Weekly Band News 8/28


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CALENDAR CHANGE (SORRY AGAIN!)

BandCampThe September 16th football game is cancelled for the band. Cassopolis has decided to hold off on their football field construction until later in the season.There is NO football game on September 9th.

There is NO football game on September 16th.

We will perform at football games on September 2nd, 23rd, 30th, and October 21st.

We will perform at band competitions on October 8th, 12th, 15th, and 22nd.

Friendly Reminder: Tuesday night rehearsals (6:30-8:30pm) are a requirement of this class as outlined in the band handbook.

DRIVER AND LAWNMOWER NEEDED!

The marching band is in need of a driver (preferably with a VERY large truck) to haul our trailer to/from band competitions. The ball size hitch on our trailer is 2 5/16″. We are performing in Vicksburg (Oct. 8), Niles (Oct. 12), Lakeshore (Oct. 15), and East Kentwood (Grand Rapids area, Oct. 22). If you can do one or more of these competitions, please let me know!We have a pit percussion section this year! This is comprised of students at the front of the band that perform on stationary percussion equipment. We have a couple of trailers to haul the equipment but we need a lawnmower or gator-style vehicle to tow it. If you have one of those vehicles that we can borrow for the home football games and competitions, could you please let me know?

BACK TO SCHOOL INFO

UniformsHigh School students need to bring their instruments on the first day of school (in case we have a pep rally).Middle School students do NOT need to bring their instruments on the first day of school.

MS students who are doing band AND choir will come to BAND on Tuesday, September 6th. You will receive a band/choir calendar to keep at home that first week.

7th grade band students will need to buy the Standard of Excellence Book 2 (blue cover) for their instrument. You can purchase the regular version for about $7. The enhanced version with the CD will be around $11. You can find the book online at Amazon or locally at Quinlan & Fabish or Meyer Music stores.

6th grade band parents/students will have a beginning band meeting on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm in the middle school cafeteria. We will discuss instrument rentals and requirements. Please save this date!

1ST HOME FOOTBALL GAME

FRIDAY, SEP. 2ND, 6:30PM

SYLVESTER AVENUE

MI


Band call time is 6:30pm. Game starts at 7:30pm. Summer uniform – Band shirt, khaki shorts/capris/pants, athletic shoes.

BAND BOOSTER MEETING

MONDAY, SEP. 12TH, 7PM

SYLVESTER AVENUE

MI


All parents who have a student in band are band boosters! Please come and see what you can do to support our band program. We will discuss some marching band items, but will also discuss fundraisers for the year.

BEGINNING BAND MEETING

THURSDAY, SEP. 15TH, 6:30PM

BERRIEN SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL, BERRIEN COUNTY, MI, UNITED STATES

MI


Meeting for all families that are starting band this year. The meeting is to discuss instruments, calendar, and requirements for the 2016-2017 year.


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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