BYEU Weekly Newsletter 3-26-18

Period 1 & Advanced Orchestra – SCSBOA Festivals –
Period 1 Performing Band – Tuesday, 3/27
Meet in 901 at 12:15 p.m.
Performance at 2:00
Advanced Orchestra – Wednesday, 3/28
Meet at El Dorado HS by 8:30 a.m.
Performance at 9:30 a.m

Jazz Band & Advanced Orchestra – 6th Grade Assembly Performance Friday 3/30 We will have 6th graders coming to visit BYMS this upcoming Friday! Jazz Band and Advanced Orchestra will be performing during the assembly in the morning. Please wear BYMS gear – band t-shirt, ASB, Spirit Shirts, etc. are great!

All Classes – SmartMusic Assignments Due on Friday, April 13th. **Intermediate Orchestra will not be using SmartMusic at this time**

Upcoming Winterguard Shows
Our award-winning winterguard team has several upcoming competitions in the next few weeks. Here are a few opportunities to check out our team!

March 29 – PYLUSD Showcase @ El Dorado HS
April 14 – Santiago HS
April 21 – Championships @ TBA

 

Bingo Night –

Bingo flyer and ticket form 

April 13th Have you purchased your tickets for Bingo Night? Ask your student for an order form so they can be entered in the VIP Student Bingo Night.
Our goal is to raise $5000 towards our goal to purchase new lightweight and adjustable Marching Band & Colorguard uniforms!

Calling all creative parents!!! We need your help in assembling themed gift baskets for Bingo Night If you have a flair for design and would like to help out, please email Cathy Saba at waysandmeans@bymsmusic.org. We also need donations of canned soda- Coke, diet Coke, Sprite, etc., for this event.

VIP Student Bingo Night Each student who has a parent, relative, or other adult purchase a bingo ticket before April 7th will earn a VIP ticket to a special student-only Bingo event with gift card payout prizes. Student’s name will need to be given at purchase for credit

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Quarter 3 Assignment Log

Period 1
Mad Minutes every Monday (10 points each)
Notebook checks (2/28) (50 points)
Attend Spring Concert (3/7) (100 points)
Period 2
Mad Minutes every Monday (10 points each)
Notebook checks (2/28) (50 points)
Compare & Contrast: Soldiers (3/2) (25 points)
Compare & Contrast: Royal March (3/2) (25 points)
Period 3
Mad Minutes every Monday (10 points each)
Key Signature Open Note Quiz (50 points)
TOE Playing Test #71
TOE Playing Test #72
TOE Playing Test #81
Notebook checks (2/28) (50 points)
Recital: The Good Life (3/1) (50 points)

Period 4
Mad Minutes every Monday (10 points each)
Key Signature Open Note Quiz (50 points)
Notebook checks (2/28) (50 points)
Compare & Contrast: Soldiers (3/2) (25 points)
Compare & Contrast: Royal March (3/2) (25 points)
Period 5 – Advanced Only
Mad Minutes every Monday (10 points each)
Notebook checks (2/28) (50 points)
Rehearsal Video DIscussion
Attend Spring Concert (100 points)

SCHEDULE
Monday – 3/26
Jazz – festival recap – 8:30-9:00
Regular rehearsals
After School: Low Brass sectionals with Mr. Kleinhans
7:00 p.m. PYLUSD Elementary Band/Orchestra Concert – PYLUSD PAC (El Dorado HS Campus) FREE! *Extra Credit Opportunity*

Tuesday – 3/27
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Period 1 to SCSBOA Festival – load trailer during Period 1
2 – 4 regular rehearsals
5th – Adv Orch with Mrs. Nason

Wednesday – 3/28
NO INSTRUMENTS – ALL CLASSES – You will have a sub. All sub rules apply.
Advanced Orchestra to SCSBOA Festival – Meet at EDHS at 8:30 a.m.
FYI – District Middle School Track Meet – YLHS, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday – 3/29
Jazz – regular rehearsal
All classes – regular rehearsals
7:00 p.m. PYLUSD Winterguard Showcase – El Dorado HS Gym, $5 at the door. *EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY*

Friday – 3/30
Regular rehearsals
TAKE HOME YOUR INSTRUMENTS – PRACTICE OVER SPRING BREAK 🙂

Looking Ahead
March 26 – PYLUSD Elementary Honor Band & Orchestra Concert (FYI)
March 27 – SCSBOA Band Festival (Period 1 only – performance time 2:00 p.m.)
March 28 – SCSBOA Orchestra Festival (Advanced Orchestra only – performance time 9:30 a.m.)
March 29 – PYLUSD Winterguard Showcase @ El Dorado HS
April 11 – Performance Showcase & Talent Show (small Advanced Orchestra – sign up here)
April 12 – Performance Showcase & Talent Show (Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Period 2 & 4)
April 13 – BYEU Bingo Night
May 1 – Area Night – Advanced Orchestra
May 2 – Area Night – Periods 1 & 2, Jazz Band
May 3 – Esperanza HS 8th grade rehearsal night/Parent info night
May 7 – El Dorado HS 8th grade rehearsal night/Parent info night
May 14 – Open House (Jazz, Beg, Int., TBD)
May 24 – Big Band Blowout (w/Esperanza HS Jazz)
May 31 – Yorba Meadows Concert (ALL GROUPS)

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

Rose Love Neumayr

Period 1 Performing Band
SCSBOA Festival
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
El Dorado High School
1651 Valencia Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
All day-of communication will be through Remind 101 (@bymsband1)
Please come to school in your Performance Attire
Black BYEU Music Polo
Black dress pants/belt OR solid black floor length skirt
Black dress shoes
Those not wearing the right clothes will not be allowed to perform.
Bring your…
Instrument, reeds, neck strap, etc.
Music
Mouthpieces
Percussionists: The festival will have Bells (Glock), Xylophone, Marimba, Bass Drum. We bring everything else. Please make sure ALL of our equipment is labeled. If it is not, use blue tape.
Sticks
Mallets
Bass drum beater
Trap table
Triangle/beater
Money for snacks –there will be a snack bar at the festival.
Awards Superior and Excellent Awards will be for sale at the Check-In table. Medals and Pins, $5. Patches, $3. Stickers, $1. Please bring cash if you plan to purchase any awards.
Schedule
8:40 a.m. During Period 1 – load/line up instruments/equipment. Load trailer.
You will attend Periods 2, 3 and 4.
LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED–YOU WILL EAT LUNCH AT SCHOOL AS YOU NORMALLY DO.
12:15 p.m. Come to 901, eat lunch, load buses.
12:30 p.m. Depart BYMS.
12:45 p.m. Unload busses/trailer. Listen to a group perform in the auditorium.
1:30 p.m.. Warm up in Practice Gym.
2:00 p.m. Performing Band performs in PAC.
2:30 p.m. Sight-reading in band room.
3:00 p.m. Load instruments/equipment in trailer
3:10 p.m. Stay to watch Esperanza HS Symphonic Band
3:45 p.m. Load busses & Depart for BYMS
4:05 p.m Arrive at BYMS
Missed Classwork/Homework
You are responsible for any work you may miss during periods 5, 6 & 7. You will be able to use Period 1 on Wednesday to complete homework, as I will be at the SCSBOA Festival with Advanced Orchestra that morning.
What Happens at Large Group Festival??
Our Performing Band and Advanced Orchestra will be participating in the upcoming S.C.S.B.O.A. (Southern California Band and Orchestra Association) Festivals.

Each group prepares three musical selections, one of which must come from a required list. These pieces will be performed in front of three judges. Each judge gives the group a rating, written comments and oral comments on a digital recorder. This is not a competition. You are judged in areas such as musicianship, tone quality, balance, intonation (playing in tune), technique, stage presence, interpretation, etc. Depending on how each of these categories went for that performance, on that day, you are assigned a rating of Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor. Each group will also be required to sight-read a new piece of music for one judge. This determines whether or not the group really knows how to read music along with all the “details” that are put in the music. They will be assigned a rating for sight-reading, too. After the performance, each student can purchase a pin, sticker, or patch corresponding with the rating his or her group earned.

The best aspect of festival is that we get a chance to prepare every detail of this music to the best of our abilities, and receive constructive criticism from “new” listeners (our judges) to tell us what we can work on to improve our performances. Feel free to come and listen at Festival. It’s free

 

Advanced Orchestra
SCSBOA Festival
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
PYLUSD Performing Arts Center
El Dorado High School
1651 Valencia Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
All day-of communication will be through Remind 101 (@bymsorch)
IMPORTANT INFO – Due to the time of day that we are performing, all district buses are unavailable as they are driving routes for elementary schools. Students will need to be dropped off at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center between 8:15-8:30 a.m. We will be taking a bus back to BYMS at the end of our time at the Festival. Carpooling is recommended to ease the impact of many students being dropped off at once.
Please come in your Performance Attire
Black BYEU Music Polo
Black dress pants/belt OR solid black floor length skirt
Black dress shoes
Those not wearing the right clothes will not be allowed to perform.
Bring your…
School backpack
Lunch (if you normally bring your lunch to school)
Instrument & bow
Rosin
Tuner (if you use your phone, it must stay in your case during the performance)
Music
Money for snacks –there will be a snack bar at the festival.
Awards Superior and Excellent Awards will be for sale at the Check-In table. Medals and Pins, $5. Patches, $3. Stickers, $1. Please bring cash if you plan to purchase any awards.
Schedule
8:30 a.m. Meet Mrs. Neumayr in front of PYLUSD Performing Arts Center.
9:00 a.m. Warm up in Practice Gym.
9:30 a.m. Advanced Orchestra performs in PAC.
10:00 a.m. Sight-reading in band room.
10:30 a.m. Load Instruments in trailer/vehicles. Watch Yorba Linda HS Orchestra
11:15 a.m. Load busses & Depart for BYMS
11:35 a.m Arrive at BYMS
Missed Classwork/Homework
You are responsible for any work you may miss during periods 1-4.
What Happens at Large Group Festival??
Our Performing Band and Advanced Orchestra will be participating in the upcoming S.C.S.B.O.A. (Southern California Band and Orchestra Association) Festivals.

Each group prepares three musical selections, one of which must come from a required list. These pieces will be performed in front of three judges. Each judge gives the group a rating, written comments and oral comments on a digital recorder. This is not a competition. You are judged in areas such as musicianship, tone quality, balance, intonation (playing in tune), technique, stage presence, interpretation, etc. Depending on how each of these categories went for that performance, on that day, you are assigned a rating of Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor. Each group will also be required to sight-read a new piece of music for one judge. This determines whether or not the group really knows how to read music along with all the “details” that are put in the music. They will be assigned a rating for sight-reading, too. After the performance, each student can purchase a pin, sticker, or patch corresponding with the rating his or her group earned.

The best aspect of festival is that we get a chance to prepare every detail of this music to the best of our abilities, and receive constructive criticism from “new” listeners (our judges) to tell us what we can work on to improve our performances. Feel free to come and listen at Festival. It’s FREE!