Monday, October 17, 2016

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is upon us!

Both the Wind Ensemble and Select Choir have been preparing and will be participating in the festivities.

Here are some reminders for the rest of the week:

Tuesday: the Wind Ensemble will be holding an "Extra Special Rehearsal" for the Homecoming field show from 2:00-4:00 PM on the football field. This is a mandatory rehearsal because we had no band on Monday and won't be together except for the Pep Rally on Friday. Please be prompt and prepared--head out to the field with your music (Sesame Street, Flintstones, and I'll be There for you), instrument and pencil.

Friday: the schedule is 56712. All Wind Ensemble members will eat FIRST lunch and report back to the band room right after lunch. They will be leading the student body down to the pep rally. Athletes will be dismissed from the band in time to join their teams for their entrances. Wind Ensemble members are asked to wear their informal uniform (music t-shirt and khakis).

The Select Choir should report to the bleachers by 9:30 AM and wait for the rest of us to get there.  The band will be wearing full uniforms and the Select Choir will be wearing their informal uniforms of the official Music Department t-shirt (provided by the Music Boosters) and khaki pants. The weather is going to be chilly so it is suggested that everyone dress in layers.

The High School Band students will be performing in the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.  Wind Ensemble members MUST BE AT THE SCHOOL BY 7:30 AM . 

Students are reminded about the following:

·         WHITE SHOES & WHITE SOCKS—please make sure that you have full length socks.  NO CANVAS SHOES OR SNEAKERS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED!
·         Wear a sleeved t-shirt and shorts, if possible. The temperature may also warrant wearing more layers.
·         Although students should eat a proper breakfast, doughnuts and OJ will be provided at the school.  PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that you drink plenty of water BEFORE we start the parade AND visit the restrooms when we return after the parade.
·         Young ladies and gentlemen with longer hair are asked to pull their hair back for a better presentation and to provide maximum cooling.
·         Students will be fully participating in the Homecoming football game and halftime show.
·         Following the halftime show, all band participants will be treated to a luncheon and beverages by the Music Boosters. Orders for lunch should have already been submitted through a Google form.

The Select Choir and the band will be providing a few songs before the game. The Select Choir will sing the "Star Spangled Banner."

All during the game, the Music Boosters will be selling sunglasses and Apple Crisp.  Please remember that if you committed to making a tray of Apple Crisp, that you please follow the recipe that was provided with the pan.

Although all of this will be exhausting, it should also be a whole lot of fun!  Come and find out for yourself!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Outstanding Weather and Appearance at Autumnfest Parade

Monday, October 10, 2016 was a school holiday for most, but not for the BHS Band.  Students gathered at 7:00 AM to don their marching uniforms, drill a bit, and head to Woonsocket for the 37th annual Autumnfest Parade.  The band was greeted all along the parade route with grateful recognition of their marching maneuvers, especially the reversals, and their playing.  Special thanks goes to our parent volunteers Lisa Cash, Mary Lou Lamberto, Kristen Raimond and Lee & Mr. O'Connor, Beth Ullucci and Deb Schionning.  Thanks also to band alumni Mikayla Fernandez and Kayla O'Connor and Select Choir member Julliette Ayotte.  But the greatest credit belongs to our Drum Majors Jillian Cash  and Michaela Casey who led the group with effortless elegance.  Congratulations to all on a job WELL DONE!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Disney Trip February 20-24, 2017 is ON!!

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Have a Magical Day with many more to come!