Berrien Springs Band News 10/23

A great end of season run for our high school band and an upcoming middle school band concert all in this week’s edition.  Have a great day!


High School News

The High School Marching Band closed out the competitive season with a fourth place finish and excellence awards in Music and Color Guard at the East Kentwood Marching Invitational. They performed very well and very musically and were a great set of ambassadors for our community. Well done! I will try to get some pictures and performance video uploaded soon.THANK YOU to all the parents that came in early to prepare breakfast, chaperone, transport equipment, and travel to cheer us on. We so appreciate your support. Also, THANK YOU to all the parents and friends that spent time sewing (and re-sewing) the sashes for the band – the visual effect judges LOVED them. THANK YOU to all the parents that travelled to our competitions to help and cheer, who helped feed the band, who helped chaperone and hand out socks/gloves/shoes, and all the other jobs in between. We wouldn’t have had such a fantastic season without YOU!

This week we will wrap up our marching season and begin the transition to concert music. We will be installing a program called “SmartMusic” on their chrome books. This program has been purchased by the school for your student to use this year. You can read up on the program here. It is designed to improve practice at home and give students an immediate assessment of their progress on their music.

Jazz Band students will be performing at the middle school Fall Band Concert this Thursday, October 27. Call time for students is 6:30pm in the middle school gym. The concert will begin at 7pm. Students are allowed to wear costumes or all black. We hope you join us for the debut performance of our 2016/2017 ShamROCK Jazz Ensemble!

Middle School News

It’s CONCERT WEEK!Our middle school bands have been diligently working throughout the fall to prepare music for their first concert of the year!

Date: THURSDAY, October 27, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – call time for students, 7:00pm – concert begins!

Place: Berrien Springs MIDDLE School Gym

Attire: Costumes or all black clothing. Please do not include blood, gore, or weapons in your student’s costume. We want this evening to be lighthearted and fun!

Students need to stay for the entire concert – it’s part of our class to listen to and evaluate performances other than our own.

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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