Band Camp Info & Registration Form

You All Ready for This? Band Camp Starts Next Week!         BLACKHAWK BAND REGISTRATION FORM  July 31-August 4: Monday and Tuesday: All 8th & 9th grade marchers for Rookie Camp 9am-12noon Monday and Tuesday: All Percussion, Guard, and Leadership 9am-5pm Wednesday...

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Turning into a mermaid in my freshman year

College is like getting thrown into an ocean and turning into a mermaid.  You don’t know how to swim and you don’t know anything that’s around you.  There’s so much unfamiliarity and this takes time getting used to.  Freshman year you have to get used to sharing a...

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Registration Event – 2016-2017 School Year

Dear NBMS and NBHS Band Students and Families - The North Buncombe Band Boosters are looking forward to next year's marching season. We will hold a 2016-2017 Registration Event on Tuesday evening, May 31st in the NBHS Band Room. This a mandatory event for all rising...

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How to Choose Your First Instrument

Your Introduction to 6th Grade Band So you have finally decided that you want to join the 6th Grade Band at North Windy Ridge. Congratulations! But now you need to make the biggest choice, and often the most stressful choice; what instrument do I want to play? This...

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NC All State Jazz Clinic 2016

3 NBHS Students Participate in North Carolina All State Jazz Clinic 2016   On Thursday April 7th, 2016, three of North Buncombe High’s most talented jazz musicians departed the high school with their band director, Andrew Shelton. Their destination? The 2016...

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Can I do band in High School?

An Open Letter to Incoming Freshman…   “Can I do band in High School?” Many incoming freshman that participated in middle school band ask themselves this question every year, and unfortunately many of those that decide “no” is the best answer are surprisingly ill...

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What it Means to be in Marching Band

What it Means to be in Marching Band at North Buncombe High School    The best part about being at North Buncombe High School is the marching band. This is where hundreds of students come together to make music and a story. They do this by playing classic recognizable...

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What it means to be an “All State” musician

  For the majority of students that play music in band programs across the state of North Carolina, the All-State clinic might seem like a bit of a long shot. However for some schools in the state, this dream is much closer to reality. One such school is North...

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For the 1st Year Band Students NBHS

                   So You Want To Do Band? Great choice, welcome to the Blackhawk Band Family! Our band program started officially in 1959 and has  seen thousands of students come through. Many of them just play for fun, because they love music, and  some  of them go...

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