SCHEDULE


 

Click on the Events below for more information

Date
Event
Bands Involved
September 23, 2011
High School Band
October 7, 2011
High School Band
October 8, 2011
High School Band
October 13, 2011
Fall Band Concert - RESCHEDULED FOR OCT 27, 2011
Intermediate Band, High School Band
October 27, 2011
Choirs, Orchestra
December 2, 2011
High School Band
December 15, 2011
Beginning Bands, Intermediate Band, High School Band, Jazz Band
December 21, 2011
Choir/Orchestra Concert
Choirs, Orchestra
December 22, 2011
High School Band, BC Bando Alumni
January 30, 2012
Selected Members of the High School Band
February 25, 2012
Jazz Band
March 6, 2012
Choir/Orchestra Concert
Choirs, Orchestra
March 8, 2012
Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, High School Band, Electronic Music
March 23, 2012
High School Band
March 30 - 31, 2012
Jazz Band, Jazz Combo
April 26, 2012
High School Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Electronic Music
May 15, 2012
Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, High School Band, Jazz Bands
May 24, 2012
Choirs, Orchestra (NOT band)
June 7, 2012
Intermediate Band, High School Band (REQUIRED)
June 23, 2012
Summer Drumline (volunteer)

 

 

 

Football Pep Band

Friday September 23, 2011 - meet at 6:15pm

All High School Band members are required to perform with the band at this event.

 

Homecoming Pep Fest

Friday October 7, 2011 - Report to the Band Room at the beginning of 7th Hour - Brooklyn Center High School Gymnasium

All High School Band members are required to perform with the band at this event.

*REMINDER - YOU are responsible for making up any missed work and/or assignments from your 7th hour class.

Homecoming Football Pep Band

Saturday October 8, 2011 - meet at 6:15pm

All High School Band members are required to perform with the band at this event.

 

 

Fall Band Concert

Thursday October 27, 2011 - 7:00pm - Brooklyn Center High School Auditorium

This concert will feature selections from the following ensembles: High School Band, Orchestra, Junior and Senior High Choirs.

TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - $3

Students - $1

All proceeds go directly the BCHS Instrumental Music Department.

DRESS CODE

It is EXTREMELY important that the follow dress code is strictly adhered to:

ALL Band Members MUST wear the following:

If you need ANY or all of the items listed above, please see fill out the DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM ASAP!

We are fortunate enough to have a small supply of clothing for those that need it; however, there is a LIMITED QUANTITY of clothing left, so please only request clothing if you truly need it. We do have enough black ties for everyone which can be checked out the night of the concert.

You MUST let us know IN ADVANCE (2 days before the concert) to allow us enough time to get the items you need.

**Please note - any students not wearing the appropriate attire will not be allowed to perform and will not receive credit for the performance, which is a major part of their grade.

Please be proactive and take care of your clothing needs by filling out the CONCERT DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM. We will provide for you, but need to know what you need.

THANK YOU.

STUDENT REPORT TIMES

HS Band: 6:30

 

 

Winter Pep Fest

Friday December 2, 2011- Report to the Band Room at the beginning of 7th Hour - Brooklyn Center High School Gymnasium

All High School Band members are required to perform with the band at this event.

*REMINDER - YOU are responsible for making up any missed work and/or assignments from your 7th hour class.

Winter Band Concert

Thursday December 15, 2011 - 7:00pm - Brooklyn Center High School Auditorium

This concert will feature selections from the following ensembles: Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and the High School Band

TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - $3

Students - $1

All proceeds go directly the BCHS Instrumental Music Department.

DRESS CODE

It is EXTREMELY important that the follow dress code is strictly adhered to:

ALL Band Members MUST wear the following:

If you need ANY or all of the items listed above, please see fill out the DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM ASAP!

We are fortunate enough to have a small supply of clothing for those that need it; however, there is a LIMITED QUANTITY of clothing left, so please only request clothing if you truly need it. We do have enough black ties for everyone which can be checked out the night of the concert.

You MUST let us know IN ADVANCE (2 days before the concert) to allow us enough time to get the items you need.

**Please note - any students not wearing the appropriate attire will not be allowed to perform and will not receive credit for the performance, which is a major part of their grade.

Please be proactive and take care of your clothing needs by filling out the CONCERT DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM. We will provide for you, but need to know what you need.

THANK YOU.

STUDENT REPORT TIMES

Jazz Band - 6:00pm

HS Band/Intermediate Band/Drumline/Electronic Music- 6:45pm

 

Christmahanakwazaaka Party 2011

Thursday December 22, 2010 - 8:00am - BC Band Land (aka Differentiation Nation)

It's that time again - time for the 10th Annual BC Band Christmahanakwanzaaka Party! We will put up the BC Band Tree, plug in the fake fireplace, and have our $5 limit gift exhange to celebrate all of the hard work and effort put into the year so far as we look forward to a nice winter break.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Tri-Metro Arts Festival

Monday January 30, 2012 - ALL DAY/Evening Concert

Selected members of the High School Band will participate in this all-day honor band event with other top musicans and artists from the Tri-Metro Conference.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2012

Saturday February 25, 2012 - ALL DAY - University of Minnesota

This letter is to inform you of the upcoming Jazz Festival at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on Saturday February 25, 2012.  Headlining the Annual U of M Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be the Hornheads!!  This is just a day trip to the University and NO overnight stay is involved.

 

The Brooklyn Center Jazz Band will play for approximately 20 minutes in the world renowned Ted Mann Concert Hall and then be critiqued by clinicians for approximately 40 minutes. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work with the very best clinicians as well as the chance for them to hear what other high school bands are doing. On Saturday evening, there is a performance by the guest artist and the U of M-Twin Cities Jazz Bands. This festival has been a very exciting festival in the past and very well attended.

 

Student Expenses                                                                                                                       

 

The school is paying for our entry fee and bus to the festival.  However, students are responsible for bringing money to cover food and personal expenses.

 

Since we will be at the festival most of the day and evening, the students will be responsible for eating lunch before arriving to school, as no other food will be available to them before dinner.  For dinner, we'll take a trip over to Dinkytown and eat at the world famous--Annie’s Parlor.  After dinner, we’ll walk over to the Coffman Student Union for some fun in Goldy’s Game Room.  There is bowling, pool tables, board games, and arcade games available at very reasonable prices.  We will have our 9th Annual Gutterball Bowling Tournament – with fabulous prizes that are just waiting to be won.

 

It's hard to suggest a dollar amount that students should bring because eating and spending habits will vary, but I would suggest bringing $15-20 to cover dinner and entertainment expenses.  Please plan ahead so your band director doesn't have to cover your meal expenses, because the band director doesn’t have money for that.  Goldy’s Game Room activities are optional.

 

Clothing                                                                                                                                   

 

Students will need to bring the following items:

 

Please arrive that day wearing your performance attire; there will be no time to change before we play.

 

Instrument and Accessories                                                                                                           

 

Please be sure your instrument is in top playing condition. Please check your instrument at least one week prior to the festival to make sure it's working properly. Sax players please be sure to have a couple extra good reeds on hand. Drummers, please bring plenty of sticks and any auxiliary percussion you need. There will be a music box available for you to put your music in prior to departing for the festival.

 

Student Etiquette                                               

 

You are a member of Brooklyn Center High School Jazz Band and a student representative of our community, school and music department. Your conduct is to be proper at all times. Always be polite, neat in appearance, punctual and sincere in your effort to contribute your best.

 

Whenever students are at a school sponsored activity, whether it is during the school day or outside of the school day, all policies from the Brooklyn Center Student Handbook remain in effect, including school policies related to possession of weapons, sexual harassment, use of possession of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Please make wise choices and proudly represent our school in a most positive way.

Any misconduct that is considered to be serious in nature will result in the student being sent home immediately at the parents' expense.

 

Performance Site Etiquette                                   

 

During the jazz festival, the students are expected to not only perform, but also to attend performances put on by other high school jazz bands. The following are some guidelines that should be followed at all times:

 

 

Emergency Phone Numbers to Remember                                               

 

Brooklyn Center Band Room 763.561.2120 x2602

 

Chris Porter's Cell Phone 763.370.3364

Please do not call or text unless it’s an EMERGENCY.

 

TENTATIVE Itinerary Saturday February 25, 2012                                                                                                           

9:15am

Load Bus and Depart for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus

9:45am

Arrive, and Unload Equipment into Warm-up Site

10:20am

Warm up for our performance

10:40am

Brooklyn Center Performance in Ted Mann Concert Hall

11:00-11:40

Clinic with famous jazz musicians

12:00pm

Load instruments into trailer, change clothes, eat lunch (on your own)

1:20pm

Listen to other High School Jazz Bands Perform in Ted Mann Concert Hall

4:00pm

Dinner at Annie’s Parlor in Dinkytown

5:30pm

Go to Coffman Union—BC Jazz Bowling Tournament, Play Games, etc.

7:30pm

Attend Evening Concert

9:00pm

Return to Brooklyn Center

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Every single member of this ensemble is extremely important and we need every single person is needed to attend.  If you are unable to attend for any reason, please let Ms. Porter know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so the trip can be cancelled. 

 

Thank you,

 

Chris Porter                                               

cporter@brookcntr.k12.mn.us                       

cell: 763.370.3364                                   

www.bcband.org                                               

 

Always an adventure!!!!

 

Not-Quite-Spring Band Concert

Thursday March 8, 2012 - 7:00pm - Brooklyn Center High School Auditorium

This concert will feature selections from the following ensembles: Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and the High School Band

TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - $3

Students - $1

All proceeds go directly the BCHS Instrumental Music Department.

DRESS CODE

It is EXTREMELY important that the follow dress code is strictly adhered to:

ALL Band Members MUST wear the following:

If you need ANY or all of the items listed above, please see fill out the DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM ASAP!

We are fortunate enough to have a small supply of clothing for those that need it; however, there is a LIMITED QUANTITY of clothing left, so please only request clothing if you truly need it. We do have enough black ties for everyone which can be checked out the night of the concert.

You MUST let us know IN ADVANCE (2 days before the concert) to allow us enough time to get the items you need.

**Please note - any students not wearing the appropriate attire will not be allowed to perform and will not receive credit for the performance, which is a major part of their grade.

Please be proactive and take care of your clothing needs by filling out the CONCERT DRESS CLOTHES REQUEST FORM. We will provide for you, but need to know what you need.

THANK YOU.

STUDENT REPORT TIMES

Jazz Band - 6:00pm

HS Band/Beginning Band/Intermediate Band - 6:45pm

 

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Jazz Festival 2012

Friday March 30 - Saturday March 31, 2011

More information will be made available soon.

Arts Showcase

Thursday April 26, 2012 - during the school day

This includes the High School Band and Jazz Band only.

Visual arts, culinary arts, graphic arts, media arts, literary arts, electronic music, dance, theater, band, and choir will all be a part of this exciting event that showcases the best of the BCHS Arts Magnet.

There will be delicious food samples from around the world, internationally-minded art work from senior high students, and then a performance that showcases senior high dance, theater, choir, and band.

 

More information will be posted soon!

 

Spring Pep Fest

Friday March 25, 2011 - Report to the Band Room at the beginning of 8th hour - Brooklyn Center High School Gymnasium

All High School Band members are required to perform with the band at this event.

*REMINDER - YOU are responsible for making up any missed work and/or assignments from your 8th hour class.

 

Spring Band Concert

Tuesday May 15, 2012 - 7:00pm - Brooklyn Center High School Gymnasium

This concert will feature selections from the following ensembles: Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo,and the High School Band.

FREE ADMISSION!!!!!!!

DRESS CODE

Purple BC Band Shirt

Jeans (any color)

STUDENT REPORT TIMES

Jazz Band - 6:00pm

HS Band/Beginning Band/Intermediate Band - 6:45pm

 

Graduation Commencement

Thursday June 7, 2012 - 7:30pm - Brooklyn Center High School

This is MANDATORY for ALL members of the 8th grade and HS Band. Please arrive at 6:30 wearing the following:

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you strictly adhere to the dress code listed above. Also, please be sure to bring your instrument, and music binder.

If you need black dress pants and/or black dress shoes, please FILL OUT THIS FORM - ASAP

Remember, this is MANDATORY!

Immediately following the ceremony, we will do a very quick instrument check-in, so please plan on staying at least 10 minutes after to take care of this. The parking lot is usually so jammed that you can't really go anywhere for a good 30 minutes anyway.


Thank you in advance for taking care of this important responsibility.

 

Earle Brown Days Parade - CANCELLED

Due to lack of resources, we will not be participating this year. This is NOT a reflection of the students and it isn't your fault.