Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU Weekly Newsletter) 10-29-18

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 10/29/18

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

The most successful students have involved parents.


  • Please encourage your student to make practice a part of their daily routine – learning an instrument is like training for a sport or a marathon–it takes time and regular practice in order to see results. It is better to practice for 15-20 minutes each day, than for two hours in one sitting.

  • Loara Band Review Wrap Up  – I am very proud of your performance on Saturday! Your performance was great, especially for our first time out. Our goal is to improve our score at our next competition, at Baldwin Park. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and supporters – they day went by very smoothly.

    • Overall – 4th place

    • Colorguard – 1st place

  • Baldwin Park info will be sent out separately





Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons

Online links for Mixed Bag/Yankee Candle (Valid until December 31st)

Yankee Candle: enter code “990081431” in the “Start Shopping” orange box

Mixed Bag:

Dine out at Islands! Tuesday 10/30

Spread the word! Come out to support BYEU at Islands! BYEU will receive 20% from all orders from 4:00-10:00 p.m. including take out and alcohol purchases. Flyer (attached) must be shown either on paper or digital (show it on your phone). See you there!



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!)


10/29 Mon FREE! EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY HS Orchestra Sinfonia Concert – PYLUSD PAC 7pm

10/30 Tues DINE OUT FUNDRAISER: Island’s Anaheim Hills 4:00-10:00 p.m.

11/3 Sat Baldwin Park Band Review (WE only & CG)WE & C V

11/6 Tues Orchestra Group & Individual Photos

11/7 Wed PYLUSD 43rd Annual Band Pageant

11/9 Fri Advanced Orchestra Rehearsal 3:15-5:45 p.m.

12/5 Wed Instrumental Music Winter Concert – all groups




Advanced Orchestra – After school rehearsal with Esperanza High School orchestra students Fri 11/9 3:15-5:45 p.m. We are very excited to be working with the high school students on our music, as well as string techniques. It is always a fun and educational rehearsal when we have students from the high schools come to work with our students. Attendance is required and will be counted towards your grade!


Jazz Band Fair Share is now due. $50.00 for the 2018-19 school year–this covers your Jazz shirt, entry fees to festivals and materials handed out in class. Please contact for questions.

We will be sizing students for Jazz shirts on Friday, November 2nd during Jazz Band.


PYLUSD BAND PAGEANT – Wednesday, November 7th, Bradford Stadium, 7 p.m.– The 43rd  annual Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Band Pageant will take place at Bradford Stadium on Wednesday evening November 7th. This event features all of the district middle school and high school bands.  It is an evening to remember and appreciate the talent throughout our district. Tickets for this spectacular event are $5.00 and are currently available through band and colorguard students.

Marching Band and Colorguard will receive an envelope with 10 tickets this week. Students are responsible for returning either money or unsold tickets by Wednesday November 7th. Please see Mrs. Neumayr if you need more tickets to sell! BYEU receives 100% of monies made for pre-sold tickets at this discounted price. We have to split sales at the door with all 10 schools participating.



Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy



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.