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Drumline Homeshow

The Drumline Homeshow will be held at the High School on Saturday, February 20, from 6 pm. This year 13 lines from Minnesota and Wisconsin will be performing.

Parents, please watch your email for ways you can help to support the drumline at this event.

Click the poster below to get a printable copy for a bulletin board or store window near you!

DrumlineHomeshowPoster2016

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Winter Drumline is open to all students in 8th – 12th grades. This meeting for students and parents will be held Thursday, October 8, at 7pm in the BHS Orchestra Room.

Get info about  practices, performances, fundraisers, HERD gear, costs, volunteering, show theme, and audition date. All are welcome…no experience necessary to join this group!

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Buffalo Stampede 2015

The Herd Winter Drumline 2014-15 season is well underway and we are excited to announce our upcoming Home Show on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1pm. We hope you will come out and support The Herd Winter Drumline and join us for a fun afternoon of competition! The event this year will have several competing drumlines from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Hosting an event of this size 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 Friday, Febraury 13.

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:

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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:

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Drumline Apparel

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

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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]

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Drumline Thanks

We wrapped up the 2012/13 Winter Drumline season this evening and there are a couple of people who I’d like to recognize now that weren’t at the banquet.

In no particular order;

  • Tom Bauman, Mark Mischke – thank you for affording this group the opportunity to perform at the basketball games and holding our shows in the school. Your support is critical to the success of this program and your support of these musicians vital to helping them become the best students they can be..
  • Scott Rabehl and the whole music department, thank you for the use of the instruments/ equipment and your partnership with the drumline board. Meshing the drumline with the other music genres at BHS remains a key element to our success and the success of these students.
  • Sheila Johnson, wow, what can we say, the countless times you, very patently I might add, worked with us to get the permitting correct along with all the scheduling required, thanks!
  • Kevin and the whole custodial staff; Brian, Pat, Ric, Tim….the list is long. Thanks for working with us to get us through the shows and rehearsals. We really tried to make your work easier!
  • Lauri Green, what a fantastic effort you did on the uniforms! This group is extremely grateful for your selfless time you spent getting those just right!
  • Steve, thanks for having the van ready to go and available. We would not have been able to have such a positive outcome for the season without the faithful and dependable truck!
  • Angela, many, many thanks for helping us get the messages out on the websites and other social communication.

To the parents, please, please, when you see any of these people, say thank you. They weren’t present tonight but we should all give them a hand!

Also parents, before I step away from the computer tonight I wanted to echo the words that Kelly spoke, Thank you for trusting us with your students, they are the reason we exist and the reason we do what we do. We’re all proud of them for who they are and the things they’ve accomplished! My goal, and the goal of the Marching Band Boosters/Drumline board, is to support the program in a positive way and to help make the program a positive experience for the students.

Finally, please be sure to go on line and complete the survey (parents should have already received a link and password), it’s completely anonymous and very important as this information will help mold the program and to make sure we’re moving in the right direction.

Wishing you all the best!

Wendell Brainerd

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