Schedule for Week of October 16, 2017
Monday, October 16 – Tape Review in BHS Auditorium/Evening Rehearsal at RWB
11:45am to 12:15pm – Lunchtime review of judges’ tapes in auditorium (Bring your lunch)
6:30pm to 9pm - Full ensemble rehearsal – RWB Field
Tuesday, October 17 – Officers help with T-shirt sorting - 3:15pm
Wednesday, October 18 - Priority Rehearsal from 3:15pm to 6pm
Officers – Montclair posters will be hung after rehearsal
Saturday, October 21 – Homecoming Game vs. Teaneck/NJMEA Festival at Wayne Hills
9am – Report to main field for rehearsal
11:15am – Lunch Break. Change into uniform.
12:15pm – Report to side field. Set up pregame set with RWB and alumni mixed in.
12:45pm – Perform pre-game with BHSMB, RWB, and alumni
1:00pm - Kickoff
2:15pm – Perform halftime show
3:30pm – Game ends. Load instruments on trailer. Report to auditorium.
4:15pm – Debrief. Receive instructions for festival performance.
5:00pm – Depart for NJMEA at Wayne Hills
5:45pm – Arrive at Wayne Hills. Watch first half of show. Eat dinner. Use bathrooms.
8:15pm – Head to buses/trailer. Prepare for performance. Warm-up.
9:35pm - Finish warmups - Head to gate
9:50pm - At gate
10:00pm - Performance time
10:35pm - Awards
11:00pm - Store instruments - Load buses - Depart
11:45pm - Estimated return to BHS - School will be closed upon arrival.
Sunday, October 22 – North Jersey Band Festival at Montclair State University
12pm – Report to main field in uniform for run-thru. Bring bag lunch. Reload trailer after run-thru.
1:00pm – Meeting in band room. Eat bag lunch.
2:00pm – Load buses and depart for Montclair.
3:00pm – Arrive at Montclair. Move to bleachers.
4:00pm – Festival begins. Head to warmups.
4:30pm – BHSMB performs field show.
8:30pm – Massed band finale. Festival ends. Load instruments on trailer. Depart for Olive Garden.
9:00pm – Dinner at Olive Garden.
10:30pm – Depart Olive Garden for BHS.
11:00pm – Arrive at BHS. Dismissal from buses. School will be closed upon arrival.
All students must be in school on Monday – on time!
Monday, October 23 - 6:30pm to 9pm - Roy W. Brown Middle School Field
Wednesday, October 25 - 3:15pm to 6pm - Bergenfield High School Main Field
Monday, October 23 – Review tapes from Wayne Hills/Montclair at lunch
Saturday, October 28 – New Jersey State Championships at Rutgers University
Saturday, November 11 - USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium
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.