BYEU Weekly Newsletter 12/18

BYEU Weekly Newsletter
Bernardo Yorba Middle School Instrumental Music Weekly Newsletter

This is the last newsletter for 2017! Enjoy your winter break and we’ll see you next year!

Winter Concert Wrap Up: Great job to every student who performed at the Winter Concert! I am very proud of you all for a successful performance. A special thank you to all of the parents and families who have supported your children through their musical journey so far.

Marching Band & Colorguard Photos have been distributed. If you did not receive your photos, please check that your child picked them up.

Lost & Found Pile There are several items that are in the band room left over from performances, field trips and other events. Please claim your items in “the pile” near the whiteboard in the front of the classroom before winter break or else they will be donated to the Garage Sale.

Monday, December 18 – Jazz Band Tie Tutorial Please bring in a necktie and Mr. Franco will be leading a lesson on how to tie a necktie. We will meet at 8:20 a.m.

Jazz Band Auditions we will be holding auditions again the week of January 16-19. All students are invited and welcome to audition. Audition music and requirements will be available before winter break. Open rehearsals will occur during Zero Period on Tuesday 12/19 and Tuesday-Friday the first week back from school. Students and parents should know that this is a semester-long commitment and includes about 5-7 all day Saturdays in Feb/March/April, in addition to receiving a grade for zero period.

Advanced Orchestra Auditions are open to all current Intermediate Orchestra members. Music and audition requirements will be available before winter break. Auditions will occur on an appointment basis the week of January 16-19. Please direct your questions to Mrs. Neumayr.

Instrument Maintenance Winter break is a great time to give your instrument a check up! Take this opportunity to check your instrument and supplies so that you are ready for rehearsals upon returning from winter break. Some examples include:
Check that instrument is in working order. If not, take it into a repair shop (recommended shops include Imperial Band Instruments (La Habra) and Music and Arts (Anaheim).
Throw away moldy reeds and purchase new ones. It is a good idea to have at least 3-5 reeds in working order
Swab and sanitize your mouthpiece (yes even brass mouthpieces). Do not put it in the dishwasher, it will ruin the mouthpiece. Rubbing alcohol with a microfiber cloth and cotton swabs should work just fine.
Make sure you are fully stocked on supplies: rosin, cork grease, slide cream, reeds, valve oil
Check that all keys/valves/buttons/levers work well
Take all non-instrument items out of your case – they can shift around and push against the instrument, leading to bent keys and other issues

Fundraising Save The Dates:
January 6 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi & McDonald’s Dine-out
March 3rd – Garage Sale
If you still need to purchase your tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we will be selling tickets to all of BYMS on
Wednesday, December 20th and Friday, December 22nd after school near the band room. Make sure to print out and have parents sign your permission slip. The screening is for BYMS students, friends and families.

DONATIONS FOR GARAGE SALE may be dropped off at any time at Allsize Self Storage. They have graciously donated the cost of renting a storage unit from now until our Garage Sale and have made it possible for anyone from BYEU to drop off their items. Thank you to those who have dropped off yard sale items at the storage room. We still have plenty of room!

Allsize Self Storage
17357 Los Angeles Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 993-9203
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

How To Drop Off for BYEU
Check in with the office
Sign in as “BMS”
Check out key #124


Quarter 2 Assignment Log – Progress Report Grades are submitted Monday 12/18
Notebook Check 11/9 (10 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points)
Period 1
Attendance at PYLUSD Band Pageant (11/1)
Attendance at After School Rehearsal (11/3)
Attendance at Baldwin Park Parade (11/4)
Attendance at Dress Rehearsal 12/7 (50 points)
Notebook Checks to section leaders by 12/8 (50 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points)
Period 2
Attendance at PYLUSD Band Pageant (11/1)
Attendance at Dress Rehearsal 12/7 (50 points)
Notebook Checks to section leaders by 12/8 (50 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points)

Period 3
TOE #23 duets on Tuesday, 11/7 (25 points)
Winter Concert Music Pass Offs 11/28-11/30 (60 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points)
Period 4
Notebook Check 11/14 (50 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points)
Period 5 – Advanced Orchestra
Festival of Lights Video – Due Wednesday 11/15 (50 points)
Attendance at 12/1 After School Rehearsal (50 points)
Attend Winter Concert 12/14 (200 points
REMIND 101 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 – 12/18 Late Start Monday
JAZZ – Tie Tutorial/Pass out new music 8:20-8:50
All classes: pass out new music
Beg & Int – Mad Minute

Tuesday – 12/19
JAZZ – Open rehearsal – Continue with new music
All classes – continue with new music
Mrs. Neumayr is not here after school today

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Mrs. Neumayr is attending the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Students will be instructed in class what their specific class will be doing. SUB RULES STRICTLY ENFORCED

Have a great Winter Break! PRACTICE!

Looking Ahead
December 25-January 5 – Winter Break – No School
January 6 – BYEU Screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi & McDonald’s Dine Out
January 8 – First day back to school
January 16-19 – Jazz Band & Advanced Orchestra auditions for Spring semester
March 3 – BYEU Garage Sale

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
(714) 986-7400 Ext. 22900