Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU Weekly Newsletter) 10-1-18

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

Week starting 10/1/18

The most successful students have involved parents.



With the start of October, we are officially in the busy season for Marching Band and Colorguard. A reminder to please notify Mrs. Neumayr at least 2 weeks in advance of an event if you will be absent in order to avoid a grade penalty.

I want to thank all of the volunteers who have spent countless hours sewing, ironing, pinning and working on our uniforms to get ready for our first performance on Saturday, 10/13.

Many parents and students have inquired about Disneyland performance dates–we are still waiting to hear back from them for all of our groups. You will be updated as soon as Disneyland sends out an update.

We have one week left for our Fundraiser! Don’t forget to check with your teachers and the front office staff to see if they would like to purchase any items–lots of items make GREAT gifts.


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!)


10/12 Fri Marching Band & Colorguard After School Rehearsal

10/13 Sat Placentia Heritage Parade (WE, PB & CG)MBC V INFO SHEET COMING SOON

10/22 Mon BYEU Booster Board Meeting

10/26 Fri Wind Ensemble & Colorguard After School Rehearsal

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

10/29 Mon HS Orchestra Sinfonia Concert – PYLUSD PAC – FREE! EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY




All Groups

You will have a sub in class all day on Friday, October 5th. Your best behavior is expected, there will be consequences if students choose to act poorly. Remember what you represent!


Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Performing Band will be starting their first Practice Log this week through Google Classroom. We will review instructions in class. Students must complete a total of 400 minutes of practice over the next four weeks to receive full credit. To access the Google Form, click here


Jazz Band

Please be sure you are arriving at 7:30 a.m. so you have time to tune and we can begin on time.


Advanced Orchestra

Seating audition info will be announced Monday during class.


Marching Band

If you ordered Dinkles, they have arrived and will be sent home this week.



Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy


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

10/13 Sat Placentia Heritage Parade – MBC



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons

Mixed Bag & Mrs. Fields – 9/24-10/8 Watch for order forms to be sent home with your student on 9/24 — these items make GREAT gifts for the upcoming holiday season, especially for teachers, family friends, and others. Additionally, the Mixed Bags last a VERY long time and are very easy to carry–perfect for when you are at Trader Joe’s or even Costco.




Until we have a Uniform board member, we will need parents to sign up to take charge of uniforms for each event. Duties include ensuring students receive the correct uniform that corresponds with the master list, ensuring students are dressed properly, and managing handing out of hats. Please contact Mandy McCarthy if you are able to help. All events are listed on the calendar.



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.