Matador Instrumental Music Update (BYEU weekly newsletter) 5/6/19

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 5/6/19

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

The most successful students have involved parents.


Area Night Wrap Up Great job to everyone who performed at Area Night! Mr. Marshall came to watch Orchestra and Mrs. Callaway attended the band performance. Both totally blown away at how musically expressive they sounded. We also received compliments from the other music teachers from those evenings. Way to go!!

Wise Guys Fundraiser Happening now thru Thursday! Show the attached flyer and enjoy some delicious pizza.

Drum Major Tryouts/Practice Sessions – 5/7

Tryouts are MAY 9th

Leadership Team Applications are being reviewed. Students may be asked to participate in a short, group interview. They will be notified in person during class.

1st Annual Paper Plate Awards – 6/11 Band and Orchestra classes have been nominating their peers for various awards (i.e., Most Dependable, Best Compliments, Highest Notes Played) to be presented at the first annual Paper Plate Awards Ceremony. Students are invited to come after school to the MPR to receive their award(s) and celebrate one last time as a full instrumental music program. Note – there is no change to awards presented at BYMS Awards Night & Yorba Meadows.

In Case You Missed It

Tuba Day – Friday, May 17th 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.

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  The time has come for our end of the year field trip! As a reward for your hard work all year long, we are taking a short trip to Camelot Golfland. We are looking for 2 chaperones to ride the bus and supervise at Camelot, please email Mrs. Neumayr if you’re able to volunteer! SEE ATTACHMENT

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.

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


6/4-6/7 Instrument Check In/Summer Instrument Check Out

6/11 Tues Paper Plate Awards – BYMS MPR 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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

Start marking your calendars for 2019-2020!

Draft calendar available here