Band News for the Week of 10/9


Info on the HS band’s weekend performance, band booster meeting, low brass lessons, and the upcoming middle school Fall Concert all in this week’s newsletter.

SHAMROCK MARCHING BAND TAKES 1ST AND ALL CAPTIONS (CLASS C) AT VICKSBURG MARCHING INVITATIONAL!

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HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our High School Marching Band! They performed admirably and walked away with ALL the trophies for Class C. We scored a 79.2. We took caption awards for Music, Marching, Color Guard, and Percussion. These kids are AWESOME!We have two local competitions this week. MSBOA-Niles on Wednesday (10/12) and Lakeshore on Saturday (10/15). PLEASE COME AND CHEER US ON!

A special invitation to parents/friends/community members: Please join us at Sylvester Stadium this Tuesday night for our “Pre Festival Run-Thru”. Toward the end of our regular rehearsal, we will be doing a complete run of our show, REDEMPTION. I would like to give you all a preview of our show and “coach” you on some places you can help out the band. I hope to see many of you out there! We will begin around 8:00 or so.

Rehearsal Tuesday night for students is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Shamrock Marching Band

Shamrock Marching Band

Wednesday (MSBOA Festival at Niles) General admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens. There is also a $15 family rate for parent(s) and their children. Programs will cost $1.00.

1:07-2:38: Rehearsal during class

Load trailer immediately at the end of school day

Stay after school – Dinner provided

4:30: All athletes need to be in the band room, Dress in full uniform

4:50: Load bus

5:00: Depart BSHS

5:30: Arrive at Niles HS

6:00: Warm up

6:15: Move to stadium

6:30: Performance

Watch Buchanan, Edwardsburg, and Niles

7:30: Awards

8:00: Depart Niles

8:30: Arrival back to BSHS

Friday rehearsal as normal.

Night on Bald Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain

Saturday (LAKESHORE Marching Invitational) General admission is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens. Programs will be available for $3.00.

4:15pm: Call time at BSHS band room

4:30: Run through on field

5:15: Load Trailer/Full Uniform

5:45: Load Bus

5:55: Depart BSHS

6:15: Arrival Lakeshore HS

6:45: Warmup

7:15: Move to stadium

7:30: Performance

7:45: Return to bus/put away instruments/hats/gauntlets/gloves – put on raincoats (warmth + protection against spills)

8:15: Watch Kenowa Hills, Byron Center, Portage Central, Lakeshore (concession stand available – bring $ if you want)

9:15: Awards

9:45 Depart Lakeshore HS

10:00: Arrival @ BSHS

MSBOA FESTIVAL @ NILES HIGH SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12TH, 6:30PM

1441 EAGLE STREET

NILES, MI


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Warming Up

Warming Up

School/Performance Time

Brandywine 4:45

Cassopolis 5:00

Bridgman ­ 5:15

River Valley 5:30

15 Minute Break

New Buffalo­ 6:00

Watervliet 6:15

Berrien Springs 6:30

Buchanan 6:45

Edwardsburg 7:00

Niles 7:15

Awards 7:30

BAND BOOSTER MEETING TOMORROW (MONDAY – 10/10/16)

BAND BOOSTER MEETING

MONDAY, OCT. 10TH, 7PM

SYLVESTER AVENUE

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MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

We have our first concert coming up! This is going to be a fun evening for our middle school students! A hard-copy letter will go home Tuesday, but here are the details so you can begin planning:WHO: 6th, 7th, 8th grade bands and HS Jazz Band

WHAT: The first concert of the year!

WHERE: Middle School Gymnasium

WHEN: Thursday, October 27th

· Students need to be in the Middle School band room at 6:30pm.

· The concert begins at 7pm in the Middle School gym.

UNIFORM: Students can wear a costume or all black clothes (including black shoes!) No blood/gore or weapons allowed. Masks must be removed for performance purposes.

Students are required to attend and participate in this concert and must stay for the entire concert. Part of being in band is listening to, supporting, and evaluating other groups.

6th grade band will perform pieces from their books – they should play #12 for you this weekend – insist on hearing it! (They’re doing great!)

Here is a link to the pieces 7th grade band is currently working on. They should listen and play along with the recordings.

Here is the 8th grade link to their pieces. “March of the Irish Guard” was not available on that site, so you can listen to it here.

LOW BRASS AND FRENCH HORN LESSON AVAILABILITY

Mr. Adam Emeigh, our Low Brass instructor for HS band camp, is available to give lessons to trombone, baritone, tuba, and French horn players of all ages. He will be at the middle school on Monday evenings starting at 4:30pm. He is charging $15 a half hour (this is a STEAL for a teacher of his caliber). Right now he has students booked for 4:30 and 5. He is available beginning at 5:30.Adam earned his degree from Central Michigan University in music education. He is a tuba player originally, but has specialized in all low brass (and Horn) for the past 8 years. He has taught in Odessa, Texas (home of Friday Night Lights); Pasadena, Texas; Hiroshima, Japan; and South Bend, Indiana. He is currently teaching at Grissom Middle School in the PHM district in Mishawaka, Indiana.

If you want to take lessons, or want your student to take lessons, please email me ASAP at krosselit@homeoftheshamrocks.org. I highly recommend his skills as a music educator and private lesson teacher.


About Kelly Rosselit

Kelly Rosselit is the band director for the Berrien Springs Public Schools. She is in her 9th year of teaching; this is her 5th at Berrien Springs. She holds a Master's degree in Oboe Performance from Central Michigan University as well as two undergraduate degrees in music education and music performance. She has performed with the St. Joseph Municipal Band, Andrews Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra, and Midland Players. She lives in Niles with her husband, Chris, who is a middle school science teacher for the PHM district in Indiana. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, quilting, and binging entire seasons of tv shows on Netflix.

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