Friday, February 27, 2009

Directions to Lake Orion HS

For parents who may want to watch BHS or Norup students perform at MSBOA District Band Festival:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Distict Band Festival Schedule Announced

The times have just been released for the BHS and Norup bands participating in MSBOA District IV Band Festival. Soon to come will be an exact busing schedule for each group. Please see below:

Saturday, March 14 (at Lake Orion High School)
9:30 AM: Berkley High School Concert Band
1:10 PM: Berkley High School Symphonic Band

Saturday, March 21 (at Lake Orion High School)
8:55 AM: Norup Int'l School 7th Grade Band
11:30 AM: Norup Int'l School 8th Grade Band

I am in need of 2 chaperones to ride the bus with both the BHS Symphonic Band on the 14th, and 2 parents to ride the bus with the 8th grade band on the 21st. Please contact Mr. Shaw at (248) 837-8119, or by email at if you are available to help.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Solo and Ensemble Participants

On February 6-7, a number of Berkley High School band students competed at District IV Solo and Ensemble Festival in Clarkston. I'm very proud to say that all students who participated received division I or II ratings.

The following students received Division I (outstanding) ratings:

--Megan MacDonald: Flute solo
--Rachel Barth: Clarinet solo
--Anna Dimanin: Trumpet solo
--Megan Gilson: Flute solo
--Nick Rifel: Trumpet solo
--Daniel Okun: Tuba solo
--Anna Dimanin & Nick Rifel: Trumpet duet

The following students received Division II ratings:

--Matt Germaine: Trombone solo
--Joylene Jabboori-Ryan: Flute solo
--Matt Germaine, Stephen Tryban & Jeremy Hermann: Trombone trio
--Anna Dimanin, Nick Rifel, Tim Higle & Mark Jones: Brass quartet

Those students who received a I will now go on to represent BHS at State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 28th. Wish them luck! And thank you to all who competed--you make our program better!

Monday, February 2, 2009

NYC Health Form

Here's the pdf of the health form for the April NYC trip. This needs to be turned in to the band room mailbox ASAP.