Band Information for Summer/Fall 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Edition of the Bryan Station High School Band Program.

Please fill out the RSVP form for our camps – CLICK HERE

Please read through the outline and click on the topics you’d like to learn more about.

Our Bands:

  • Symphonic Band
    • Rehearses after school during the spring semester every other week, in addition to class time year round.
  • Concert Band
    • Rehearses after school during the spring semester every other week, in addition to class time year round.
  • “Pride of the Northside” Marching Band
    • Rehearses two weeks during the summer, then twice a week after school in the fall. We also perform for Friday football games and select saturday events in our community.
  • Drumline
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra

All woodwind and brass students are assigned to the Concert Band or Symphonic Band, based on ability level or instrumentation. All Freshman are placed in the concert band. Any freshman that would like to audition into the symphonic band may do so by contacting Mr. Payne, if space is available on your instrument.

Students are encouraged to participate in other school activities and athletics – it is why we set our program up the way we do. Mr. Payne will work with each family and coach/sponsor to work out conflicts. The general rule is: Game/Concert always takes precedence over a practice. When two practices conflict, or two performances conflict, we’ll work it out keeping the best interests of the student in mind.

Summer Obligations and Performances

This summer, the BSHS Bands will conduct several camps. Read below to find out what applies to you:

Marching Band Camp I: June 28 – July 2, 8:30am – 4:30pm @ BSHS

  • All members of the “Pride of the Northside” Marching Band will report for Band Camp to learn marching and music fundamentals and prepare for the Lexington 4th of July Festival Performance.
  • This camp is required, unless you are participating in GSA/GSP. Families are encouraged to travel/vacation at a different time if possible. If you have already booked a trip, please let Mr. Payne know ASAP.
  • July 4th falls on a Sunday. We expect the performance to take place on Friday July 2nd (Evening) or Saturday the 3rd. We will update you once we find out.
  • We are planning a normal camp – if COVID restrictions require an alteration of our plans, we will notify you as those details become available. It is our intent to rehearse during this week to prepare for our fall season.
  • Cost $25: We are asking each family to contribute to purchase a t-shirt for the performance and help pay for camp supplies/staff.

Symphonic Band/Symphony Orchestra Camp: July 26-30 from 1pm-5pm @ BSHS

  • All members of the symphonic band will report for our 1st Symphonic Band/Symphony Orchestra.
  • Students will participate in sectionals and full band rehearsals with guest clinicians, as well as perform in a combined symphony orchestra experience with our chamber orchestra.
  • We will conclude the week with a performance on Friday evening.
  • Attendance is required for these students in order to participate in the symphonic band. Exceptions will only be made for school approved conflicts. Athletes will need to work with Mr. Payne to determine their schedules.

Marching Band Camp II: August 2-6 from 8:30am – 4:30pm @ BSHS

  • All students participating in the fall Marching Band are required to attend.
  • We will be learning our halftime show and stands music
  • Band camp is fun, but it is also hard work. Students should get outside and spend some time in the heat so that they are physically ready.

Summer/Fall Performances for all ensembles:

  • 4th of July Festival Performance
  • Roots and Heritage Parade (Saturday, September 11)
  • Homecoming Parade Date TBA (Usually a Thursday Night in Sept/Oct)
  • 25th Annual Bluegrass Pageant of Bands – Saturday, October 2 (All Day)
    • This is our major fundraiser for the year. We need all hands on deck!
  • Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 4th
  • SIX home football games! Please note the game on Friday, October 8 – fall break

Other Important Items:

  • We will be forming a basketball pep band to perform at select home basketball games for our boys and girls teams. ALL band students are required to participate in basketball pep band. Conflicts will be worked out on an individual basis with other school activities. These games will be in December, January, and February
  • Concerts are required, graded events
  • After school rehearsals are a part of our program. All band activities will have some after school and weekend commitments, including the concert band and symphonic band class.
  • The fall calender is typically finalized and posted by August 1, and the spring calendar is typically finalized and posted by December 1. Band Camp dates for Summer 2022 will be available by September.
  • Email Mr. Payne with any additional questions:

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