INFORMATION UPDATED - 5/31
We are excited to begin our 2021-2022 band year, and to return to many of our beloved events, experiences, and traditions that make the Blue Valley West Band such a special program! We are also thrilled to welcome our incoming 9th grade students and parents to the BV West Band Family! Our first event is our Band Kickoff and Information Meeting on Thursday, June 3 from 6 - 9 PM.
This event Is for ALL Blue Valley West Band and Color Guard students In Grades 9 - 12 for the 2021-2022 school year! A parent or guardian each student also needs to attend this event.
Our schedule for the evening is as follows. Exact locations at West will be shared prior to the meeting. We are navigating around some construction projects that are slated to begin after school finishes.
5:30 PM - Band Room opens. Students may begin Instrument check-out
6:00 PM - Parent Welcome Session / Student Activities with Staff & Leadership Team (continues to 8:30 PM)
6:30 PM - Parent Information Meeting with Directors & Boosters
7:15 PM - Forms Fest for Parents
8:30 PM - Performance by the BV West Band on the BVW Band Practice Field
9:00 PM - Event concludes & students dismissed
What to wear? What to bring? Students should wear a white T shirt - a BVW or BVW Band shirt is preferred! New students will receive several shirts throughout the course of our season. Wear shorts or athletic pants; socks; and close toed athletic shoes. Students should also bring a water bottle, instrument, and phone. Students who use a school-owned instrument will be issued their instrument at rehearsal.
What COVID precautions are in place? Please see our Updated COVID Protocols for Band Events.
What are we going to do? Students will get to know their band family and participate in some team building activities while also learning and reviewing visual and music fundamentals. We will give a brief performance at the end of the evening, Parents will also have an opportunity to meet other parents In our program; learn about our schedule and activities; fill out essential forms; learn about program costs and fundraising opportunities; and see their student perform for the first time as a member of the BVW Bands!
Is this event required? What If we are out of town? Students are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. As with any our events, students should communicate any potential schedule conflicts in advance. Students may use the attendance form located on the band website. All material covered at this event will be available on the Marching Band Canvas course, and the Leadership Team will follow-up as well. All required forms for Parents will be available after June 1. Forms must be submitted prior to your student's attendance at our next rehearsal or event.
We are so excited to take these first steps in our next band journey together! We look forward to seeing everyone on June 3!!!
Blue Valley West Bands