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Mrs. Lisa Borst
Middle School Band Director
E-Mail
(616) 997-3420

Mr. Greg VanStrien
High School Band Director
About Mr. VanStrien
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(616) 997-3522

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Band Calendar

December 2017

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  • 6th Grade Holiday Concert
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  • 8th Grade Holiday Concert
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Upcoming Events
  • High School Solo Ensemble February 10, 2018 TBA
  • High School Symphonic Band Concert February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7th Grade Pre Festival Band Concert February 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Week 11

BRONCO BAND NEWSLETTER  

WEEK 11 (11/13/17 – 11/17/17)

Support the Bronco Band by:

    • donating items for Middle School Solo & Ensemble – Sign Up Genius link here
    • using “Amazon Smile” for your Holiday shopping!
  • Search Coopersville Bronco Band Boosters”
  • volunteer to hem high school uniforms – ladies dresses and men’s pants

5TH GRADE BAND

PRE-CONCERT ASSIGNMENT – Teach an adult attending the concert “Hot Cross Buns” (pg. 8 #19)

  • Extra copies of the assignment are available on the website under 5th grade band
  • Concert Numbers: #17, #18, #19, #20, #27
  • First 5 notes of the Bb Scale (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

5th Informance Concert – Thursday, November 30th –  7:00pm (Students report @ 6:45)

MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS

PRE-CONCERT ASSIGNMENT (Grades 6, 7, 8)Due Monday 11/20

  • Extra copies available on the band website

6th Grade Band – Christmas Fanfare, First Winter’s Sleigh Ride, Up on the Housetop, Diary of a Grumpy Elf, Winter Wonderland

6th Grade Holiday Concert – Tuesday, December 5th – 6:30pm (Students report @ 6:00pm)

7th GRADE BAND – Fanfare for the Season, December Sky, Dazzling Drummers, Sleigh Ride

7th Grade Holiday Concert – Tuesday, December 5th – 7:30 (Students report @ 6:30)

8th GRADE BAND – Flourishing Noels, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Goin’ on a Sleigh Ride, A Holiday Sing Along

8th Grade Holiday Spectacular – Friday, December 8th – 7:00pm (Students report @ 6:30)

MS SOLO & ENSEMBLE (7th/8th grade) – Saturday, December 2nd – CMS

  • Students received copies of their time & it will also be emailed.

HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

We will continue to fit freshmen and new band members for uniforms on Tuesday (11/21)

  • Parent volunteers needed between 10:15 – 11:15 on 11/21 to help finish fitting students

Symphonic Band –  Salvation is Created, Christmas on Broadway, Russian Christmas Music

Wind Ensemble – Christmas Festival, A Winter’s Carol, Greensleeves

Jazz Band – Moanin’, Big Noise from Winnetka, Birdland, Four Brothers, Song for My Father

High School Holiday Concert (Symphonic, Wind Ensemble & Jazz)

  • Tuesday, December 12th 7:00PM

BRONCO BAND NEWSLETTER  

WEEK 7 (10/16/17 – 10/20/17)
BAND BOOSTER MEETING CHANGE

  • 2nd Mondays of the month (except December)
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm in the MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR ROOM. (An hour before community band!)
  • Next meeting Monday, November 16.  

CHOCOLATE SALE UPDATE

  • All money should have been turned in unless a student took out an extra box in the last 2 days.

5TH GRADE BAND

  • Trumpets/Clarinets- Notes: G, F, E
  • Saxophones- Notes: D, C, B
  • Flutes/Trombones Notes: F, Eb, D

6TH GRADE BAND

  • “Pink Sheet” – #2 Eb Major, “A First Winter’s Sleigh Ride”

SOLO & ENSEMBLE

  • Solo & Ensemble Students – were assigned pianists and needed to contact them no later than today to set up times to rehearse.
    • Additional information will be emailed out

7th GRADE BAND

  • “Sleigh Ride” &  “A Christmas Fanfare”

8th GRADE BAND

  • “A Holiday Sing Along”

HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

  • Game Tonight: 5:00 Call time – 5:30 Rehearsal on field – 6:40 Game begins –
    • We will play through the whole game.  Go Broncos!

Banquet/Auditorium Show – Saturday, October 28th 5:00pm

  • Each family brings a main dish and a salad or dessert for potluck dinner
    • Any and all family members invited – free!
    • Bring your own plates, napkins, cutlery and beverages.
  • Auditorium show will begin after dinner around 6:30.

JAZZ BAND

  • “Gonna Fly Now” is the new piece for the week

BRONCO BAND NEWSLETTER  
WEEK 4 9/25/17 – 9/29/17 (HAPPY HOMECOMING!)
CHOCOLATE SALE: 9/25 – 10/16

  • *CORRECTION*- Money is not due until 10/16!
  • Checks should be made out to: BRONCO BAND BOOSTERS
  • Unsold chocolate needs to be returned no later than 10/9

Watch the high school drumline & marching band perform during the morning high school assembly!: https://youtu.be/vyvsfLeMouk

NEXT BAND BOOSTER MEETING: Tuesday, October 10 – 7:00pm in HS Band Room
5TH GRADE BAND

  • EMBOUCHURE CHECK –
    • Flutes – Only headjoint
    • Clarinets – Mouthpiece (w/reed & ligature) & barrel
    • Saxophones – Mouthpiece (w/reed & ligature) & curved neck
    • Trumpets/Trombones – Buzz using only their mouthpiece
  • Practice note reading skills through the online game “Music Racer”

MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS

    • If your child is struggling with note reading have them work on this skill through the online game “Music Racer.” https://www.musicracer.com/

 

  • 7th/8th Grade – Solo & Ensemble Forms – FINAL DEADLINE is MONDAY!

 

6th Grade Band: Pg. 43 Bb Scale, Bb technique skill Pg. 25 #95 Eb Scale, “Medallion Overture” and “Christmas Fanfare”
6th Percussion: Working on mallets this week and next.
7th Grade Band: Bb, Eb, F Major Scales. “Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Deck the Halls”
8th Grade Band: Bb, Eb, F, & Ab Major Scales, Flourishing Noels,” “Goin’ On a Sleigh Ride.”

HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

 

  • Homecoming is TODAY!

 

      • Students report to band room at 3:45 to change into uniform
      • Pizza will be provided outside of the band room after the parade
      • Band students are highly encouraged to play with the band throughout the football game but may leave after halftime if they wish (for the homecoming game only)

 

  • Cedar Springs Red Flannel

 

    • Report time: 5:45 am
    • Performance at Cedar Springs High School: 8:30 am
    • Detailed itinerary will be provided this weekend

Jazz Band: Preparing pieces that will be performed for December Concert including: “Big Noise From Winnetka,” “Song For My Father,” “Moanin’,” and “Birdland.”

BRONCO BAND NEWSLETTER  
WEEK 3 9/18/17 – 9/22/17


ANNUAL CHOCOLATE SALE: Postponed till Monday/Tuesday (9/25)

NEXT BAND BOOSTER MEETING: Tuesday, October 10 – 7:00pm in the HS Band Room

5TH GRADE BAND

MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS

 

  • 7th/8th Grade – Solo & Ensemble Forms due Tuesday!!!

 

  • All grades completed “Listening 1” on google classroom today during class.

6th Grade Band: Bb Scale, Bb technique skill, Pg. 21 Indigo Rock, Sleepwalk Serenade, & Medallion Overture.
7th Grade Band: Bb, F, Eb Major Scales with a drone. Pg. 10 Ding Dong, A December Triptych
Fire, Dance Ritual
8th Grade Band: Bb, F, Eb Major Scales with a drone. Flourishing Noels


HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

 

  • CMU Band Day is tomorrow!!

 

      • Report to band room at 6:15am – Itinerary on website
      • Uniform – White Beatles t shirt and solid colored shorts (if possible)
        • We are NOT wearing or bringing the full uniforms due to the heat

 

  • Homecoming is Friday

 

    • All students are expected to march in the Homecoming Parade
    • Pizza will be provided between the parade and the game
    • Band Students will be released after the halftime show

Jazz Band: Listening Assignment #2 was due today, “Birdland,” & Chord Change Reading