BYEU Weekly Newsletter 5-7-18

Wanted: Booster Board 2018-19 We are looking for parents of incoming 7th and 8th graders to join the Booster Board for next year! Specifically, we are looking to fill positions of President and Vice President. Please contact Susan Horn president@bymsmusic.org for more info.

Area Night Performances Wrap Up Congratulations to Periods 1 & 2 Performing Band, Jazz Band and Advanced Orchestra on great performances last week! I received many compliments from past, present and future BYMS parents, fellow music teachers and many audience members on your performances.

Student Game Day/Bingo Wrap Up Thank you to all students who worked hard to attend our Game Day! It was a LOT of fun for everyone who went, fantastic prizes were won and some serious dance skills were shown off. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped set up, supervise and clean up for this event.

BEGINNING BAND & INTERMEDIATE BAND: OPEN HOUSE PERFORMANCE MAY 14 CANCELLED

Colorguard Tryouts for Fall 2018 Interested in trying out for colorguard? Our award winning team is holding tryouts for the fall season this week! Come to a few sessions to learn the routine and the the actual tryout will be this Friday, May 11th. All sessions are in the BYMS MPR. Note – tryouts are open to band members, non-band members. You can still be in band and colorguard.
Practice sessions: 5/7 & 5/9 3:25-5:00
Tryout: 5/11 3:25-5:00

Tickets are Available for Big Band Blowout – May 24th Featuring the bands of Esperanza (Jazz I, II, & III) and Bernardo Yorba Middle School with special guest artist Trombone master Wycliffe Gordon. Tickets are $10.00 (to offset costs) and are available through BYMS Jazz students, we will keep all proceeds from all pre-sale tickets. For questions, please email BigBandBlowout@gmail.com. Non-jazz students will be given extra credit for attending.

Disneyland Ticket Raffle Instrumental music has joined forces with Vocal Music, Drama and Leadership to help fundraise to update our MPR. We are very lucky that the BYMS MPR has been available for our events throughout the year. Purchase tickets to enter a raffle for a family pack of Disneyland tickets!
Instrumental Music has used the MPR during the 2017-18 year for many events, including the following:
Beginning of the year meeting
Uniform fittings
Fundraiser distributions
Combined group rehearsals – the band room is not large enough to accomodate more than one class
Field trip preparation
Set up for Marching Band performances
Garage Sale
Student Bingo
Winter Concert
Talent Show Performances

Jazz Camps Over the summer, Mr. Perez (Valencia HS) and Mr. Methe (Yorba Linda MS) host jazz camps. Watch for more info in the next few weeks. This is a great idea for students who are interested in beginning or continuing their jazz education during the summer months.

7th Graders – Info For Next Year
Placement auditions (for which band or orchestra) will occur during class immediately following the Yorba Meadows Concert (May 31). Students will be asked to play something from their current group’s performance at Yorba Meadows, scales and sight reading. All 7th grade students will complete this audition, even if they do not plan to continue with band/orchestra next year.

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Drum Major Auditions next session is Wednesday, May 9th 4-5 p.m.
DRUM MAJOR TRYOUTS
Do you want to lead the Bernardo Yorba “Marching Matadors” down the street?
Monday, April 30th
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
at the Bernardo Yorba Band Room
We are having a few drum major clinics for 6th or 7th graders interested in trying out for drum major at Bernardo Yorba. The first one will be on Monday, April 30th. This is a big responsibility, but it has great rewards. You will develop great leadership skills.
Please come to the first info and practice session. We will have a few sessions after school and then will hold auditions to select one person. You do not need to bring anything except some comfortable shoes to march in.
Please fill out online questionnaire at https://goo.gl/X9Es7z
Future session dates:
Wednesdays – May 9, May 16, May 23
Tryouts – May 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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Quarter 4 Assignment Log

Jazz Band
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Pencil check 4/20 (50 points)
Attendance at Area Night Performance (100 points)
Period 1
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Attendance at Area Night Performance (100 points)
Pencil check 4/27 (50 points)
Period 2
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Attendance at Area Night Performance (100 points)
Period 3
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Playing Test – TOE #83 (5/3) 25 points
Playing Test – TOE #89 (5/3) 25 points

Period 4
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Period 5 – Advanced Only
Class participation (bringing instrument, music, pencil, participating, etc.) (100 points total)
Attendance at Area Night Performance (100 points)

SCHEDULE
Monday – 5/7
Jazz – Sectionals 8:20-8:50
Regular rehearsals
After School: Low Brass sectionals with Mr. Kleinhans
El Dorado HS Band Info Night (see attachments)

Tuesday – 5/8
TESTING – Block schedule
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Regular rehearsals

Wednesday – 5/9
TESTING – Block schedule
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Regular rehearsals
After School: Drum Major Tryout Practice 4:00-5:00

Thursday – 5/10
TESTING – Block schedule
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Regular rehearsals

Friday – 5/11
TESTING – Block schedule
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Regular rehearsals

Looking Ahead
May 7 – El Dorado HS 8th grade rehearsal night/Parent info night (questions: esamson@pylusd.org)
May 10 – Esperanza HS Sports Physical Night (questions: bdavis@pylusd.org)
May 14 – Open House (JAZZ BAND ONLY)
May 23 – Jazz rehearse with Wycliffe Gordon @ Esperanza HS
May 24 – Big Band Blowout (w/Esperanza HS Jazz)
May 28 – *EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY* Attend Placentia Symphonic Band concert @ Nixon Library 3:30 p.m. (FREE)
May 29 – Yorba Linda HS 8th grade rehearsal night/Parent info night (questions: bgarcia@pylusd.org)
May 31 – Yorba Meadows Concert (ALL GROUPS)
June 1, 4, 5, 8 – 7th Grade Placement Auditions during class
June 13 – Promotion Practice – Jazz Band rehearse
June 14 – Last day of school/8th Grade Promotion – Jazz Band Performs

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

Rose Love Neumayr