The North Buncombe Blackhawk Band

North Buncombe High School is proud to foster a music program which strives to mold its students not only into talented musicians, but responsible young adults who aspire to become involved in a community rich in the cultural arts.

We are proud to be led by an alumnus by the NBHS music program. #GoBlackhawks

Homecoming Parade and Game This Friday, October 6

Our Blackhawk Band will be marching in the Homecoming Parade this Friday afternoon and at the football game that evening. Read on for important details!

BRING YOUR UNIFORM AND KHAKI SHORTS TO SCHOOL FRIDAY MORNING!Bring bibs, khaki shorts, member shirt, marching shoes and socks. Students will notbe going home before the parade or game and will need to have all of this with them at school. High school band students and 8th grade marchers will stay after school on Friday to put on khakis and member shirts for the parade.

Buses will transport band to NB Middle School to march the Homecoming Parade route along Main Street to Weaverville Elementary School. Come cheer them and show your support for our awesome band! Following the parade, band students will be transported back on buses to NBHS. They will be fed dinner and dress in full uniform before the football game.

Note: This will also be 8th grade night at the football game! ALL 8th grade band members will perform the national anthem with the Blackhawk Marching Band at the Homecoming game. We will feed all 8th grade and high school band members before the game.

Volunteers needed from 4:30–6:30pm to feed the band! Click here to sign up.


What Time is It? Show Time!


Saturday, October 7 – Cedar Cliffs Classic Tournament of Bands Competition at AC Reynolds High School

9:00-12:30 practice at NBHS
12:30 break
3:45 report back to load buses
6:40 performance at AC Reynolds

Bring dinner money for concessions at the competition.

We need a few more volunteers to help with uniforms and chaperone on the buses. We welcome new volunteers; this opportunity is now open to everyone — the more the merrier! See the signup here. (Take note of dates as there are multiple game and competition dates on this one signup.)

Pick Up Procedure After Competitions

Parents: you will receive a text with ETA back to school from our Boosters if you opted for that on your band forms. Mr. Bordeman will also send a Remind message when buses are 20 minutes from NBHS.

DO NOT DRIVE OR PARK IN CAR LINE after competitions. The buses and trailer unload there so that road needs to remain open. Please park in the parking lot to pick up your child. You are welcome to come hang out around the band room to wait for your band student, but please help unload or stay out of the unloading area to keep it moving safely and efficiently. Thank you!


Normandy Reminder – First Payment Due Tuesday, October 10!

Thank you all for attending the parent meetings last week. We hope that most of your questions were answered. Please review the following list of action items below:
The Normandy Commitment form & trip deposit of $200 is due by Tuesday, October 10 for all participating band students AND for all parents or interested chaperones planning to travel with the band. Make sure to note interest of being a chaperone on the commitment form.
Complete a Corporate donation Google Survey online here
Create a Mobile Cause account – all students and family members who plan to travel to Normandy with the band must create a mobile cause account online here
Volunteer to be part of the Normandy Team – Next meeting is October 12 at 7:00 pm in the band room
* Email questions to

Attention Seniors – Two Announcements!

Attention Seniors – SAVE THE DATES:
1. Band senior night will happen at the last home game, October 20, during half-time.
2. October 18 – Seniors Only at HOT SPRINGS! Leah Erwin will be sending you more information by the end of the week.

Volunteer Opportunities

4See the band Sign Up Genius page for all current volunteer opportunities. Remember that your volunteer hours are “paid” into your student’s band account up to 15 hours, thus reducing from the full band fee. The Uniform and competition chaperone signup is now open to everyone. We welcome new volunteers – the more the merrier!

Chocolate Money Due!

Ways and Means needs chocolate money turned in within the next week. If you haven’t sold a box please, please sell a box.

We need to get rolling on our next fundraiser: Yankee Candle sale. Watch for upcoming information, order forms, etc. going home with students soon. This is a great way to start your gift ideas for the holidays.

We’ll also announce upcoming dates for a Zaxby’s night and Twisted Laurel night. Stay tuned!

Enka Performance

Want to catch the Blackhawk Marching Band performance at the Enka Competition last Saturday? Watch the video here!

Upcoming Dates

5After school marching practice continues all season: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. We are NOW BACK TO 3:30-6pm rehearsals.

Friday, October 6 – Homecoming parade and home football game and8th grade band night

Saturday, October 7 – Competition at Reynolds (Cedar Cliffs Classic)

Tuesday, October 10 – Normandy payment #1 due ($200/student or parent traveling to France 2019)

Thursday, October 12 – Normandy committee meeting at 7pm in the band room

Saturday, October 14 – Competition at East Lincoln High School (Carolina Classic)

Monday, October 16 at 7pm – Booster meeting

October 18 – Seniors at Hot Springs

Friday, October 20 – Home football game and Senior Night!

Saturday October 28 – Competition at Appalachian State University (The Appalachian Marching Band Festival)