Good morning all,


I hope you all had a wonderful week last week.  As we gear up for break, the next two weeks see some significant schedule changes.



Tuesday – February 6th

            7:00 a.m – Morning band

            5:45 p.m – Pep Band

  • We will be joined by some members of the 8th grade band at this game! This has become an annual tradition where we invite the 8th graders to come participate with us in a game so they can get a feel for high school life. They will be doing a “meet and greet” with some band members at 5. We hope you can come welcome them to the BHS family!


Wednesday – February 7th

            7:00 a.m – Concert Band Trumpet sectionals!!!

  • This is a new, weekly event where we have a sectional for 40 minutes followed by some form of breakfast. Last week was our first one. Even if your student arrives by bus and comes in late, they should feel free to attend. PLEASE encourage them to come to this event.

            4:45 p.m – Tuesday Prime Jazz

            6:00 p.m – Tuesday Jazz

            6:30 p.m – Music Boosters meeting in the keyboard lab!


Thrusday – February 8th

            7:00 a.m – Morning Band

            5:30 p.m – Thrusday Jazz Sectionals (brass and rhythm)

            6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz


Tuesday – February 13th

            7:00 p.m – Morning band

            4:45 p.m – Tuesday Prime Jazz

            6:00 p.m – Tuesday Jazz


Wednesday – February 14th

            7:00 a.m – Concert Band Trumpet Sectionals


Thursday – February 15th

            7:00 a.m – Morning band

            5:30 p.m – Thrusday Jazz Sectionals (brass and rhythm)

            6:00 p.m – Thursday Jazz




As I am sure most of you know, Course Sign-Up’s for next year will began last Thursday. This is a super exciting time for everyone involved because it means looking ahead to all of the potential for next year!  I always try to remind our students that they should put WIND ENSEMBLE as their very first sign up option. This ensures that they get it scheduled first.  We have had tremendous success this year and I am so pleased with the success of our students so far! My hope is that we can continue to have everyone involved.




There is a good chance that at least one of the basketball teams will make the state basketball tournament this year! Firstly, congrats to all our basketball players who are also band members! We are so proud of you!


The state basketball game is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st at the Civic Center in Portland. The times have NOT been announced as of yet (or, at least, haven’t been communicated with me).  The band will travel with the team to Portland to support them in the quest for the gold ball! Please, tell your students to get this date to employers NOW so we can make sure our department is represented to the best of our abilities!




There will be a music boosters meeting THIS Wednesday at 6:30 in the keyboard lab. We will be discussing our upcoming mattress sale fundraiser as well as a few dine-out fundraisers we will be having in the community. PLEASE make every effort to be there.



I believe that is all that I have for this week. As always, thank you all for everything you do to support music education in our community. We are very lucky to have such a strong and supportive community that values the performing arts. Thank you for having your students involved and for continuing to encourage their musical endeavors.


Have a wonderful week.


~ Mike