MIMU 3/1/20

Matador Instrumental Music Updates

Week starting 3/2/2020

Bernardo Yorba Entertainment Unit Weekly Newsletter

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Festival Prep Wrap Up Concert Band, Percussion and Orchestra have been working VERY hard preparing to go to the SCSBOA adjudicated festival later this month. This past week, we were able to work with music educators who were able to provide learning opportunities for our students. Monday’s orchestra rehearsal at EHS with Mr. Fang not only helped students work on string-specific techniques, but allowed for future Aztecs to preview what orchestra at the high school level can be. On Wednesday, we were visited by Mr. Herrera who provided all classes with helpful tips and tricks for their festival performance, as well as providing some fine-tuning activities for our students. Our next opportunity for guests to hear our groups and provide feedback is our Pre-Festival Concert & Clinic on March 11th. Audience members will be able to hear our clinicians work with our students in real time, in a performance setting. Thank you to Mr. Fang and Mr. Herrera for working with our Matador Musicians!

See’s Candy Fundraiser – March 2-13 Get your spring candy orders in! All classes AND colorguard will receive order forms on Monday for our annual See’s Candy fundraiser! Please contact Cara Melendez or Anna Ordorica for questions.

Elementary Concert Help Wrap Up Thank you to ALL students who volunteered at the elementary concerts that were held at BYMS. The music teachers sent emails and reported that students were VERY helpful and that it was very neat for elementary students to see what current BYMS students are doing as a member of BYMS Instrumental Music. Way to go!

Jazz Band we are in full swing (ha ha) with preparing for festivals, learning to solo and learning music for several upcoming performances. We will be performing this Friday, March 6th at lunch in the quad. Parents are welcome to visit to watch our festival preview performance – we will start at the beginning of lunch. 

Winterguard Season is here! We have an award-winning Winterguard team and I know they would love to see some BYMS student support. Here are some upcoming dates where you can come support our team!

March 7th – Valencia HS

March 21st – Rancho Cucamonga HS

March 26th – El Dorado HS (District Winterguard Showcase – EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY)

April 4th – Ayala HS

April 18th – Championships

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 


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

See’s Candy – March 2-13


Please contact Colette Smith 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.

March 2-13 See’s Candy Fundraiser (ALL GROUPS)

Fri Mar 6 Jazz Band Lunchtime Performance (JB)

Wed Mar 11 Pre-Festival Concert & Clinic @ PYLUSD PAC, 6:00 p.m. (CB, PERC, ORCH)

Thurs Mar 12 BYEU Booster Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Sat Mar 14 Jazz Festival – Aztec Jazz Festival (Esperanza HS) (JB)

Tues Mar 17 6th Grade Parent Preview Night Performance, 5:30 p.m.  (ORCH, JB)

Sat Mar 21 Jazz Festival – Irvine Jazz Festival (Irvine HS) (JB)

Tues Mar 24 SCSBOA Band Festival (CB, PERC, tent PB)

Wed Mar 25 SCSBOA Orchestra Festival (ORCH)

Thurs Mar 26 PYLUSD Winterguard Showcase @ El Dorado HS (EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY)

Fri Apr 3 BYMS 50th Anniversary Celebration (JB performance)

Wed Apr 8 BYEU Booster Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Wed Apr 15 6th Grade Band & Orchestra Parent Info Night @ BYMS

Tues Apr 27 District Area Night Festival (ORCH)

Thurs Apr 29 District Area Night Festival (CB, PB, PERC, JB)

Rose NeumayrInstrumental Music DirectorBernardo Yorba Middle School(714) 986-7400 Ext. 22900http://www.bymsmusic.org