Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU weekly newsletter) 1/13/19

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 1/14/19

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

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Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fantastic Winter Break! While we are wrapping up the end of the second quarter, we have already begun preparing for our upcoming events.

Jazz Band re-auditions will be occurring during class Tuesday-Friday. All students who are interested in being in Jazz Band will complete a brief audition to determine placement in the ensemble. Students are required to be enrolled in band or orchestra during the day with Mrs. Neumayr in order to audition. We will be preparing for 3-4 adjudicated festivals/clinics that will occur on Saturday mornings. Students must be available to attend these events, attendance will be part of the grade. Please see attachment for more information.

Beginning Band, Intermediate Band & Intermediate Orchestra will continue to work on fundamentals as well as handing out new music.

Wind Ensemble, Performing Band & Advanced Orchestra will be working on new music in preparation for the SCSBOA Festival, an adjudicated performance in late March, as well as performances at Area Night and the Yorba Meadows Concert, both in May.

Marching Band & Colorguard to Knott’s Berry Farm Wednesday, January 23rd Please see attachment for information about this day. Watch for email with timeline and info in the next few days for specific information.

Group Photos for Yearbook – Wednesday, January 18th We will need some classes who have not had photos done to take Yearbook photos. Please wear your Performance Attire. If you are not in the correct performance attire, you will not be in the photo for the Yearbook.

Classes who are doing Yearbook Photos:

  • Jazz Band (be ready at 8:15 a.m. for photos, we will be in long sleeve dress shirt and music tie that was handed out before break.)
  • Intermediate Band
  • Beginning Band



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons


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

Mark your calendars–many of these events have mandatory attendance.

1/14 Mon Booster Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

1/15-1/18 Jazz Band Re-auditions (see attachment for info)

1/16 Tues Yearbook Photos

1/21 Mon NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/23 Wed Marching Band & Colorguard to Knott’s Berry Farm

2/11 Mon NO SCHOOL – Lincoln’s Birthday

2/13 Wed Fairmont Elementary Concert @ BYMS MPR

2/18 Mon NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

2/21 Thurs Glenknoll Elementary Concert @ BYMS MPR

3/1 Fri Jazz @ Western States Jazz Festival

3/6 Wed WE/PB Combined Dress Rehearsal, periods 1-2

3/9 Sat Jazz @ Aztec Jazz Festival

3/13 Wed WE/PB/AO Pre-Festival Concert @ PYLUSD PAC 5-8 p.m.

3/19 Tues Jazz & Adv. Orch @ 6th Grade Parent Showcase 5:30-7:30 p.m.

3/26 Tues WE & PB at SCSBOA Festival @ PYLUSD PAC (during school day–time TBA)

3/27 Wed Adv Orch at SCSBOA Festival @ PYLUSD PAC (during school day–time TBA)



Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy