The first round playoff game is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at 1pm at Sparta HS.
Bergenfield Halloween Parade
On Tuesday, October 31 the Bergenfield Special Improvement District (SID) is hosting a Food and Fright Festival, featuring a Halloween Parade at 5:30pm (Call time at RWB will be 5:00pm). We have been asked to bring a small marching band for the event. Please respond if you are available to play. We would be wearing school-appropriate costumes (not band uniforms), and playing "Thriller" on the parade route. The parade route is down Washington Avenue from RWB to Payless Shoe Store (Clinton Ave. to Main St.) Flip folders would be permitted. Please respond by Sunday at noon. We will rehearse on Monday at 6:30pm in the band room.
Schedule for Week of October 30, 2017
Monday, October 30 – Tape Review in BHS Auditorium
6:30pm to 7:00pm - Work on "Thriller" for Halloween Parade (Participating students only)
7:00pm to 8:00pm – Review of videos and judges’ tapes in BHS auditorium (All BHSMB)
8:00pm to 9:00pm - Work on visuals in gym (No instruments)
Tuesday, October 31 - Halloween Parade
5:00pm - Report to RWB Upper Parking Lot in costume with instrument and lyre (Participating students only)
5:30pm - Parade steps off from Clinton and Washington Avenues
6:00pm - Parade ends at Main St. and Washington Avenue. Dismiss
Wednesday, November 1 - Priority Rehearsal from 3:15pm to 6pm
Saturday, November 4 – Senior Recognition Game/Home Football vs. Pascack Valley
1:00pm – Report to side field for warm-up. School may not be accessible at 1pm due to SATs.
1:30pm – Pre-game twos. We are waiting to hear if PV will be bringing their band.
1:50pm – Pregame show
2:00pm – Kickoff
2:30pm – Senior Parents/Guardians meet at flagpole
3:15pm – Estimated halftime. Senior Recognition between "Rule, Britannia" and "HTTYD"
4:30pm – Estimated game end. De-brief. Dismissal.
Monday, November 6 – 6:30pm to 9pm - Roy W. Brown Middle School Field
Wednesday, November 8 – 3:15pm to 5pm - Bergenfield High School Main Field
Wednesday, November 8 – Veteran's Day Performance at BHS at 1pm
Saturday, November 11 – Band Breakfast/Playoff Game at Sparta HS/USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium
Friday, November 17/Saturday, November 18 - Possible 2nd Round Playoff Game
Monday, November 27 – Band Dinner at the Clinton Inn
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.