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We have a big week coming up!  The marching band schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday, September 18, and Thursday, September 21
Regular practice schedule (drumline/guard, 5:45 - 8:30; woodwinds/brass, 6:15 - 8:30)

Tuesday, September 19
   Homecoming pep fest - be in the band room by 7:30 am.

Friday, September 22
Homecoming tour, all day! Students should be in the band room by 7:00 am.  Due to the warm weather in the forecast, we may be wearing our parade uniform of marching band t-shirt and shorts.  The uniform decision will be made Thursday night.  We WILL be in full uniforms for the football game, so please  DON'T FORGET YOUR MARCHING BAND SHOES AND LONG BLACK SOCKS!  Here is the schedule for the day: 

    8:00 am      Metcalf Middle School
    9:15 am      Nicollet Middle School
    10:15 am    Eagle Ridge Middle School
    11:15 am    Lunch at Old Country Buffet (provided by Band Boosters)
    1:00 pm      Rahn Elementary
    1:45 pm      Sky Oaks Elementary
    2:30 pm      Return to BHS

Parents are invited to follow the band for any or all performances and join us at lunch (at your own expense)!

Football game - normal game day schedule (posted below).

Football game information
It takes a LOT of parental assistance to make things run smoothly on game nights!  If you are interested in volunteering, please check out this SIGNUP GENIUS link!  All job details are included in the signup.  THANK YOU for your help - you are all amazing!

Football game day schedule:
3:30 - 5:00            Rehearsal
5:00 - 6:00            Pizza dinner, provided by Band Boosters
6:00 - 6:30            Change into uniforms; warm up
6:30                       Pep music and drumline show on the plaza outside the stadium
6:50                       Pregame performance of America medley on the football field
7:00                       Football game begins
End of the game    The band will play in the stands upon completion of the game, followed by the drumline show on the plaza outside the stadium.

Game reminders:  Wear your gray marching band t-shirt under your uniform and be sure to have long black socks and your marching shoes!

Remind Text Service
It is strongly recommended that everyone - students and parents alike - signs up for our Remind text service. Text @blazemb17 to 81010 to receive updates and info regarding such things as unforeseen schedule changes via text.

The district activity sign-up and fee, which has replaced the MSHSL form, should be paid via the below link to ISD 191 FeePay. This is the same site for adding funds to a student's lunch account.  If you are already registered for Meal Plan FeePay, you can use the same login information to pay an activity fee.  If you are not registered for FeePay, you will need to create a profile. Instructions can be found at the bottom of this page.  


If you have any questions, please contact one of the directors or coordinators.  Contact info is posted below.

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Marching Band 2017

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Marching Band Leadership!

Field Conductor

Maddie Stuart

Mikayla Hughes

Elly Armstrong

Baritone                                        Clarinet                                         Color Guard         

Ian Appold                                      Anna Alvey                               Aviva Leverty
                                                       Hannah Appold                              Haley Boekhoff

Flute                                              Percussion                                   Saxophone           
Kristine Brinkman                          Sammie Stadick                         Caleb Hubbard     
                                                        Laura Stauffer                                                          

Trombone                                     Trumpet                                      Tuba
Tyler McDonald                              Will Trussell                                   Garrett Riedesel
                                                       Joy Grittner


Contact Us

Head Directors:                                                   
Keith French -                  
Paul Connell -

Molly Holmes -
Linda Schmeichel -

Brass/Woodwinds Instructors:
Nick Armstrong -
Sara Baumbauer -
Dr. Josh Becker -

Drumline Instructors:
Matt Schmeichel -
Jordan Wein -

Color Guard Instructor:
Craig Thiltgen -

Band Boosters Treasurer:
Stacy Hakanson -
Pam Voigt



Be sure to like our Facebook page.  There will be photos and other fun things posted throughout the season!

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