Happy New School Year Band Families,
We are well on our way to having a great year. The band has a good amount of the show on the field for this time of year and they have been working hard on creating a great production!
If you haven’t heard the good news by now, both the Wind Ensemble and our Saxophone Ensemble have been invited to perform at the Kansas Music Educators State Convention on Friday, February 22. Each year, select ensembles are auditioned via a blind recording process with a maximum of two entries per school; both BVSW applications proved to be some of the best in the state and are a huge projection of how hard our students work at being great musicians.
Please see the information below regarding the upcoming band events. Thank you for your continued patience with our Charms (band administration app) email issue. As email servers began to update security, Charms had difficulty keeping up with the pace. To stay in the loop, please check the website often and make sure you have subscribed to the Band Boosters (Parents) and BVSW Band (students) REMIND101 – directions are below.
See you all at back to school night!
Mr. Lesando and Ms. Bock
PARENT PREVIEW: SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
-8:00 AM-12 NOON: Student Rehearsal
-12 NOON: Parents/family/friends invited to preview the marching show, followed by lunch in the Commons provided by 2 GUYS AND A GRILL
-Lunch is FREE for Band and Color Guard students, and $5 for everyone else
-Menu is burgers, dogs, veggie burgers, chips, water
-Spirit Wear, Compression, Marching Shoes, Gloves available for pick-up
-Band Fee #3 ($200) is due. . .final payment! Payable to: BVSWBB, Memo: Pymt 3 plus Student Name. Please check your email if you are expecting credit from Script or Amazon Smile to get final payment info.
Students must submit orders by Friday, August 24; turn in envelope even if no orders. Pick Up orders on Saturday, September 22, 8am-Noon in the BVSW parking lot at 175th St & Quivira.
Concession stand volunteering for PTO
We have been awarded several PTO grants recently that help with our band operations and expenses. Let's support the PTO by volunteering to help with their concessions. Click here to sign up!
We are still in need of a parent volunteer or two to take photos at our football games and competitions this year. If you are interested please contact Mr. Lesando or Greg DeYoung if you are interested.
PARENT COMMUNICATION TO-DO'S
Become familiar with the multiple channels we post information:
– Website: www.bvswband.org
– Facebook: search for @bvswband or go to https://www.facebook.com/bvswband
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandbvsw
– Check the calendar frequently or sync your phone with our “Charms” calendar. http://www.bvswband.org/calendar.html
– Sign up for “Remind101” texts. PARENTS text message @mrlesando to 81010 or type rmd.at/mrlesando into computer or tablet web browser
FRI, AUG 24, 5:30-9:00 PM - GREEN and WHITE Football Scrimmage
FRI, AUG 31 - FIRST FOOTBALL GAME AND SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT
THUR, Sept 27 - 7 PM Band Booster Meeting
THUR, Oct 18 - 7 PM Band Booster Meeting