• Marching Band 2019

    The band is ready for marching season. Check out the events page to see where we're playing.
  • Band Camp 2019

    Picture from band camp are available in the gallery and on Facebook .
  • Chaperones/Workers Needed

    We need you! There are several volunteer opportunities available.

Mattress Fundraiser TODAY ONLY

Posted by: | Posted on: February 8, 2020

Stop by Bedford High School today and get a great deal!


Parent Meeting-8th gr/new members

Posted by: | Posted on: February 3, 2020

DON’T FORGET! Tuesday, February 4th is the Parent meeting for 8th grade & new member parents in the Heskett band room. We don’t want to say this meeting is “mandatory” but it would greatly benefit you to attend.


4th Annual Bedford Band and Orchestra Mattress Fundraiser

Posted by: | Posted on: February 3, 2020

WE NEED DRIVERS! ONLY 2 HOUR BLOCKS.

SIGN UP NOW!

https://bbopbearcats.org/fundraising/mattress-fundraiser/


Our Spring Fundraiser this year is Malley’s Chocolates!

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2020

Kent State All-Star Band Finale Concert

Posted by: | Posted on: January 8, 2020

All-Star Band Finale Concert

Sat Jan 11th 7:30pm – 9:00pmCartwright Hall, Hilltop Dr, Kent, OH 44240, USA map

Hear the 180 high school participants of our annual honor band weekend!

Blue Band | Directed by Dr. Kate Ferguson

  • The Star Spangled Banner-John Stafford Smith
  • La Bamba de Veracruz-Terig Tucci
  • Song for Lyndsey-Andrew Boysen
  • Meridian-Ola Gjeilo
  • Lassus Trombone-Henry Filmore

Gold Band | Directed by Dr. Wendy K. Matthews

  • Fanfare and Flourishes-James Curnow
  • Homeward Bound-arr. Karrick
  • Vesuvius-Frank Ticheli
  • Alamo March-King/arr. Swearingen
  • Star Wars Saga-John Williams/arr. Stephen Bulla

Free and open to the public. Cartwright Hall is at 650 Hilltop Dr. on the Kent Campus. Parking is free.

https://tockify.com/kentstatemusic/detail/354/1578789000000?fbclid=IwAR3eMXEvznuaN3ccy9HetW3wckY8zRqKaRWpMYWEJDg3PJKNmoEoFJDGCDI


Heskett Night!

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2019

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!


Help us reach our goal

Posted by: | Posted on: September 8, 2019

This year, Jennifer Shauf’s class wants to raise $10,000.

AdoptAClassroom.org is a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for classrooms including new instruments.

Bedford Band and Orchestra students are working on amazing things, and you can contribute.

Help support Jennifer Shauf’s class.

About my class

I teach a variety of classes at both the middle and high school in our district. Our students are diverse both racially and socioeconomically. Our high school ensembles are student driven; I teach a leadership seminar to our student leaders every summer during our band camp. We have amazing kids and parents who work extremely hard to make our program function. Our band parents have diligently fundraised the past five years to replace ancient raincoats for our students last year. Our students willingly give back to our community. In the past year our students have read books, talked about the importance of school, assisted beginning band students and performed in our elementary schools. We perform in an area nursing home on Veteran’s Day for a pinning ceremony for residents. We returned there this year to perform some Christmas carols on our instruments. Additionally, we support our community every Memorial Day during our parade and ceremonies. Our mission statement written by our students reads as follows: WE, THE BEDFORD BEARCAT BAND, ARE A PROUD ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO WILLINGLY SERVE THE COMMUNITY WITH OUR SPIRIT AND PASSION FOR MUSIC. WE WILL SET A TREND OF EXCELLENCE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND LEAVE A LEGACY ON AND OFF THE FIELD. We are looking to grow the size of our organization, but need to increase our instrument inventory in order to do so.

What we need

Many of our instruments are in fair condition and are in constant need of repair. A strong ensemble requires a solid foundation. This foundation begins with the low brass section. We would like to continue to add instruments to our low brass section, so that as we start students at the elementary level, we have enough quality instruments for our students to perform on to represent our community. We need tubas, baritones and trombones. We appreciate your support.


Become part of the Bedford Band and Orchestra Family and display a yard sign.

Posted by: | Posted on: August 24, 2019

Get your yard sign to show your support for the Bedford Band and Orchestra and be part of the family.
Contact us if you want to use Cash App


Show your support with vinyl stickers

Posted by: | Posted on: August 24, 2019

Get you custom designed sticker to show support for our Bearcats. They come in several styles including custom text!
Got an idea for a custom sticker? Let us know 🙂
Contact us if you want to pay with Cash App


Fall Fundraising

Posted by: | Posted on: August 15, 2019

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Our fall fundraisers this year are a combination of SaveAround coupon books and Peterson Nuts.

The SaveAround sale starts Friday, August 23rd and runs through Monday, September 16th. Orders can be turned in during the BBOP meeting.

The Peterson Nuts sale starts Friday, November 1st and runs through Monday, November 18th. Orders can be turned in during the BBOP meeting.

SaveAround coupon books can be ordered online at  www.supportourgroups.com/GN/21979 or through paper orders.