“Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU weekly newsletter) 4/8/19

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 4/8/19

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

The most successful students have involved parents.



Beginning & Intermediate Groups Field Trip – Thursday, May 16th (more information to follow)

Jazz – Big Band Blowout – Personal Advertisement Opportunity (see attachment)

The Big Band Blowout (BBB) Jazz Concert will be held on May 24, 2019, at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center. You are invited to purchase a personal ad in our program booklet. Ads vary in size from 1/8 page to full page. Ads must be camera-ready. We also offer Shout Outs which should not exceed 75 characters. An example of a Shout Out would be: “Priscilla—You’re the bari best sax player ever! Love, Mom.”

Congratulations to our Winterguard Team! Once again, our team took 1st place over the weekend at the Valencia tournament. If you have not seen this award-winning team, check them out at Championships in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 13th!

Rock of Ages We had MANY band, orchestra and colorguard students involved in the drama production of “Rock of Ages” last Thursday and Friday night. It was really neat to see so many students performing in a different area of the arts with acting, singing and dancing. Well done!

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


  • March 13 – Take a selfie with one of the bands/orchestra at the Pre-Festival Performance & Clinic (+10 points)
  • March 21 – Take a selfie with Mrs. Neumayr at the PYLUSD Elementary Honor Band & Orchestra Concert (+10 points) 7:00 p.m., PYLUSD PAC
  • March 25 – Bring your receipt in from Chipotle Dine-Out or take a selfie of you and your meal (+10 points)
  • March 28 – Attend the PYLUSD Winterguard Showcase, take a selfie with Mrs. Neumayr (+10 points) (Winterguard members may earn extra credit in their band or orchestra class for attending) 7:00 p.m., EDHS Gym

If you complete all four of the above extra credit opportunities, you can receive an additional 10 points, totaling 50 possible points.
Late Assignments There have been many messages requesting late assignments to be graded and returned. Please understand that late assignments take additional time to review and return, and will be completed as soon as possible for the end of the the 3rd quarter. Students are encouraged to submit assignments on or before the due date to avoid a delay in updated grades.

Winterguard Updates

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

Upcoming Performances

4/13 Championships @ Huntington Beach HS



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons waysandmeans@bymsmusic.org


Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy viceprez@bymsmusic.org

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


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

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

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

5/16 Thurs Beginning & Intermediate Groups Field Trip (during school day)

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