Tuesday, November 28

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful break. I wanted to express my gratitude for the numerous compliments received regarding the band's performance at the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

As we kick off pep band season, our first performance went off without a hitch. This Saturday, we'll be playing for Toys for Tots in the Westland Mall parking lot at 9 AM. It won't take too long, and I hope those who volunteered a few weeks ago are still able to participate.

Looking ahead, the WIU performance is scheduled for next Thursday at 7:30 PM in Macomb, Illinois, in the COFAC Recital Hall of Western Illinois University. Please take note of the timeline for the event.

Additionally, mark your calendars for our holiday concert on Sunday, December 10th, at 3:30 PM in the BHS Gym. Following that, our holiday jazz concert is set for December 18th at 7 PM in the ESMS Auditorium. Your continued commitment is appreciated, and I look forward to our upcoming performances.

WIU Timeline

4:00 PM - Leave BHS

5:00 - 5:15 PM - Arrive at WIU

5:30 - 6:15 PM - Rehearsal with Burlington in COFAC

6:15 - 6:30 PM - Transition (chairs and stands)

6:30- 6:40 PM - WIU Wind Ensemble with Mr. Murphy conducting

6:45 - 6:55 PM - Sleigh Ride with Mr. Murphy conducting

7:00 PM - Reset stage for Burlington (doors open)

7:20 PM - Burlington on-stage warmup/tuning

7:30 PM - Concert

10:00 PM - Arrive at BHS

Tuesday, November 7

Honor Band season is quickly approaching. There are sign-up sheets on my office window.  SEIBA requires an in-person audition, Western Illinois University requires a chair placement audition after you are chosen, and the University of Iowa honor band has an online form that you must take care of yourself. 

Monday, November 6

BHS Music students have an exciting opportunity to attend the Civic Music Student Performance of "One Night In Memphis" this Friday. To join, interested students should sign up on my office window by the end of the day this Wednesday.

The Holiday Parade (Nov. 25)and pep band are right around the corner. Please inform me if you'll be out of town for the holiday. Band students are encouraged to participate in 6 pep band events, and some even choose to perform at all of them, which is truly fantastic. The gray pep band is designated for 9/11 students, while the purple one is for 10/12 students. However, students can opt to attend the night that best fits their schedule.

Additionally, the performance at Western Illinois University is still scheduled for December 7th. Expect more information from them in the coming days, so please stay tuned for updates.

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