Band UPDATE for 4/3 - 4/9
Congratulations to the BVW Winter Guard on the conclusion of a very successful season! Winter Guard placed 4th in class and 7th overall at the MCCGA Championships this past weekend! We are so proud of the progress and dedication shown by all our guard members over the course of an extremely long season!
Thank you to all band members for a successful Pre-Festival Concert this past week as well! All groups continue to make progress on their music for our upcoming festivals!
Solo & Ensemble Assistance
The schedule for Regional Solo & Ensemble is now posted. Please see the schedule link below. Additional information such as maps and logistical details will be provided to participating students the week of the festival.
KSHSAA Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival
A reminder that all participating schools are asked to provide parent volunteers from among their band, choir, and orchestra programs to make this event a successful experience for all involved. Please visit the following link to register as a volunteer and to get more information:
After School Percussion Help
Mr. Westcott will be at BVW after school from 2:45-4:00 on the below dates. You can use this time to practice for Solo & Ensemble and Marching Percussion Auditions, and he'll be available if you need help. No appointment necessary!
Individual Marching Percussion Auditions (Drumline & Front Ensemble)
During class 4/17-4/21 and 4/25-4/28.
Audition Clinics (Drumline & Front Ensemble)
Thursday 4/20 and Thursday 4/27 6:00-8:30
District Music Festivals
Wind Ensemble – Wednesday, April 12 and Symphonic Band – Thursday, April 13. These events are part of our preparation for the State Music Festival later in April. On each day, students need to arrive at the band room no later than 6:00 AM to load the bus. Continued driver shortages require early leave times for events unfortunately. Performances begin after 7 at Blue Valley SW HS. These events take place during our regularly scheduled class. Additional details provided in the coming week.
Uniform will be red polo shirts with DARK pants – black or dark jeans please.
Tuesday, April 4
Big Band Rehearsal #3, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Friday, April 7
Tuesday, April 11
Big Band Rehearsal #4, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Leadership Audition Videos Due
Wednesday, April 12 – BV District Wind Ensemble Festival, 7 AM, BVSW
Thursday, April 13 – BV District Symphonic Band Festival, 7 AM, BVSW
Friday, April 14 – Drum Major Auditions & Interviews
Saturday, April 15 – KSHSAA Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival
Tuesday, April 18
Big Band Rehearsal #5, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Wednesday, April 19 – KSHSAA State Large Group Music Festival @ BVSW (during the day – Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Only)
Thursday, April 20 – Color Guard & Drumline Audition Clinics, 6-8:30 PM
Friday, April 21 – BVW Concert Band Festival @ BVW (during the day – Concert Band only)
Wednesday, April 26 – Jazz Big Band performance at KCKCC Jazz Festival
Saturday, April 29 – KSHSAA State Solo & Ensemble Festival
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