SBRHS Music Department

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Welcome to the Somerset Berkley Regional High School Music Department Website!


2019 USBANDS DIVISION 1A

MASSACHUSETTS STATE CHAMPIONS

and

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

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4th Consecutive USBands Division 1A Massachusetts State and New England Regional Championship!

1st Place Division 1A

Total Score: 88.04

Caption Awards for Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Visual Effect and Best Overall Effect

10-26-19 USBands Recaps

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2019 USBANDS DIVISION 1A

NATIONAL SILVER MEDALIST

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2nd Place Division 1A

Total Score: 92.670

Caption Awards for Best Color Guard and Best Overall Effect

Cadets Award of Excellence for Achievement in Creativity, Performance and Overall Effect

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NESBA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Lawrence, MA – November 3, 2019

2nd Place Division 2

Total Score: 96.80

PLATINUM MEDAL


The Book Club Cabaret Poster


SBRHS Music Department Introductory Meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

2019-2020 SBRHS Music Department Intro Meeting – Parent and Student Copy

ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SBRHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT ENSEMBLES AND THEIR PARENTS MUST COMPLETE THE CONTACT INFORMATION GOOGLE FORM BY THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT INTRO MEETING THAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 @ 6:30 p.m. IN THE SBRHS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

SBRHS Music Department 2019-2020 Student Contact Information Form for All Performing Musicians

2019-2020 SBRHS Concert Attire Uniform Order Form

  • All Concert Attire Uniform Order Forms must be submitted with payment by Friday, September 13, 2019.
  • Checks payable to “Somerset Berkley Regional High School” and write CONCERT UNIFORM and STUDENT NAME in the memo. Please include your phone number on all checks.

2019-2020 Music Department Documents


Weekly Announcements:

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 11-10 – 11-16

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 10-27 – 11-2

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 10-20 – 10-26

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 10-13 – 10-19

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 10-6 – 10-12

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 9-29 – 10-5

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 9-22 – 9-28

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 9-15 – 9-21

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 9-9 – 9-14

SBRHS Music Department Weekly Announcements 9-3 – 9-7


2019-2020 “Blue Raider” Marching Band

proudly presents…

Reflections

2019-2020 Marching Band Documents


“Reflections” Show Music

Movement 1 – Light

Movement 2 – Sound

Movement 3 – Image

Movement 4 – Self-Reflection


Blue Raider Musicians and their parents use the BAND App to stay informed!!!

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The SBRHS “Blue Raider” Marching Band and the entire SBRHS Music Department have been featured in these promotional videos by the BAND App. We are very proud to represent this valuable communication app that has made our ability to disseminate information so much easier.

BAND App. The SBRHS Music Department will continue to use the BAND app to disseminate all information quicker and more efficiently to you! Documents, calendars, weekly announcements, and up-to-date information will be available now in this one application rather than checking weekly emails or paper documents. The BAND App is completely free to use! You can download the BAND App on your iPhone, Android devise, or access it on your computer by going to band.us. I suggest that you set it up on a computer first and then download the app once you have an account established. The names of our BAND groups are listed above. Everyone should be part of the Friends of Music BAND app group as weekly announcements for the department will be posted there. The additional groups are ensemble specific groups set up by the ensemble directors: Below are the invite codes for each group:

Friends of Music – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a4afXfj5lbO5s

2019-2020 SBRHS “Blue Raider” Marching Band – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a9a7Xcj5l4S91

SBRHS Show Choir – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a6a4X9j6lfT35

SBRHS Show Choir Pit Band – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a8afX1jeleTce

SBRHS Jazz Band – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a0adXfjcl7T4i

SBRHS Winter Marching Arts Ensembles – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a4a2Xdj7l0T7s

SBRHS Winter Hornline – invitation located at https://band.us/n/aca1Xejbl4U7d

SBRHS Marching Arts Homeshow (Fall & Winter) – invitation located at https://band.us/n/a7a0X0jal7U1N

SBRHS Chamber Ensemblehttps://band.us/@sbrhschamberensemble

SBRHS Drama Departmenthttps://band.us/@sbrhsdramadepartment

SBRHS Drama Department Pit Orchestrahttps://band.us/@sbrhspitorchestra


UPCOMING EVENTS and CURRENT ENSEMBLES:

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Total Score: 94.400

National Caption Award for Best Overall Effect and Best Color Guard in Division 1A

11-3-18 USBands Recaps

The Somerset Berkley Regional High School “Blue Raider” Marching Band ended the fall competitive marching band season by participating in the 2018 USBands Division 1A National Championships on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, PA. In competition, they presented their 2018 competition field show entitled “FLIGHT”. For their performance, the band received their highest score of the season with a 94.400. With this phenomenal performance, they also won the Division 1A National Captions Awards for Best Overall Effect and Best Color Guard. Their score earned them a 1st place finish and the title of 2018 USBANDS DIVISION 1A NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, completing the band’s very first, undefeated USBands season! The band also won the 2018 USBands Division 1A Massachusetts State and New England Regional Championship earlier in the week. This marks the second time the band has won the USBands Division 1A National Championship as they won the title for the first time in 2015.

The 2018-2019 Somerset Berkley Regional High School “Blue Raider” Marching Band is led by Drum Majors Bailey Collins & Madison Pierce, Color Guard Captain Abigail Botelho, Battery Percussion Captain Nina Almeida, Front Ensemble Percussion Captains Abigail Collins & Erin Murphy, and Horn Sergeant David Rausch. This year’s field show is entitled “FLIGHT” with music arranged by our Band Director, David M. Marshall with percussion arrangements by Brandon Carrita. It is presented in four movements “The Dream and The Flyer”, “Take Off”, “Gliding”, and “Into Space” with musical selections including “Flight” by John Fannin, “Into The Clouds” by Richard Saucedo, “Take Off” by Brandon Carrita, “Let The Spirit Soar” by James Swearingen, and “Transcendent Journey” by Rossano Galante.


2018-2019 SBRHS Winter Percussion Ensemble

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Battery Director – Skyler Grillo

Front Ensemble Director – Brandon Carrita

Show Designer – Brandon Carrita

Artistic Designer – Marissa Arponen

Front Ensemble Instructor – Austin Nadeau and Jameson Ward

Battery Percussion Instructors – Max Pacheco and Jonathan Costa

Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts / Director of Bands – David M. Marshall

Battery Percussion Captain – Nina Almeida

Pit Percussion Captains – Erin Murphy and Abigail Collins

 

2019 Show Title – “Brainwashed”

Music by Frédéric Chopin and Brandon Carrita, Arranged by Brandon Carrita

CHECK OUT THE WINTER PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PERFORMANCES AND OTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE ENSEMBLE


2018-2019 SBRHS Winter Color Guard

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Designers and Instructors – Jessica Desmarais & Courtney Felix

Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts / Director of Bands – David M. Marshall

Captain – Abigail Botelho

 

2019 Show Title – “On My Way”

CHECK OUT THE WINTER COLOR GUARD PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PERFORMANCES AND OTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE ENSEMBLE


2018-2019 SBRHS Winter Hornline

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Winter Hornline Director – Jarrod Russell

Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts / Director of Bands – David M. Marshall

Visual Designer and Consultant – Jeffrey Stewart

Pit Percussion Arranger and Instructor – Austin Nadeau

Captain – David Rausch

 

2019 Show Title – “Enemies”

Music arr. by Jarrod Russell and Austin Nadeau

Musical Selections:         

“Prelude“, “War”, “Loss” and “Revolution”

CHECK OUT THE WINTER HORNLINE PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PERFORMANCES AND OTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE ENSEMBLE


The Producers Poster Large Format Final

We are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2019 SBRHS Drama Department Spring Musical Production of “THE PRODUCERS” are officially on-sale now! Performances will take place in the SBRHS Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Students, Children and Senior Citizens. Here are the ways to order:

1. Online though TicketLeap.com – visit sbrhsmusic.ticketleap.com and follow the instructions:

A. Select the performance that you wish to purchase tickets for (Friday Night, Saturday Matinee, Saturday Night, Sunday Matinee)

B. Select either a section (Orchestra Center, Orchestra Left, Orchestra Right, Mezzanine Center, Mezzanine Right, Mezzanine Left) under “Find Best Seats Available” or “Choose Your Own Seats” from the Somerset Berkley Regional High School Performing Arts Center Seating Chart (only available on computers; not on mobile devices or tablets)

C. Select the quantity of each type of ticket that you are ordering (Adult = $15 + $1.75 fee, Students = $12 + $1.60 fee, Children = $12 + $1.60 fee, Senior Citizens = $12 + $1.60 fee)

D. Select Checkout, Fill out your information, and follow payment procedures

E. Upon Checkout Completion, be sure to visit the link in the email sent to you, print your tickets, and be sure to bring them with you to the show (selfie-ticket option on mobile devices are also acceptable)

F. ENJOY THE SHOW!!!

2. SBRHS Student Dining Hall Ticket Sales and Reservations during all three lunches

Tickets will be on sale during all three lunches in the SBRHS Student Dining Hall starting on Monday, April 29, 2019 and through to Friday, May 10, 2019.

3. Visit the SBRHS Performing Center Box Office starting 2 hours before each performance and throughout each performance


Click here to view the “The Producers” Virtual Playbill

Playbill Cover


It’s the 45th Anniversary of Musictown!!!

Here is the list of events for this year’s Alumni Musictown Festival:

  • Musictown Alumni Rehearsal for Marching Band and Show Choirs – MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
    • Times are TBA – Due to the visual components of the performances for these ensembles, this rehearsal is necessary to coordinate the performance prior to the day of performances.

 

  • Musictown Ball – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
    • 6:30 pm at Venus de Milo. Performers for the event include Electrify and Amplified Show Choirs, String Ensemble and the Marching Band. The King and Queen of the Festival will be crowned. SFOM will be selling tickets – don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets!

 

  • Musictown Kiddies Day – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
    • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at SBRHS Field and Student Dining Center. Children from throughout the community get to learn about marching band and march with the SBRHS “Blue Raider” Marching Band. Special children’s activities will be planned following a performance by the SBRHS Marching Band.

 

  • Musictown Pops Night – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Rehearsals
    • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. – SBRHS Performing Arts Center. This concert includes the Jazz Band, as well as the “Electrify” and “Amplified” Show Choirs.

 

  • Musictown Concert Night – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Rehearsals
    • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. – SBRHS Performing Arts Center. This concert includes the Concert Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Choir and Chorale.

 

  • Musictown Grand Day and USBands Field Show – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
    • Parade will begin at approximately 12:30 pm
    • USBands Show will begin at 5:00 pm

 

IF YOU ARE ALUMNI AND WISH TO PERFORM AT POP’S NIGHT, CONCERT NIGHT, OR GRAND DAY, PLEASE USE THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!

45th Annual Musictown Alumni Celebration Event Participation Form