2017 Spring Banquet

It’s that time of year again where we get together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our fabulous students.   The annual Spring Banquet is Saturday, May 6th.  Please see the attached invitation for all of the details.   Other guests and family members are also welcome to attend.  This is a ticketed event.  It…

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Honor Band Opportunities – Spring 2017

Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State University has put out their Honor Band information.  It is structured such that the student “applies” online and includes my email address (jsouder@mcssk12.org) so that I can then make a recommendation once everyone has applied.  JSU is a fantastic university with a booming band program – like most Alabama universities,…

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Important Reminder – Mattress Sale Fundraiser

Time is passing fast for us to promote our Mattress Sale fundraiser – this is by far the easiest fundraiser we’ve ever tried.  We don’t have to do anything except get the word out and talk it up, finding people who need or want a mattress.  Attached is the flyer people should bring to the sale, with…

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Audition Results

2017 Buckhorn High School Symphonic Band Chair Placement Audition Results *Scores below 80% are not listed for confidentiality purposes *Highest possible score for Winds is 155 and for Percussion is 220, students receive up to 5 extra points for playing an extra octave on the 3 major scales and the chromatic scale. Flutes (14) 169…

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Auditions

I hope everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday break!  As you know, we will be holding chair/ensemble auditions when students return to school.  Please refer to the below schedule to be able to anticipate when students will be auditioning.  Please remember: auditions will be held during class AND after school, therefore if a student…

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2017 Spring Band Placement/Chair Audition Requirements

January 4-10 during AND after school “SELECT” MAJOR SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS (TBA): C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G (You might think of flats as their enharmonic sharps – i.e. Gb = F#) (suggested tempo = 120bpm in eighth notes – All-State style preferable) Scale sheets can be found and…

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Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps Opportunity

A few weeks ago, I sent out information about World Class Drum Corps audition/experience opportunities.  Those can be difficult for most students as one would have to travel a long distance to attend the clinics and actual auditions.  The below opportunity, however, is very accessible for students, whether they just want to see what it’s…

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Cookie Dough (and more) Sale Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again: COOKIE DOUGH SALE! The cookie dough order forms are here, so be sure to start picking out your favorite flavors.The sale ends November 11th. 40% off the sales goes towards your students accounts.  Please write checks to BHS Band in black or blue ink. There are extra selections this…

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Symphonic Honor Band Opportunities

Please see the information below concerning great honor band opportunities. I highly encourage ANY students to sign-up and try for these opportunities, whether a student thinks he or she is capable. University of Alabama Honor Band Festival High School February 2-5, 2017  – Applications Deadline: November 28 Registration for the 32nd Annual High School Honor Band Festival…

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BHS Veteran’s Program

If you haven’t seen the BHS Veteran’s Day Program information, please help us share it to anyone you know.  We want to honor ALL of our nation’s veterans, as we know many of them do not get the salute and welcome they deserve when they come home.  Our band students of course will be performing…

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