Band Seniors at the Prom! Thanks for the photo Huy!!!

Here’s the news! This issue is JAM PACKED with all manner of great goodies! Please read all!!!

Welcome New Members!

This is the first Band Notes Newsletter that will be copied to our new members & their parents. You will receive this newlestter every week or so from now, moving forward…

Welcome to a very special group!

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Medium (newsletter) — then click follow.

Coming Soon: Remind Text Message Service for Parents & Students Fall 2021

Congrats to Aditya Gowd

Please check out this very short video on Aditya, a current Band Senior, that was poster by CIAC. He is the BHS winner of the CAS Arts Award:


Each day until our June 13th (1pm) Arts Awards special on


- we’ll spotlight one of the students being honored.

Today it’s Bunnell High School Valedictorian Aditya Gowd who was also one of the school’s CIAC Scholar-Athletes.


Marching Band 2021

Our first practice will be June 21 at the BHS Band Room from 9a-12p. No worries, if you are already out of town, just email me and let me know. Masks (music performing masks) are still required.

We are currently approaching 80 members! (Group 3 ends at 79)

We are, however, in desperate need of Drummers, Flutes & French Horns.

Here’s the current Instrumentation — it’s actually quite balanced!

1 Flute

7 Clarinets, 2 Bass Clarinets

7 Alto Sax, 5 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax

9 Trumpets

1 French Horn

3 Baritones, 5 Trombones, 2 Tubas

7 Battery Percussion

11 Pit Percusion

16 Color Guard

2 Drum Majors

so — the rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated!!!

Please — register now if you haven’t yet — and PLEASE share this link with friends that you think might be interested. Remember — current 7th & 8th graders can participate!

Marching Band Music & Audio Files 2021

Please download your Sheet Music & Play Along Audio file (your part with a click track) here (all first year members should take a 2nd part, or 3rd for the trumpets… the only difference between 1st and 2nd, or 3rd, is how highg the notes go).

The show is called “Heroes” and is a tribute to all essential workers from 2020 & 2021.

Summer & Fall Schedule Available

Spring Concert Video

This is processing at the time of publication. The video should be prepared for you to view at about 6p EST

Band Election Results

Congrats to our newly elected officers!

President — Rayhan Negedu

VP — Kyra Ligas

Secretary — Stephen Calzone

Treasurer — Frank Ramos

Librarian — Candace Mack

Historian — Sofia Calzone

Band Officers 2021

Drum Majors

Paige Jockers & Farah Hamada

Band Managers

Baeram Alfreh & Mason McCreary

Brass Caption Head

Rayhan Negedu

Woodwind Caption Head

Devon Dupray

Drumline Caption Head

Mitchell Vieira

Section Leaders

Flutes & Clarinets — Eliza Hart

High Saxes — Devon Dupray

Low Saxes — Sam Harrington

Trumpets — Rayhan Negedu

Low Brass & Horns — Ceedel Samson

Battery Percussion — Mitchell Vieira

Pit Percussion — Riley Cook-Jimenez

End of Year Awards/Recognition — 6/24/2021

We will hold our annual End of the Year Awards Celebration and Recognition at the Short Beach Pavilion on June 24th, 2021.

This is for all students who participated in the Fall 2020 Marching Band & Color Guard.

Seniors and all 2nd-4th year members will receive their “Stars” and all First Year members will receive their Varsity Letter. I will have extra awards available for those who didn’t receive their award last year.

I will also have Senior plaques for the SHS students as well.

Here’s the schedule:

Band Celebration — June 24, 2021
5:00p — arrive at short beach
5:15p — pizza dinner
5:45p — awards for Underclass and senior stars
6:15p — ice cream
6:45p — Parent Meeting

Thank you,

J. Miller

Director of Bands - Frank Scott Bunnell HS