8th Grader Info
2017-2018 Berkner High School Band
Calendar of Events for Incoming Students
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Berkner High School Band Hall
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
We will reveal the 2017 Marching Production of the Mighty Ram Band! ALL are invited including parents!
Saturday, May 6 SUPER SATURDAY
8:30 am — 1:30 pm at the Berkner Band Hall
- Wear athletic shoes, athletic shorts & T shirt.
- Bring instruments (percussion bring mallet bags)
- Arrive fed with a large jug of iced water
We will feed all students lunch!
Parent performance at 1:30 in the Berkner Band Hall.
Fri, May 12 & Sat, May 13
KICK-OFF CAMP at BHS:
Required of ALL band members.
Friday 5/12 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 5/13 8:30am to 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 13 KICK-OFF CONCERT
in BHS Gym – 5:30 PM
WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS throughout the summer.
June 7 through July 19 : Join Mr. Schayot for an OPTIONAL workout each Wednesday 7am-8am.
A GREAT way to get in shape over the summer!
Mon, July 17 thru Fri, July 21 : PERCUSSION & COLOR GUARD CAMP at Berkner : For percussion & color guard only.
Specific times to be communicated at a later date.
Monday, July 31 FIRST DAY OF SUMMER BAND FOR EVERYONE! Please plan summer vacations and other activities during June and July.
We rehearse daily in August, Monday through Friday.
Daily schedule is typically 7:00AM-4PM
July 31-Aug 5 (Mon-Sat) DRILL WEEK! This is when we learn a large segment of our marching production.
Aug 7-12 (Mon-Sat) Continued drill week!
Mon, Aug 14 through Fri, Aug 18 : More band, but with a reduced schedule.
Attendance is critical! (Note that we rehearse on Saturday morning!) Students who are absent during drill weeks are still welcome in the Berkner Band, but they will not be eligible for spots in the contest show.
Wednesday, Aug 2 Uniform fitting & band registration (evening)
Friday, Aug 4 Berkner Band Picnic (evening at SpringPark)
Monday, August 21 RISD FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Berkner Band Trip 2018
March 7 - March 14, 2018
(over the first half of RISD Spring Break 2018)
Disney World, Universal Studios
& Universal's Islands of Adventure:
Includes one day with Park-to-Park Ticket aboard Hogwarts Express to experience both Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter (Hogsmeade & Diagon Alley)
Includes Four Disney Park days experiencing Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios
More info soon on anticipated trip price and hotel information!