Schedule for Week of September 18, 2017
Monday, September 18 - Evening Rehearsal at RWB - 6:30pm to 9pm
Wednesday, September 20 - Priority Rehearsal from 3:15pm to 6pm
Saturday, September 23 - Football Game vs. Indian Hills (Home)
8am - Report for rehearsal - All BHSMB members in regular rehearsal clothes
11:15am - Lunch break
12:15pm - Auditorium in full uniform
12:25pm - Pre-game twos (reverse order)
12:30pm - On the track for IHHSMB performance
12:50pm - Pregame
1:00pm - Kickoff
2:15pm - Halftime (estimated)
3:30pm - Game ends (estimated)
4:00pm - Debrief and dismissal (estimated)
After further consideration, we will not be formally testing Part III at 7am on Saturday. The rehearsal will begin at 8am. I will, however, be randomly spot-checking players during the rehearsal and in warm-up arcs. Please be sure you have practiced the parts so we can be successful in the performance. Thank you to sections who worked in sectionals to improve this part of the show.
Monday, September 25 - 6:30pm to 9pm - Roy W. Brown Middle School Field
Wednesday, September 27 - 3:15pm to 6pm - Bergenfield High School Field
Saturday, September 30 - 6:30am call time - Army Band Day at West Point
Cost - $30/student. Check payable to Friends of Music Activity Account
Click here for PepBandRoster2017.pdf
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.