Home Football Game, Sept. 4

EVENT: Home football game

GROUP: Varsity Band and Prep Band

DATE: Friday, September 4, 2015

LOCATION: Burke Stadium

5:00 PM – Battery and Front Report to band room, warm-up as assigned, practice pep band music.
5:00 PM – Band Report to band room, warm-up as assigned, practice pep band music.
6:15 PM – Line up in parade formation.
6:45 PM – Arrive in stadium, Varsity Band sets up for National Anthem
6:50 PM – National Anthem, followed by pregame
7:00 PM – Game begins,
2nd Quarter – Band warm-up.
Halftime – Varsity Band performs show, Prep Band Assists Front line and Props
3rd and 4th Quarter – Varsity Band and Prep Band provide pep band music
9:00-9:30 PM – Game ends and students return to band room after playing school song

EQUIPMENT: Instrument, music in flip folder

DRESS: Band – show t-shirt, black/dark shorts, and tennis shoes or Color Guard – Parade Uniform
• No non-band members may sit with the band and band students will sit in their assigned sections at all times.
• Students are expected to stay in the band section for the entire game (attendance will be taken).
• All students should be ready to stand and perform every pep band song the drum majors call up during the game.
• Students may want to have a jacket, sweatshirt, etc. for inclement weather.
• Report at 5:30 PM regardless of weather conditions. In the case of inclement
weather a game time performance decision will be made by the directors.

Thank you for all the hard work students and parents have put in so far. We are very proud of the students and hope you enjoy their performance!

-Mr. Wright, Mr. Spath, & the Burke High School Band Staff

Omaha School Foundation

Burke families, staff, and friends

The Burke Instrumental Music Department started the 2015-2016 school year with the goal to raise $15,000. We are raising funds in order to purchase two full size tubas, one baritone saxophone and two bass clarinets. These instruments are essential in providing a quality ensemble, which will enhance the education of our students.

Omaha Schools Foundation has agreed to assist us with the Direct Giving Campaign, Please consider making a secure tax-deductible donation. If each family donated just $25, we would far exceed our goal. Please consider being a part of this school-wide effort.

You can donate online at: https://ops.thankyou4caring.org/pages/school-gifts-donation-form

Thank you for your consideration and support

Dr. Steven Scraggs, and the Burke Instrumental Music Department

You may also visit this link for more information.



Booster Meeting – Thursday, 8/20

The school year is starting and marching band will soon be in full swing! Please plan to join us next Thursday, 8/20, at 7 pm in the Burke cafeteria for our monthly Booster Meeting. We will touch base on upcoming activities (including competitions, football games and the March-A-Thon on 8/29). Each meeting also includes a “Message from the Directors” – an opportunity for the Directors to share important information.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Deb Murray
Burke Booster Club President

July 23 Meeting Notes and 2015 Forms/Docs

Meeting notes from the July 23 Booster meeting are available via the link below.

07_23_15 Minutes Booster Meeting

The 2015 Burke Band Booster handbook, March-a-Thon Pledge sheet, Contact Sheet, Booster Committees, and Family Contact Form have been posted to the Calendar & Docs page. On that page you’ll also find links to the 2015-16 calendar, Meal Fund form, Show Shirt and Shoe Order Forms, Boutique flyer, Absence Form and more!

Exhibition Night, Friday, July 31

Join us at 6 pm on Friday, July 31. The band will share what they’ve learned during band camp followed by pizza in the cafeteria.

  • Band member dinners are complimentary
  • Additional pizza dinners are $5 per person

To order pizza for non-band students, parents or guardians, submit payment along with the order form (avoid the payment line) or pay that night at the door. Order forms are due to Mr. Wright or Mr. Spath by Wednesday, July 29.

Please make checks payable to Burke Band.