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We are in the midst of our Winter Drumline season, and are busy making plans for hosting the WGI Regional Competition on Saturday, March 22.  This event brings approximately 20 drumlines to our school for a full day of competition.  We hope you will mark this date on your calendars, and come out to support our own Herd Winter Drumline…
Hosting a large event like this requires the help of many families, both on the day of the event, and in the days leading up to it.   While you may not currently have a student in the drumline, we hope you will support our group in one of the following ways:

Prize Donations

Each year we have a prize table for the spectators and drumline participants.  Winning tickets are drawn throughout the day.   We like to include a wide variety of prizes, keeping in mind that many of the spectators are not from the Buffalo area.   Some ideas are:
  • Game/Event Tickets (Twins, Gophers, Renaissance Festival, etc)
  • Gift Cards -  Best Buy, Caribou, Starbucks, Target, Home Depot, Cub, Barnes & Noble etc.  (Suggested minimum value of $20)
  • Many stores now have kiosks where you can choose from a variety of gift cards, making it an easy item to pick up!
  • Baskets – 31 , Pampered Chef, Norwex, any of the home party groups…or put together a themed basket of your choice such as family movie night (DVDs/Candy/popcorn), kitchen ware, Coffee Lovers (cups and flavored coffees) Fitness items, sporting goods,  hand crafted items, etc..
Prize donations will be accepted now through March 19th.

Concession donations

Pop, water, juice or baked goods, for example.
On the day of the event, these opportunities are available -  Even if you only have a couple of hours,  it helps us tremendously!

Ambassadors

You will be the contact for a visiting drumline, leading them through the school to the practice and performance areas, and helping to keep them on schedule.

Door Timers

You will get to watch the drumlines as they rehearse, and keep things moving on time.

Concessions

Cashier, fill orders and help hungry students and spectators.
Please tell your students as well – it’s a great way for them to volunteer with a BHS music group!
For more information, please contact:

Everything you need to sign up for Marching Band!

Tentative Schedule

To get some idea of the summer schedule, please see the Tentative HERD Schedule 2014 (pdf)

Drumline Apparel

Drumline HoodieDrumline apparel is now available, and orders are due by December 13, 2013.

Drumline Organizational Meeting

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 theherddrumline@gmail.com!

[drumline-organizational-meeting-2013 printable flyer PDF]

End of Year Picnic

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.

St. Cloud Results

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:

Class A

76.6 Milaca (Color Guard & Percussion)

68.5 New York Mille

68.1 Virginia

66.8 Maple Lake

65.4 Bertha-Hewitt

58.2 Foley

Class AA

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)

77.4 Alexandria

74.6 Bemidji

64.4 Anoka

See all you trippers tonight at rehearsal.

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