There’s still time to order your marching band merchandise!
To view and download the order form, click here.
To view a complete list of items available for purchase, click here.
To order online through the Bay Music Boosters website, click here.
It’s that time of year again! This year, however, our membership drive has moved online due to Covid-19 restrictions. Because of this, your help is more essential than ever in making our annual membership drive a success. Please reach out to your family and friends, especially those who do not have access to the Internet, and encourage them to donate. Also, make sure you let them know about all of the ways the Bay Music Boosters supports our students and our community.
Examples of support include:
If you prefer to print a donation form, click here. You can then also share this form with your family and friends. Mail your contribution to Bay Music Boosters, c/o Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140.
The Bay Music Boosters has a new Facebook page, so you no longer have to request to join. Please like/follow us, and invite your friends and family to, as well, by going to https://www.facebook.com/Bay-Music-Boosters-101356275015453/
Marching band parents,
Through the partnership with the Bay Rockets Association (BRA) and the school district, the BRA is offering varsity football game passes for all football players, Marching Band, Rockettes, and cheerleading families. Please share this link with your parents if they are interested in purchasing passes for the home varsity football games.
We are limiting each student to two tickets per home game for parents/guardians or immediate family members. Therefore, a parent can only purchase up to two passes for the season. Upon arriving at the game, parents will check in at the ticket booth and will need to show proof of purchase for the pass.
We will be sending out a link at a later date for parents to purchase individual game tickets.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I have talked with Thomas and Thomas Photography, and they can come to our practice tomorrow night to take pictures of individuals from the marching band. Students will need to wear their polos and khaki pants and bring the picture form (click here for the form) filled out with money. No dinkles (marching band shoes) needed; I know some of you do not have them yet. Students will go in groups throughout the practice to have their picture taken.
Reminder: Practice tomorrow is from 6:30 PM to 8PM.
Below is the football schedule for this season. As with everything currently, it is subject to change.
The marching band’s first performance is at the football game on Sept. 25. We are not doing any away games in the first five games of the season; re-evaluation will take place after that.
Notice that on Oct. 9, the playoffs start. If we win, we go to the next playoff game. If we lose, we will continue with the current schedule. Also note that the last regularly scheduled game would be Nov. 13. More info to come!
|09/11/2020||7:00 PM||League||A||Elyria Catholic High School||Elyria Catholic High School|
|09/18/2020||7:00 PM||League||A||Valley Forge High School||Byers Field|
|09/25/2020||7:00 PM||League||H||Fairview High School||Bay High School|
|10/03/2020||7:00 PM||League||A||Holy Name High School||North Royalton High School|
|10/16/2020||7:00 PM||League||H||Rocky River High School||Bay High School||Tentative|
|10/22/2020||7:00 PM||League||A||Parma Senior High School –||Byers Field||Tentative|
|10/30/2020||7:00 PM||League||H||Lakewood High School-Lakewood||Bay High School||Tentative|
|11/13/2020||7:00 PM||League||H||Normandy High School||Bay High School||Tentative|
Thank you for all your support and patience with band camp. It went really smoothly with the help of Mr. Spellman and the Bay Music Boosters. A big thank you to our instrumental coaches who came and ran sectionals: Mr. Moffitt, Mrs. Murn, Mr. Russo, Mr. Siebert, and Ms. Stevens. We could not have come as far as we did without their help. It is so nice to see and hear these amazing kids playing their instruments again.
Next week’s practice is Thursday, August 20, from 7PM to 9PM at the high school. Please bring your water bottle and music/music stand. Hold Tuesday and Thursday nights moving forward.
As soon as I have an update on a first performance/game, I will let you know. We are week to week at this point.
We have been given the go-ahead to resume practice. We will follow the plan we talked through on Thursday night. Click here for the plan. Drumline will meet at 8:30am on Friday, August 7, at Bay High School.
The leadership training originally scheduled for Thursday, August 6, will be moved to Friday, August 7, at 10am. We will notify squad leaders tomorrow sometime. I have contacted the Field commander hopefuls via Remind, and I hope to schedule an audition tomorrow if possible.
Here is the leadership meeting zoom link.
We will have the full groups staggered August 10-14, as discussed. Thanks for everyone’s patience! Go Rockets!
Greetings, Marching Band parents and students,
We are watching the COVID-19 guidelines and the governor’s directives closely to see if it will be safe to proceed with our shortened version of band camp. Some bands in the area have already held camp, and we have gotten good feedback and best practices from them. It will be a last-minute call for us, so that we have the best information to make our decision. On the marching band page is the marching band camp schedule that was emailed last week, along with the pregame music for everyone to start practicing. We will work on marching band music at the beginning of the school year whether we are able to do camp or not.
Focus on learning the “Fight Song”, “Alma Mater”, and “Star Spangled Banner”. Find all of the music for your instrument in the pregame music PDF and see how many parts there are for your instrument. Use the attached part assignment sheet to find out what part you are playing. For example, if there are three trumpet parts in the PDF for “The Star Spangled Banner”, then you need to look at the three-part trumpet column on the part assignment sheet to find your correct part. Depending on each piece, there could be a different number of trumpet parts.
Music for our first show (Green Day) will be coming soon (“Basket Case”, “Welcome to Paradise”, “American Idiot/Boulevard of Broken Dreams”).
If you are a returning member interested in being a squad leader or field commander, please complete the following survey by Friday 7/24: https://forms.gle/PBKue4focoPZuzYC
If you are not interested in this, you do not need to do the survey.
If you have any questions, please email me at Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org.