be held on Thursday, February 16 at BHS.  Registration begins at 6pm and the meeting portion will start at 7pm.  Please bring a photocopy of the student's health insurance card, a list of any medications, and a list of emergency contact numbers. 

Click here of a printable flyer

 

A limited number of discounted Disney tickets are available to any families traveling to Florida to attend the music department performances.  All forms and payments for family tickets are due at the meeting or on 2/17. Click here for a printable flyer

 

For anyone who missed the original meeting for the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Congratulations on a wonderful season!  Our final performance of Around the World in 80 Days will be a standstill in the gym as the finale for the Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 22.


Our Band Dinner will be held on Monday, November 28 from 6-10pm at the Clinton Inn in Tenafly.  Payment of $40 and permission form are due by Monday, November 21 at 3pm.  This event is optional, but highly recommended.


Band Dinner information and form are available here.


Table sign-up schedule:

Seniors - 11/21 at 3pm

Juniors - 11/22 at 3pm

Sophomores - 11/22 before Fall Concert

Freshmen - 11/22 after Fall Concert

 



Important information:

 

Disney 2017

 

For anyone who missed the meeting on the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 

Initial $100 deposits were due on Friday, September 30.

Installment payment #1 for $300, minus any credits, was due on Monday, November 14.


 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Week of November 7, 2016


Friday, November 11 - Away Football Playoff Game @ Ramapo HS

 

Report to BHS at 4:30pm in full uniform.  We will load trailer and depart by 5pm.  You may eat before you arrive and/or bring a bag dinner to eat on the bus.  We will perform our show before the game at approximately 6:30pm.  Students may visit the snack stand, however sometimes schools run out of food during playoff games, so do not rely upon them for your meal.


Our anticipated return to BHS will be 10:00pm.


Saturday, November 12 - US Bands National Championships @ MetLife Stadium


Report to BHS at 2:00pm for rehearsal in rehearsal attire.  We will rehearse from 2-4pm, then debrief and load the trailer.  Dinner break will be 4:30-5:30pm.  You will be dismissed after the trailer is loaded.  The school will open until the end of rehearsal, but not when we return.


You should add UnderArmour or other warm layers under your uniform.  A light second pair of socks is also suggested.  Bring jackets, hats, blankets, hand warmers, and scarves.


Return to BHS in full uniform at 7:45pm.  Buses will depart at 8:00pm.


Upon arrival at MetLife, we will enter the stadium to watch some Group V and VI bands.  

The stadium bag policy can be found here.

The following items MAY be brought into the stadium:

  • Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
  • Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size 
  • Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
  • Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched

We will warm-up in the parking lot prior to our performance.  Our performance time is 11:30pm.  We are the last band to perform.  Following the performance, we will attend the awards ceremony on the field, load the trailer and depart for BHS.  


Our estimated return to BHS will be 1am.  Please inform your family in advance so that I don't receive angry phone calls/emails on Monday or have to wait for you to be picked up.

 

Tickets for MetLife are $35 at the gate, however they are available on Charms for $30 until noon on Saturday.  All guests 34" or taller must have a ticket.  There is no parking fee for this event.

 



Dallas Brass residency in the Bergenfield Public Schools is Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15. There will be concerts both evenings.  The Monday concert will feature the RWB bands and the Tuesday concert will feature the BHS bands.


Tickets are $15 at the door.  Bergenfield music students are admitted free.


 



Important information:

 

Disney 2017

 

For anyone who missed the meeting on the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 

Initial $100 deposits were due on Friday, September 30.

Installment payment #1 for $300, minus any credits, was due on Monday, November 14.


 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Week of November 7, 2016


Friday, November 11 - Away Football Playoff Game @ Ramapo HS

 

Report to BHS at 4:30pm in full uniform.  We will load trailer and depart by 5pm.  You may eat before you arrive and/or bring a bag dinner to eat on the bus.  We will perform our show before the game at approximately 6:30pm.  Students may visit the snack stand, however sometimes schools run out of food during playoff games, so do not rely upon them for your meal.


Our anticipated return to BHS will be 10:00pm.


Saturday, November 12 - US Bands National Championships @ MetLife Stadium


Report to BHS at 2:00pm for rehearsal in rehearsal attire.  We will rehearse from 2-4pm, then debrief and load the trailer.  Dinner break will be 4:30-5:30pm.  Return to BHS in full uniform at 5:30pm.  You should add UnderArmour or other warm layers under your uniform.  Buses will depart at 6:00pm.


Information regarding whether or not the school will be open during the dinner break will be posted upon confirmation.


Upon arrival at MetLife, we will enter the stadium to watch some Group V and VI bands.  

The stadium bag policy can be found here.

The following items MAY be brought into the stadium:

  • Food of any kind that is contained in a clear plastic bag
  • Factory-sealed, plastic bottles of water or soft drinks that are 20 oz. or less in size 
  • Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6" or less in length not contained in a case
  • Hand-carried jackets, blankets, or other items, which will be patted down or searched

We will warm-up in the parking lot prior to our performance.  Our performance time is 11:30pm.  We are the last band to perform.  Following the performance, we will attend the awards ceremony on the field, load the trailer and depart for BHS.  


Our estimated return to BHS will be 1am.  Please inform your family in advance so that I don't receive angry phone calls/emails on Monday or have to wait for you to be picked up.

 

Tickets for MetLife are $35 at the gate, however they are available on Charms for $30 until noon on Saturday.  All guests 34" or taller must have a ticket.  There is no parking fee for this event.


 

 



Dallas Brass residency in the Bergenfield Public Schools is Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15. There will be concerts both evenings.  The Monday concert will feature the RWB bands and the Tuesday concert will feature the BHS bands.


Tickets are $15 at the door.  Bergenfield music students are admitted free.


 



Important information:

 

Disney 2017

 

For anyone who missed the meeting on the Disney trip, here is a link to the Prezi presentation.

 

Initial $100 deposits were due on Friday, September 30.

Installment payment #1 for $300, minus any credits, was due on Monday, November 14.


 


 

To receive Remind texts for the 2016-17 BHSMB, text @bhsmb-2016 to 81010.  Parents should also complete this step.


Click Band Letter 2016.pdf to download a copy of the 2016-17 Band Letter, with all required information and dates for the season.  Share this information with your family, employer, etc.

 

Washington and Lee Lyrics.pdf

 


 

 

 

 

 

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