Concert Band

Changes to BHS Concert Band Curriculum 2020-2021

We are proud and excited to announce some changes to the band program at BHS for the 2020-2021 school year.  These changes are being announced now so that students and families can use this information when selecting courses for next school year.  We will no longer have a mandatory marching band component as part of the Concert Band curriculum.  These changes will be a positive step in giving students more individual attention and a more challenging instrumental curriculum.  We will have an optional, independent co-curricular marching band that will meet after school, still taught by our music staff.  This independent marching band will open to band students in grades 8-12.  Please see the attached document for the full list of changes for next year.  Please note: one component that will remain for all Concert Band students is the Bellingham Memorial Parade each May, as it is a significant event for our town and school community.  BHS Band Announcement New Structure 2020-2021

2019 – 2020 Important Documents: 

Read and Complete ONLINE Form:

Step 1: Read the Band Syllabus and Handbook here: Concert Band Syllabus and handbook 2019-2020 Remember – you should use the online calendar here for performances and events for 2019-2020

Step 2: Complete and return the permission slip pages to Ms. Forte, each student received a paper copy in class.  If your student lost them you can print additional copies from this link: BHS Band Permission Slips 2019-2020 these pages should be completed in entirety and returned to Ms. Forte early in September.  Please keep all pages together.

Remember – you should use the online calendar here for performances and events for 2019-2020.


Fall 2019 Marching Band Show: posted here! – you must login to your account to access the folder.

Tuesday August 13, 2019: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Section Leaders, Guard Captains & Drumline ONLY

Monday – Wednesday, August 19-21, Everyone, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, August 22, Everyone 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. *includes performance, please see letter for details.

Click here for:  band camp letter 2019 – updated 7:7 – this includes the August calendar and shoe order form

For the 2019 Marching Season: 

Click on the links below for the PDF’s of sheet music for summer practice:

Please practice your music and be prepared for August rehearsals.  Remember, we have a performance on Thursday, August 22, so please be prepared!

Google Folder with all parts as PDF’s – click here! – you must login using your account. 

Listening Excerpts are posted in Google Classroom

Memorial Parade Music: America on Parade

PDF’s of Fall Marching Music were posted in Google Classroom