Band Update 10/10 - 10/16
Congratulations on navigating a very busy day of performances as we closed out Homecoming! We hope everyone that attended the dance had a great time!
Show week this week! Excited to put the finishing touches on the Fountain and showcase your hard work for judges and audiences alike!
Revised Schedule for Testing
Due to the National Testing Day on Wednesday, October 12, we will not have morning rehearsal. Thursday, October 13 is an All-Block Day. Rehearsal will begin at 7:40 since we have evening rehearsal that night. Then on Friday we have an additional rehearsal as noted below.
October 14 – Marching Rehearsal / Band Host:
Rehearsal from 8-9:30 AM. This rehearsal was added because we normally lose a few days during October to conferences and testing, and we need to ensure our show progress remains on track. Following our rehearsal we will host the Lincoln High School Band from Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the day as well for a rehearsal as they head to the St. Louis BOA Regional. Stick around to watch a fantastic group!
October 15 – Odessa Marching Invitational:
Click HERE for the schedule.
October 21 – Home Football vs. Blue Valley – SENIOR NIGHT
All our outstanding seniors will be recognized during the game in addition to giving our final home game performance! Schedule will be posted in next week’s update – it will be the same as a normal football game, however, we are still finalizing the details of senior recognition with administration.
October 22 – Kansas Bandmasters Association State Marching Championships
Our final competitive performance of the year! Click HERE for the schedule.
At the conclusion of marching band, we divide into three different concert bands for the remainder of the year: Wind Ensemble (most select); Symphonic Band; and Concert Band. At semester these groups move to different class hours.
ALL band students will participate in a placement audition during the first week of November. Music for that placement will be available by 3 PM on Thursday, October 6 in Canvas.
Honor Band Auditions:
Anyone planning to audition for the ECKMEA Honor Band must complete the following form no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, October 10. Access the form HERE.
Monday, October 10
ECKMEA Honor Band Audition Sign-ups Due by 11:59 PM
BVW Band Booster Full Meeting – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 11
Color Guard Rehearsal 6-8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12
No 7 AM Rehearsal – National Testing Day
Thursday, October 13
All-Block Day – 7:40 AM rehearsal
Evening Marching Band Rehearsal
Friday, October 14
Marching Rehearsal from 8-9:30 AM / Host Lincoln HS Band from Sioux Falls, SD
Saturday, October 15
Odessa Marching Invitational - SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 18
Color Guard Rehearsal 6-8:30 PM
Thursday, October 20
FINAL Evening Marching Band Rehearsal
Friday, October 21
Home Football vs. BV & Senior Night
Saturday, October 22
KBA State Championships Marching Festival
Monday, October 24
Final regular 7 AM rehearsal – marching logistics and season wrap-up
Friday, October 28
Possible Home Football Playoff Game
Week of November 1-4
BVW Placement Auditions
Tuesday, November 1
Winter Guard Audition Clinic & Info Meeting 6-9 PM, Commons
Thursday, November 3
Chili Dinner Concert – Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band
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