BYEU Weekly Newsletter 5/21

BYEU Weekly Newsletter
Bernardo Yorba Middle School Instrumental Music Weekly Newsletter
5/21/18-5/25/18
The most successful students have involved parents.

CANCELLED Advanced Orchestra & Period 1 After School Rehearsal Friday, May 25 3:30-4:30

Tickets are still available for Big Band Blowout – May 24th
Performance 7:00 p.m. – Call time 6:00 p.m.
​​​​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.

Jazz Band Rehearsal with Wycliffe Gordon – Wed, May 23rd 4:00-4:45 We will be rehearsing with our guest artist on this day. Please plan to be there 10-15 minutes early so we can begin our rehearsal promptly at 4:00 p.m.

Substitute Teacher Days – Over the next two weeks, Mrs. Neumayr will be missing a few classes in order to visit elementary schools and listen to incoming band and orchestra students. BYMS students are expected to follow all plans and instructions indicated by the substitute teacher. Any misbehavior will result in lowering of citizenship grade, being unable to participate in any fun end of the school year activities, and any other consequence deemed appropriate by Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Neumayr.

End of the year concert: Yorba Meadows – Thursday, May 31st, 6:00 / call time 5:30 p.m. Our end of the year concert will feature all instrumental music groups. We will include awards, a quick booster meeting, and the school-wide Disneyland Ticket Raffle! There will be several jobs that student volunteers will need to set up for – that will be posted on Google Classroom. SEE ATTACHED FLYER

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. SEE ATTACHMENTS

Extra Credit Opportunities available – take a selfie with the performing group in the background or with Mrs. Neumayr
Big Band Blowout with EHS & BYMS Jazz Bands at the PYLUSD PAC (El Dorado HS Campus)- Thurs 5/24 7:00 p.m. – $10 through BYMS Jazz Students
FREE – Attend Esperanza HS Orchestra concert at the Nixon Library – Sun 5/27 2:00 p.m.
FREE – Attend Placentia Symphonic Band Memorial Day Concert at the Nixon Library (unfortunately, Mrs. Neumayr will not be able to attend, but extra credit is still available) – Mon 5/28 3:00 p.m.

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.
Drum Major Auditions next session is Tuesday, May 22nd 4-5 p.m. Tryouts are on Wednesday, May 30th – results will be announced at the Yorba Meadows Concert.

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 – 5/21
Jazz – Sectionals – Basses, Basement, Burritos
Regular rehearsals
Period 3 – You have a sub. Individual practice.
After school – Low brass with Mr. Kleinhans

Tuesday – 5/22 TESTING SCHEDULE / SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
Jazz – Burritos Solos 7:45-8:15 / sectionals
Period 1 – Sub – continue watching “Crescendo”
Period 2 – Sub – homework day
Period 3 – Individual practice ½ period
Period 5 – Sectionals

Wednesday – 5/23 TESTING SCHEDULE
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Period 4 – Regular rehearsal ½ period
Period 5 – Regular rehearsal
After School: Jazz @ Esperanza HS for rehearsal with Wycliffe Gordon 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
After School: Drum Major Tryout Practice 4:00-5:00

Thursday – 5/24 TESTING SCHEDULE
Jazz – regular rehearsal
Period 1 – regular rehearsal
Period 2 – regular rehearsal
Period 3 – Individual practice ½ period
Period 5 – regular rehearsal
After School: Big Band Blowout 7:00 p.m. – Jazz Call time 6:00 @ PYLUSD PAC

Friday – 5/25 TESTING SCHEDULE / SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
Jazz – no rehearsal
Period 4 – Regular rehearsal ½ period
Period 5 – Regular rehearsal

Looking Ahead
May 23 – Jazz rehearse with Wycliffe Gordon @ Esperanza HS 4-4:45 p.m. @ EHS Band Room
May 24 – Big Band Blowout (w/Esperanza HS Jazz) 6:00 CALL / 7:00 PERFORMANCE
May 25 – CANCELLED – Dress Rehearsal for Period 1 & Advanced Orchestra 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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


Yorba Meadows Flyer 2018
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Summer Camp Flier 2018.pdf
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SummerJazzCampFlier_2018.pdf