New Student Info
2017-2018 Berkner High School Band
We will have a second audition for Spring 2018 Band Placement in early December 2017.
WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS are canceled for this summer.
We are getting NEW CARPET in the band hall this summer!
We will not know when this occurs, and as a result will not be able to maintain a regular workout routine like in the past. We'll start back up in Summer 2018!
In the meantime: Try to get up early four days a week and walk briskly or jog four times a week. Get it done before 11 AM to avoid daytime heat.
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!