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Vintage Spirit Wear Sale

Posted by: | Posted on: October 28, 2020
Looking for some vintage spirit wear? You’re in luck, we’re cleaning out the storage closets.
We have T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Sweatpants on sale now!
Local pick-up only, please use Cash or Cash App when purchasing.
https://bbopbearcats.org/product-category/merchandise/spirit-wear/

We currently have this in stock. Please contact Catherine with questions.

SKUItemSMLXL2X3x4x
SW-01Bedford Marching Band T-Shirt (Black)1312
SW-02Bedford Marching Band T-Shirt (Green)22211
SW-03Proud Bearcat Band Parent T-Shirt (White)6
SW-04Bedford Bearcat Orchestra T-Shirt (Black)11
SW-05Bedford Bearcat Orchestra T-Shirt (Green)111
SW-06BBOP Double-Sided T-Shirt (Black)21113
SW-07BBOP Double-Sided T-Shirt (Green)211
SW-08BBOP Double-Sided Hooded Sweatshirt (Black)1
SW-09BBOP Double-Sided Hooded Sweatshirt (Green)22
SW-10BHS Band Sweatpants (Green)1

Send a message to: Catherine Van Huffel Gouldlock


BBOP Meeting Tonight!

Posted by: | Posted on: October 26, 2020
Please join us for our first BBOP meeting of the 2020/2021 school year!

Mon Oct 26, 2020 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time – New York
Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/rae-pjua-dqi
Join by phone (US) +1 629-888-1309 (PIN: 493839583)


Thank you parents!

Posted by: | Posted on: July 21, 2020

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Band Camp 2020 has been cancelled.  As quickly as we received approval, we also raised many concerns.  After speaking with the BBOP Executive Officers last evening, the directors & BBOP made a mutual decision to cancel camp due to safety concerns.  We tried to put all the safety protocols in place as recommended by the CDC and Ohio Music Education Association, however many members felt that camp as proposed would not be safe for all students, staff or chaperones.  As always, our number one concern is the safety of our students.  With all the uncertainties that still exist surrounding COVID, we have to make sound decisions.  We don’t take this decision lightly.  We have discussed this issue with all stakeholders and we all agree that this is the best decision for our students, staff and community considering the situation.  We would rather err on the side of caution then to see someone get sick or someone pass on the virus to someone else.  As for the future of the band program, we don’t know what it will look like come fall, but know that this too shall pass.  I personally have experienced thirty eight years of band camp without a hitch.  This is the first time in my career that I can’t do the thing that I love because of this pandemic.  Please note that this was not an easy decision to make.  After a thorough discussion, it was a decision we had to make.
One thing is for sure, we appreciate all of you as members of our organization.  Whether you are a student musician, a parent, a staff member or a community member, you are all of value to our program.  We will miss the social/emotional piece that band provides us, but we hope to someday get back to it.  As for now, take time to spend time with family and friends and take care of one another.  We can’t wait to see all of you when this virus train passes, but until then know that we wish you the best.  Stay safe.  We will be in touch.  Stay tuned for the next chapter.

Sincerely,
Shawn Nichols
BCSD Music Coordinator
“You’ve Got To Love The Grind” – Coach Calipari


Awards/Graduation VIDEO!

Posted by: | Posted on: May 11, 2020

As you all know our annual awards banquet had to be cancelled due to the virus situation.  We didn’t want the seniors and the rest of the students to miss out so we had the day videotapes. Below are the links for the video and the program that would have been distributed.
2020 Award Program
2020 Award Video


It’s Malley’s Time

Posted by: | Posted on: February 26, 2020

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