Beaverton Band Alumni Association

Official page for alumni-related updates of the Beaverton High School (Beaverton, OR) band program.

Graduates of the BHS band or colorguard (and anyone else for that matter) are invited to become a fan for updates on fundraisers, band news, and alumni events. Members are also strongly encouraged to freely post memoirs, photos, what years you were in the band/instrument, etc.

Mission: This page was created to facilitate the sharing of band-related information like fundraisers and other upcoming events and to create a community of past graduates to preserve and celebrate the band's history.

[07/08/19]   ** Reminder **

ACTION MEETING To Save Music in Our Schools
Hosted by Beaverton Friends of Music

*TONIGHT* *Monday* July 8th • 7-8:30pm
Fire Station 65 (3425 SW 103rd Ave, 97007)

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Music Education Matters

ACTION MEETING To Save Music in Our Schools
Hosted by Beaverton Friends of Music

*Monday* July 1st & July 8th • 7-8:30pm
Fire Station 65 (3425 SW 103rd Ave, 97007)

This week Beaverton School District announced severe and unexpected cuts to music programs at 3 of our 8 neighborhood middle schools. This is happening after months of public budget meetings where specific cuts to music were never mentioned. It is a complete surprise with no plan in place to restore the programs.

While the district administration and school board are aware our community expects daily band and choir available to every student at all middle schools, we’re now going from 6 of 8 middle schools with daily band to 3 of 8 with daily band, and we’re going from 2 of 8 middle schools with daily choir down to only 1 with daily choir. Three of our middle schools still have absolutely NO CHOIR offered. The other significant cut is the district Fine Arts coordinator position — essential to program oversight and support, especially in dramatic situations like this. We’ve been asking for years for this position to be made a full administrator and it’s been cut in half. Right now, music directors are being transferred around as they’re bumped from their positions. Making matters more confusing, there will be music staffing increases at 2 of the schools that are not experiencing cuts. This doesn’t make sense.

Random cuts like this took place around the district in 2012 and then again in 2015 at Mountain View. After that cut, the Mountain View community worked tirelessly for 4 years to see their director returned to full-time. This year, it’s finally happened, but the bottom is now falling out at 3 other schools including Whitford, where 30% of students were enrolled in band last year. You heard that right – the district is *adding* music staff at some schools while taking it away at others. Which kids win and which kids lose? It all depends on where they happen to live. This is not equitable.

Beaverton Friends of Music has spent the last 7 years working with every level of district administration and the School Board to communicate our values and offer solutions to the inequity in the existing music programs. This week’s senseless cuts prove the problem is being systematically ignored. District leaders must be held accountable by our community. No more excuses. No more waiting. No more stealing music education from our kids. We are invested in our schools, and we expect Leadership.

Time is of the essence – we must act quickly to fix this situation before kids start losing out and permanent damage is done to our schools. Due to the July 4th holiday, BFoM is planning two action meetings in hopes of reaching the largest number of people on short notice. Please plan to attend one or both meetings, and please share this message widely.

ACTION MEETING To Save Music in Our Schools
Hosted by Beaverton Friends of Music

*Monday* July 1st & July 8th • 7-8:30pm
Fire Station 65 (3425 SW 103rd Ave, 97007)

Learn more at www.musiceducationmatters.org

musiceducationmatters.org Official website of the Beaverton Friends of Music, a coalition for the advancement of music education in Beaverton, Oregon

[06/28/19]   BHSME Fundraising Carwash
RiteAid-Murray&Allen
Tomorrow-Saturday 6/29
10am-4pm

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Beaverton Class of 1999: Twenty Year Reunion

eventbrite.com You are invited to the Beaverton Class of 1999 - Twenty Year Reunion

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Drums of Fire Volunteers 2019

Alumni, have you heard about Drums of Fire, the DCI show taking place on July 5th in Camas, WA? Tickets are going fast but you can get in for free by volunteering to help out! Here's the sign-up sheet. Just enter your name, contact info, and Tshirt size and it saves automatically. New this year - volunteers get a $10 voucher to the food trucks!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19ExvwSififDV0U3kNQVV53hdMhjJ-BgvYJ19eHQjY-Y/edit?usp=sharing

docs.google.com Sheet1 OC Show “Drums of Fire”: Friday, July 5, 2019, Doc Harris Stadium, Camas, WA, Showtime 7:00 PM For questions, contact Show Volunteer Coordinator:,Michelle Stein,cell-503-858-7346,[email protected] Tshirt Sizes,Mens Sizes Only,S. M. L. XL. XXL 1,Volunteer Check-In: 2,Volu...

Highland Park Middle School Band Program

There's video too! What is the name of the tune?

Video from today’s parade

Ok, all you former Highland Park marchers, who remembers the parade down to Fir Grove School?

Fir Grove Parade today!! The band sounded great 👍🏻 and are ready for St. John’s Parade tomorrow.

Beaverton High School Alumni Association

Alumni, here's some info about class reunions!

2019 REUNION INFO:
Class of 1989, your 30th Reunion is August 9.
https://reunionswithclass.com/Reunion_Details.asp

Class of 1984, your 35th Reunion is August 3.
https://bhsreunion1984-35th.myevent.com/

Class of 1969, your 50th Reunion is September 21.
https://reunionswithclass.com/ReunionInfo.asp

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INFO on reunions for Classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1979 and 1974. THANKS :)

Anybody interested?

URGENT CASTING CALL

We are looking for a drummer with a charismatic stage presence, a strong physical performance, confident, extremely high energy, precise mover, retention of detail and playful onstage to join KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil on its Australian Tour.

Apply now: https://cirk.me/2ODXtdK
Deadline: April 22

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BHSME in the Good Neighbor Parade 2007

It's March Forth (March 4th) - National Marching Band Day! Here's BHSME marching in 2007 - with capes!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdYWLiFQOrg

The Beaverton High School Marching Ensemble playing the Fight Song down 5th Street in the 2007 Good Neighbor Parade in Downtown Beaverton.

This is a giant fundraiser for the band, choir, and drama departments. Get you tickets today before they are sold out! shoshanbean.com

Our own Shoshana Bean returns for another knock-out show, with special guest and student performances.
(ticket info in first comment)

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BHSME 2011 NWAPA Championships 10/29/11 Prelims

It's Throwback Thursday and we are taking it back to 2011 and BHSME's show "Illusions". Watch the band disappear into the fog!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icn6nGjX4PE

BHSME at the 2011 NWAPA Championships performing their show 'Illusions' in preliminary competition. Score: 77.95 Single A class champions, high visual, and h...

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Donate — Beaverton Band Boosters

Dear Alumni, As 2018 draws to a close, many of us think about making a charitable donation. The BHS Band programs can always use your financial help. Please take out your credit or debit card and contribute today!Thanks! https://www.bhsbe.org/donate

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Say, Alumni, looking for some entertainment this week?

[11/20/18]   Good Morning BBAA! The Beaverton High School Marching Band is marching down Disneyland Main St. USA in April of 2019! We will be coming around our attendance area playing pep band and holiday music raising money on Saturday, December 8th.
February, 9th join us at the Garages on Western Blvd next in the Bi-Mart shopping center for a silent auction, dancing to our rock band the Cliffhangers, and prizes! We would love your support as we help many of our students work towards the cost of their trip. More details to come!

Tuba Christmas 2018

Tuba & Sousaphone Alumni! It's time to register for Tuba Christmas 2018! Always a fun day!
https://pcs.wufoo.com/forms/k1fa8fz91ugp5jb/

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BHSME 2018 Championships Eugene OR

Here for your viewing pleasure is BHSME's 2018 show as performed at the Festival of Bands in Eugene. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goAReYLhueU

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BHS Holiday Bazaar

The BHS Holiday Bazaar is coming! Mark your calendars!https://bhsholidaybazaar.myevent.com/

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FESTIVAL OF BANDS | Oregon Athletic Bands

Who remembers competing at the FESSSSSSTIVAL OF BANDS?
https://omb.uoregon.edu/festival-of-bands/#.W9S_eGhKi70

omb.uoregon.edu The Festival of Bands is a high school marching band festival that the Oregon Marching Band has the pleasure of hosting in Autzen Stadium. Open to the p...

BERUSSA

One never gets too old for music!

104 Years Old Music Teacher Playing Beethoven - Fur Elise

Today Show

Here's a short video about the power of being in a band and the effect on a kid's life.

When Frank Abel heard his hometown high school's music program was struggling, he came out of retirement to try to bring it back. Nominate do-gooders in your community for the chance to win a $1,000 Goodness Grant. No purchase necessary. Must be a U.S. resident, 18 or over to enter. Enter by October 1st, 2018. For details: www.today.com/GoodnessGrants (Paid Post for Cheerios) #sponsored

Support your groceries and your alma mater at the same time!

Introducing BeavertonHS reusable GROCERY TOTES! They'll be on sale for $5 each this Friday, in concessions, at the football game. These are very sturdy bags. They are 13"x15"x10", and made from 30% post-recycled material. All proceeds go toward supporting BFAN activities!

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Brookfield replaces high school marching band with new model

Here's a newspaper article about a high school band program in Connecticut. What is your opinion about this?

https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Brookfield-replaces-high-school-marching-band-13164368.php?utm_campaign=email-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

newstimes.com BROOKFIELD - Being in a high school band can be a real blast. That's what education officials hope students will think after a new band model is introduced at Brookfield High School this year. The Board of Education recently approved the change to a model inspired by "BLAST!," a nationally syndicate...

[08/14/18]   Today is the first day of Band Camp! Who has a great memory to share?

[08/09/18]   Another opportunity to get your car washed! This Saturday 8/11
10am-3pm
Rite Aid-Murray & Allen
#BHSME

[07/21/18]   Didn't get your car washed last time? Here's another chance: tomorrow 7/21 10am-3pm
Rite Aid Murray & Allen
Let's Go Band!

Rescheduled BHSME Fundraising Car Wash!
Come get your car cleaned and help the Band and Color Guard!
Saturday (tomorrow) July 14
10am - 3pm, Rite Aid, Murray and Allen

[06/29/18]   BHSME Fundraising Car Wash Tomorrow 6/30 10a-3p, @ the RiteAid - Murray/Allen! Come out and get your ride clean!

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Googlesheet Drums of Fire 2018 Volunteers

Any Drum Corps fans among our Alumni? Want to get in to Drums of Fire for free? Sign up to be a volunteer! Just give your name, contact info, and T-Shirt size (Mens S-XXL) on the sign-up sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mB4ZV5WqjnLld8dYU1lKI1ZxFslhlPlErkSizOUNtEM/edit?ts=5b2314f7#gid=0

Friday July 6 - McKenzie Stadfium, Evergreen HS, Vancouver, WA
Ticket Booths open 3pm
Gates open 5pm
Show starts 7pm

If you have a question, post it here!

docs.google.com Sheet1 OC Show“ Drums of Fire”: Friday, July 6, 2018, McKenzie Stadium at Evergreen HS, Showtime 7: 00 PM T-SHIRT SIZE, For questions, contact Show Volunteer Coordinator: XXL, Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Stein, [email protected] gmail. com, 503-858-7346 1, small, Volunteer Check...

Beaverton High School Bands & Ensembles

The Beaverton Alumni Association is once again sponsoring a golf tournament on June 22 to raise funds for the band, drama and choral departments of BHS. If you would like to golf, or just attend the dinner/auction, register here: https://birdeasepro.com/swingforethefuture

Congratulations to 1st Trumpet Alum Brian Ruby who has announced his engagement to Ms. Erin Niles! Best wishes to the happy couple!

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BHSME in the Good Neighbor Parade 2007

Don't know about you, but we can't wait for parade season! Here's a clip of BHSME in the Good Neighbor Parade back in 2007. Do you see yourself?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdYWLiFQOrg

The Beaverton High School Marching Ensemble playing the Fight Song down 5th Street in the 2007 Good Neighbor Parade in Downtown Beaverton.

Here's a fundraising opportunity to help the Highland Park MS Band program. Go out to dinner!

I have a great excuse for not cooking dinner on Monday or Tuesday this week. Pastini’s Pastathon!! HP Band is having a fundraiser with Pastini and if you bring in a copy of the flier or mention Highland Park Band then the band will receive a portion of the proceeds. This is for dine in or take out at the Cedar Hills location. Yum!!

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Rhythm B performance 2013 assembly 9/7

Here's a video of the BHS Pep Band playing for the Rhythm B's back in 2013. We all call the song "Hey, Go Beavers". Does anyone know what the tune's real name is?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8FQWugs40M

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BHSWPE Finals March 10, 2018

Speaking of Winter Percussion, here is a video of the Ensemble's 2018 show. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWxrE6tC52o

Beaverton High School Winter Percussion Ensemble March 10, 2018 WGI Portland Regional Competition at West Salem High School Finals performance

[03/20/18]   Friends, the Shoshana Bean benefit concert at BHS is tomorrow, March 21st. Do you have your tickets yet?

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Event Detail | NWAPA

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Coming next Friday, March 16th. A fundraiser at Panda Express on Canyon Road to benefit BHS Winterguard! Don't bother with cooking dinner - go out to eat and give your support!

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The Music Man @ Beaverton High School, Beaverton [from 7 to 10 March]

March 7th - 10th! The best play ever about a marching band! And a love story and some other stuff! Get your tickets now!http://portland.carpediem.cd/events/6065670-the-music-man-at-beaverton-high-school/

portland.carpediem.cd March 7, 8, 9, 10 Curtain at 7:00 PM Saturday Matinee: 2:00 PM General Admission $10.00 Students & Seniors $8.00 Staff $5.00

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Beaverton High School Rhythm B's 2009

It's #ThrowbackThursday and we are throwing it back to 2009 to a halftime performance with the Rhythm B's. Who remembers the name of the tune we are playing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyLDAzHqkeo

Half-time show from October 9th, 2009. Beaverton beats Southridge 17-14.

www.tickettomato.com

Alumni, get your tickets to see Broadway performer and BHS alum Shoshana Bean!
https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5367

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Coming up very soon! Be sure to get your tickets to help support the band!

Only one week away!!!

It's #FlashbackFriday! Who remembers performing at the Rosemary Anderson High School prom back in 2011?

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Donate

Alumni, as the holiday season winds down and you contemplate end-of-year charitable giving, please consider a donation to the BHSME Boosters, a 501(c)3 non-profit. We can help the band with instruments, sheet music, transportation, uniforms, and scholarships for low-income marchers. Please click on this link and donate today! Thanks!
https://www.bhsbe.org/donate/

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Beaverton Marching Band, Century Showcase 2017

Here is the video of BHSME's 2017 show "Fallout". Thanks to MrSeablom who posted this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZS6Fr5LlA

Show Title: Fallout Location: Hillsboro Oregon Date: October 28th, 2017

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