Director weekly Newsletter 9/4/17

BYEU Weekly Newsletter

Bernardo Yorba Middle School Instrumental Music Weekly Newsletter


The most successful students have involved parents.

WELCOME BACK to school

“BYEU Weekly Newsletter” is a weekly email to all families involved in the Bernardo Yorba instrumental music program. It contains vital information about our program that will help you plan ahead and stay informed. Look for it every weekend so you know what will be expected during the week.  PLEASE mark it so it does NOT go into your junk/spam mail folder.

THANK YOU – a HUGE thank you to our Booster President Susan Horn and our Booster Board in setting up the Parent Info Night last Tuesday. If you were unable to attend, your student should have brought home a packet of information including a bright yellow calendar of events for the entire year.

If you missed it, links for Contact info and volunteer sign ups are below:

Contact Info:

Volunteer Sign Ups:


We need 16 people each day. Sign up here:

WWW.BYMSMUSIC.ORG – this is your source to find out what is happening as well as the weekly email.   All flyers with performance information will be posted on the website as well.

CONTACT – the best way to contact me is email at

FUNDRAISER: POPCORNOPOLIS 9/7 – 9/21 We will be selling popcorn to kick off the beginning of the year. This fundraiser benefits ALL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STUDENTS AND COLORGUARD. Order forms will go home with students on Thursday, September 7th. It is important that we do well, fundraisers keep our Fair Share donations down.

REMIND 101 – this is a method of cell phone to cell phone communication without having to share phone numbers. Students signed up during class last week, however some did not. I have already used it to remind students to bring their instruments to school and to pick them up after school. Parents are encouraged to join their student’s class as well  🙂

Either download the app “Remind 101” and sign up there OR text your class code to 81010

Period 1 – @bymsband1  AND @byeu2017

Period 2 – @bymsband2 AND @byeu2017

Period 3 – @bymsband3

Period 4 – @bymsband4

Period 5 – @bymsorch

Colorguard – @byeu2017

JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS: OPEN REHEARSALS BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH AT 7:45 A.M. – I have mentioned this in every class since the first day of school. There will be two week of zero period rehearsals where students will learn a few pieces. The week of September 18th will begin auditions for those who have attended the open rehearsals. Jazz band is open to all instrumental music students. It should be noted that Zero Period Jazz band is a graded class and is a significant time commitment, mostly in the spring.

Tentative Audition Schedule-7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the open rehearsals to learn the audition music.

Monday 9/18: (Late Start Monday-zero period begins at 8:15)- LAST OPEN REHEARSAL





Students should be prepared to play a scale of their choosing, a scale of my choosing, short selections from pieces learned during open rehearsals and sight reading.

PRIVATE LESSONS – I have had several calls and emails regarding private instruction on the different instruments. A list of recommended teachers will be compiled shortly and emailed out.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM – Last week, every student should have signed up for their class’s Google Classroom using their PYLUSD student email address. The first assignment was an informational survey. There are a handful of student who still did not sign up, or they did not complete the survey. Class codes are below, you can add your class at

Period 1 – 8htrrhc

Period 2 – nlhd1a

Period 3 – ey6jvk

Period 4 – 29ma1l

Period 5 – hk54ku0

PERFORMING BAND (1ST AND 2ND PERIOD) – Because of our shortened assembly schedule last week, we did not get to play through the march. Bring your instrument and your copy of “Flying Cadets March” every day this week- we will work on memorizing the march if you have not done so already.

BEGINNING BAND (3RD PERIOD) – We will be taking pitch aptitude assessments and learning the basics about our instruments this week.

INTERMEDIATE BAND (4TH PERIOD) – Bring your instruments every day this week.

ORCHESTRA (5TH PERIOD) – Bring your instruments every day this week. We will be working on music for auditions that will occur in late September/early October. We will have two groups, Intermediate Orchestra with Mrs. Nason and Advanced Orchestra with Mrs. Neumayr. They will rehearse together until after auditions have occurred.

Basses- FYI, our bass coach, Mr. Martelle, will be coming on Wednesday during class.


Monday – 9/4

  • No school – Labor Day

Tuesday – 9/5

  • First Jazz Rehearsal 7:45 a.m.

  • Bands – bring instruments, pass out music

  • Orchestra – bring instruments, pass out music

Wednesday – 9/6

  • Zero Period Jazz Band 7:45 a.m.

  • Colorguard practice after school


  • All classes take home Popcornopolis order forms

  • Zero Period Jazz Band 7:45 a.m.

Friday – 9/8

  • Zero Period Jazz Band 7:45 a.m.

Thank you all VERY much for your support. I am very excited about this upcoming year’s program!

Rose Love Neumayr