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    Mr. Berry
     
    Name: Jerry Berry
    Email Address: jberry@nbcsd.org
    Phone number: 766-2221 ext.4159
     
     
    Events Schedule
     
     
    HELP in the CONCESSION STAND:  Band Parents are needed to help in the concession stand during all NBC home football games.  We still have a game November 2.  Please contact Kim Miller if you would be willing to help and at the same time, help your child build up his/her band account.  Kim Miller can be reached at (H) 575-5231, (CF/text) 494-6437 or (EM) millerkim1621@gmail.com
     
      
     
    November 7 - Period 9 - Sideline to Sideline Thursday.  I Love Rock and Roll, Blue Suede Shoes & Funkytown.  Take your drill charts.  We need to transition from "I Love Rock and Roll" to "Blue Suede Shoes".
      
    November 7 - NHS Banquet - 6:30 pm.  Set up report @ 3:15pm.  Kitchen helpers and Servers report @ 6:00 pm. and Dishroom report @ 6:30 pm.
     
    November 8 - 3:30-5 pm.  Free Subway sandwiches for the Marching Band.  Everyone gets a 6" turkey or ham sub and a chocolate chip cookie.  Trimmings are on the side so that you can build your sandwhich your way.
     
    November 8 - 5:10 pm.  Senior Meeting - Cafeteria
     
    November 8 - Playoff game against Tussey Mountain at Holidaysburg.  Report time 4:50 pm.  Depart 5:20 pm.  ETR 10:50 pm.  Every NBC win means another game the following week.  Halftime:  I Love Rock and Roll, Blue Suede Shoes & Funkytown
     
    November 15 - Stand Tunes at Cove Community Theater.  Benefit for Jay Reed's Rotary Exchange Trip.  Details coming from Jay.  Sign up sheet on the music room door.
     
    November 15 - Possible Playoff game against Farrell or Maplewood at Slippery Rock University.  Report TBA.  Depart TBA pm.  ETR TBA.  Every NBC win means another game the following week.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    November TBA - Period 7 - Band - Collect Marching Band Music
     
    November TBA - All Marching Band music, borrowed Marching Band instruments and Marching Band equipment must be checked in.
      
    November 17 - District Band Auditions at Portage.  Depart NBC at 11:00 am.  Eat before you arrival to NBC.  Concessions will be available after auditions.  Students will call parents en route home for return time to NBC, which is expected to be between 7:30 & 8 pm.
     
    District Band Practice - See Mr. Berry to schedule an appointment.
     
    November 18- 7-9 pm - Pep Band Practice.
        
    November 19 - Band Parents meeting.
     
    November 19 - 7 pm - 2nd Grade Musical at NBCES Multi-Purpose Room.
     
    November 25-26 - Senior County Chorus at TBA
     
    November 25 - Senior County Chorus at TBA
     
    November 26 - Senior County Chorus at TBA - 7 PM concert
     
    December TBA - 3:15-5:00 pm.  Junior High County Band practice.
     
    December TBA - 3:30-5:00 pm - Senior High County Band Practice
     
    December TBA - HS Period 5.  Junior High County Band Practice.  MS Students will practice with 9th grade.  Report to lunch after practice then to MS Chorus or assigned studyhall as soon as you are done eating. 
     
    December TBA - period 9.  Senior High County Band Practice and Chorus
     
    December TBA - 7 pm - Junior Meeting at the HS Cafeteria.   This includes band and band front.
      
    December 10 - 7 pm - 5th Grade Christmas Extravaganza - HS Auditorium
     
    December 15 – Christmas Concert 2:30 pm.  Chorus 6-12 & Band 7-8.  Report Time 1:45 pm.
     
    December 17 - 7 pm.  Band Parents meeting CANCELED
      
    December TBA - HS Period 5.  Junior High County Band Practice.  MS Students will practice with 9th grade.  Report to lunch after practice then to MS Chorus or assigned studyhall as soon as you are done eating. 
     
    December TBA - period 9.  Senior High County Band Practice and Chorus
     
    December TBA - HS Period 5.  Junior High County Band Practice.  MS Students will practice with 9th grade.  Report to lunch after practice then to MS Chorus or assigned studyhall as soon as you are done eating. 
     
    December TBA - period 9.  Senior High County Band Practice and Chorus
     
    TBA - County Band Practice
     
    2:30-4:30 - Senior High County Band
    4:30-5:00 - Pizza - SH and JH County Band
    5:00-6:30 - Junior High County Band Practice 
     
     
    2020
     
     
    January 2 - Senior High/Junior High County Band at Chestnut Ridge.  Check into homeroom for attendance then report to the auditorium.  ETR 4:30 pm
     
    January 3 - Senior High/Junior High County Band at Chestnut Ridge.  Check into homeroom for attendance then report to the auditorium.  Bring concert attire. Parents attend 7 pm Concert at Chestnut Ridge Middle School Auditorium.  There is a $3 admission charge.  Students will travel home with parents after concert.  Concert dress is black pants, black shoes and festival provided t-shirt.
     
    January 21 - Band Parents meeting 7 pm.
     
    February 12-14 - District Band at Everett
     
    Region Band Practice - See Mr. Berry to schedule an appointment.
     
    February 9 - 2:30 pm:  Winter Concert - MS Band 7-8 & HS Band 9-12
     
    February TBA - 6:30-7:30:  Region Band Read Through @ TBA
     
    February 18 - 7 pm - Band Parents Meeting
     
    March TBA - Region Band Concert at TBA HS Auditorium @ 7 pm.  Students will travel home with parents. 
     
    State Band Practice - See Mr. Berry to schedule an appointment.
     
    March 17 – Band Parents Meeting - Music Room
     
    March TBA - Hershey Trip Permission forms are due.  A $20 deposit is required, which will be returned as spending money at the festival.  Even if you are not participating, please turn in permission form signed and check "permission not given".
     
    March 26-28 - Region Band at Pennsvalley HS (District 4)
     
    April TBA - Talent Show (Sponsored by the HS Chorus)
     
    April TBA - Lions Convention Banquet
     
    April 15 – Band Parents meeting 7pm
     
    April 22-25 - State Band at the Poconos
     
    April 21 – Band Parents Meeting - Music Room
     
    April 25 - period 7.  Marching Band Encores with Band Front
     
    April 25? - NES&L Banquet - 4:30 pm.  Set up report @ 9 am.  Servers report @ 3:30 pm.  Kitchen report @ 4 pm.  Dishroom report @ 4:30 pm.
     
    April 26 – 2:30 Concert (SH Band/SH Chorus/Select Ensembles)  Band report at 1:45 pm.  Warm up on stage at 1:50 pm.
     
    April 28 - 6-7:30 pm - Band Front Tryout Practice - Elementary Gym or outside weather permitting
     
    May 4 - 7-9 pm - HS Marching Band Percussion
     
    May 5 - 6-7:30 pm - Band Front Tryout Practice - Elementary Gym or outside weather permitting
     
    May TBA - Period 7 - Band - Hershey Participants Only
      
    May TBA - PMEA Elementary Song Fest @ Central Cambria (Grade 5 Chorus)
     
    May TBA - 7 pm.  6th grade band recruiting.
     
    May 11 - Reservations due for Music Department Recognition Banquet.  Cost is $15 per person.  Music Department Students will receive a refund if they attend the banquet.
     
    May 11 - 7-9 pm - HS Marching Band Percussion
     
    May 12 - 5:30-8 pm - Band Front Tryouts.
     
    May 12 – 7:00 pm - Concert grades 4-5.
     
    May 16 - Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival.  Student Drivers must park in the North (teacher) lot.  Report 6 am.  Load bus upon arrival.  Depart 6:15 am.  ETR 12 midnight.
     
    May 19 - Band Parents meeting canceled. 
     
    May TBA - During Lunch - 19-20 Senior Jacket fitting.
     
    May 18 - 7-9 pm - HS Marching Band Percussion
     
    May 19 – 7:00 pm - Concert Band/Chorus grades 6-8.
     
    May 21 - 6 pm - Music Department Recognition Banquet
     
    May 26 – Baccalaureate
     
    May 27 - Period 5-6 - Band
     
    May 27 - 6-7:30 - Practice with Alumni Band for Graduation.  Load Trailer.  Picnic to follow.
     
    May 28 - Period 1-5 - Commencement Band Practice.
     
    May 28 – Commencement/Concert (SH Band with select MS). Report to music room at 5:45 pm.  Concert begins at 6:30 pm. Commencement ceremonies begin at 7 pm.
     
    June 1 - Summer T-Shirt Design Contest submissions are due. Refer to flyer for details.
     
    June 1 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    June 1 – Marching Band Practice 7-8:30 pm.

    June 1 – Mandatory Band Parent/Players Meeting 8:30 pm.
     
    June TBA - Smith Alumni Banquet.  Set up at 9 am.  Kitchen helpers and servers report at 12 noon.  Dishroom report at 1 pm.  Meal starts at 1 pm.
     
    June TBA - Prep turkeys 6:30 am and 12:00 pm.
     
    June TBA - HS Band Offier elections.  Ballots will be sent to your school g-mail accounts.  Ballots close TBA at 3 pm.  Contact Mr. Berry if you did not get a ballot.
      
    June 8 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    June 8 – Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.  
     
    June TBA - REA Banquet (Band Parents meeting canceled).  Set up 9 am.  Servers and kitchen report 3 pm.  Dishroom and reset report 4 pm.  Meal officially begins at 4:30 pm, but we would like to have the first seating sometime after 3:30 pm.
     
    June TBA - TBA pm - Band Front Hoagie delivery.
     
    June 15 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    June 15 – Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.
     
    June 16 - Band Parents meeting CANCELED.
     
    June 22 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    June 22 - Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.  Summer Band Shirts and Shoes will be issued at the end of practice.  The Shirts are $?.  The Shoes are $??.  You must pay in cash if you do not have enough funds in your account.
     
    June 30 - Insurance Forms for Band/Band Front are due to Administration office.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
     
    June 30 - Marching Band Practice 7-8 pm.
     
    July TBA - Martinsburg Parade.  Report at 4:15pm.  Depart for Martinsburg 4:45 pm.  Parade begins 6 pm.  Parade dress is Band Shirt, Black Dress pants, Black socks and Black marching shoes.  Come early if you still need a shirt and or shoes.  ETR 8:45 pm.
     
    July 13 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    July 13 – Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.  Prep Music for Band Camp (Band Front and Honor Gaurd Canceled)
     
    July 20 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    July 20 – Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.  Prep Music for Band Camp
     
    July 21 - Band Parents meeting 7 pm.  Beginning Band Recruitment night.  HS Helpers needed.
     
    July 27 - Marching Percussion Practice 6-7 pm.
     
    July 27 – Marching Band Practice 7-9 pm.  Bring marching shoes so that we can start fitting uniforms.
     
    August TBA - Roaring Spring Parade.  Report at 4:15 pm.  Depart for Roaring Spring 4:45 pm.  Line up near the fire hall.  Parade begins 6 pm.  Parade dress is Band Shirt, Black Dress pants, Black socks and Black marching shoes.  Parade ends at Cabbage Creek Rd. near the Garver YMCA.  ETR 8:45 pm.
     
    August TBA – Band Camp 8 AM - Noon daily.  End of camp party Friday starting at noon.  Start in the auditorium on August 5.  Bring marching shoes so that we can start fitting uniforms.
     
    BAND CAMP THEMES
    Monday: TBA
    Tuesday: TBA
    Wednesday: TBA
    Thursday: TBA
    Friday: TBA
     
    KEEP IN MIND:
    - Tennis shoes are required for all marching activities.
    - Outfits should still follow school dress code.
    - The grade with the greatest percentage of theme day participation will get the additional yardage for the water balloon fight thing.
     
    August 10 - 7:30-8:30 pm - Marching Band Practice
     
    August 18 - 7pm - Band Parents Meeting
     
    August TBA - Schellsburg Parade.  Report at 5:30 pm.  Depart for Shellsburg 5:45 pm.  Parade begins 7 pm.  Parade dress is Band Shirt, Black Dress pants, Black socks and Black marching shoes.  ETR 8:45 pm.
     
    August TBA - Black and White Night:  Report 6:15 in summer uniform.  Line up in the pregame block on the front lawn.  March to the field approximately 6:30.  Do the pregame entrance, play fanfare.  Move to the "NB" and play Gimme Some Lovin' - park-n-bark.  Make a tunnel (scoreboard end of field).  March off the field after the Football Team is introduced and put your things away.  Everything should be over by 7 pm.  Go home or stay and watch the evening events.  If the weather is bad, the event will be moved to the gym.
     
    August TBA - 3pm - Help is needed at the concession stand to help unload & stock.  Band students who help can count this as a make up or as account credit.  Parents who help will earn account credit for your band member.  Let Mr. Berry know if you plan to help.  Space is limited.
     
    August TBA - 6-7:30 - Stand Tunes with the Cheer Squad.  Pizza to follow.
     
    August TBA - Period 9 - DRILL CHART WEDNESDAY.  TBA, TBA and TBA
     
    August TBA - Period 9 - CLEAN UP THURSDAY.  Drill Charts/Music - TBA, TBA and TBA
     
    August TBA - Period 9 - NO PEEKY FRIDAY.  TBA, TBA and TBA.
      
    August TBA - Football (H) - TBA.  Report 5:15 pm.  Warm up 5:45.  Line up for Pregame 6:35 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  Concert for Cencession workers immediately following the game.  Summer Uniform.  Halftime TBA.
     
    August TBA - Football (A) - TBA.  Report 5:20 pm.  Depart 5:50 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  ETR 10 pm.  Summer Uniform.  Halftime:  Gimme Some Lovin & I Love Rock & Roll.
     
    August TBA - Period 8-9 - PRIDE assembly.  Marching Band will play stand tunes as people arrive and again at the end of the assembly.

    September TBA - Deadline to sign up for County Band.  The Festival is January 2-3, 2019.  Chestnut Ridge is hosting.  JHCB is open to grades 8-9. SHCB is open to grades 10-12

    September TBA - 6 pm - Yearbook Picture Day.  High School Band members will wear the fall uniform (no hats) and you will need your instrument.  The band front will wear your fall uniform and you will need your equipment.  Honor Guard will wear the fall uniform (no hats) and you will need the equipment you carry in the parades.  Strawbridge will offer photo packages that include individual and/or group photos for you to purchase if you are interested.
     
    September TBA - Period 9 - Band and Band Front.  Line up for Homecoming Parade.  Wear your band shirt for the parade.  Wear as many layers under your band shirt as the weather requires.  Black pants not required.  With exception for anyone who is on the Homecoming Court, ALL BAND AND BAND FRONT WILL MARCH WITH THE BAND.  THIS IS A PERFORMANCE.
     
    September 4 - Football - TBA (A).  Report 4:15 pm.  Depart 4:45 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  ETR 11:15 pm.  Uniform TBA.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    September 11 - Football - TBA (A).  Report 5:10 pm.  Depart 5:40 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  ETR 10:15 pm.  Uniform TBA.  Halftime:  TBA.
      
    September 15 - Band Parents Meeting 7 pm in HS music room.
     
    September 18 - Football - TBA (H).  Report 5:15.  Warm up 5:45 pm.  Line up for Pregame 6:35 pm.  Concert for Concession workers immediately following the game.  Fall Uniforms.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    September 19 - Tractor Club Banquet.  Details TBA
     
    September TBA - Football - TBA (HC).  Report 5:00.  Warm up 5:30 pm.  Line up for Pregame 6:20 pm.  Concert for Concession workers immediately following the game.  Fall Uniform.  Halftime:  Blue Suede Shoes, Hey Song and Sweet Caroline
     
    October 2 - Football - TBA (A).  Report 4:40pm.  Senior Meeting TBA pm. Depart 5:10 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  ETR 10:30 pm.  Fall Uniform.  Halftime:  TBA 
     
    Ocotber 09 - Football - TBA (A).  Report 4:45 pm.  Practice 5:00 pm.  Depart 5:40 pm.  Game begins at 7 pm.  ETR 10:15 pm.  Fall Uniform.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    October TBA - Senior write ups are due.
     
    October 16 - Football - TBA (H).  Report 5:15.  Warm up 5:45 pm.  Line up for Pregame 6:35 pm.  Concert for Concession workers immediately following the game.  Fall Uniforms.  Halftime:  TBA, TBA & TBA.
     
    October 20 - 7 pm - Band Parents meeting. 
     
    October TBA - Junior High County Chorus Concert at Bedford High School Auditorium - 7 pm.
     
    October TBA - Football - TBA (SN).  Report 5:00.  Warm up 5:15 pm.  Traditional Senior Night Activity 5:30 pm.  Line up for Pregame 6:15 pm. Senior Parents should gather inside the track fencing near the North (scoreboard) 30 yearline.  Concert for Concession workers immediately following the game.  Fall Uniforms.  Seniors will wear black bibs, marching shoes/spats/gloves and Senior Jacket (not hat).  Halftime:  TBA
     
    October 26 - Halloween Parade in Bedford.  Report 5:45 pm.  Depart 6:10 pm.  Parade begins 7:30 pm.  ETR 9:30 pm.  Dress in costumes.  Everyone dress in costumes.  Parade theme is TBA.  Line up at Landmark Restaurant.  The parade ends Near the courthouse.  The buses park somewhere along John St. near the intersection of Juliana St.
     
    October 27 - Halloween Parade in Everett.  Report 5:45 pm.  Depart 6:15 pm.  Parade begins 7:30 pm.  ETR 9:30 pm.  Dress in costumes  Everyone dress in costumes.  Parade theme is TBA.  Line up at Everett High School.  The parade ends about 3 blocks past Sheetz.  The buses park either at the IGA or Hometown Bank.
     
    October 30 or 31 - Possible playoff game at TBA.  Report TBA.  Depart TBA.  ETR TBA.  Every NBC win means another game the following week.  Halftime:  TBA.
     
     
    October 31 - This is the last day for District Band soloists to complete a preliminary audition with Mr. Berry to pre-register for PMEA auditions next month.
     
    November 1 - District Band Audition Forms are Due.  
     
    November 6 or 7 - Possible playoff game  Depart TBA.  ETR TBA.  Every NBC win means another game the following week.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    November 11 – Possible Veterans Day Parade/Program TBA (IF AT SIX MILE RUN).  Details not yet available.
     
    November 13 or 14 - Possible Playoff game against TBA at TBA.  Report TBA.  Depart TBA pm.  ETR TBA.  Every NBC win means another game the following week.  Halftime:  TBA
     
    November 15 - District Band Auditions at Bellwood
     
    November 20 - Junior surveys for 2020-21 are due
     
    November 20 - Hershey Trip surveys are due.
     
    2021
     
    January 14-16 - District Band at Hollidaysburg
     
    February 25-27 - Region Band at Richland
     
    March TBA - Spring Musical
     
    April 14-17 - State Band in Erie
     
    November 21 - District Band Auditions at Greater Johnstown
     
    2022
     
    January 27-29 - District Band at Meyersdale
     
    March 10-12 - Region Band at TBA (District 4)
     
    April 6-9 - State Band at the Poconos
     
    November 20 - District Band Auditions at Somerset
     
    2023
     
    February 9-11 - District Band at Bellwood
     
    March 23-25 - Regon Band at Altoona
     
    April 19-22 - State Band at Poconos
     
     
     
Last Modified on November 6, 2019