BYEU Weekly Newsletter – 10/22/17-10/27/17

BYEU Weekly Newsletter

Bernardo Yorba Middle School Instrumental Music Weekly Newsletter


 PYLUSD BAND PAGEANT – Wednesday, November 1st, Bradford Stadium, 7 p.m.– The 42nd annual Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Band Pageant will take place at Bradford Stadium on Wednesday evening November 1st. This event features all of the district middle school and high school bands.  It is an evening to remember and appreciate the talent throughout our district. Tickets for this spectacular event are $5.00 and are currently available through band and colorguard students.
Period 1, Period 2 and Colorguard received an envelope with 5 tickets last week. Students are responsible for returning either money or unsold tickets by Wednesday November 1st. Please see Mrs. Neumayr if you need more tickets to sell! BYEU receives 100% of monies made for pre-sold tickets at this discounted price.
NOV. 1st, 2017—7:00 P.M.—BRADFORD STADIUM (@ Valencia H.S.)
(Students can go home if you wish, but you must be back at school to get dressed by 4:45 p.m.)
Study Hall:  3:25 p.m.
Pizza:  4:10 p.m.
Use restrooms immediately after you eat and quickly get dressed.
Leave for Bradford Stadium.
Arrive for rehearsal at Bradford Stadium:  5:30 p.m.
Show starts:  7:00 p.m.
Back at Bernardo Yorba:  approx. 9:30 p.m.
This evening features our district’s middle school and high school marching programs.  Each band will parade the stadium, all students will play the two massed-band songs, and then, the high school bands will perform their field shows.  Tickets cost $5.00 if purchased in advance from one of our band or color guard members.  (Money from ticket sales goes to our BYEU Booster account.)  Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $6.00.  (Money for tickets purchased at the gate goes to the district music account.)  Students should turn in their tickets and/or money by November 1st.  (Everyone received 5 tickets to sell.  You do not need to sell all of them, but must turn in unsold tickets.  If you still need more, see Mrs. Neumayr.)
Come to school that day with your red band t-shirt on.  Bring a well-marked bag that has your marching band shoes, black socks, and your correct shorts in it. Take your instrument, hat box and uniform bag with you to the MPR before you eat.  Get dressed there AFTER you eat.  Leave all “containers” at your chair when you head to the buses.
We will have a study hall beginning at 3:25 p.m.  We will be feeding you pizza after the study hall (at approximately 4:10).  You will not be allowed to go to the concession stand at the event.  You need to watch the high school performances.  You must ride the bus back to Bernardo after all performances are finished.  There are many things that need to be put away that evening when you get back to school.
You will need your lyre and flip-folder for your music that night, unless you’ve memorized the massed-band songs.  (We will be returning lyres and flip-folders during band the next day.)  Please put your name on the music in the flip-folder.  We will collect these after the rehearsal that night.  You will parade the stadium without your flip-folder. When you get to your spot on the football field, we will hand out your flip-folders.  If your name isn’t on it in BIG letters, we won’t know who to give the music to.
After our performance is completed, we will place instruments on the ground behind the place where we are sitting.  We will put hats underneath our chairs.
If you must use the restroom, our chaperones will take small groups of students over to the restrooms and back.  Again, you do not need money because you will not be able to go to the concession stand.  We will provide a bottle of water for you when you are seated in your chair.  All cell phones will be turned off when we get to Bradford Stadium and can be turned on again after the final high school performance.
(We are asking teachers to please try to plan homework around the Band Pageant, but it is ultimately their decision.  No jazz band the next morning!)




Thank you for everyone who came to our Chipotle fundraiser. We had a wonderful turnout and raised $1200!!!


 BYEU BLACK POLO SHIRTS have been sent home. Polo shirt orders were due in September. If you still need to order a BYMS Instrumental Music black polo shirt, please fill out attached order form and send in payment of $17 ASAP. If you have one from a previous year, please make sure it fits. You are welcome to purchase additional polo shirts.

Students who must have a black polo:
Period 1 – Performing Band – need for December 14th concert
Period 2 – Performing Band – need for December 14th concert
Advanced Orchestra – need for group photo in mid-November, Knott’s December 8th & December 14th concert
NOTE: Intermediate Orchestra will need the black BYEU t-shirt or polo shirt for group photo in mid-November.
FAIR SHARE REMINDER Just a friendly reminder that if you have not turned in your Fair Share donation along with a blue paper, to please do so soon.


First Quarter grades are due at the end of the week, please check that you have all assignments turned in.


All Classes:

  1. Google Classroom Survey/Questionnaire (100 points)

  2. SmartMusic Sign Up (100 points)

Performing Band:

  1. Concert Bb Scale Pass off-submit video in Google Classroom (due 9/25) (50 points)

  2. Attendance at 9/22 rehearsal (20 points)

  3. (Period 1 only) Attendance at Tustin Tiller parade (100 points)

  4. (Period 1 only) March Memorization Pass Off (50 points) (In class 10/2)

  5. (Period 2 only) March Memorization Video in Google Classroom (Submit by 10/9, 11:59 p.m.) (50 points)

  6. Attendance at 10/13 rehearsal (50 points)

  7. Attendance at Placentia Heritage Day parade (100 points)

  8. (Period 1 only) March Memorization Video in Google Classroom (Submit by Monday, 10/30, 11:59 p.m.) (50 points)

Intermediate Band:

  1. Concert Bb Scale Pass off – (50 points)

  2. Open Note Quiz – in class on Friday 9/22 (50 points)

  3. T of E #23 Playing Test – in class on Tuesday 10/6 (25 points)

  4. T of E #40 Playing Test – in class on Tuesday 10/17 (25 points)

  5. Quiz: Note Names – in class on Thursday 10/26 (100 points)

Beginning Band:

  1. Open Note Quiz – in class on Friday 9/22 (50 points)

  2. T of E #5 Playing Test (play with piano accompaniment during class) Friday 10/6 (10 points)

  3. T of E #23 Playing Test – Tuesday 10/17 (25 points)

  4. Quiz: Note Names – in class on Thursday 10/26 (100 points)


  1. Audition (50 points) – this was done during class.

  2. Notebook checks – Wednesday 10/25 in class (50 points) (for full credit, must have a separate 3 ring binder with music in clear plastic sheets)

Jazz Band:

  1. Page 2 in packet: Chromatic Scale – Marcato video due in Google Classroom by 11:59pm 10/2 (25 points)

REMIND 101 – this is a method of cell phone to cell phone communication without having to share phone numbers. 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

Jazz Band – @bymsjazz

Period 1 – @bymsband1  AND @byeu2017

Period 2 – @bymsband2 AND @byeu2017

Period 3 – @bymsband3

Period 4 – @bymsband4

Period 5 – @bymsorch


Monday – 10/23  LATE START MONDAY

  • JAZZ – Sectionals 8:20-8:50 Please see Mrs. Neumayr by end of the day for new music.

  • 1st & 2nd – Inside, SSB & Spirit

  • Beg – TOE/The Staff

  • Int – Regular rehearsal

  • Orch – Int meet in Mrs. Nason’s room, Adv in Mrs. Neumayr’s room

  • Colorguard Practice after school

  • High School Sinfonia Concert – 7pm at PYLUSD PAC (on El Dorado campus) – recommended for Orchestra students to attend to see the top orchestra students from all 4 high schools.

Tuesday – 10/24

  • JAZZ – Regular rehearsal – 7:45 a.m. downbeat – EARLY IS ON TIME, ON TIME IS LATE

  • 1st & 2nd – Inside, SSB & Spirit

  • Beg – TOE/The Staff

  • Int – Regular rehearsal

  • Orch – Int meet in Mrs. Nason’s room, Adv in Mrs. Neumayr’s room

Wednesday – 10/25 – Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

  • JAZZ – Regular rehearsal – 7:45 a.m. downbeat – EARLY IS ON TIME, ON TIME IS LATE

  • 1st & 2nd – Outside

  • Beg – The Staff

  • Int –  Regular rehearsal

  • Orch – Advanced Orch Notebook checks in class

  • Colorguard Practice after school

  • Mrs. Neumayr is unavailable after school

Thursday – 10/26

  • JAZZ – Sectionals – attendance taken at 7:45 a.m.

  • 1st & 2nd – Outside

  • Beg & Int – Quiz – The Staff/Note Names

  • Orch – Int meet in Mrs. Nason’s room, Adv in Mrs. Neumayr’s room

Friday – 10/27 – Early Dismissal

  • JAZZ – Regular rehearsal – 7:45 a.m. down beat – EARLY IS ON TIME, ON TIME IS LATE

  • Shortened classes

Looking Ahead

October 23rd – PYLUSD HS Sinfonia Orchestra Concert (Orchestra members-strongly suggested to attend as an audience member)

November 1st – PYLUSD 42nd Annual District Band Pageant (Period 1, Period 2, Colorguard)

November 3rd – Period 1 and Colorguard after school rehearsal

November 4th – Baldwin Park Parade

CANCELLED – November 11th – Riverside King Band Review (Period 1 and Colorguard)

TBD – mid-November – Photo Day for Advanced and Intermediate Orchestra

November 16th – BYEU Marching Band & Colorguard to Disneyland

December 8th – BYEU Jazz Band and Advanced Orchestra to Knott’s Berry Farm

December 14th – BYMS Instrumental Music Program Winter Concert

This program operates with your continued support and enthusiasm for your student’s participation in music.

Rose Love Neumayr

Rose Love Neumayr

Instrumental Music Teacher
Bernardo Yorba Middle School