Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU weekly newsletter) 4/29/19

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 4/29/19

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

The most successful students have involved parents.


In Case You Missed It

Drum Major Tryouts/Practice Sessions – See Attachment (5/1, 5/3)

Tuba Day – Friday, May 3rd Open to any student interested in trying out a tuba. After school rehearsal. We will be awarding scholarships for a few students to take private lessons over the summer.

Leadership Team Applications will be posted on Google Classroom for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications close Friday, May 3rd. Students can apply regardless of the class they will be in next year.

Area Nights: Advanced Orchestra, Jazz Band, Performing Band, Wind Ensemble – 4/29 & 5/1 – See Attachments

Big Band Blowout – Friday, May 24th Featuring the bands of Esperanza (Jazz I, II, & III) and Bernardo Yorba Middle School with special guest artist Saxophone Virtuoso  James Carter. Tickets are $15 available through your favorite Jazz Band member, and extra credit awarded to students who attend. Purchase tickets from your favorite jazz student.

Yorba Meadows Spring Concert & Awards – May 30th Please join us as we celebrate the end of our school year with our Spring Concert and Awards Ceremony! This evening will feature all instrumental groups performing a variety of classical, pop, jazz and traditional pieces. We will also be presenting MANY awards to students for their hard work and dedication throughout the last year.

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

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! Without the help of these positions, we could not do the events, fundraisers, performances and competitions that we do! Please consider volunteering for one of the open positions so that we may continue to operate at the level we do.

Candidates for Booster Board Positions

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



Please contact Ways and Means, Heidi Gibbons


Please contact Vice President, Mandy McCarthy

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


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

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

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.

5/1 Wed Drum Major Practice 3:30-4:30

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

5/3 Fri Drum Major Practice 3:30-4:30

5/3 Fri Tuba Friday 3:30-4:15

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

5/20-24 Colorguard Workshops

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