2009-10 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Update for Weekend of October 24, 2009

Due to the adverse weather conditions reported at Ramsey HS, the BHS Marching Band will not be traveling to the game today.  Student safety and well-being are always our primary concerns.  The students will be dismissed at 11:30AM.  They have been instructed to call their parents immediately to report the change.

The report time for tomorrow is now 12:00PM.  We will depart for Montclair at approximately 2:15PM. The festival begins at 4:30PM.  Our performance is approximately 5:15PM.  Please do your best to attend and support all the bands until the finale.

Following the festival, the band will be dining at Charlie Brown's in Tenafly.  The restaurant will be closed to the public.  The cost of dinner is $15 inclusive.  Please send your student with exact change in cash.

If you have any questions, please email me at btimmons@bergenfield.org


BPT

Mr. Brian P. Timmons
District Music Coordinator
Director of Bands
Bergenfield High School
Bergenfield, New Jersey

Please click here to download the
2009-2010 Bergenfield High School Marching Band Letter.


2009-10 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Update for October 17, 2009

Report time is 9:00AM, except for trumpet sectional at 8:00AM.  We will most likely be rehearsing indoors tomorrow.

Lunch break will be 11:00AM to 12:30PM.

Be prepared to perform for the football game in jeans and raincoats.  Wear suitable layers underneath based on the temperature.  If the unlikely event that the weather clears, we may perform in full uniform.  If the weather is too bad, we may not even go outside to perform, and the band may be dismissed until 5:30PM.

If we perform, the dinner break will be from the end of the game until 5:30PM.  You may bring a bag dinner or go home to eat and return.  We will begin loading at 5:30PM and depart for Wayne Hills High School promptly at 6:00PM.

The NJMEA State Festival at Wayne Hills will be an indoor performance.  We will perform in full uniform in their gymnasium at a standstill.  Our performance time is 8:00PM.  The awards ceremony is 8:50PM.  We will depart for home immediately at around 9:00PM.  Our anticipated return to BHS is 9:45PM.

Tickets for the Wayne Hills show are available at the door.  

Forms to order tickets for next week's Montclair festival were handed out to students and should be returned ASAP.  The cost is $7 and each student must purchase at least three tickets.  Checks should be made payable to "Friends of Music."

BPT

Mr. Brian P. Timmons
District Music Coordinator
Director of Bands
Bergenfield High School
Bergenfield, New Jersey

Please click here to download the
2009-2010 Bergenfield High School Marching Band Letter.


2009-10 Marching Band Announcements Updated

Schedule for Week of October 5, 2009

Monday, Oct. 5 - Fold raincoats/Review judges' tapes
Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Period 5 Marching Band
Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Period 5 Marching Band and PRIORITY 3:15PM to 6:00PM
Thursday, Oct. 8 - Period 5 Marching Band
Friday, Oct. 9 - Period 5 Marching Band
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Saturday, Oct. 10 - SATs/Rehearsal/Away Football Game at Pascack Valley (TIME CHANGE!!)

2:00PM - Full Ensemble rehearsal
4:00PM - Dinner Break/Change into Uniform
5:15PM - Fully Dressed/Load Buses
5:30PM - Depart for Pascack Valley
7:00PM - Kick Off  (NOTE TIME CHANGE!!)
8:15PM - Halftime Show (estimated)
9:00PM - Game ends - Load buses - Depart for BHS
9:30PM - Arrive at BHS (estimated)/Debrief performance

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Sunday, Oct. 11 - USSBA Home Show at BHS

12:00PM - Report to Band Room - Band T-Shirt and Uniform Pants
12:25PM - National Anthem by Brass Ensemble
12:30PM - Show Begins/Watch from bleachers
2:30PM - Intermission/Head inside to get dressed and warm-up
4:00PM - At the gate
4:20PM - Perform show in judged exhibition
4:50PM - Awards Ceremony
5:15PM - Return to band room/Debrief performance/Dismissal


REMINDERS and NOTES:

Parents are encouraged to attend any and all performances!!  Tickets for the home show are available at the gate.  Parents are encouraged to help with running the home show.  Email bcinvitational@yahoo.com or bergenfieldfom@gmail.com if you are interested in pitching in!!!!

Forms senior pictures are still available.  Please email Mrs. Anne Marie Bishopp at Jamduffy5@aol.com for more information.


BPT

Mr. Brian P. Timmons
District Music Coordinator
Director of Bands
Bergenfield High School
Bergenfield, New Jersey

Please click here to download the
2009-2010 Bergenfield High School Marching Band Letter.