Band Notes 11–8–2021

Greetings all…

It’s hard to find the words to sum up this season (technically, it’s still not over yet!) but I am completely in awe of this amazing group.

Last March or even April, we were looking at about 30–40 members. So we started a massive recruitment drive and the result is that we have completely rebuilt the program, and restored this activity that so many have loved over the years.

To say the scores and placements don’t matter would be a bit disingenuous, but the truth is that the performance does matter most. Our performance at MetLife Saturday will go down, at least in my memory, as one of the greatest ever.

A huge thank you to Mrs. Ramos and the amazing team of Band Parents, our fantastic staff, and of course, our students — who never gave up. Every performance was indeed, better than the one before.

We just have to leave room for the possibility that the other bands were better that day. I’m ok with that…

I saw this at MetLife and thought it was most befitting:

Videos

This video is a composite of the Multi-Cam from USBands with the Audio from the Latham Cam… the audio is slightly off…

Thank you Mr. Latham for this GREAT video

Here’s the MetLife High-Cam Only (same issues with the audio)

Photos

There are a TON of great pics on the Band Facebook Page — check them out here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/889464014469920

Current Dates for Disney

We will advise as soon as we have a firm date for the Make-up from yesterday.

I have been told that all performers who were scheduled to perform yesterday will be paid their full amount!

Nov 18 — Covid testing for Chang’s Band & guard & their parents/guardians

Nov 20 — filming day in Stamford (Weather Permitting) Chang’s Band & Guard only, plus parents & Guardians

Indoor Season Registration!

We are now accepting registrations for the Indoor Guard & Indoor Drumline Season!

Guard will meet 2x per week and Drumline will meet on Wednesday night only.

Drumline Contests start March 5th, Guard Feb 5

FEBRUARY 5TH — MASUK H.S.
FEBRUARY 12TH — BRIEN MCMAHON H.S.
FEBRUARY 12TH — NORTHERN VALLEY (NJ)
FEBRUARY 19TH — NEW MILFORD H.S.
FEBRUARY 26TH — NAUGATUCK H.S.
MARCH 5TH — TRUMBULL H.S.
MARCH 12TH — BUNNELL H.S.
MARCH 19TH — NORWALK H.S.
MARCH 26TH — SHELTON H.S.
APRIL 2ND — GUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS @ NEWTOWN HS.
APRIL 9TH — PERCUSSION CHAMPIONSHIPS @ WESTHILL

Please click the link and submit ASAP

ANYONE may participate!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmok5ClpXUh5NNYmVgFv8NOs1wAltDKJ-k4tUSIK-U0UziOg/viewform

Looking Ahead

  • TBA — Make Up from yesterday (including new covid testing date)
  • November 18–5p-7pCovid Testing for Nov 20 PLUS Chang’s Band Final rehearsal
  • November 20 — Filming in Stamford — Chang’s Band PLUS Guard & Parents/Guardians
  • November 24 — Thanksgiving Game at BHS. SHS students will perform in their SHS Uniforms!

Lost & Found

please see the Band Parents if you belong to any of these items:

thank you!

J. Miller

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Director of Bands - Frank Scott Bunnell HS

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Director of Bands - Frank Scott Bunnell HS

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