Concert in the Round 11/14
The first curricular band concert is the Concert in the Round on Thursday November 14th taking place in the band room. Each band (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band) will perform a culminating concert program of the first marking period's work in their respective band class periods. All family and friends are invited to celebrate each performance, and every band student is invited to attend each of the other ensemble's performances as well. In compliance with school visitor policy, we will ask that guests sign in through the main office. As the event nears, the directors will gather a list of attendees to submit to the main office. We hope to see you there!
Wind Ensemble: 7:21 - 8:00am
Symphonic Band: 9:02 - 9:42am
Concert Band: 12:55 - 1:35pm
Marching Band Season Concludes
The 2019 BRHS Marching Band concluded its competitive season on Saturday with a stellar outing at the Old Bridge Regional Championship. For the third consecutive weekend, the BRHS Marching Band won its group with a score of 90.8 and took home awards for best visual performance and best color guard. The band subsequently qualified for a finals performance and closed the evening with an outstanding performance which earned them 6th out of 13 finalist bands. Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard to make the season a success - and MANY thanks to all the volunteer parents who supported the students through all of their achievement this year.
The marching band will continue to attend Varsity Football games as the football team advances into the post-season. The first Varsity Football playoff game is at 1pm on Saturday 11/9 at Westfield HS.
Click here for the game information and schedule.
Jazz Band Auditions
Jazz Band Auditions are scheduled for Monday November 18 and Wednesday November 20. Audition materials are available digitally through Google Classroom and here at our jazz page. You may review the calendar below for the Tuesday Jazz Band's rehearsal schedule. Monday Jazz band is expected to practice on Monday evenings. Festival performance information will follow, but most performances are scheduled for Friday evenings throughout the winter months.
CJMEA Region Band Auditions
Students currently enrolled in a curricular BRHS Band have the opportunity to audition for CJMEA Region Band - honors ensembles comprised of the top instrumentalists in Region II (Central NJ). Auditions will be held at John P. Stevens High School on Saturday December 14th. Students looking to register should click here and complete an application - please read all documentation carefully prior to completing the application.
For more information about the audition and audition process, click here. If, after reading the audition information you still have questions, please contact Mr. Mossa.
Important: Signature Pages and Payment are due to Mr. Mossa by Wednesday November 6 at the end of the school day (2:21pm). Application fees are $15 PER APPLICATION (per instrument) and must be submitted to Mr. Mossa in cash. Please list Mr. Mossa as the band director when prompted in the application.
Winter Guard and Winter Percussion
The Winter Guard and Winter Percussion will hold open practice/placement auditions on the following dates. You may scroll through the calendar of events below to view the season schedule and you can expect to receive paperwork/hard copies of each season's dates and information at the open sessions. You also can read more about each ensemble at their respective web pages. All are welcome, hope to see you there!
Winter Guard - Thursday 11/21 6-8pm (Location TBD) and Thursday 12/5 6-8pm at Hillside School
Winter Percussion - Tuesday 11/12, Thursday 11/14, Tuesday 11/19, Thursday 11/21 6-9pm at BRHS
November Band Parent Association Meeting
The next Band Parent Association Meeting is scheduled to occur on November 12th at 8:00pm in the Orchestra Room at BRHS. All are welcome to attend - we hope to see you there!
Calendar of Events
The calendar below reflects the most up-to-date changes in rehearsals, performances, and meetings for all entities of the BRHS Band Program. Be sure to check it before you leave home!