I have received the following registrations and checks for B/O Festival:
Big Rapids MS – 7th, 8th
Big Rapids HS – CB, WS
Frankfort – HS
Hesperia – MS, HS
Manistee – 7th, 8th, SB
Manton – MS, HS
McBain – JH, HS
Pine River – 7th, 8th, HS
Reed City – 8th, CB, WE
Shelby – SWE
Remember, all registrations are due to me by our Winter Meeting on 1/11/18. Site preference is determined in the order that I receive registrations. If you haven’t started the process yet, please do so NOW, giving your business office enough time to accomplish their own tasks as well before the deadline.
The District One Honors Band scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th has been cancelled.
The new date is for Tuesday, January 9th. I will send out further information after Christmas break.
Out of 110 kids selected for the HSHB, I saw only one dietary restriction. Now that kids are nominated, please verify this with your nominees so I can communicate with our food service director and email them to me directly.
The percussion ensemble instrumentation/parts are set. Please get the parts out ASAP and insist that the kids watch the YouTube video of the performance.
All parts/assignments are set in the Google Drive. Be sure your kiddos get these ASAP so they can practice. The level of the literature seems to be a bit more challenging. I tried to distribute the percussion parts for the honors band as evenly as I could.
Many of the parts for Aztec are missing from the Hall Band’s music.
We have substituted Fires of Mazana.
Please excuse the mistake and download what you need for your students.
The music is available on the msboa1 site under MS Honors Band – password was sent out on a previous message.
The weather is starting to show that it must be Honors Band time! The decision to call off the day will come on Monday by 3:00 pm in case of bad weather. My cell phone number is 231-282-0389. I have attached a menu for the day. If you have students who have special dietary needs, I would suggest that they bring what they need or make arrangements with you. Call me with any issues.
If you have any music concerns, please let me know. I am still working on Aztec.
I hope everyone has had time to practice. It should be a fun day!