Band Quick Links:
- CLICK HERE to Volunteer for our HEN HOUSE GROCERY BAGGING FUNDRAISER!!!
- This is an amazing fundraiser as we are visible and supporting our local community/locally owned business AND we make good money! Several band students have been hired by Hen House after volunteering…
- We need lots of help! Parents AND students!
- We have Pre-thanksgiving shifts from Sat 11/18-Weds 11/22
- We have pre-Christmas shifts from Sat 12/16-Sun 12/24
- This year, it is both in support of our Madrid Trip AND the band. (at this point, the trip is paid for – no worries there! Proceeds will expand our trip buffer – the “just in case” fund that we must have when we travel, and if those funds are not used, then they become needed support for the band!)
- BASIC EXPECTATIONS: PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEEDED!
- Arrive 10 minutes before your shift begins. Shifts are 3 hours. yes you can definitely sign up for more than 1!
- Closed-toe shoes and no shorts are required (by law/hen house rule).
- Wear your BVN Band t-shirt or ¼ zip. Parents wear BVN or BVN Band apparel if you have it.
- Upon arrival, check in with parent volunteer and review best practices with store staff or experienced BVN volunteer.
- Jazz Ensemble to the Baker Jazz Festival, this coming Friday 11/17!
- BVN Band Calendar Website – ALL Details for ALL Events and you can subscribe! Please check for THESE RECENT UPDATES:
- Spain Trip Rehearsal Schedule
- Crossroads Wind Symphony shares a concert with the LMS 8th grade band on Monday 11/6, 7 PM – right here in our BVN PAC! (extra credit/make-up/lettering points!)
- Looking ahead to February: Musical Dates updated/corrected.
- Make sure the Pancake Dinner is on your personal calendars – Friday February 2nd! (this is an update from the previously published tentative date)
- BVN Band Events, 2023-2024 – the “Fridge Calendar”
- SENIORS – Apply for the Kerry Layton Scholarship! This is a scholarship provided by the BV ed foundation to one blue valley schools band senior each year. We’ve had several winners over the years! The application is short and straightforward – highly recommended!! Application deadline is February 14th – but don’t delay – apply now!
- Blue Valley North Fall Activity Guide! Features lots of Band Pictures!!!
- Performance Recordings!
- As we complete performances, we’ll post video and audio recordings.
- The link above takes you to the login page of our band website…. ask a student for the password! On that page you’ll find a folder containing performance recordings.
Congratulations to our BVN Band All-District Musicians!
These students will rehearse and perform with their respective all-district ensembles on Friday and Saturday Dec 1-2 at Blue Valley High, and performing with those ensembles makes the all-state eligible. Congrats to EVERYONE who auditioned for going for it!! This is a very competitive audition, and we are proud of all of you!!
IMPORTANT: Stay up with Band Info!
Make a Shortcut, one touch, on your phones to the BAND CALENDAR Webpage: https://bvnbandboosters.boosterhub.com/calendar/1413#
On that page, you’ll find all available details of all band events. You are also one click away from:
- The Band Update Website (this page)
- The rest of the Band BoosterHub Site, including our store and much more.
- A couple more clicks gets you to our Members Only Page, which has resources for students and downloads of performance recordings (audio and video) as they become available.
SPAIN TRAVELERS: Read this, and pay attention to Email:
- CLICK HERE for our Spain Trip Webpage.
- The most recent update was on 10/27. If you have not seen that update, please go look NOW!
- Make sure the REHEARSAL SCHEDULE is IN YOUR CALENDARS.
Nov-Dec in the Band, At-A-Glance
- Madrid Rehearsals continue
- Crossroads Wind Symphony shares a concert with the LMS 8th Grade band in our BVN PAC!! – Monday 11/13 at 7 PM
- Jazz Ensemble to Baker Jazz Festival on Friday 11/17
- Hen House Thanksgiving Grocery Bagging Commences on 11/18.
- 11/20-11/24 – No School Happy Thanksgiving!
- Madrid Rehearsals continue
- ECKMEA Honor Bands Rehearse and Perform at BVH! Rehearsals Fri-Sat 12/1 and 12/2. Concerts in the afternoon on 12/2
- 12/4-12/9: Madrid Rehearsals continue
- Madrid Rehearsals continue. FINAL rehearsal and informal performance for parents on Sat 12/16 (morning). In the afternoon we’ll pack equipment to ship to Spain!!
- Wednesday Evening 12/13: BVN Band December Concert! 7 PM in the PAC.
- Hen House Holiday Grocery Bagging Shifts Begin Saturday 12/16 in the afternoon.
- First Semester Final Day of School Weds 12/20.
- Hen House Bagging Shifts continue through 12/24
- 12/30-1/6: BVN Music Department TO SPAIN!!!