The Bay Music Boosters has a new Facebook page, so you no longer have to request to join. Please like/follow us, and invite your friends and family to, as well, by going to https://www.facebook.com/Bay-Music-Boosters-101356275015453/
We have been given the go-ahead to resume practice. We will follow the plan we talked through on Thursday night. Click here for the plan. Drumline will meet at 8:30am on Friday, August 7, at Bay High School.
The leadership training originally scheduled for Thursday, August 6, will be moved to Friday, August 7, at 10am. We will notify squad leaders tomorrow sometime. I have contacted the Field commander hopefuls via Remind, and I hope to schedule an audition tomorrow if possible.
Here is the leadership meeting zoom link.
We will have the full groups staggered August 10-14, as discussed. Thanks for everyone’s patience! Go Rockets!
Greetings, Marching Band parents and students,
We are watching the COVID-19 guidelines and the governor’s directives closely to see if it will be safe to proceed with our shortened version of band camp. Some bands in the area have already held camp, and we have gotten good feedback and best practices from them. It will be a last-minute call for us, so that we have the best information to make our decision. On the marching band page is the marching band camp schedule that was emailed last week, along with the pregame music for everyone to start practicing. We will work on marching band music at the beginning of the school year whether we are able to do camp or not.
Focus on learning the “Fight Song”, “Alma Mater”, and “Star Spangled Banner”. Find all of the music for your instrument in the pregame music PDF and see how many parts there are for your instrument. Use the attached part assignment sheet to find out what part you are playing. For example, if there are three trumpet parts in the PDF for “The Star Spangled Banner”, then you need to look at the three-part trumpet column on the part assignment sheet to find your correct part. Depending on each piece, there could be a different number of trumpet parts.
Music for our first show (Green Day) will be coming soon (“Basket Case”, “Welcome to Paradise”, “American Idiot/Boulevard of Broken Dreams”).
If you are a returning member interested in being a squad leader or field commander, please complete the following survey by Friday 7/24: https://forms.gle/PBKue4focoPZuzYC
If you are not interested in this, you do not need to do the survey.
If you have any questions, please email me at Darren.email@example.com.
Greetings to all! I hope this email finds you healthy and enjoying a little sunshine.
I appreciate your patience in getting marching band information out to you with everything going on. Usually, I have the calendar and music out to everyone before the end of the school year… I cannot wait to hear all of the students play again. It will really be something. We are going to do our best to make music in these difficult times.
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, safety is our first priority. Our usual band camp schedule will be abbreviated to make sure we are following health guidelines. See the attached guidelines for health and safety. Face coverings must be worn at all times as long as you are not playing your wind instrument. It is important that we follow these guidelines carefully, as it will allow us to continue to participate together. As things change, we will be following all best practices and guidelines as they emerge.
Below is the schedule for band camp. Please mark your calendars. As we are spending less time together this year, it is important that we are all present during these times. More information on the rest of the season will be shared as available. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Mon-Fri 7/27-7/31 Drumline 8:30am-12:30pm @ BHS (Drumline members only)
Thu 7/30 Field Commander Try-Out 9:00am @ BHS (Field Commander hopefuls only)
Thu 7/30 New Marcher Meeting 6:30pm, Zoom meeting for new marchers and parents of new marchers
This is an informational meeting that will talk through the season so that everyone knows what to expect. All Zoom links to come in a later email. (Students new to marching band and their parents)
Fri 7/31 Zoom Leadership Training 10:00am Zoom Leadership training (Squad Leaders and Field Commanders)
I will be sending out a survey soon about interest in being a Squad Leader or Field Commander.
Fri 7/31 Zoom Meeting for all Marching Band students 11:00am
We will be reviewing the new band camp format and procedures. (All band members)
Mon-Fri 8/3-8/7 Full Band Camp 8:30am-11:00am @ BHS (All band members)
2020 Fall Guidelines for Marching Band and Rockettes: https://baymusicboosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-FALL-GUIDELINES-FOR-MARCHING-BAND-AND-ROCKETTES.pdf
Please update your profiles for the 2020-21 school year so that you are only receiving e-mails about the musical groups that you are interested in or that are specific to your family. If your student is in Marching Band you won’t want to miss the Marching Band emails. If your child is in Choir you won’t want to miss the Choir emails and so on and so on…..Please visit the following link to update your profile: http://baymusicboosters.us7.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=b5ba263e41b7931f65aed873e&id=ecc97ca5ee
Please sign-up for Marching Band Remind Text Alerts. I will be sending out information and updates throughout the summer and fall using this system. Directions are below. In addition, please make (or update) a profile on https://baymusicboosters.com/. We will send weekly updates throughout the season via email set up by this website’s profiles. To Join Remind:
PARENTS ONLYText @bhsmb29230 to 81010
STUDENTS ONLYText @bhsmbwolf to 81010
We are requesting volunteers to help with the laundering of dresses for the choral music department from the 2019-2020 school year. This would require washing the dresses, hanging them, and returning them to the High School in the Fall. All dresses would need to be laundered before the start of the school year. There are three different types of dresses. Specific instructions for each type can be obtained from Mrs.Gess at Devon.Gess@bayschoolsohio.org. Dresses can be picked up from Mrs. Gess, or they can be dropped off at your home. Please provide your home address when signing up. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4ba8a82ea02-choral3
Below is the Symphonic Band list for next year if school and class will be normal. If the classes are set up differently or there is no marching band, it could look different. I did not receive auditions from all students. The band could use more bassoon, tuba, french horn, and trombone players. Some of the woodwind players may need to switch around to find the best instrumentation for the group (i.e. bari. sax and bass clarinet, more tenor saxes). In a normal year, I would listen to any students that wanted to try out again after marching band season to hear if progress has been made. As soon as I know any information about next year, I will let you know. Student health and safety are our primary concern. If you have a question please email me at Darren.email@example.com. Go Rockets!
Elijah Deutschman Ruiz
Look for the Symphonic band results sometime next week. I am still waiting for everyone’s audition videos.
Below is the drumline list for the Fall if school and class will be normal. If the classes are set up differently or there is no marching band, it could look different. If you have a question please email me at Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Kotora * Section leader