Midland Marching Showcase

The Midland Showcase is tomorrow evening. The bus will be leaving at 4:30, students will need to be in full uniform by 4:30 in order to load the buses. If students plan on staying after school the boosters will be providing pizza for those kids but we do encourage students to go home after school and then come back around 4:00.
The showcase is at the Midland Stadium located at 1301 Eastlawn Dr, Midland, MI (Midland High School). There is a $5 entrance charge and I suggest you get there by 5:30 if you would like to get a seat. No concessions will be sold at the event so students will need to eat dinner before they load the bus. The bands begin performing at 5:55 with Central scheduled to perform at 8:00. We should be back around 10:30. 
It is expected that all students ride the bus to Midland unless they have an athletic game or practice. Those students will need to let me know they will not be riding the bus there in writing by 2:30 on Wednesday. (just a reminder that band classes will not be meeting tomorrow because of PSAT testing).  Parents that are attending are welcome to take their child home at the end of the showcase, again I will just need it in writing so I am not waiting in Midland looking for those students.  Students riding the bus will need to turn their uniforms in at the end of the evening while students that are going home with their parents will need to have their uniform turned in by the start of band class on Thursday.
This is not a competition, it is a chance for band students from all over the area to showcase their hard work during the season and to support everyone’s band program.



CMU Honors Band

Central Michigan University is holding auditions for their annual Honors Band. Postmark and recording deadline is October 27.

Application and Information here.


Spring Information

Here is a schedule of events from now until the end of the year.
Sunday, May 21, 2:00, Jazz Lab Concert @ State Theatre, dress up, report at 1:45, free and open to the public
Sunday, May 21, 5:30-7:30, Senior Shadow Boxes, 1st floor staff lounge
Monday, May 22, 8:00 Spring Band Concert in BCC Auditorium
Wednesday, May 31, during school day, Central Air performance for BAISD Living & Learning Center
Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 Band Banquet, BCC Cafe
     *Boosters provide plates & silverware
     *Bring your own beverage
      *Bring a dish to pass that will serve 20 (please be generous, remember we are feeding teenagers)
          *Sophomores-Hot Dish
          *Juniors-Cold Dish
     *No cost for the banquet-bring your family!
Thursday, June 1, 7:00 Central Air Jazz Concert, BCC Band Room
Friday, June 2, Band Camp Payments Due
Sunday, June 11, 1:00 Report, Graduation Ceremony
     *Report at 1:00
     *Wear band polo & khakis (freshmen have not received their band polos yet-they will have them in time)
     *All band students are combined for a mass performance at graduation and we rehearse before the ceremony.
     *Students will receive a 30 minute break to get food around 2:30
     *Bring water and sunscreen!!!
     *This is the final exam grade for all band students. If your student cannot make it on Sunday, June 11 please let me know by June 2 so we can make sure all the parts are covered and arrangements can be made for an alternate exam.
      *Students still need to report to the scheduled exam time on Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15, 5am-Midnight, Cedar Point Trip
     *Students will receive information by the end of this week about the trip.



Spring Concert Time Change

Our Spring Concert is Monday, May 22 at 8:00-this is a time change from everything else you have seen printed.  We have an athletic conflict on that evening and are trying to accommodate that, thank you for understanding. Wind Symphony will be performing first followed by Symphony Band. Wind Symphony will need to report at 7:30 in concert black and Symphony Band will need to report at 7:45 in concert black. 


Drumline 2017-2018

Here is our drumline for next year.


Drumline 2017-2018

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Alma Jazz Festival

Our Jazz Festival trip is tomorrow to Alma College. Students need to come down to the band room AFTER 1st hour. We will be leaving at 9:15 and stopping at the Midland Mall at 10:00 for lunch, please remember to bring money. We are performing at 1:40 and 2:00 and the awards ceremony/concert is at 4:00. We cannot get a bus to pick us up until 5:45 from Alma so that puts our arrival back at Central around 7pm. There will be some downtime for students to go to 7-11 or eat at the Chinese Buffet right next to the performing arts center around 4:30 if they bring money.
Students need to wear purple, black and/or white. If they don’t have those colors just dress up like you did for the concert on Monday.
Parents are welcome to go watch our performance at Alma, if you would like to take your child home from Alma I just need a written note.

Drumline Field Trip

The drumline will be going to Kolb Elementary March 24 at 1:30. The bus will get back to Central at about 4:00, students will need to unload the drums before they leave. Mr. Stuifbergen and I will be on a field trip with the jazz bands tomorrow so Mrs. Bruder will be going with the drumline. After they perform Kolb is providing them with pizza and pop.


Upcoming Dates

Here are some important dates coming up.

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Marching Band Registration

Marching Band registration is now open through February 28. Please visit www.bccbands.net and fill out the “Marching Band Registration 2017” if you plan on being in marching band this fall.  Just a reminder that band is a full year course and exceptions are only allowed because of schedule conflicts as discussed with the school counselor. 
We are looking forward to an exciting fall!



Band Festival

Band Festival is coming up on Friday, March 10. Symphony Band will perform at 7:30 at Frankenmuth High School. Students will need to report to Frankenmuth at 6:30. Wind Symphony will perform at 9:05 and will need to report at 8:05 in Frankenmuth.
If students need to ride a bus we will have one leave from Central at 5:30. Any student that needs a ride will need to be at Central by 5:15 to catch the bus. The bus will return around 10:30.
Students will need to wear their concert uniform. Make sure you have black shoes and black socks.
This will count as the final exam grade for Trimester 2.

Winter Concert


Our winter concert is scheduled for this Monday, December 12 at 7pm. The cookie walk will take place from 5:00-end of the concert on that day as well.  If you would like to bake cookies this weekend and bring in 5-6 dozen cookies for the cookie walk that would be appreciated.  
All students have been fit for their concert uniforms and should be bringing them home today. We will provide the bow ties and cummerbunds on the day of the concert. Tuxedo wearers need to provide their own tuxedo shirt, socks and black shoes (marching band shoes look great with the tuxedos). 
If we have a snow day on Monday, our concert and cookie walk will be Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm.




Composite Picture Proof Viewing

If you would like to view your proofs from the composite picture. It will be in the AUDITORIUM LOBBY, Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 from 2:45-8:00pm. You can park on Columbus and come in the auditorium doors.


Merry Tuba Christmas

Good Evening (or more likely Good Morning),
My name is Kenny Barnt, and I am a tubist with, among other groups, the Midland Concert Band. I'm happy to announce that, with the support of the MCB board, I'm coordinating a Tubachristmas this year in Midland.

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Band Notes

Cheesecake order forms and money

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Drumline Field Trip

The Central Drumline will be performing for the ribbon cutting of the new Younkers Home Store in Bay City. Drumline needs to be at Central High School on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30am. The money from their $500 donation will be used to purchase new drumheads and percussion equipment.  


Resonators Drumline Opportunity

This is a great organization, if you want to keep up your drumline chops or start learning some new skills this would be a great way.


Hi Kristy,

This is Chris Sabourin. Nice job at showcase!! Your band looked and sounded great.

We've been recruiting new members and I wanted to pass along this info if you were interested in sharing with your students. 

You can find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ResonatorsDrumline/ and we have a website with lots of info:http://www.resonatorsdrumline.com/

At this time we rehearse on Thursday nights.  Right now we rehearse from 6:00-7:30, however, we have added quite a few members of differing skills sets.  I'm working on a schedule for the different groups.

If anyone wants to fill out a form to sign up, they can find it here (or on our website).


Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!



Colorguard Opportunity

If anyone is interested in colorguard, here is a great opportunity to get involved.






My name is Jill White and I am the Director of the Bay Area RLT Winter Guard.  The purpose of this letter is to ask you to please mention our organization to your students.


Our mission statement is as follows: “The mission of this organization is to help our youth realize their potential by:  developing leadership skills, helping with their communities, and develop positive images through athleticism.”  We are looking forward to working with our youth and helping them to grow into successful young adults.


Here is more information regarding the program.  Bay Area RLT Winter Guard:

  • Is similar to color guard but is more on the competitive side.
  • Starts after marching band season and ends in April.
  • Mixes dance and drama while using flags and other props to create a competitive show.
  • Is open to anyone in aged 13 through 21.
  • Teaches everything they need to know for the show.  No experience necessary.
  • First meeting is October 28th, 7:00pmSt. Garbriel's Church, 1492 Midland Road (corner of Midland Road and Eleven Mile Roads. 

Please mention this program to your students.  We are trying to build the program by including students from all the Bay City school.  We appreciate your assistance as we grow the program.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Becky Schlosser, or myself, at the numbers below.

Thank you and regards,

Jill Whelton White, Director




Becky Schlosser, Founder/Coach





Midland Showcase Canceled

The Midland Showcase for tonight has been canceled due to weather.  It IS RESCHEDULED for next Wednesday, October 19th


Upcoming Events

Tonight is the powderpuff football game and homecoming bonfire.  Only volunteers are needed for tonight at 6:15.
Tuesday, October 11 we will have our regular evening rehearsal from 6:30-9:00 in the stadium.
Wednesday, October 12 is the Midland Marching Showcase.  Students need to be at Central by 4:00 (with homework already completed).  The bus will leave between 4:30-4:45. The showcase begins at 6:00, parents are welcome to attend, it is $5 for adults and $3 for non-performing students.  They do not sell concessions at this event so students will need to eat dinner prior to arriving at school at 4:00. If you would like to take your child after the showcase you may, I need a written note that you will be taking them.  They are still responsible for turning their uniform in that evening, many students that leave with their parents just give their uniform to a friend who is riding the bus to turn in for them. We should arrive back between 10:00-10:30.
Friday, October 14 is the homecoming parade and football game. Students are welcome to stay after school on that day, they need to be in full uniform by 4:10 at that time we will walk down to the market for the parade at 5:00.  The band boosters feed the students dinner after the parade. We will then march our “Sounds of Seattle” show before the football game begins and then perform our regular pre-game show.
Monday, October 17, Monday evening rehearsal 6:30-9:00
Friday, October 22 is the Western Central football game.  We do perform during pre-game and halftime out at Western. More details will come later this week!
Tuesday, October 25 is Band-O-Rama, 7:00pm at HANDY this year. Jazz Band students need to be there at 6:30 while marching band members do not need to be there until 7:00.  We will wear our Sounds of Seattle shirts and jeans.
The football team is having a great year, if they record after the Western game is 6-3 they will be headed to the playoffs, if the record is 5-4 there is a possibility of making the playoffs based on points.  If a playoff game is away we will attend and play in the stands as a pep band and we do expect all students to be there.  If a playoff game is home we will be doing our normal pre-game and halftime stuff.
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 in the band room will be the jazz bands first concert of the year. Jazz students will need to be ready to perform by 6:45, they will need to dress up for this concert. 
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Urgent-Host Families Needed

A couple years ago we hosted a group from Germany through Blue Lake International.  Sebewaing is hosting a group in a couple weeks and are in urgent need of host families.  If you are interested or able to hos

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