We are finally here at the end of a long and successful year! There have no doubt been many obstacles to overcome as we worked to return to a more normal band experience after two years of COVID restrictions, but we are very proud of the steps our program has taken and look ahead to a very bright future!
Congratulations to all our ensembles for the enjoyable and successful performances at our spring concert! We have three more events with the Jag Jump Assembly, Marching Kickoff, and Graduation this week (see details below.) Congratulations again seniors and enjoy this final week of high school!
Jag Jump Assembly - Tuesday, May 17. A normal assembly after 4th block minus our seniors. A tradition here at West that has been missed for the past 3 years.
Marching Band Kickoff - Thursday, May 19. This is our first regular rehearsal for ALL 2022-2023 band and guard members. We then we close out the evening with a meeting for all parents and band members. Our pre-season and fall calendar can be found HERE.
Graduation - Sunday, May 22. This is the final performance of the 2021-2022 school year. All band students in grades 9-11 perform at this event at SWIDAC (the stadium at 135th and Switzer next to Blue Valley Northwest.) Students need to report to the field at 12:00 PM. Students need to wear nice clothes, but dress appropriately for the weather - collared shirt or blouse. Shorts are permissible, but should be "dressier" shorts - not athletic shorts or board shorts. Please check the weather. Students except tuba players will need to transport their own instrument to SWIDAC. Students should be finished by 2:30 PM.
End of Year Notes: Graduation counts as the "FINAL" for our 9-11 grade students. During class this week students will rehearse graduation music as well as work on end of year tasks such as instrument check-in, locker clean-out, etc. Students who use school instruments will be able to check-in and check-out their instrument this week. All lockers need to be cleared out, and all school-owned equipment and music turned-in prior to the final day of school. Please check statements from the BVWBB to resolve any outstanding balances owed or credits on your account.
Tuesday, May 17
Jag Jump Assembly - 9-11 grade only after 4th block
Thursday, May 19
Marching Band Kickoff - 6:00 PM, BVW Commons
Sunday, May 22
Graduation Performance - students report at 12:00 PM, SWIDAC (Grades 9-11.)
Thursday, May 26
Leadership Training #1: 8AM - Noon
Summer Conditioning / Open Band Room - Times TBA
Enjoy your summer!!!!!!
Blue Valley West Bands