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CURRENT news & information

News Schedule
WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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


August 15-19
   
Mon Check-In opens @ 7:30a

Band Camp 8a-4p; Meet in the North Theater after check in

Instrument check out 1:00p


Tue Band Camp 8a-4p

School Registration: BSR 10-12th 10:15a


Wed  School Registration: BSR 9th 7:30a

Band Camp 8a-4p

PERFORMANCE: BSR @ START Program 5:00p-6p


Thu Band Camp 8a-4p
Fri Band Camp 8a-4p

August 22-25
   
Mon Band Camp 1p-9p
Tue Band Camp 6p-9p
Wed  Band Camp 6p-9p
Thu BSR Pot Luck & Performance 6p-8p


 
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BAND CAMP
What Do We Learn?

The BSR, as well as every HS band in our district, holds a band camp! We learn...

  • the equivalent of TEN WEEKS of class instruction
  • the opening of our competition show
  • the music for football games and the show
  • instruments (with coaches to help you out!)
  • dance and equipment choreography

Missing band camp puts your child at a significant disadvantage to other students. BUT... it is never too late as long as students want to learn!

Posted 8/11



TUBAS
Tuba Players Needed!

The BSR needs new tuba players. Jesse Diggs has been hired specifically to teach students willing to switch to the tuba for marching band. This is a GREAT opportunity for new band members!

Posted 8/11



BAND CAMP
August 15-25

Band Camp starts on August 15. Some important things to note:

  • Access the Band Camp page with detailed information from one of these links:
  • Instruments - See below
  • Attendance - See below
  • Enrollment - See "Attendance" below
  • Lunches - Click on the Band Camp page above

What does BSR stand for? Those are the initials for the Blue Star Regiment, which is John North's famous band and dance program.

When are tryouts for the Blue Star Regiment? There are no tryouts for band. Being there on August 15 means they are in! We already have over 140 students enrolled this year.

What is "Charms"? The program called Charms is our information source, and it can text, email, create our calendar, and many other things. A text or email from Charms comes from Mr. Jackson or an approved booster parent.

Posted 7/24



ATTENDANCE
Band Camp

Don't be left out! You must attend band camp to have a spot in the Blue Star Regiment. If you have a conflict, you must communicate that with Mr. Jackson (band) and Mrs. Schive (auxiliary) so we can work out the problem.


Enrollment

Good news! If you are receiving text messages and/or e-mails from Mr. Jackson, you are already enrolled in a band or dance class. Class conflicts are solved during band camp for BSR members only. The rest of the school has to wait!

Posted 7/21



2016 STUDENT LEADERS
New Leadership

Drum Major   Shawn Schive
     
Captains Wwind Jack Castor
  Brass Jose Romo
  Equip Maeve Mallette
  Equip Ryan Myers
     
Section Flute Nataly Guido
Leaders Clar Samantha Nielsen
  Sax Jack Castor
  Asst. Sax Luciano Pulido
  Horn Lucia Mercado
  Low Br Patrick Cleary
  Perc Mallory Hernandez
     
The BSR auxiliary leadership will be announced by Mrs. Schive after the decision has been made.
 
Congratulations to all our new leaders!

Posted 6/7/16


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FASTEST GROWING
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




BSR ON PARADE
Monterey Park Parade | May 14

Congratulations to the members of the Blue Star Regiment!
1st Place Band
1st Place Drum Major
Sweepstakes Drill Team
3rd Place color Guard

Posted 6/7/16



8TH GRADER NEWS
Sign Up for Remind | Head Start Activity

PARENTS! Remind is a free service that allows you to receive texts for information and events so you won't miss out on anything. Your phone number and information remain private.

Signing Up

  • Text @BSRinfo to 81010
  • You will receive a response.
  • Follow the instructions to add the "class"

Posted 2/29/16



PERCUSSION STUDIO
7th Period Class | 2nd Semester

Percussion students planning to be in the spring semester Percussion Studio class need to sign up for the 7th period class before the end of the semester. The class is no longer offered during the 5th period time slot.

The most important change in class policy is this class IS the audition for next year's Blue Star Regiment percussion section. Students planning on returning must be a part of this class to be considered for a position in next year's drum line.

Posted 12/17/15



CHAPERON REQUIREMENTS
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



"CONCERT BLACK"
Proper Concert Attire

GIRLS
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.

BOYS
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

       
       

 

 

BSR ITINERARY LINKS

Itineraries are now available on the Charms Calendar.

Click on the event listed on the calendar to access itinerary information

 
 

BSRIMA Officers

 | Andrea Whitchurch
 | Jennifer Lujano
 | Angie Davis
 | Karen Nowak
 | Stacie Mallette
   
 

BSRIMA LINKS
 
   
 

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