Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU weekly newsletter) 4/1/19

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 4/1/19

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

The most successful students have involved parents.


There are no April Fools in this week’s newsletter

Festival Wrap Up Great job to our Wind Ensemble, Performing Band and Advanced Orchestra for fantastic performances at the SCSBOA Festival. Advanced Orchestra received a “Superior” rating and both bands received a “Good” rating. All three groups received a “Superior” rating in Sight Reading. Way to go! A HUGE thank you to Kent & Heidi Gibbons for being our trailer team for both long days, and a thank you to our chaperones for making sure these events ran smoothly.

Next Up our groups will be preparing for a few more Jazz Festivals, Area Nights, Yorba Meadows and then 8th Grade Promotion. As always, please check the Upcoming Events at the bottom of this email.

BYEU Booster Board 2019-2020  Our Booster Board has spent countless hours to make this year successful. Thank you for all of your work for our program and for volunteering your hours. Many of our current board members will be moving on to the high schools with their students!

Candidates for Booster Board Positions

  • President – OPEN
  • Vice President – OPEN
  • Treasurer – OPEN
  • Secretary – OPEN
  • Ways and Means – Heidi Gibbons
  • Uniforms – OPEN
  • Webmaster – OPEN

In Case You Missed It

Practice Logs – You can always submit a practice log late for partial credit–some points are better than none! You can receive up to 2 points extra credit each week which could help with future practice log assignments. Note: late or resubmissions may take up to 2 weeks to return for updated grades.

Send In Your Photos! We are collecting photos of events from the year to put on our website. Please email your photos to

Winterguard Updates

Congratulations to our Winterguard team for their third 1st place this season!

Upcoming Performances

4/6 Valencia HS

4/13 Championships @ Huntington Beach HS



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons


Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy


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

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

4/3 Wed 8th Grade Info Night (general) for Esperanza HS

4/13 Sat Jazz @ Route 66 Jazz Festival

4/15-4/19 SPRING BREAK

4/22 Mon BYEU Booster Meeting

4/27 Sat Jazz @ Katella Jazz Festival

4/29  Mon Area Night Performance – Advanced Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.

5/1 Wed Area Night Performance – WE/PB, Jazz Band – 6:00 p.m.

5/2 Thurs Band & Colorguard 8th grade night @ Esperanza HS

5/23 Thurs Jazz Big Band Blowout Dress Rehearsal @ EHS Band Room (4-6 p.m. – subject to change)

5/24 Fri Jazz @ Big Band Blowout with EHS Jazz & guest artist James Carter


6/13 Thurs 8th Grade Promotion – Jazz Band & Advanced Orchestra performances