Hello all,

Please see below for copy of this week's band update. This weekend, BVN Band audition results came out, congratulations to all for your fantastic work on these, we really enjoyed listening to you all play! Please also see information regarding our concert on December 9, and our Jazz rehearsal tomorrow (if you're involved, then you already know about this). Direct link to the UPDATE is below, or scroll down for a copied version.

Mr. Wagoner

Begins copy of Band UPDATE——

Band Update – 11/15/2020

From the Directors

Congratulations on your BVN Band auditions! Mr. Freeman and I were VERY pleased at the quality of all the auditions that we listened to, and you should be proud of the work that you put into them. Mr. Freeman sent out an announcement on Canvas Friday with the rosters for our Spring Concert Ensembles, CLICK HERE for information and rosters. As you know, anytime an audition occurs, there will be students on both sides of the emotional spectrum. Some happy, and some disappointed, please remember to be understanding of your peers regardless of how the auditions ended up for you. You should all be proud of your accomplishment!



We are still moving forward with plans for a December 9th concert, but are highly aware of our current educational mode plan, and will be working with administration about plans for the concert. Stay tuned!

  • Jazz Band, rehearsal right after school TOMORROW (Monday), you have already been contacted if this concerns you.

  • Wednesday, December 9th (the same evening we were supposed to hold our annual December Band Concert)

  • 7:00 PM – TENTATIVE start time of concert featuring the BVN Bands!

  • Livestreamed via a TBD service (likely youtube, with an unlisted link shared amongst our band family).

  • All students will perform in-person.  We will follow all of the safety protocols that we follow in classes, (which means the event will be short, among many other details).

  • VirtualEd Band Members are invited to join us for this concert, too.

As with everything in the Covid-Era, we will be keeping in close contact with administration and with the district's health officials to ensure health and safety.

This Week in the BVN Band:

CLICK HERE for the November Hybrid Calendar


Monday, November 16th:

  • Odd Block Schedule

  • “B” Day.  (A-L remote learning, M-Z In-Person)

  • Jazz rehearsal after school (3pm)

Tuesday, November 17th:

  • Even Block Schedule 

  • “B” Day. (A-L remote learning, M-Z In-Person)

Wednesday, November 18th:

  • Odd Block Schedule

  • “A” Day. (A-L in person, M-Z Remote learning)​​. 

Thursday, November 19th:

  • Even Block Schedule

  • “A” Day. (A-L in person, M-Z Remote learning)​​.

  • Happy Birthday Lauren Jenkins, Junior Saxophone player!

Friday, November 20th:

  • Odd Block Schedule

  • “B” Day. (A-L remote learning, M-Z In-Person)

  • Happy Birthday Mary Burgett, Freshman Bass player (on Saturday)!

You can continue reading below for information previously shared in other updates. Thank you, as always for your careful reading!


Mr. Wagoner


(All of this has been previously distributed, but is still good to re-read and remember!)​

Check out the BVN Fall E-Activity Guide!  This is usually distributed at all activities each fall, this year it has been distributed electronically, and includes several wonderful pages for the MAB, along with some good pictures!!


The Band WoodShed is now complete – but students can still submit recordings for full credit.  ESPECIALLY level 6 audition recordings – get those in!!

PARENTS – Please consider joining our BVN Parent Booster Club!  The PBC has already given GREAT support to the Band this year, and will continue to do so in the future.  YOUR membership makes this possible.  And, some funding decisions impacting the band will be made in the near future – a good influx of band families renewing memberships or joining during this time will be great optics for the band!  THANK YOU!!


2020-2021 BVN Band Shutterfly – CLICK HERE to join the 20-21 Shutterfly page and share/view great pictures of the Band!

MAB Members – order your pictures!  CLICK HERE to order the formal pictures we had taken at the DAC on 10/16.  Every Member of MAB had an individual picture taken, which will be edited together into a group photo.

Hybrid Class Structure – read your Canvas homepage for more details (updated recently for November)

  • 1st and 2nd hours are divided into Wagoner Bands (Salty and Pumpkin) and Freeman Bands (Spicy and Caramel).  CLICK HERE for the rosters.  At-home students make sure to zoom into the right band!

  • 3rd hour and 6th hour v-band students – all go to Freeman's Zoom (when not in person)

  • 6th hour Jazz Band and 4th hour Virtual Jazz (a couple of you) – all go to Wagoner's Zoom-Zoom (when not in person)


Safe Rehearsing During Covid: ​Covid has made our rehearsals look a lot different.  CLICK HERE to read about Safe Rehearsing in the Covid-Era.


BAND DUES and BAND FORMS are now past due:  Band Dues are $200 for all band members. 

  • Submission instructions are in the complete forms packet.  

  • The Student info/dues form can be completed in hard copy or by clicking here.

  • The Health, Media, Transportation, and Substance Abuse forms must be completed in hard copy.

  • The Parent info form can be completed in hard copy, but we HIGHLY recommend you complete it electronically.  Open the forms packet for instructions.



  • Hannah Chong (Red) 

  • Emily Nelson (Blue)

  • Grace Burgett (Blue)


  • Madhu Parthasarathy (Red, 3 year member!)


  • John Muldoon (Gold)

  • Megan VanderLeest (Gold, 3 year member!)

  • Audrey Beckman (Blue)

  • Keaton Alexander (Red)

  • Quinn Koffman (Red)

Bass Clarinet:

  • Miles Kim (Red.  Also worth noting – Miles also auditioned on Clarinet and also earned clarinet position, but earned a higher chair on Bass Clarinet.  Go Miles!!)

Alto Saxophone:

  • Harry Wang (Gold)

  • Lauren Jenkins (Red)

  • Junie Ko (Red)


  • Oliver Zhang (Gold)

  • Luke Bechard (Gold)

  • Ethan Burnett (Blue)

  • Devereaux Knight (Red)

  • Christine O'Brien (Blue)

  • Richard Koulen (Jazz)

French Horn:

  • Jack Graham (Red)


  • Jacob Lippe (Blue)

  • Nolan Call (Blue)


  • David Stutz (Red)

  • Eddie Mu (Red)


  • Joseph Madigan (Gold, 3 year member)

  • Logan Amato (Gold)


  • Sam Waggoner, Snare (Gold)

  • Michael Chong, Snare (Gold)

  • Hyesoo Song, Mallets (Blue)

  • Grant Ellis, Mallets (Blue)

Also worth mentioning – Congrats to our dual threat students! Color Guard Member Madison Dean earned placement in the ECKMEA District Honor Choir, and Percussionist Gabriel Decker also plays a mean String Bass and earned placement in the District Honor Orchestras.

30 BVN Band Students, 17 BVN Orchestra Students, and 15 BVN Choir Students is an INCREDIBLE showing for BVN, perhaps unprecedented!  Congratulations to ALL students who auditioned for these groups.  It is a very competitive audition.