BVN Band Notes – Summer 2024 Edition

July 5th, 2024|Band Update Category|

BVN Band Notes – Summer 2024 Edition

Greetings, Mustangs!

And welcome to our NEW electronic newsletter, BVN BAND NOTES!

I hope everyone’s summer continues to be enjoyable and relaxing. Our Marching Mustang Mini-Camps were productive and many small groups have been working over the summer to prepare for a great marching season. Whether you will be participating in the Marching Mustangs, Concert Band, Jazz Band, etc. this email is to pass long some updated calendar information and a ‘check-list’ of things to prepare for the upcoming year. Everyone is important to our success, including parents, so we appreciate everyone who can jump in and help out with easy tasks throughout the year. Our two main goals this year include creating a stronger holistic band family environment from 6th Grade through 12th Grade and work harder earlier so we can enjoy the fruits of our efforts for a longer period of time.

 

Below, please be sure to check out:

A note from our Mustang Band Boosters

The BVN Band Website

Student and Parent Registration Form (all members please fill out)

Calendar Information

Band Handbook & Handbook Signature Page

BoosterHub Info, Online Band Due Payments

Required District Forms/Physical

Parent Volunteer Opportunites

BAND App

Social Media Outlets

 

No matter what your role is (student, parent, grandparent, supporter, advocate, etc.), please jump in and help us achieve our goals – you’ll be glad you did, and you will be proud to be a part of the BVN Band Family. Please enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll be seeing everyone soon!

-Mr. McCarty-

[email protected]

 

 

On behalf of the entire Mustang Band Booster Board, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families as we embark on an exciting new year.

Your support is crucial to our band’s success, and we’re thrilled to have you with us! Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  1. Attend Booster Club Meetings: Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.
  2. Volunteer: Whether it’s helping at a fundraiser, chaperoning trips, or assisting with uniform fittings, your time and effort make a significant difference.
  3. Fundraising: Support our fundraising activities. These funds go directly towards enhancing the band program.
  4. Stay Connected: Follow us on social media and read the BVN Band Notes for the latest updates.

Our first MBB meeting of the year is on August 15 at 6:30pm (location TBD). We encourage all parents to attend as we will discuss our goals for the year, upcoming events, and ways you can get involved.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the BVN Band. Together, we can create an outstanding environment for our students to thrive and succeed.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

With gratitude,

Amber Wallace

President, BVN Mustang Band Booster Club

[email protected]

WEBSITE & REGISTRATION INFO

Bookmark the Blue Valley North High School Mustang Bands Website [Under Construction for a Couple of Months]. http://www.bvnband.org/

Official Registration Form: Student & Parent Information: https://forms.gle/vz3F6tUMGvQAaGtz6

 

CALENDAR

We have a variety of ways for you keep tabs on the band calendar in a way that best meets your needs.  The calendar is also synced and viewable in the BAND App.  All are consistently updated, and any changes will also be communicated via E-Mail and BAND App.

View the FULL CALENDAR online via BoosterHub: https://bvnbandboosters.boosterhub.com/calendar/1413

View the FULL CALENDAR via Google Sheets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q3E7DwRImz2DislZw7Ji1YK4ya32iEcS0mf4jDRANHc/edit?usp=sharing

View a CONDENSED CALENDAR via Google Sheets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PaogsFxtl4Y6uRdU9s0HqQHWF29YdnEoTrTWIDbdgr4/edit?usp=sharing

Sync your Outlook, Google, or iCal Calendar with the 2024-2025 Mustang Bands Calendar: https://bvnbandboosters.boosterhub.com/ical-stream

 

BAND HANDBOOK

Review the Blue Valley North Band Handbook as a Family: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SlPc_fbOD14BiJiukhqJVucVZLMWWdsa/view?usp=sharing

Complete and Submit the Band Handbook Student/Parent Signature Form as a Family: https://forms.gle/57ytxYgnnjYJUqQZ7

 

BOOSTER HUB (BH)

Log-In to your BoosterHub (BH) Account – https://www.boosterhub.com/ 

We use BoosterHub to email band updates and information relevant to band activities. All band students and at least one parent should have received a BoosterHub invite. Please check your emails and spam folders.

If you did not receive an invite, use this registration form: https://bvnbandboosters.boosterhub.com/register/1913

DUES – ONLINE PAYMENTS

Pay your Band Dues Online: https://bvnbandboosters.boosterhub.com/store/1416

All band students must select one of the two options here.

If you are participating in the Marching Mustangs, select ‘Marching Mustangs’ dues. For all other ensembles (Freshman Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, etc.) select ‘Freshman, Concert, Jazz’ dues. If you are enrolled in multiple band classes, pay only one set of dues.

Payments are due by Uniform Checkout Day for Marching Mustangs or the 2nd Friday of school for all others.

If you would like to pay by cash or check, please choose the ‘Pay Later’ feature and make checks payable to “BVN Band.” You will start receiving reminders to pay sooner than the deadline, due to the way the system is designed.

ADDITIONAL DUES or ITEMS FOR PURCHASE – GO BACK TO STORE AND ADD TO YOUR CART

 Percussion Dues: All Percussionists – helps fund sticks, mallets, drumheads and percussion instructor position

 Marching Shoes: ALL first-year marchers + any returning members who need new shoes. (Color Guard excluded)

 Marching Gloves: ALL first-year marchers + any returning members who need new gloves. (Percussion & Color Guard excluded)

 OPTIONAL Band ¼ Zip: For returning members choose this only if you need to replace your Band ¼ Zip. Please indicate size. 1st year Members DO NOT choose this – you will receive one.

 OPTIONAL Donation: For Everyone! Over $10,000 of our Band Budget is Fundraised. If we receive enough donations to cancel fundraisers, then we will do so!

BV DISTRICT FORMS

ALL Online at https://bluevalleysd-ar.rschooltoday.com/home

All Band Students must complete the Transportation Form, Health Form, and Media Form.

All Marching Mustangs must complete a PHYSICAL, due to the Main BV office by August 12th.

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PARENTS:  Get involved!  We need your assistance!  Check out these opportunities to help:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AA5AB28A7FAC25-49364347-bvnmustang#/

 

BAND APP & SOCIAL MEDIA

Download the BAND App from your favorite App Store – http://band.us/

All Students & Parents – Create an Account and Join the Blue Valley North Mustang Bands Group: https://band.us/n/a8a608s1scI82

Marching Band Members – Join the 2024 BVN Marching Mustangs Group: https://band.us/n/a3ac07s2s5J5d

Blue Valley North Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/433748686803875

Blue Valley North Band Instagram – @BVNMustangBand: https://www.instagram.com/bvnmustangband