band Announcements

Updated October 4, 2022

BOA Prosper Marching Contest

CLICK HERE FOR ITINERARY

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INTO & LISTING OF COMPETING BANDS


Here is our daily schedule for the next three weeks:


THIS WEEK

Tues Oct 4

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band rehearsal

6:15 PM Jazz Band performs at Yale Elementary

6:30 PM Drumline performs at Jess Harben Elementary

Wed Oct 5

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band rehearsal

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Inspired Performers

Thurs Oct 6

7:00 AM to 8:15 AM Full Band rehearsal;

GAMEDAY TODAY! Wear black marching shoes and black socks to 7am rehearsal.

Change into jeans & show shirt after 7am rehearsal for pep rally.

Bring black thin or compression shorts in a small duffel for after school.

Stay after school for Gameday meal & bus loading. No one leaves campus.

ALL STUDENTS stay through 1st period;

9:15 AM Seniors head to Main Gym for Senior Class photo

10:00 AM Pep Rally

7:00 PM Kickoff at Ram-Wildcat Stadium at Lake Highlands HS

11:15 PM Estimated parent pick-up at Berkner Band Hall

Fri Oct 7

No classes


THE WEEK AHEAD

Mon Oct 10

No classes, but YES... we rehearse in the morning!

7:00 AM to 10:30 AM SPECIAL BOA Marching Rehearsal for FULL BAND

Our Drill Designer will be flying in for this special rehearsal!

Tues Oct 11

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band rehearsal

6:30 PM BABC Board meeting

Wed Oct 12 PSAT DAY at BHS

No morning rehearsal

Inspired moved to Thursday this week

Thurs Oct 13

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band CHOREOGRAPHY rehearsal

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Inspired Performers

Fri Oct 14

ELIGIBILITY CHECK for 9th week of 1st 9 weeks

7:00 AM to 8:15 AM Full Band rehearsal

GAMEDAY TODAY! Wear black marching shoes and black socks to 7am rehearsal.

Bring black band shirt (NOT SHOW SHIRT), black thin or compression shorts in a small duffel for after school.

Stay after school for Gameday meal & bus loading. No one leaves campus.

7:00 PM Kickoff at Ranger Stadium v Jesuit HS

12345 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75244

11:30 PM Estimated parent pick-up at Berkner Band Hall

Sat Oct 15

BOA DALLAS MARCHING CONTEST

at Prosper ISD Children's Health Stadium

6:15 AM arrival at Berkner Band Hall

11:00 AM performance time

Click HERE for ticket info and listing of competing bands

Parents are encouraged to attend this special event!


UIL WEEK

Mon Oct 17

9:00 AM Sym I & battery performs for JH students in BHS Auditorium

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Full Band rehearsal

Tues Oct 18

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band rehearsal

9:00 AM Sym I & battery performs for JH students in BHS Auditorium

Wed Oct 19 UIL CONTEST DAY

No early morning rehearsal

1:10 PM Head to band hall after 4th period

8:30 PM Performance

CLICK HERE for the UIL Itinerary

Thurs Oct 20

No early morning rehearsal

Fri Oct 21

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Full Band rehearsal

No football game this week

Sat Oct 22 Duncanville Marching Invitational

7:15 AM arrival at band hall

12:00 PM performance time

CLICK HERE for the DMI Itinerary


LOOKING WAY, WAY AHEAD

Mon Oct 24

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Marching Band rehearsal

Tues Oct 25

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Marching Band rehearsal

6:30 PM BABC board meeting

Wed Oct 26

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Marching Band rehearsal

Thurs Oct 27

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Marching Band rehearsal

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Special clinician Inspired Performers

Fri Oct 28 SENIOR NIGHT

7:00 AM to 8:15 AM Marching Band rehearsal

10:00 AM BHS Pep Rally

GAMEDAY TODAY! Wear black marching shoes and black socks to 7am rehearsal.

Change into jeans & show shirt after 7am rehearsal for pep rally.

Bring black thin or compression shorts in a small duffel for after school.

Stay after school for Gameday meal & bus loading. No one leaves campus.

ALL STUDENTS stay through 1st period;

7:00 PM Kickoff at Ram-Wildcat Stadium at Lake Highlands HS

8:00 PM Perform UIL contest show & honor Senior class 2023 during halftime

8:30 PM Load trucks & buses and depart the game after halftime to prepare for Area Contest!

9:45 PM Estimated parent pick-up at Berkner

STUDENTS ARE TO GO STRAIGHT HOME & SLEEP!


Sat Oct 29 AREA UIL Marching Contest

Tentative 9:00 AM Performance time

Tentative DRAFT Itinerary for the contest day

band Announcements


Hello Berkner Band Families!


All four marching contest itineraries are posted below. Area UIL contest itinerary for October 29 is a draft version, until after Region UIL Contest where all qualifying bands named will move on to the Area Level. Berkner's "draw" for Area contest is approximately 9am, so it will be an extremely early morning. Since Area is the State Qualifier, the Berkner Band would leave the Varsity Football game after halftime on Friday, October 28th in order to get the students home and asleep for the early call time. Since it is Senior Night on Oct.28, the Berkner Band will march its UIL marching production and honor its Senior Class 2023 during halftime, and then pack up and head back to BHS. RISD is lengthening halftime for this special occasion on Oct.28.

BOA ITINERARY


UIL ITINERARY


DUNCANVILLE ITINERARY


AREA UIL ITINERARY


In preparation for BOA Prosper Marching Contets, we will be rehearsing on Monday, October 10 from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM, even though there are no classes on that day. ALL families should make advance plans to have their student in FULL attendance that day, as our Drill Designer for the marching band show is flying in that day to work with YOUR student!


There is ANOTHER “No Pass, No Play” eligibility check at the end of the 1st nine weeks on Friday, October 14th. Students will need to earn grades in all classes of 70 or above in order to remain eligible after this “snapshot” at 4:10 PM on Oct.14. Students in jeopardy of earning a failing grade will attend one after school and one before school tutoring session with their teacher each week for the next two weeks.


  • THIS WEEK, on Tuesday Oct.4 the jazz band performs at Yale Elementary for National Night Out at 6:15 PM and the Drumline performs at Jess Harben Elementary for National Night Out at 6:30 PM

  • Woodwinds and Brass have new choreography that is made WAY more comfortable on their knees if they wear knee pads. “Sport Knee Pads” should be worn at each rehearsal, and can be purchased at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Academy, etc.

  • Marching Contest season is almost here, and we are needing more WATER DONATIONS made on behalf of the Berkner Mighty Ram Band! We are ready for donations this week to start stocking our supply! Simply purchase a case of small (8oz) bottles and/or a case of standard bottles (16.9oz) and drop them off in the green water donation corrals outside the Berkner Band Hall when you drop off or pick up your band student!.

  • Now that Pancake Breakfast is in the rear-view mirror… it is time to focus in on the Cowboys Gameday Experience Raffle!

    • Each raffle ticket is to be sold for $20 each.

    • Once the student sells a ticket, the patron writes their name and contact information on the ticket stub. The student tears off the stub and the patron keeps the ticket. The student places the completed stub and the money in an envelope with their name on it, and drops the envelope in the band hall safe!

    • We are asking each student to have their three stubs and $60 in the band safe on Tuesday, Oct.25th.


  • Dallas Cowboys Gameday Experience winner will receive:

  • 4 tickets to Thanksgiving Day game Nov.24, 2022 between Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants

  • Parking Pass at AT&T Stadium for gameday Nov.24

  • $150 Visa Gift Card

  • Signed and framed Dak Prescott jersey (with certificate of authenticity)

  • Winning ticket will be announced on October 28 at halftime of the Berkner HS Football Game at Ram Wildcat Stadium 7:00 PM! Winner needs not be present to win.


  • Marching Contest season is approaching! Here are our marching contests in October. These are ALL DAY events, and are MANDATORY attendance for ALL STUDENTS in band & colorguard.

    • BOA Prosper: Saturday October 15, 2022

      • Located at Prosper ISD Children’s Health Stadium

      • 11:00 AM performance time

      • Likely will be a 5:00 AM arrival at Berkner that morning to warm-up and load buses

      • If Berkner Band makes finals, we would perform again after 7:00 PM, and arrive home around midnight.

      • Parents are encouraged to attend this awesome event!

    • UIL Contest: Wednesday October 19, 2022

      • Located at Duncanville High School Panther Stadium

      • 8:30 PM performance time

      • Likely will be an early dismissal from classes that afternoon to load buses

      • No early rehearsal that next morning due to late UIL performance

      • Parents are encouraged to attend this first step in the UIL State Marching Contest circuit.

    • Duncanville Marching Invitational: Saturday October 22, 2022

      • Located at Duncanville High School Panther Stadium

      • 12:00 PM performance time

      • Likely will be 7:00 AM arrival at Berkner that morning to load buses

      • If Berkner Band makes finals, we would perform again after 7:00 PM, and arrive home around midnight.

      • Parents are encouraged to attend this awesome event!

    • UIL Area B Marching Contest: Saturday October 29, 2022

      • Located at Pennington Field Stadium in Bedford

      • Performance time (if qualify) is estimated at 9:00 AM

      • This is an All-Day event, but performance time is contingent upon band placement from Region Contest on Wednesday October 19th.

      • Parents are encouraged to attend this second step in the UIL State Marching Contest circuit.

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Marching Contest 2022 Dates:

Saturday September 17: HEB Drumline Contest (percussion only)

Saturday October 15: BOA Dallas Marching Contest

Wednesday October 19: UIL Marching Contest (at Duncanville Panther Stadium)

Saturday October 22: Duncanville Marching Contest

Saturday October 29: Area Marching Contest

Saturday November 12: Lonestar Drumline Contest (percussion only)

Band calendar 2022-2023

For a complete listing of all band dates for 2022-2023, AND a google calendar that syncs to your device with all dates pre-loaded:

DISNEYWORLD 2023 SPRING BREAK TRIP

Wednesday March 8 through Tuesday March 14, 2023

Students can still sign up to join the trip until October 31, 2022.

Pics from Midwest performance 2019