BSR Star

News Schedule

The master schedule may be accessed in the Charms calendar. Charms Calendar

November 27 - December 2
Check the Charms Calendar for itineraries if not listed below.
Mon None

Band PE 3-3:15

Wind Symphony 3-4:30

Wed Wind Symphony @ WAMSB Concert Competition 12-6p
Thu Band PE 6-9
Fri Load BSR semi trailer 3p
Sat WAMSB Marching Competition 7a-9p

To sign up for fund raising events, click the hand on the list or on the Charms calendar.
Check the Charms Calendar for itineraries, report and return times, if not listed above.


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World Association of Marching Show Bands

The Blue Star Regiment's last performance is December 2nd in Palm Springs. The World Association of Marching Show Bands is holding their World Championship event in the US this year. This is a unique event where the members of the BSR will get to see bands from other countries at the wind ensemble and marching competitions.

The Wind Symphony is competing on Wednesday, November 29, at the Richardson Center for the Arts at Palm Springs HS.

Posted 11/15

Friday 4:30 - 10:15

Members of the BSR occasionally travel to away football games. Only 32 members may attend, however, so sign ups start Tuesday according to seniority. Members stop for dinner on the way to the game - plan to bring money or food.

Posted 9/16

Access the Drop Down Menu Above

Trip news updates and information can be found under the China Trip tab above. News updates are posted as information comes available.

Posted 7/2

Rehearsals Continue

The annual Percussion Clinics are completed, but the entire line has not been set at this time. View the Percussion page to see your current assignment. As attendance improves, students on the wait list will be placed into their positions.

Posted 5/6


Due to slow ticket sales, the Salsa fundraiser event scheduled for July 8 has been cancelled. I wish to thank the parents and students that put work into the event, especially Debbie Whitford, who shouldered most of the work load. There will be many more great ideas and fund raisers in the future.

Posted 7/2

Saturday 6/10

The easiest way to raise money for the Blue Star Regiment and your China Trip! Fill out your packet of forms and jog for 30 minutes on Saturday to earn your show shirt and money for your China Trip.. See you there!

  • 8:30 Check in opens
  • 9:00 Jogging starts
  • 9:30 End of jogging
  • 9:45 Wrap up shirt distribution

Posted 6/04


Tickets are available in the band room. Sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

Posted 6/04

Tuesday & Wednesday

Sign up for your interview time. The list is available in the band room.

Posted 6/04


There are now over 100 travelers. Check out the new pages on the website for information and planning.

Posted 6/04

National Honor Society Inductees

Four members of the Blue Star Regiment have been accepted to the prestigious National Honor Society! Only 36 students out of 1200 were inducted this year. Congratulations to these BSR members:

  • Shally Li
  • Maeve Mallette
  • Alejandra Robles
  • Linda Khamkhio

Posted 4/10

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Open the mobile news page on your phone or to your device and save the on your desktop. The news and selected events are mobile formatted for use on your phone. Its easy and convenient. BSRMobile Link

Posted 2/19

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2017 Wind Symphony


The National Association for Music Education festival held in Buena Park heard some great performances by our bands. Both the Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band received superior ratings. Way to go to the concert programs!

RUSD Assessment Ratings
Congratulations to the band members. The Symphonic Band earned a unanimous superior rating including sight reading, and the Wind Symphony earned an excellent rating on stage and a superior in sight reading.

Updated 4/17

Tournament Results to Date

Canyon Springs Tournament

  • 1st Band
  • 1st Guard

Chaffey Tournament

  • 4th Band
  • 3rd Guard (overall)

Apple Valley Tournament

  • Sweepstakes Band
  • 1st Guard
  • 1st Percussion
  • Sweepstakes Music
  • Sweepstakes Effect

Rancho Verde Tournament

  • 1st Band
  • Sweepstakes Guard

Lester Oaks

  • Host Band / Guard / Percussion

Blue Star Classic

  • Host Band / Guard / Percussion

Ramona Southwest Regional

  • 3rd Band
  • 2nd Guard

SCSBOA Championships

  • 11th place

Monterey Park Parade

  • High Music
  • Sweepstakes Drill Team
  • 1st Band
  • 2nd Drum Major
  • 2nd Flags
  • 3rd Banner

Updated 11/25/16

Needed at Most Events

Chaperons are needed for most events. It is very important to have at lease one parent available to help out in the event that the teacher needs help when at an event. There are times when a parent needs to stay with students when a director needs to take care of a problem, meet with judges, or any number of other things.

EXAMPLE: All winter guard shows need a chaperon as Mr. Jackson typically takes the floor and cart in his truck. The parent needs to ride the bus and check the students in at the show if the truck has not arrived in time.

Sign up to be a chaperon by clicking on the multicolored hand next to the event.

Posted 2/20/16

Proper Concert Attire

Dresses and skirts must be calf length or longer.
Dresses must be black (not polka dotted, striped, etc.).
All clothing chosen MUST cover the girl. Dresses designed to attract attention are not appropriate.
Girls may also wear black slacks and a black blouse.
Shoes must be black.

Dress pants (slacks) are black. No jeans.
Shoes are black - wear your marching shoes if they still fit. No sneakers, sports shoes, etc.
Shirt: Dress shirt with collar.
Tie: All black.

Posted 2/20/16

Youth Activity In America!

You guessed it. Its marching band! In this video from the tv show, The Doctors, they explain sports injuries and the precautions the marching activity takes to prevent them. The Doctors (2:05)

Posted 8/11/16

Here's What's Going On

Click on the Charms calendar link below for detailed travel and performance information. Click directly on the event you want to see.



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