Monday, July 27, 2009

Calendar Updates

Hello marching band students and parents,

Today is July 27, which means a few things for the marching band. First, we have a music-only rehearsal this Wednesday from 9:30 AM to noon in the BHS band room. I hope to see as many people as possible. Second, we have only three weeks until the start of band camp at Hurley Field. I’m getting very excited to see everyone and start the process of putting together our “Michael Jackson” show. It’s certainly strange what can occur in the world between selecting a show in April and performing it in the fall.

The reason for this email is to alert everyone to a few changes on the calendar. These changes do not affect football games performances, only the fall indoor concerts. The district has been working on a new way of organizing the main calendar. As a result, dates on the original marching band information packet had to be selected before the scheduling process had completed, and thus have changed slightly.

Here are the changes:
--The indoor marching concert scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20th has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
--The marching band lock-in scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23rd has been canceled for that date (there is no school that day for students); every effort will be made to reschedule for a different day.
--The Winter band concert scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15th has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17th.

One addition to the calendar is the OPTIONAL field trip to Ann Arbor for the University of Michigan’s “Band-O-Rama” concert. This is a great evening and it is usually very well attended. This concert will occur on Saturday, Oct. 31st (Halloween) at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. We take buses from BHS and enjoy dinner beforehand. Please add this to your calendar and consider attending.

Can’t wait to see you all soon!


Mr. Shaw