MIMU 10/28/19

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Week starting 10/28/19

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There is a lot of important info in this week’s MIMU. Please read it carefully and make sure to mark your calendars as it applies to you and your family.

Sub Wrap Up I am VERY proud of all classes for earning a positive report from the substitute teacher. He was very complimentary and wrote three pages praising each class for their behavior and for getting work done. Thank you–this not only makes it easier for everyone, but it also represents BYEU very well.

Loara Band Review Recap GREAT JOB to Concert Band, Percussion & Colorguard on a fantastic performance at your first competition. We received many positive comments on musicianship and I am very proud of your ability to perform under pressure. An additional thank you to all of our volunteers, as we cannot do these events without your support. THANK YOU! 

Our next competition is Saturday, November 2nd in Baldwin Park! Rest up, hydrate, and give it your best next weekend! 

Baldwin Park Parade – CB, PERC & CG – Saturday, November 2nd – SEE INFO SHEET

Next After School Rehearsal 11/1 – Marching Band & Colorguard (required attendance) 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Band Pageant Tickets Going Home on Monday. Everyone must have a ticket to come see the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District’s 44th Annual Band Pageant on Wednesday, November 6th, at Bradford Stadium at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from you, or at the gate that night.  You will sell them for $5.00, but if they are purchased at the gate that night, the cost is $6.00. The pre-sale tickets are a fundraiser for BYEU, while the tickets sold at the door support music district-wide. Students are responsible for returning unsold tickets, and/or $5 per ticket sold.

Orchestra Night Out – HS Sinfonia Concert Monday 10/28 The top orchestras (Sinfonia) from EHS, YLHS, VHS and EDHS are performing at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center! Let’s show some support at this free concert by having an Orchestra Night Out. Wear BYMS gear and we can all sit together. Event is open to band and orchestra students for extra credit.

Concert Info

  • Monday, October 28th, 7-8:30
  • PYLUSD Performing Arts Center (El Dorado HS)
  • Wear BYMS gear
  • Meet in front of PAC at 6:40, we will walk in together at 6:50
  • This is an optional, extra credit event. Attendance will be taken at 6:45. Band and orchestra students are encouraged to attend.

Optional Knott’s Berry Farm Performances – Marching Band, Jazz Band & Orchestra We have been accepted to take a group of students to perform at Knott’s Berry Farm! This is an “extra” trip and is not required to attend for a grade. In order to attend, students will need to provide their own admission. There are two options for this:

  1. Bring in proof of Knott’s Berry Farm season pass – will be photocopied per request of Knott’s Berry Farm
  2. Purchase a discount ticket through BYEU for $35.00

We will be performing music that will be featured at our Winter Concert as well as some additional songs. Students who attend will miss all day of school and are responsible for making up missed work.

Please bring money or your season pass (to be copied) by

  • Marching Band & Colorguard by Friday, November 8th
  • Jazz & Orch by Thursday, December 5th

Marching Band & Colorguard – Friday, November 15th

Jazz Band & Orchestra – Friday, December 13th



Concert Band, Performing Band, Percussion, Orchestra

  • Black BYMS Instrumental Music polo shirt (provided)
  • Black dress pants – no jeans, leggings, sweatpants, etc. Dickies pants are a great option.
  • Skirt — ladies may choose to wear a floor length, solid black skirt. No part of the skirt may be a different length.
  • Shoes – closed toe, black dress shoes. Dinkles are a great option. No tennis shoes, Vans, boots, or sneakers allowed.
  • Socks – solid black. Black stockings/knee highs/dress socks ok for ladies.

Chair Tests are coming up – Tuesday, November 12th

  • CB – Gold Book, IV #7
  • PB – Gold Book, IV #3
  • Perc – White Book, p 13, #4
  • IB – Bb Scale & Arpeggio (TOE page 40)


Please contact Cara Melendez (waysandmeans1@bymsmusic.org) or Anna Ordorica (waysandmeans2@bymsmusic.org

Mrs. Fields Fundraiser! October 21-November 4th

Students received packets last week.


Please contact Colette Smith viceprez@bymsmusic.org 


Donate Items

ONGOING Provide Bottled Water for Marching Band & Colorguard https://bit.ly/2KQiCQE

ONGOING Provide Otter Pops for Marching Band & Colorguard https://bit.ly/2z4YOTZ

Volunteer Time

ONGOING Marching Band Rehearsal Refreshments https://bit.ly/2HcDfp0

11/2 Baldwin Park Parade https://bit.ly/2YYFSpv

11/6 PYLUSD Band Pageant https://bit.ly/2KCUkui


  • Info Sheet – Baldwin Park Parade
  • Info Sheet – Band Pageant
  • Info Sheet – Orchestra Photo Day
  • Info Sheet – Knott’s Marching Band Fall 2019
  • Info Sheet – Knott’s Jazz & Orchestra 2019
  • Mrs. Fields Info
  • Band Pageant Ticket Info

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.

10/28 Mon Orchestra Night Out @ Sinfonia Concert – 7pm @ PYLUSD PAC (EXTRA CREDIT)

11/1 Fri After School rehearsal, 1-3 pm (minimum day) – Marching Band & Colorguard

11/2  Sat Concert Band, Colorguard & Percussion – Baldwin Park Parade & Band Review

11/4 Mon Mrs. Fields order forms due

11/6 Wed 44th Annual PYLUSD Band Pageant – Marching Band & Colorguard

11/13 Wed Photo Day – Orchestra

11/13 Wed BYEU Booster Meeting 7:00 @ BYMS room 901

11/15 Fri Marching Band & Colorguard @ Knott’s

12/4 Wed WINTER CONCERT – All Groups

12/12 Thurs JAZZ NIGHT OUT – Count Meets the Duke concert (more info soon)

12/13 Fri Jazz & Orchestra @ Knott’s

 Info Sheet – Baldwin Park Parade 2019
 Info Sheet – Knott’s Marching Band Fall 2019
 Info Sheet – Knott’s Jazz & Orchestra 2019
 Info Sheet – Orchestra Photo Day 2019
 Info Sheet – Band Pageant 2019
 Bernardo Yorba -MFF – KOL ’19Fall.pdf
 Band Pageant Tickets Envelope Flyer 2019
Rose NeumayrInstrumental Music DirectorBernardo Yorba Middle School(714) 986-7400 Ext. 22900http://www.bymsmusic.org