NJMEA All State Audition Results are In!
Congratulations to the BRHS students who auditioned for NJMEA All State Band and Orchestra this past weekend. Students are welcome to review their scores with either director. We are so proud to have 8 BRHS students who earned a position in either the band or orchestra (or both!). The first rehearsal is at BRHS on Monday January 31. Registration begins at 5pm, rehearsal begins at 6pm, and rehearsal ends at 9pm although we'll need some help cleaning up, afterwards! Students are encouraged to review all information sent to them via email and what is available to them on the NJMEA webpage. Please see the directors with any questions.
Monday Jazz Band rehearses 4:00 - 6:00pm on Wednesday 1/25 in the Band Room.
Tuesday Band Saxes meet Tuesday 1/24 2:30 - 4:30 & Full Band Rehearsal Thursday 1/26 6:00 - 8:00.
The winter guard practices on Tuesday 1/24 and Thursday 1/26 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.
Saturday the guard heads to West Orange HS for their first competition of the season:
9:00 rehearsal starts @ Hillside
1:30 run through
2:30 depart Hillside
3:30 check in at West Orange HS
4:34 body/equipment warmup
6:00 dinner (students may bring cash or pack a dinner to eat at the show)
7:00 watch & learn from other teams/ help Somerville on/off
9:15 approximate depart from W.O.
10:00 approximate return to Hillside
Click here for the event information page.
The winter percussion ensemble meets on Tuesday 1/24 and Thursday 1/26 at BRHS from 6:00 - 9:00 and on Saturday 1/28 from 10:00am - 5:00pm at BRHS.
Attention parents! Do you have a background in graphic design? Interested in helping us design our season logo? Please contact Kirby (BRHSPercussion@brrsd.k12.nj.us) and Mr. Mossa (NMossa@brrsd.k12.nj.us) if you are interested and able.
2023 Marching Band Pre-Season Dates
The 2023 marching band pre-season dates have been published. All students who have an interest in joining the band are asked to reserve the following dates (Preview sessions are not mandatory, they are a true preview of the marching band experience for all sections! Everything listed after registration is considered mandatory).
Guard & Percussion session schedules may differ slightly to account for placement auditions and/or additional preseason work.
Marching Band Preview Nights Tuesday 5/30 and Thursday 6/1 from 6:00 - 9:00pm @ BRHS
Marching Band Registration Deadline (by Google Form, available in May/June) Sunday 6/4
Spring Mini Camp Tuesday 6/6, Thursday 6/8, Monday 6/12, Wednesday 6/14 from 6:00 - 9:00pm @ BRHS
Leadership & First Year-Members Tuesday 8/15, Wednesday 8/16, and Thursday 8/17 from 6:00 - 9:00pm @ BRHS
Band Camp Monday 8/21 through Friday 8/25 and Monday 8/28 through Friday 9/1 All Day @ BRHS
Click here to see all the current fundraisers that support the band.
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!