Directed by Mark D. Fiske and Gregory A. Shifley, The Bucyrus High School Marching Band is the area's high-energy marching band.
The Marching Band performs at many local and national events,including the local Bratwurst Festival, Mardi Gras, Santa Claus, and Memorial Day parades, and has travelled to perform in Columbus,Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Chicago, and Florida at venues including the Liberty Bowl, The Gator Bowl, and Walt Disney World. The Marching Band traditionally plans to travel once every four years, and all parent volunteers are welcomed.
The Bucyrus High School Marching Band rehearses for 3 weeks during the summer, during the school day, and 1-2 evenings per week throughout the Fall. The Marching Band also participates in several fundraisers,including an annual Spring flower sale.
Directed by Mark D. Fiske and Gregory A. Shifley, The Bucyrus High School Concert Band begins rehearsing in the winter of each year. Special attention is paid to develop the members of the Concert Band into highly-skilled and disciplined musicians by focusing on improved tone production and music theory knowledge.
The Concert Band rehearses during the school day, performs annually at the Bucyrus City Schools Arts Festival and at other school and community events.
Directed by Mark D. Fiske, The Bucyrus High School Xband was formed as a result of an overheard conversation between a student and a parent,during which the student asked if she could stay at the school to watch the high school Jazz Band (the predecessor of the Xband), and was told by her parent "You don't like jazz music."
The Xband is selected through auditions of Concert Band members, and performs a repertoire of jazz, swing, blues and rock music. With the addition of few rock songs, the Xband has seen attendance at performances increase dramatically. It is not uncommon for the Xband to sell 100 t-shirts at a performance.
As a dynamic, versatile, and elite performing group, Xband performances range from relaxed and refined, to raucous and electric. The Xband rehearses during the school day, and performs annually at the Bucyrus City Schools Arts Festival and at stage band festivals and performances around central Ohio.
The Bucyrus Band Parents meet at 6 p.m. during the second Monday of each month in the secondary school band room,with the purpose of supporting the Bucyrus City Schools instrumental music programs, through fundraising and volunteer efforts. The current presidents are Mark and Jennifer Gerger.
Parents of band members are all welcomed and encouraged to participate as active members of the Bucyrus Band Parents organization. Major fundraisers include the annual Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival and Spring Flower Sale.
Club Adviser: Amanda Kent
Who can get involved: Anyone in grades 9-12
When do they meet: 1st Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Are volunteers needed: Please support our club's blood drives!
Fundraisers/events: Host blood drives, collect recycling in the high school, take a trip in the spring. We are planning on an Earth Day event, possibly replanting the arboretum in the spring.
National Honor Society
Adviser: Shannon Henize
Who can get involved: Juniors and seniors are invited to be a candidate if they have a 3.5 GPA. The staff then votes on these candidates, and the students who score well in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, and service are inducted in March each year.
Meeting times: We meet once a month and do service projects for the school and the community
Club Advisers: Kevin Boggs and Amy Van Voorhis
Who can get involved: Any student/staff in grades 6-12 is welcome to come.
Meetings: The meetings are on Mondays after school from 3:00-4:00.
We are giving "chess bucks" to be redeemed at the end of the season(whenever track season starts) during an auction for wonderful prizes. You get one chess buck for playing a game and two chess bucks for winning a game.
Club Advisers: Tony Rose
Fundraisers: We will be having a fundraiser of some type in the beginning part of January.
Club Adviser: Mrs. FrenchClub Adviser:
Who can get involved: Anyone in grades 6-12 can sign up for choir. It's never too late, either!
When do they meet: For high school, during first block. For middle school, during intervention.
Are volunteers needed: Pianists/Accompanists are always welcome. We also love to have volunteers who can assist with paperwork and filing, especially during fundraiser times.
Fundraising/Events: We do at least 1 (sometimes 2)fundraisers per semester to raise money for new music and folders. We're also saving up to purchase a clavinova (which is an electric piano).
Mrs. French (with help from Mrs. Rebon and Mr. French)Who can get involved:
Any high school student may audition. Students are selected based on their dancing and singing skills/abilities. When do they meet?: Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm.Are volunteers needed:
Absolutely! We always welcome accompanists and pianists, and often need volunteers to assist with fundraising.Fundraisers/Events:
We do at least 1 (sometimes 2) fundraisers per semester to raise money for performance attire and new music.
Club Adviser: Mrs. French and Mrs. Rebon (with help from Mrs. Ervin, Mr. Lipscomb, etc.!)
Who can get involved: Everyone! Any middle school or high school student may audition for a role in the production. We also need lots of help with backstage work, sets, props, costumes, lights,make up, etc.
When do they meet: Auditions will happen in November. At this time, rehearsals are TBA, but as the performances gets closer, they will be nightly. This year, the performances will be March 16-18,2012.
Are volunteers needed: Absolutely! We'll definitely need volunteers with sewing experience, cosmetology experience, and musicians (especially instrumentalists) are always welcome as well.
Fundraising/Events: Our annual performance helps us to raise funds needed for future performances. Ticket sales also help pay for equipment upgrades.
What is it: It is a club that goes with FCS-Family and Consumer Sciences classes
Club Adviser: Mrs. Vickie Purvis
Who can get involved: Any student who has had a FCS class or is currently taking one.
When do they meet: As of now, we do not have a regular time. Most of out meetings will be after school on Mondays.
Are Volunteers needed: Sometimes. Contact Mrs. Purvis to learn more
Fundraisers/Events: Hope to sell Red and Green Kettle Corn before Christmas (Yummy). We have a district meeting November 9and a State meeting in April. Since we are in a building year, we will not compete in any State events, but hope to next year. We are a service learning club and would take any suggestions of things we could do.
Does not meet on a regular basis like other clubs or activities. We meet as an entire class once in the fall and once in the spring.
Adviser: Winnie Johnson
All students belong to the senior class if they are in their fourth (or fifth) year in our building.
Volunteers are not needed. Money IS needed. Therefore, we are currently conducting the Dessert Bonus Day Market Day sale for the next two weeks. If every senior would sell five pies, we would profit more the $1600. That is our goal. Profits will offset the cost of commencement and other related activities. All orders and money is to be turned in to me no later than Thursday, November 4.
Adviser: Nancy Fischer
Who can get involved: The Quiz Team is open to any BHS student and is a group of students that competes against schools in Ohio in academic challenges. We participate in a league of 10Mansfield-area schools through the fall and winter, and participate in several tournaments throughout the year including WMFD's "Scholastic Showdown" TV show in Mansfield and WMRN's tournament in Marion in the spring.
Meeting times: The team meets on Mondays after school for practice and strategizing.
Volunteers: We are always looking for volunteers tobe readers at our league matches. We need to provide one adult at these events to read questions to teams. No special qualification are required.
Club Adviser: Tony Rose
Who can get involved: All Sophomores
When do they meet: Fall and Spring Class Meetings
Are volunteers needed: YES, during Homecoming Week
Fundraisers/events: Fall Candy Sale
Adviser: Felicia Ervin
Any High School student can be involved
The Yearbook is a semester class for a grade
We would accept volunteers to help with photography of events and student life
Who can get involved: Any 6th-8th grade student
When do they meet: We normally meet the second Wednesday of each month from 2-2:50.
Fundraisers/events: No fundraisers or events as of now.Our big event at the end of the school year is the art's festival,which is usually held in May.
Club Advisers: Marty Schuster
Who can get involved: Any 9-12 student
When do they meet: After school on a monthly basis. See Mr. Colon for details.
Are volunteers needed: Yes! We are in need of members to help with fundraisers and community events.
Fundraisers/events: We do a variety of small-scale fundraisers and activities. These include: fall/spring pep rally, Volleybro tournament, MORP dance, etc.
Other: New members welcome!
Club Advisers: Michael Striker
Who can get involved: Any high school student interested in exploring their creative side
When do they meet: We typically meet monthly after school the day varies due to conflicts with schedules. See Mr. Colon for details.
Are volunteers needed: As a rule the Art Club participates in activities that would not require volunteers, though we would be interested in meeting local artists.
Fundraisers/events: To raise extra funds, the Art club has participated in a variety of endeavors and projects, such as printing images for the football program, completing painting for the betterment of the school. The Art Club would like to make an Art museum visit a regular event.
Club Adviser: Michael Striker
Who can get involved: Any junior class member can run for a class officer position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer,Secretary) and any student in the junior class can get involved in any of the activities that the junior class competes in/takes part of.
When do they meet: The junior class has two meetings,one in the fall and one in the spring, and then the class advisor schedules meetings for the different activities/responsibilities that the junior class has throughout the school year.
Are volunteers needed: Any student in the junior class can volunteer to help with the any class activity. Volunteers are always needed and encouraged to see a class officer or adviser for opportunities.
Fundraisers/events: The junior class needs/will need volunteers for the following events; fall homecoming decoration competition, 6-8 student volunteers to staffl the concession stand at the boy's and girl's varsity and JV home basketball games (20 games total), annual fundraisers, and any class spirit competitions. The junior class is also in charge of planning and decorating for prom. (Nancy Fischer is in charge of the prom committee)
Fundraisers: The junior class is currently selling candles through Crossroads Original Designs (end of Sept. to beginning of Nov.). The junior class is also in charge of the senior auction fundraiser in the early spring.
Adviser: Erika Orians
Who can join: All students grades 6-8
Meetings: Most meetings are held on Wednesdays at 2:00p.m.; membership was open through the first meeting in October, specific committee meetings are held as needed. See Mrs. Plumley for details.
Volunteers: we occasionally need staff volunteers for certain activities such as dances and end of year activities
Events/fundraisers: Fundraisers consist mainly of candy cane sales at Christmas and flower or candy sales at Valentines Day. We co-sponsor the United Way drive and another community service project in the spring, we also sponsor several spirit competitions for spirit points throughout the year which will culminate in a party for the class with the most points; notably, we planted the tree outside the MS doors to commemorate the first year of Bucyrus Secondary Building.
Club Adviser: Mrs. French (with help from Mrs. Harding and Mrs. Rebon)
Who can get involved: Any student in grades 6-8 may audition. Students are selected based on their dancing and singing skills/abilities.
When do they meet: Generally, we rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Are volunteers needed: Absolutely! We always welcome accompanists and pianists, and often need volunteers to help with fundraising.
Fundraisers/Events: We do at least 1 (sometimes 2) fundraisers per semester to raise money for performance attire and new music.
Club Adviser: Beth Constantine
Who can get invovled: Female students in their junior or senior year with a 3.5 GPA or above ar eligible.
Fundraisers/Events: We are primarily a service-oriented organization. One of the main projects that we support is the Backpack Program. We make donations of food and the girls go and help pack the backpacks on Thursdays a the Salvation Army with Kathy Wells. We also plan all activities associated with Homecoming.Meetings:
We meet approximately once a month.