We have two performances coming up this week for the marching band! Here is what you need to know:
Performance 1: Mermaid Festival Parade in North Webster, IN
Students meet at the school at 2 pm on Saturday, June 27.
The parade begins in North Webster at 4 pm.
After we march, we will have a meal at a fast food restaurant on the way home. Students should bring their own money.
We will arrive home at approximately 8 pm.
We could use one more adult volunteer to help with the water, but would welcome more if they chose to come! If you want to sign up to volunteer, click here.
Performance 2: Bremen Fireman's Festival Parade
Students meet at the school at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 30.
The parade begins in Bremen at 6:30 pm.
We should finish at approximately 8 pm.
For this one, we have enough volunteers, but as always more parents are welcome if you wish to come participate!
After these performances, excepting percussion there will be no rehearsals until the beginning of August, when we begin our camp for the competitive season. Have a great summer!
The Bremen Jazz Band will be performing at the Senior Awards night this Thursday, May 14 in Bowen Auditorium. Come and see us!
For the students involved, here is an itinerary:
6:00 pm Meet in the Band room, set up for performance.
6:20 pm Warm Up
6:30 pm Performance begins in Bowen Auditorium
7:00 pm Performance ends, tear down.
7:30 pm Dismissed
Students should wear their concert outfits.
Beginning with Marching band this summer and continuing with the entire program this fall, the Bremen Band program will be using the Charms Office Assistant.
The Charms system will allow the band program to communicate with its members more efficiently than ever before. To learn more about it, click the Charms link above!
On Saturday, April 25th at Concord HS, the Bremen HS Concert Band will be performing a set of piece at the annual ISSMA HS Organizational Festival. Three judges will be adjudicating, and the performances are free and open to the public.
The Bremen Band will be performing at 2:00 pm, and we have entered at the highest difficulty level (Group I). If you are planning to attend, come early-- they will not allow parents to enter the hall once the performance has begun. Come and cheer us on!
Afterwards, in an extra challenge, the Bremen Band will be escorted to a private room where they will be asked to look at a piece for 10 minutes without playing, then perform the piece as best they can before a judge!
Here is a full itinerary for the Bremen Band students on that day:
12:00 pm Meet at Bremen High School, load trailer
12:30 pm Depart for Concord High School
1:00 pm Arrive at Concord High School
1:20 pm Transit to Warm Up
1:25 pm Warm Up
1:55 pm Transit to Performance
2:00 pm Performance
2:30 pm Transit to Sight Reading
2:35 pm Sight Reading
2:55 pm Transit to Homeroom
3:00 pm Load bus/trailer
3:20 pm Depart for Bremen High School
3:50 pm Arrive at Bremen, unload trailer
4:00 pm Dismissed!
Students should be wearing their concert clothing and should eat lunch before they arrive.
On March 30th, as is the usual custom, we have been invited to perform before the Tri-Cappa Awards program in the Bowen Auditorium in Bremen.
This is a quick performance, and the schedule will go as follows:
March 30th, 2015
6:30 pm Arrive at the band room, set up for Jazz Band in the Auditorium.
6:50 pm Warm Up on stage
7:00 pm Perform
7:30 pm Program begins, tear down.
8:00 pm Dismissed.
We will perform a variety of pieces we have learned all year, and perhaps a new one!
Students should wear their standard concert wear for the concert.
Last Saturday at the ISSMA MS Festival at Penn High School, the Bremen Bremen MS Band performed three pieces at a festival with approximately 30 other area MS bands. Our performance went very well, with the students receiving a Silver award and missing the Gold by the narrowest possible margin. The students performed on a beautiful stage in front of many supportive parents-- thank you for coming!
I also want to make a note of the incredible good behavior of the students in the group. They behaved like perfect ladies and gentlemen, helping each other with all the equipment, moving through the halls in silence with purpose, and listening attentively to direction. They were so well behaved, we received multiple unsolicited compliments from monitors and officials at the event concerning our particular group's behavior and decorum.
I am so proud to be a Bremen Lion!
Saturday, March 21 2015:
12:15 pm Meet at Bremen High School Band Room, Load instruments.
12:45 pm Depart for Penn High School
1:20 pm Arrive at Penn High School, Go to homeroom
1:45 pm Transit to Warm Up
1:50 pm Warm Up
2:15 pm Transit to Stage
2:20 pm 7th/8th Grade Festival Performance
2:45 pm Transit to homeroom.
2:50 pm Load instruments.
3:15 pm Depart for Bremen High School
3:45 pm arrive at Bremen High School, unload instruments.
4:00 pm Dismissed
On Saturday, February 28th, 7 students qualified to perform at the State Solo/Ensemble Festival in Indianapolis. This special honor is granted to students who perform at the very highest levels at the district festival last month.
Students should arrive at least one hour before their scheduled performance and dressed in formal attire. If a student needs a ride to the event, please inform Mr. Sutton.
Here is the schedule of performances:
8:30 am Lorinda Kline- Piccolo Solo
Warm Up Room H611
Performance Room H601
9:50 am Jessica Hughes- Alto Saxophone Solo
Warm Up Room J624
Performance Room J623
9:50 am Jazsper SilverRaven- Trumpet Solo
Warm Up Room M676
Performance Room L652
11:44 am Benjamin Nick- Trombone Solo
Warm Up Room H193
Performance Room A113
1:40 pm Joshua Staiger- Clarinet Solo
Warm Up Room J624
Performance Room J629
3:02 pm Nick Bonebrake, Jonathan Dani, and Benjamin Nick- Trombone Trio
Warm Up Room H193
Performance Room A113
All performances will be at North Central High School.
1801 E. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
On Monday, February 23, all bands will be performing in our annual Winter Concert at Bowen Auditorium in the Bremen High School.
Jazz Band / High School Band: 6:30 pm.
6th Grade Band / 7th/8th Grade Band: 7:45 pm.
Each group will be performing 3-4 pieces they have been working on during the previous several weeks, and the concerts will be featuring a few highlights from our Solo/Ensemble Festival!
The music will be varied-- you will get to hear anything from Japanese folk songs to musical depictions of electricity to Bach organ preludes. There is something for everyone!
Performers-- click "Read More" for details and expectations.
We have our schedule for the Jazz Band Festival performance on Saturday, March 7th. Spectators and parents, if you wish to see our band play some great tunes, we will be performing at 5:25 pm Eastern time in the LaPorte High School cafeteria. The students will be performing both for the public and three judges who will be giving the students a rating based on the quality of their playing.
Jazz band students/parents-- the following is a detailed itinerary for this performance. Please note that while LaPorte high school operates on Central time, all times below are Eastern times.
3:15 pm Meet at Bremen High School, Load bus/trailer
3:30 pm Depart for LaPorte High School
4:30 pm Arrive at LaPorte High School, unload to home room.
4:50 pm Transit to Music Warm Up
4:55 pm Music Warm Up
5:20 pm Transit to Stage
5:25 pm ISSMA Festival Performance: Bremen Jazz Band
5:45 pm Transit to home room.
5:50 pm Load bus/trailer
6:15 pm Depart for Taco Bell
6:20 pm Eat at Taco Bell
7:00 pm Depart for Bremen High School
8:00 pm Arrive at Bremen High School, Unload trailer
8:15 pm Dismissed
Jazz Band students should wear black dress pants and a white button-up dress shirt or blouse, with black dress shoes. Students should bring a small amount of money for dinner.