Blue Flyer #53 October 21, 2018

Wonderful Performance!

Great job BLUE!!!! We had a great last performance of our Aerosmith show! Remember we have Show 1,2,3 to get ready for our concert on Thursday!!!!

What's coming up!

Remember to always check the website and Charms. Other forms of communication will happen to help remind you of upcoming events (and volunteer opportunities). The Charms Calendar is a great start! We also have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Remind!

  • 10.25- Marching Blue "One More Time" Concert (out in the stadium!)
  • 10.26- Senior Night vs. Avon Lake (See the Charms calendar for details)
  • 10.28- Halloween Parade
  • 10.29- First day of Concert Band (11/12 Band rehearses 6th and 7th; 9/10 Band rehearses 7th and 8th) Bring concert instruments to rehearsal!
  • 11.1- Evening with the Band meeting (6:30) BAND BOOSTER meeting (7pm)

7th period?

When Concert season begins, we notice that both bands have rehearsal 7th. 11/12 Band will rehearse until 11:45 then put their instruments and music away properly and then proceed to the APR and wait for 8th period lunch. 9/10 Band will eat lunch 6th period, then stay in the APR for 7th until 11:40 in which they are to proceed to the instrument room and grab their instruments and wait for 11/12 band rehearsal to finish, then proceed to the rehearsal space for the rest of 7th and all of 8th.

October Calendar
November Calendar

We need volunteers! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer for our different Friday night opportunities!

HERE is what you need for Game Day! Make sure and have everything ready Thursday Night!!!

Preparing for concert season

Some programs wear tuxedos or polos or white dress shirts for our Concert Season uniform but here at Midview we require every student to wear a plain black button down long sleeve dress shirt, plain (no pattern) black dress pants, black dress shoes (flats), plain black dress socks, and plain black dress belt. Please do not interpret this. We will need this for our December Holiday/ Evening with the band concert!

Want to improve your musicianship?

In downtown Grafton next to the Grafton-Midview Public Library there will be the Grafton Center of Musical Arts! They are having a "Meet the Teachers" Open House on Saturday September 29 from 9am-noon. This place is going to be awesome! Students of all ages can take private or group lessons AND they will have an opportunity to work with a qualified music on their instrument! Do you or your ensemble need to prepare for Solo and Ensemble Contest? Go here and get the instruction needed for musical success! Do you want to be a major in music in college? You MUST take private lessons NOW! Sign up with the Grafton Center of Musical Arts and begin your individual lessons today!

Private lessons are so essential for a musician. When they get one on one instruction they enjoy music performance more and have a better understanding of a quality performance. Click HERE to see the Benefits of Private Lessons (thanks to BandDirectorsTalkShop.com)

Pep Band

Hey Blue! The Marching Blue is never done! We must be ready for Basketball season! Every student is required to perform at 4 Pep Band events (each performance is 25 points). These 4 performances will be posted in the 3rd Grading Quarter. Students are to arrive at 6:30 in the Band room (however, you must sign up via Google Form)

  • December 11
  • December 18
  • December 21
  • January 4
  • January 15
  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 8
  • February 12
  • February 19
  • February 22

Know the Schedule!

Always know what's going on by looking at the Charms Calendar!

We need volunteers!

Hey Parents! In order for the program to be successful, we need your help! We need parental volunteers for most of our upcoming events! Click HERE to help!

Midview Marketplace

Buy, and sell gently used Midview Band stuff! Check it OUT!

Band Handbook

The "Blue Book" has everything else that is needed to know about the program. Grading, Game Day prep and more are here!


Remember that attendance is required for everything on the calendar (just look for the red "R". Being absent for any amount of time could result in not performing on the field due to lack of knowledge and confidence in the drill and music.

Preparing for the next game

If you haven't realized, students MUST practice at home to memorize their music. With the 3rd quarter checks and our memorized on-field performances, students need to make time during the day to practice. It is their homework!

3rd quarter due dates

Remember to earn your 3rd quarter you must perform your part from memory in front of a Director. Here are some upcoming due date.

  • Game 10: Holiday

Check out our AMAZING website!

Our website has gone through some MAJOR upgrades! Check it often!

Concert Date Change!

We will no longer have a concert in March this year. Because, we are performing at Cleveland State University with the CSU Concert Bands! The performance will be February 21 in Waetjen Auditorium!

Meet a professional Musician!

Judith LeClair is our featured professional bassoonist! Click HERE for her bio page!

Upcoming performances in the area!

Other than performing in the Midview Band, it is HIGHLY encouraged to perform in other ensembles as well or attend concerts outside of the Midview District. Check out what Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin Wallace, and Cleveland State have scheduled!

Band Boosters!!!!!!!!!

Parents! Also don't forget that we have a monthly Booster meeting! It's on the First Thursday of every month! Check the CHARMS CALENDAR for details! We would love for you to join us!


Get REMINDer texts so you don't forget!



google classroom

All students are required to join the Band's Google Classroom. Parents, the students have spoken and look at Google Classroom the most out of other available options. However, Charms and the Website will continue to be the standard place for all info.

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  • Jazz Band: 4a5tuz6

Your 2018 Midview Marching Blue.....LOUD and PROUD

Have a question? Email Mr. B jbrunger@midviewk12.org

Images thanks to Jeff Barnes Photography!

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