Members from all three concert ensembles at Berkley traveled to Chicago, Illinois, where they performed and competed in the Festivals of Music Competition for Jazz and Concert Band. Both performing ensembles received “excellent” ratings, and first place in their respective categories, and Sam Novell-Regester received the award for outstanding instrumental soloist!!
The Berkley Jazz Ensemble performed at State Jazz Festival on Wednesday, March 27th, and received straight ones, earning their way to an invitation to perform at the Detroit Jazz Fest!
The Concert Band, Wind Symphony, and Symphonic Band all performed on Saturday at Band Festival. The Concert Band and Wind Symphony both received a division II rating (meaning Excellent), and the Symphonic Band received a division I rating (meaning Superior).
The Berkley Jazz Ensemble performed at Central Michigan’s Jazz Weekend on February 1st. The Saxophones took 3rd place for best section, the Rhythm Section took 1st place for best section, and the Jazz Ensemble took first place for Best Ensemble!!
Several of the members of the Berkley Bands sat down at Biggby coffee to read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” from cover to cover to raise money for the program.
The Berkley Marching Band lit up the streets for Berkley’s Holiday Lights Parade!
Members of the Berkley Marching Band got to perform before a Detroit Pistons game, and then got plenty of big-screen time during the game.
The Marching Band performed for Burton Elementary School on Halloween
The Berkley Marching Band competed in their first ever Marching Competition, held at Troy Athens on September 29th, 2018 and received Third Place! Go Bears!!