Calendar of Events

(Please confirm up to date times and dates by going to the BHS band website calendar at www.bernardsband.org)

Performances

Fall Awards (TBD)

Thursday December 13th BHS Winter Concert 7pm

Thursday December 20th Performing Arts Assembly 7:45-2:45pm

February 10th Steel Stacks Jazz Festival, Bethlehem, PA (Date Tentative, Time TBD)

February 15th Rowan University Jazz Festival – 9 am – 12 am

Essentially Ellington Temple University Jazz Festival Date TBD

March 1st, 2nd, 3rd BHS Spring Musical

Livingston High School Jazz Festival Date TBD

Trumpets Jazz Club Performance – Montclair, NJ Date TBD

April 27th Crimson Cafe, 6pm BHS Performing Arts Center

Tuesday May 21st BHS Band and Orchestra Spring Concert 7pm

Friday June 7th BHS Concert Band and Jazz Ens. @ Dorney Park Festival Times TBD

June 20th BHS Graduation

Rehearsals

Thursday November 1st Concert Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Monday November 12th Honor Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Thursday November 15th Concert Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Monday November 19th Honor Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Monday November 26th Honor Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Thursday November 29th Concert Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Saturday December 1st Fruit Sale Delivery 7am BHS Cafeteria

Monday December 3rd Honor Band Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Wednesday December 5th Concert Band Rehearsal 7-8:3 pm

Saturday December 8th NJMEA Auditions JP Stevens High School

Wednesday December 12th Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal Concert Band 4-7pm

January 14th Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin

Thursday March 7, 14, 21, 28 BHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Thursday April 11, 18, 25 BHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 7-8:30pm

Thursday May 2nd BHS Concert Band Rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday May 2nd BHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 7:30-8:30

Thursday May 9th BHS Concert Band Rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday May 9th BHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 7:30-8:30

Thursday May 16th BHS Concert Band Rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday May 16th BHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 7:30-8:30

Thursday May 20th Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal 12:30-2:45pm


October 11th Fruit Sale Begins

Thursday November 15th Final Day for Fruit Sales

Monday December 3rd Sales of Holiday CD Begin


Grading and Assignments

Preparing assigned repertoire (Daily, including concert band and wind ensemble parts

Rehearsal Focus and Productivity (Daily, including full ensemble and sectionals)

Smart Music Assignments

Completing jazz transcriptions (1 Transcription each Semester)

Improvisation: Mastery of scales, chords & arpeggios (Major, Minor, Modes)

Attending all scheduled rehearsals and performances

A noticeable desire to improve your skills every day

Writing reviews of jazz articles and concerts

 

Bernards High School Jazz Ensemble Grading Information

MUSICAL GROWTH:  Students will receive a grade for their individual musical growth each quarter.  The grade will be based on student preparation, musical improvement, and participation in rehearsal.    

EVENING REHEARSAL ATTENDANCE:  Attendance at all scheduled evening rehearsals is expected. Students with school-related conflicts such as athletic events must communicate those conflicts to Mr. Trumpy no later than 1 week prior to the rehearsal.

PERFORMANCE PARTICIPATION:  Attendance at all scheduled jazz and concert band performance events including the winter concert, spring concert, and the graduation performance is mandatory.  

TESTING:  Students are tested individually at the end of each marking period for scale and repertoire proficiency.  Testing may also include transcriptions, written tests on elements such as music vocabulary, rhythms, music theory and music history.

SECTIONALS:  Sectionals will be run on occasion within the band class.  Sections will be instructed to rehearse repertoire, scales, chamber music or other specific assignments.  Students will be graded on time-on-task and overall performance.

Click HERE for specific grading information

Click HERE for Syllabus and Course Information

Click HERE for Fundamental Points Guide

Click HERE for the Bernards Band Handbook