Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU Weekly Newsletter) 9-17-18

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

Week starting 9/17/18

The most successful students have involved parents.


Thank you to all who helped with Uniform Fittings! We could not have gotten this done without parent help measuring, weighing, pulling uniforms and inspecting students. Also, thank you to our students who helped out.

Thank you to our volunteers and chaperones for the football game on Friday! It was a really great evening and hopefully it gave a glimpse into what our 8th graders have to look forward to next year

Please note, that if you are picking your student up from an event, we do need to see the responsible adult with the student before we release students from the activity. Due to safety concerns, students will not be allowed to “just stay” at any event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation to keep our students safe.


  • Fair share/order form (uniforms, fees, etc.)

  • Calendar

  • Info Sheet: Marching Band & Colorguard Photo Day (WE, PB & CG)

  • Info Sheet: Jazz Auditions



For an up to date, full year calendar, click here .

(WE=Wind Ensemble, PB=Performing Band, IB=Intermediate Band, BB=Beginning Band, IO=Intermediate Orchestra, AO=Advanced Orchestra, CG=Colorguard, MBC=Wind Ensemble, Performing Band, Colorguard, V=Volunteers needed!)


9/17 Mon BYEU Booster Board Meeting 6:30 pm

9/18 Tues Hemming 101-See Uniforms section

9/18-9/21 Jazz Auditions during zero period

9/21 Fri BYEU Sponsored Welcome Back Dance (fundraiser) V

9/26 Tues Marching Band & Colorguard Photo Day -MBC V

10/12 Fri Marching Band & Colorguard After School Rehearsal

10/13 Sat Placentia Heritage Parade (WE, PB & CG)

10/22 Mon BYEU Booster Board Meeting

10/26 Fri Wind Ensemble & Colorguard After School Rehearsal

10/27 Loara Band Review (WE only & CG)



Jazz Band

See the Jazz Band Audition Info Sheet and sign up for an audition slot. There is a $50 Fair Share for Jazz Band–this includes the performance shirt, tie, and covers expenses such as music, books, festival entry fees and more.


Marching Band & Colorguard

  • We need donations of gallon-sized jugs of water! Please bring them by room 901 or 103.


Advanced Orchestra

  • Students are suggested to obtain a tuner with a pickup microphone – Korg tuner/metronome TM-50 & Korg pick-up mic.

  • Seating audition info will be announced this week–please check Google Classroom



Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy

Please click on the title of each event to sign up to volunteer!


9/21 Fri BYEU Sponsored Welcome Back Dance (fundraiser) V

9/26 Tues Marching Band & Colorguard Photo Day -MBC V

10/13 Sat Placentia Heritage Parade – MBC



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons

BYEU Sponsored Welcome Back Dance – Friday, September 21st

We are in charge of the snack bar/concessions stands at this dance! Last year we raised over $1000! We need donations of single serve snacks, chips, cookies and sodas/drinks. Popular are Takis, Hot Cheetos, Sour Patch.


Mixed Bag & Mrs. Fields – 9/24-10/8 Watch for order forms to be sent home with your student on 9/24




Do you know how to sew? We need 10-12 parents to help hem sleeves and pants for our marching band uniforms. If you are able to take home 1-4 uniforms, hem, and return,  that will make it so they are ready for photo day.

Heidi Gibbons (Ways and Means)  will hold a Hemming 101 session on Tuesday, 9/18 at 2:30 in the MPR to go over basic hemming steps so even a novice can help!



Please do not wait until the last minute to ask for an extension on a due date.

Assignments and forms are always accepted before the due date.