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.
Next Friday February 20th is a big night for the Bremen Band program! We have good food and great performances put on by more than 70 students at the Boys Basketball game.
First, the food. The Bremen Band will be hosting a Haystack Dinner (think large taco salad) on Friday night. Pre-sale tickets cost just $5 (from any band student or the band office until Wednesday), or you can get them at the door for $7, and will include a plate of delicious food. Desserts will be provided for any extra donation. You can eat the food there, or take it home, and food will be served from 4-8 pm.
Second, the entertainment. The MS Band will be teaming up with the HS Pep Band to provide great music for the Varsity Boys Basketball game! We will be playing the national anthem, school song, and a great variety of current and past pep band classics while the boys take on Northwood in a great game.
So bring your family, grab some dinner, and enjoy the game with us!
Details for Parents and Students
Band families-- here's the details you need to know to make both of these events a success.
Looking for an excuse not to cook? On Friday, February 20th in the Bremen High School Cafeteria, the Bremen Band Boosters will be serving a Haystack Dinner. A Haystack is similar to a delicious taco salad-- when you pour nacho cheese on it, it looks like a Haystack, right?
We will be serving the dinner between 4 and 8 pm, which is perfect for everyone heading to the boys basketball game that evening. What's more, this is the MS Pep Band night, where the MS band students will be joining our HS band students to perform for the game. Parents, bring your whole family to eat, and then watch your children perform some fun music during an exciting game!
How much? Tickets are $5 pre-sale, and $7 at the door for a plate of food and water/lemonade to drink. In addition, for any additional free-will donation, you will be able to pick from a large table of desserts. Eat In and Take Out will be available.
Want the dinner for $5? Two ways to do it:
Finally, some details for Band Parents:
Valentine's Day is Coming. Parents-- are you looking to plan a special evening out this Valentine's Day? We would love to help! Drop off your children next to the Bremen HS Auditorium from 6:00-9:30 pm, and we will entertain them while you get a well deserved night off. We will feed them, play games, and watch a movie while you do... well whatever you want to do!
The cost is only $20 for the first child, and $10 each for any additional children. Please do not drop off children who are not potty trained-- we don't have the facilities for that, unfortunately.
All money raised will go to support our band program. Take advantage, and for a good cause!
On Saturday, January 31st, 94 students from the Bremen Band program performed at the annual ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival in Kokomo. Performances ranged from solos to groups of 5-6 students, and many students performed more than once. The students had been preparing for this day since the beginning of December, and some of them before that. Students performed for the public and a judge, who scored their performance in 9 categories and gave them awards based on the result.
Those results? Fantastic! With a total of 58 performances, the Emerald Alliance earned 41 Gold ratings, 15 Silver ratings, and 2 Bronze ratings.
In addition, the following students entered at the most advanced level, and through their Gold level performances earned a trip to the State level Festival on February 28.
In addition, the following students earned scores that were 1 point or less away from perfect scores:
Kelly Jones (Baritone solo, 6th grade)
Anna Leeper (Trumpet solo, 8th grade)
Joshua Staiger (Clarinet solo, 8th grade)
Abigail Harman (Alto Sax solo, 9th grade)
Ryan Jones (Tenor Sax solo, 9th grade)
Brooke Kertai (Alto Sax solo, 9th grade)
Ellen Fox (Flute solo, 10th grade)
Parker Pace, Zach DeBaets, and Jessie Hughes (Sax trio, 9-10th grade)
Alyssa Bailey, Jacob Schweisburger, and Breanna Erickson (Flute/Clarinet Trio, 9-10th grade)
Robert Compton (Trumpet solo, 11th grade)
Finally, the following special students earned perfect scores for their performances, a rare event in the Solo/Ensemble world!
Matthew Harman (Bells, 7th grade)
Brian Hernandez (Baritone, 10th grade)
Congratulations to all the performers-- we had a very good year this year, and it could not have happened without a lot of discipline and hard work.