Drumline apparel is now available, and orders are due by December 13, 2013.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 7-8pm, in the Band Room at the High School.
Bring your parents and find out:
- What is the show for this winter?
- What’s the Schedule for this winter?
- Who wants to be in the line this winter?
- What does the staff look like without facial hair?
- When is our home show?
- When do we start?
- Will there be cookies?
Unable to make the meeting? Send an email to email@example.com!
[drumline-organizational-meeting-2013 printable flyer PDF]
Our last parade of the season is just around the corner! Sunday, August 18, The Herd will march in the Montrose parade. After the parade, the students will return to BHS and will take some time to get their uniforms ready for dry cleaning. Once things are done, they will be heading to Sturges Park for the end of season picnic. Please note that the students and/or parents will need to provide transportation from BHS to the picnic, probably between 3 and 3:30pm.
The picnic will take place at the lower pavilion at Sturges Park in Buffalo, and will begin once the students arrive. Parking is available in either the upper lot or lower lot by the boat landing. In case of rainy weather, the picnic will be moved to BHS.
Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, paper goods, and water will be provided.
We ask that families bring a dish to share, beverages for your family, and lawn chairs. Due to the large amount of people being served, please consider bringing a double recipe so we can be sure to have enough for everyone!
- Freshman and Sophomores: Side Dish, Salad, Chips, Appetizers, Fruit, etc.
- Juniors and Seniors: Desserts
- Graduated students and their families will be our guests
We will be asking everyone to vote for future board members – If you have an interest in this area, please contact one of the current board members as soon as possible so we may answer any questions you have! We are currently looking for candidates for President, Vice President and Secretary.
Greetings HERD fans,
Yesterday was our last competitive parade of the season, and I couldn’t be more pleased. We met a big goal of improving our performance every time we marched this season. Your performance in judging was a truly stellar experience for me to watch and listen to. You moved me to tears. Although I feel ready to be done with parade competitions, it seems a shame to stop when you’ve finally put together all the pieces of a great performance and can “nail” it every time, even after a mile and a half. Even on your last time through the show you astounded the students from the Virginia Band, and the Milaca band Director said “That band doesn’t even sound tired.”
Congratulations to the winner of “The Golden Dinkle” at St. Cloud, Brandon Luhman. Also, Brooklyn Center winner, Caleb Robinson.
Here are the results from St. Cloud:
76.6 Milaca (Color Guard & Percussion)
68.5 New York Mille
66.8 Maple Lake
87.6 Mankato 77 Lancers (Grand Champion & Percussion)
85.8 728 Cadets (Color Guard)
80.6 Sauk Rapids
80.5 Buffalo (3rd overall in Music Execution, Music Effect & Percussion, 4th overall in Marching Execution, 5th overall in Visual Effect, 6th overall (5th in Class AA) in Colorguard)
See all you trippers tonight at rehearsal.
Here are the release forms from the Colorado Greeley Parade organization that each minor (students) and adult (some students, chaperons and staff) must complete. Please note that the form for minors requires both parents to sign.
Please sign the forms and send them with your student on Saturday if possible, or Sunday at the latest – we want to have these all returned by the end of the weekend, so we aren’t holding up our departure on Tuesday morning.
Mom’s and Dad’s of students going on the Colorado Trip. Yesterday, I received a form that the Greeley parade organization requires to have signed by every parade participant, excusing the Greeley parade organization from any liabilities that may occur during the parade. It looks like legal boiler plate language to me, and would not excuse the organization from negligent damages, just routine things like “I stepped in a pothole and twisted my ankle.” This needs to be signed by BOTH PARENTS by the time we leave on our trip. I recognize that getting a second parent’s signature may be problematic is some situations. All I ask is that you do the best that you can. Please, let’s not be dealing with this on Tuesday morning when we are trying to get out the door.
Each student was given a form last night. Forms will be e-mailed to each of you later today. And, a copy of the form will be posted on the website. I hope to have most of these returned Saturday morning before the St. Cloud Parade
Now…about last night.
First, I want to acknowledge the work that volunteers invest. Students, you are absolutely unaware of the effort that is invested on your behalf by your parents. The work they do and the sacrifices they make are essential ingredients to the process of getting your band out the door and down the street. I especially want to thank the trailer crew who made an extra trip pulling a little red wagon full of water.
Second, the staff is doing an amazing job this year. The strides taken by each unit within the band are apparent to all. The quality of the creative decision making by your instructors as well as the quality teaching, when combined with your hard work in rehearsal, is resulting in top-shelf performances that are gaining positive responses from judges and parade crowds alike.
Finally, I need to say what a pleasure it is to work with, and be around, the students in this band. Your work ethic and positive behavior make it easy for me to come to work. Thanks for having such great attitudes towards this activity and understanding the role that marching band plays within both our overall program and within our lives outside of school.
Here are last night’s results:
86.6 Mankato Grand Champion and 1st in every caption
84.0 Park Center 1st in Class AA
80.2 Sauk Rapids-Rice 1st in Class A
79.6 Buffalo 2nd in Class AA.
79.2 Champlin Park 3rd in Class AA
75.8 Henry Sibley 2nd in Class A
66.7 St. Peter 3rd in Class A
Out of the 7 bands, Buffalo was 3rd in Music Execution and Music Effect, 5th in Marching Execution and Marching Effect.
This season is coming towards its close. Each parade has seen better and better performances from the group. Saturday will be unusual, in that we are going right up to the parade site for our warm-up. It will feel pretty different not having our usual warm-up time at school, but, since we’ve not been to this parade in years, I feel that we need to not come rolling in late. We are towards the end of the parade and will have plenty of time in the line-up area to prepare. Come well fed and well rested. See you Saturday for 7:30 attendance.
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Hello HERD Fans,
A couple follow-up comments from Roseville. First, and most important, I neglected to post that Arlett Huerta-Tapia won the Golden Dinkle for Best Visual Performer last night. Second, judge Tom Haugen told me that he thought last night’s line-up of competing bands might be the strongest of the year. I looked through the bands registered in every parade of the summer, and I agree. I think that puts some perspective on your finish. Congratulations again on a fantastic performance. Let’s build off of this.
If you want to follow parade results throughout the summer, check out the following website: minnesotaparadebands.com.
See you on Thursday
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