Monday, December 8, 2008

Congratulations to Norup Solo and Ensemble Participants!

On Saturday, December 6th, the Norup International Band program was well represented at District IV Solo and Ensemble Festival in Brighton, MI. For the second year in a row, all students who participated received a rating of I or II (on a 5 point scale)--a great accomplishment for the students!

8th grade participants:
--Sydney Oliva: tenor saxophone solo (Rating = I)
--Phillip Ring: alto saxophone solo (Rating = I)

7th grade participants:
--Lauren Boyd, Madison Cross, and Olivia Wood: flute trio (Rating = II)
--Audrey Pittman: flute solo (Rating = I)
--Audrey Pittman, Annika Johnson, Allie Archambault: mixed trio (Rating = I)
--David Pellerito: trombone solo (Rating = I)

Congratulations to all the students!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holiday Lights Parade Reminder

This is a reminder for BHS Marching Band students and parents that the Berkley Holiday Lights Parade will begin at 5:30 PM on Saturday, December 6. Students will need to arrive between 5:00 and 5:15. The starting location is on Thomas St., about a block or two South of 12 mile (just look for the band).

Students must wear the full marching band uniform minus the hat (students can wear whatever warm, winter hat they like instead). Please take care to layer lots of warm clothes under your uniform, and to wear thin gloves under your uniform white gloves. Students are also encouraged to wear either Santa hats or even Christmas lights.

The parade will start promptly at 5:30 and should be done by 6:00 PM at the corner of 12 mile and Coolidge (in front of city hall).

Please call Mr. Shaw if you have any questions (248) 837-8119.

Monday, December 1, 2008

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Check this out--very interesting!

Middle School Solo and Ensemble Rules

If your son or daughter is attending Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, December 6th, please take a look at the following document: