2015-16 Band Booster Board and Honor’s Night Reminder

Our last official Booster Club Meeting was held Thursday night and I wanted to let the club know the results of our elections. We had a tremendous turnout for the incoming freshman and Mr. Spath did a wonderful job of informing and encouraging next year’s freshman (and their parents) to get on board. We still have a few expenses hanging out there for Honors Night and some “wrap up items”, but Jim informed us that we will be in the black on the budget for this school year. I want to thank ALL the parents that donated their time and talents on the various fundraisers this past year to make this happen. The results of the elections has the club in the hands of a tremendous group of officers… and I am confident that next year will be bigger and better than ever!

Here are the results for 2015-2016…
President – Deb Ahl
VP – Eric Goetzinger
Treasurer – Jim Kawamoto
Secretary – Beth Grace (Beth will be our first color guard parent to serve on the board)

Finally I want to thank MY board for all their support and hard work over the past two years. It makes the President’s job so much easier when you have people in place that care and go the “extra mile” to make sure things get done… Thanks again.

VP – Beth Hogberg/ Merle
Treasurer – Jim Kawamoto/ Susan
Secretary – Deb Ahl
AND my wife Ann who put up with me and helped pitch in SO many ways…

Honor’s Night on May 4th will be our last “official” club event for the year. I hope you all can be there and show your support for the kids, the Directors and the Program. This will also be the last Honor’s Night for Dr. Frison who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Her encouragement and support will be greatly missed.


Mark Hobson,
Burke Band Booster Club


3:30 AM Load Bus #2
4:00 AM Depart for Bellevue WEST HS
4:30 AM BUS #1 Arrive at Bellevue West HS Load Bus #2, Pick Up Remaining Members at BWEST
5:00 AM Depart for Dayton OH
Lunch Enroute
Snack Provided
5:00 PM Arrival at Hotel

Courtyard Dayton South Mall
100 Prestige Place
Miamisburg OH 45342
Dinner at Hotel (provided)

7:00 AM West UP, hair make-up done

All groups must eat breakfast. Will be a long day…

8:00 AM Load BUSES Leave Hotel (All uniforms/make-up must be packed)
8:30 AM Arrive at, All groups can warm up in lot if desired

Wright State University
E. J. Nutter Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton OH 45323

9:00 AM O.N.E./ Burke to watch Prelims
9:56 AM Bellevue West Perform
11:00 AM All groups back to bus
11:10 AM Buses Across Street park for lunch – Multiple fast-food places to eat
O.N.E. in costume during this time
12:30 PM Back on BUSES to Dayton Convention Center

Dayton Convention Center
22 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402

1:00 PM West/Burke unload to watch
3:17 PM O.N.E. Performs
3:30 PM Load buses back to Nutter Center
SNACK to groups
4:00 PM Nutter Center Parking Lot, Bellevue West to watch
Burke/O.N.E. Change in/out of costume
6:01 PM Omaha Burke Performs
6:20 PM Meet at buses back to Hotel
7:00 PM Dinner at hotel (Provided)
Lights out etc. will be dictated by Semifinals
Flexible schedule if groups make semi-finals

A – SEMIS held 10 AM-3:30 PM

Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45207

Independent A Semis 9:00 AM-2:50 PM
Dayton Convention Center
Finals Dayton Arena 7 PM
SATURDAY, April 18
9:30 AM Eat Breakfast/Pack up rooms
10:00 AM Load Buses to go shopping
11:00 AM Free Time (Possible Mall/Bowling /Flea Market)
Lunch on own
2:30 PM To Dayton Arena-Hang out in tent until show starts
Drop off Bus Drivers Back to hotel to sleep
4:30 PM Doors open for World Finals
5:0 PM World Finals
Dinner Concessions
11:00 PM World Finals Retreat
11:45 PM Meet bus head to Omaha
Bag lunches on bus ride home
10:00 AM Bus 1 & 2 arrive in Bellevue for 1st drop off
10:30 AM Bus #2 to Burke for 2nd drop off

You will need $ for the following meals:
WED., (Lunch)
THUR. (Lunch)
FRI. (Possible lunch and dinner TBA)
SAT. (Lunch and Concessions dinner)

NSAA District Band Adjudication – Wind Ensemble


EVENT: NSAA District Band Adjudication
GROUP: Wind Ensemble
DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2015
LOCATION: Benson High School

2:15 PM – Report to Band room, get dressed in uniform
2:30 PM – Depart for Benson High School
4:25 PM – Wind Ensemble Adjudication
5:15 PM – Load busses
5:30 PM – Depart for Burke High School
6:00 PM – Arrive at Burke High School

EQUIPMENT: Instrument, music, mutes
DRESS: Band uniforms

Parents/guardians, family members, and friends are invited to attend the 4:25 pm performance.

Thank You,
Mr. Wright

Festival of Bands

Please join the Burke Band in welcoming the combined elementary band students of Mrs. Badie and Mr. Cosby from the schools of Catlin, Ponca, Columbian, Edison and Joslyn, Buffett Magnet Middle School and Beveridge Magnet Middle School. The students will be presenting a concert in the Burke Auditorium on April 7th at 7 pm. There is no charge and we invite to come attend for a night of making music.

Nicholas Spath
Asst. Director, Beveridge Middle School & Burke High School
402-557-4035 (Beveridge)
402-557-3252 (Burke)

NSAA Orchestra Adjudication


EVENT: NSAA Orchestra Adjudication
GROUP: Honors Orchestra
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
LOCATION: Benson High School

2:00 PM – Report to Band room to change into concert dress
2:50 PM – Depart for Benson High School
4:50 PM – Orchestra Adjudication
5:45 PM – Load busses
6:00 PM – Depart for Burke High School
6:30 PM – Arrive at Burke High School

EQUIPMENT: Instrument, music, mutes
DRESS: Concert black

Parents/guardians, family members and friends are invited to attend the 4:45 pm performance.

Thank You,
Mr. Wright

Next Booster Meeting – April 16

Special thanks to everyone who helped out last weekend on our 1st Annual Jazz Festival. Things ran very smoothly considering it was our first try, and the club made some extra money (this event was not on the budget as revenue). This was our last official fundraiser of the year! We do still have some very important events and competitions coming up, but regarding our fundraising efforts this year I just want to say THANK YOU… JOB WELL DONE.

Make sure that you have April 16th down on your calendar as our next Booster Club meeting. This will be when we elect new officers and transition things to the new leadership. Also, please consider heading up a committee or perhaps co-chair something. Every event we do is important for the success of our children and the club. Any contribution of time and talent makes this challenge easier.

Once again, thanks to everyone that stepped in last Friday, and to the people that did the preliminary work leading up to the competition… It was a good first attempt.

Mark your calendars… April 16th @ 7:00 pm…

Mark Hobson,
Burke Band Booster Club

Jazz Festival – Friday, Mar. 27

A BIG thanks to everyone that helped make our Jazz Benefit such a success last weekend. We don’t have the final numbers but all indications show that once we have figured in all the revenue and expenses we will be right at our projected revenue for this event (or a bit higher). In my years dealing with this event it was the best one by far, and we came away with ideas how to make it even better next year. Thanks to all the committee chairs and the people who put in long nights and weekends to make this event happen.

We have one more booster event before we wrap up the year at Honors night. Our first annual Jazz Festival will be held this Friday, Mar. 27, at Burke High School. Being the first time we have hosted this event it is essential that we make a good first impression, so the directors put it on their calendar for next year. Please consider helping us out on this important new event.

Thanks again for all your efforts on the Jazz Benefit… our club is only as good as our members… and we have a GREAT club!


Mark Hobson
Burke Band Booster Club

Senior Information – Honor’s Night

Senior Parents –
We want to be sure you are aware of the upcoming Scholarship Application deadline and due date for information that will be included in our Honor’s Night. Scholarship Applications are due next Monday, 3/23. The Band Boosters will provide 2 – $500 scholarships again this year. Senior Students received the applications and information in January. The winners of the scholarships will be announced at Honor’s Night, May 4th.

We have also asked for a baby picture and senior picture to be included in the Honor’s Night video and program. These are also due Monday, 3/23, and can be emailed to dahl@andersonpartners.com. Please send a jpeg if possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Jazz Band Dance and Auction

Boosters –

Just a reminder that the Jazz Band Dance and Auction is this Sunday, March 22nd, at Champions Run from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This is a major fundraiser for the entire Burke Band program. We still need many volunteers. Below is the link to the SignUp Genius for volunteers for this event.


And don’t forget about the email you received earlier this week with details about the desert bars that need to be dropped off in the Band room this Friday.

This has been a busy month for our students, directors and parents. Thank you so much for your help and support in making the Jazz Band Dance a success!

Please contact Susan Kawamoto at kawamoto@cox.net if you have any questions.

Thank you!