Hello Band Families,
Now that marching season is over, things slow down quite a bit and that includes emails. I will send one out monthly with brief, informational emails as needed. The entire month of November is on the calendar below and of course, everything is fluid so keep an eye out for changes. For now, please note that students in Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will have 2-3 rehearsals at 7 am before their winter concert (December 11th) in order to integrate the percussion and wind sections. These will be announced in class approximately one week before the rehearsal.
After the spring semester starts, we will have a good grasp on who is not in the concert band and those families will be removed from the main email list but will be notified when we have the end of the year band awards ceremony, etc. As always, feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions.
Anyone interested in Winter Guard should contact Ms. Bock about dates. We will be holding some clinics in the beginning of November for those interested. Strong movement skills are encouraged and would suggest getting with a color guard member to learn the warm-up exercises before we start to get a grasp of what is being asked. All skills will be taught for the show, the correct attitude and work ethic are needed to make this competitive group successful. Any student in attendance at BVSW is welcome to audition, more information will be going out through the school. Check out the color guard Instagram, BVSWColorguard, for all social media posts as well as a link to the sign-up sheet for winter guard in the bio link.
SCRIP- Fall Ordering for Physical Gift Cards
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We are accepting orders through Monday, December 2nd for physical gift cards purchased at www.ShopWithScrip.com. Orders will be released and processed for delivery on or around the December 11th Winter Concert.
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New to Scrip? To start the registration process, go to http://www.bvswband.org/scrip.html Note: Please allow 3-5 business days for Online Payment (PrestoPay) enrollment. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Magee.
NOVEMBER IN BAND
Tue Nov 5
7pm Band Booster Meeting, BVSW Orchestra Room
Thu Nov 7
BUTTER BRAID ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY
Sat Nov 9
7am-3pm ECKMEA Auditions, Olathe East HS
Fri Nov 22
Butter Braids delivered to band room. Will be asking for volunteers to help with distribution.
Immediately after school
Have a great month,