Blue Flyer #51 September 23, 2018

Wonderful Performance of SHow 2 and our parade of bands!

Great job BLUE!!!! You have stepped it up again! Keep pushing, get your music and marching better and let's push to the next level! You've done it before, so let's do it again!

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

What's coming up!

  • 9.25- Evening Rehearsal (6-8:30pm)
  • 9.28- Homecoming Game vs. Berea Midpark!(See the Charms calendar for details)
  • 10.2- Evening Rehearsal (6-8:30pm)
  • 10.4- Band Booster Meeting (7pm)
  • 10.5- Away Game @ Westlake (See the Charms calendar for details)
October 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!!!

Remember that Evening Rehearsals are on Tuesday’s from 6-8:30. All parent are welcome to watch the last 30 minutes of rehearsal in the stadium! Come see how hard we work during rehearsal time!

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!

something new!!!

That's right! 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)

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 on a date 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!

Away Game Policy

Make sure to click HERE to remember what we do for Home Games!

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 dates

  • Game 6: Dream on
  • Game 7: Walk this Way
  • Game 8: Light 'em up
  • Game 9: You Give Love a Bad Name
  • Game 10: Holiday

Why do we earn our 3rd quarter?

We have over 100 people in band. We need to make sure every member knows their part and is equally contributing to this band. Sometimes students fake play and are not participating in the overall sound of the ensemble. This is completely unacceptable. Student are required to perform each piece in front of a Director from memory. By ensuring that every student is properly contributing, our ensemble will only sound better than before. This is what we want. We must raise the expectations.

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!

Arno Bornkamp is our featured professional saxophonist! Click HERE for his 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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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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