Marching Band

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Plan for the summer!

May 31 – June 2, 2022 – Marching Band Spring Training

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day.  Will be held at BHS.

Be prepared with: water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), sack lunch, and your instrument.

 

July 25-29, 2022 – Marching Band Camp

8:00 – 4:00 each day.  Will be held at BHS.

Be prepared with: water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), sack lunch, and your instrument.

 


Marching Band HELP!!!

Hello Marching Band Families!

As promised at Band Camp, we are going ALL-IN on our marching band season and the time has come for me to ask for YOUR help finishing putting our competitive show together.

Chaperones

Being honest, chaperones lighten the load for me and also gives the students someone to ask for help besides me. When you’re available to help students with their hair, provide band-aids, etc etc, it allows me to focus on getting the band to sound and look as good as possible. Chaperones also get free admission to the competitions and football games!

Before our first football game, I answered/solved 52 questions/problems from 6-6:30…and yes, I kept count. Only one or two of them actually needed a music degree. =)

Interested in chaperoning at football games or a competition? Email me at sean.hedding@tsd.org so we can begin the volunteering screening process as required by TSD.

Pit Parent”

These are parent helpers that help us move equipment onto the field for our performances during halftime and at competitions. This year we have a bit of stuff to move onto the field and could really use 5-6 parents at each performance to help the students get onto and off the field. The more parent help we have the less the kids have to do, and the more they can focus on their performance.

Email me if interested! sean.hedding@tsd.org

Truck Driver(s)

Our marching band has very quickly outgrown our equipment trailer. So we’re looking for a volunteer or two to drive a rental equipment truck to and from our competitions on October 2nd, and October 20th.

This is an all-day job, and also includes picking up and dropping off the truck from the rental facility.

As someone with a visual disability, I simply cannot be the truck driver due to the late nights some of our competitions have.

If you’re interested in being a truck driver, please email me! sean.hedding@tsd.org

Thanks for all your support so far!

Sean Hedding, MM

Director of Vocal and Instrumental Music

Berthoud HS

 


Uniform Care Instructions

  • The uniform can be machine washed, but the following precautions must be followed:
    • NEVER use a bleach-based detergent or any bleach product.  The detergent must be “non-chlorine” based.  Tide Pods are the manufacturer’s suggested detergent.
  • DO NOT use liquid fabric softener.
  • Machine wash on GENTLE.
  • Machine dry on LOW heat only!!
  • Wash the uniform by itself.  DON’T mix it with other laundry.
  • Wash the jacket and pants SEPARATELY.  This preserves the coloring on the jacket.
  • REMOVE the pieces that are detachable – these pieces must be hand washed and air dried if dirty
    • Sash
    • Reflective chest piece
  • Wrist Gauntlets can be machine washed and dried on the same settings
    • DO NOT wash with the jacket
    • Make sure all velcro is attached to other velcro
    • Loose velcro latches can rip the jackets!
  • Ironing is strongly discouraged as it can melt the fabric in the pants and jacket
    • However, we do desire a crease in the pants.  If you need to iron do so on the absolute lowest heat setting.
    • Do not iron over any snaps on the wrists/pants (built-in adjustable hem)

Handbook

BHS BAND HANDBOOK 2016