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BSA Club Representative Respondsibilities:

BSA Club Representative Responsibilities:

  • To be the link between club and ASB – get info to participants and back to ASB
  • To attend 2 lunchtime meetings per month in Room 137
  • To check the BSA page on daily for important information.
  • To help sponsor organize club’s 3 minute performance.
  • To meet deadlines and provide information to


GPA above 2.0 and no more than 2 Us on 2016 fall semester report card.*Only seniors who don't meet eligibility requirements may work with Ms. Balisi for the first six weeks of the Spring semester to improve/be eligible. Underclassmen MUST wait until next year.


Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly (BSA)

What is BSA?

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly. Here at ALHS, BSA is an annual event and tradition that emphasizes and celebrates the diversity around the school. Each year we have a theme based on the issues around school and in our society. The assembly is composed of Lincoln students and teachers from over 25 clubs uniting as one.  

Important Dates

Today: 7/21/17

BSA Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Mandatory after school rehearsal 3:30 - 7:00 (auditorium - Tech Day)


Wednesday, Mar. 1 - Mandatory after school rehearsal 2:30 - 7:00 (auditorium)


Thursday, Mar. 2 - Mandatory after school rehearsal 2:30 - 7:00 (auditorium)


Monday, Mar. 6 - Mandatory after school rehearsal 3:30 - 7:00 (auditorium)


Tuesday, Mar. 7 - 10:00 a.m Middle School Performance

(Participants are excused from all classes w/ permission)*

Thursday, March 9, 2017 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Bell Schedule

2nd Period 8:00-9:06

4th Period (A) 9:13-10:43

4th Period (B) 10:50-12:20

Lunch 12:20-1:05

6th Period 1:11-2:17

Important Information: Meetings/Rehearsals/Responsibilities

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Theme: Tear Down Walls ~ BSA: Creating Community for 25 Years

BSA Club Representative ...more

BSA Potluck List & List of Overlapping Club Members




bottled water, cake  





Chicken Nuggets


Choreo, JK Pop, Chinese


Mac n Cheese


Fashion, Cheer


Cesar Salad


Hawaiian, Fashion, Filipino, BSU, Polynesian




Hip Hop, B-Boys, JK Pop, Powerpuff, Japanese, Glee, Chinese, Fashion, Hawaiian




GSA, Japanese




Hawaiian, La Raza, Filipino, BSU, Polynesian




Powerpuff, Fashion, Poly, Hip Hop, JK Pop






Egg Rolls


Korean, Vietnamese, Powerpuff, Chinese, JK Pop, Choreo






Dinner Rolls


Vietnamese, Hip Hop, JK Pop, Cheer, Choreo, Chinese, Fashion, Filipino, Poly, Powerpuff

Hip Hop

Green Salad


Chinese, Powerpuff, Glee, JK Pop, Filipino, Hawaiian, Choreo


Corn Dogs






Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Drama, Powerpuff, Choreo

JK Pop

Chow Mein


Chinese, Powderpuff, Glee, JK Pop, Filipino, Hawaiian, Chore






Chicken Wings






Drum Corp, Glee, Powerpuff, Vietnamese

La Raza




Middle Eastern


Peer Resources



Pork Fried Rice


Filipino, Hawaiian, Fashion, Cheer


KFC Chicken






Cold Dessert


Korean, Hip Hop, Glee, Japanese, Choreo

BSA Practice Schedule

BSA Practice Schedule

Announcing this year's Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly Theme...




Save the date!  Thursday, March 9, 2017

3 performances:  (2) performances during the school day, plus one evening performance at 7 p.m. $5 general admission, $3 current ALHS ID, 10 and under are free.


*Tuesday's March 7, dress rehearsal performance, is reserved for guest middle schoolers.

Welcome 2017's BSA Coordinators!

Rachel Bandelaria and Talia Zerna!


Please feel free to school loop them a message if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns!

BSA Potluck

As is tradition, the ALHS PTSA hosts a complimentary potluck for all of the  performers, at 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, on the evening of BSA.  If you'd like to contribute to this very special event, please contact PTSA, Ms. Kamkar (room 137) or Ms. Eng (NB17).  We accept both financial and food donations.

Next BSA Meeting!

Tuesday, February 28


lunch, room 137


*All participating clubs/groups must send at least one rep.


This will be our final lunchtime meeting.




2/21 Agenda:

1. Due: Signed (by teachers) performers' passes, stapled together by club

2. Due:  Club performance intros (about 15 seconds tied to theme), so ASB can create emcee/tech script

3. To Do:  Review assembly order.

4. To Do:  Review mandatory after school rehearsal schedule for 2/28, 3/1, 3/2, 3/6; it's on Make sure your members attend!

5. To Do:  Review/add potluck items. (6 or fewer performers = 5 dozen/60 portions; more than 6 performers = at least 8 dozen/96 portions.  This is a potluck (food is not for sale), so the food is allowed to be made at home, unlike the festivals.

6.  Due Thursday, 2/23, to Ms. Walenta, ALL music; you must follow the guidelines (Best Practices for BSA Videos & Audio - Required Specifications handout) distributed at the BSA planning meeting on 2/7.  This is also on the BSA website page on

7.  Due Friday, 2/24, to Ms. Walenta, all DVDs, again, you must follow the guidelines in #6. 

8.  T-shirts will be ordered after today's lunchtime check-in in NB17 to verify your list of participants.


If you have questions or concerns, please see Talia , Rachel, Ms. Kamkar, or Ms. Eng.


Please note, as discussed at the 2/14 meeting, we have more performances than time.  Clubs who miss deadlines or are not serious about rehearsals/attendance will be considered for "creative scheduling."  This means that in order to make our 87 minute mark, we will need to move clubs to the evening performance only or have a 4-6 clubs perform at only one of the morning assemblies.  The BSA reps agreed that it was a fair way to move groups around to meet the time restraints.  Even if everyone is fabulous, there will still be a need to creatively schedule.  We do as best we can, and it's a hard job-


See you Tuesday-


Talia, Rachel, Ms. Kamkar, and Ms. Eng

Best Practices for BSA Videos

Audio Required Specifications

In order to provide the best possible viewing & listening experience for

the audience members of our annual BSA, the ASB & ALHS Tech Crew request

that all clubs/student groups follow these guidelines for submitted media for

the BSA. Thank you.


For Videos to be played during the BSA:

 Video should be taken (captured) using a video camera (or smart phone)

that can shoot High Definition (HD) quality video so the image is not

pixelated & looks poor on a large screen.


 Video should be captured holding the video camera so that it captures

widescreen video (a wide shot with a horizontal frame), NOT a tall

skinny video with large black boxes on the sides (this is very



 Video should have credits at the end which include: names of the

individuals in the video (first names only are fine), who the video was

shot by, edited by ; citing the source of any music used in the video

with the following 3 things:

1. Artist/singer/band/DJ

2. Official name of the song in quotes

3. The name of the official album that the music is from


Do not shoot video of people/objects in front of a very sunny/bright

window/glass door or else the people/objects will be dark-lit & hard to

see in the video (move away from bright windows to avoid this).


 A Video’s Audio:

o If you have background music in your video, make sure that it is

NOT too loud & therefore makes it difficult to hear the voices of the

people in your video.


o Make sure you capture video where there is NOT loud &/or

distracting background noise happening or we won’t be able to

hear the voices of the people in your video.


 Turn in your video as a HD video file format (these formats are

acceptable: .mov (Quicktime), .mp4 (H.264 Format), or .avi video (NOTE:

no BluRay video formats will be accepted).


 Please test your video BEFORE submitting it for the BSA by playing in

a VLC Video Media Player ( ) on

a computer PRIOR to turning it in by the deadline. Be sure to watch your

whole completed video, from start to finish, & make sure the audio & the

video quality are good & if not, fix it in your original video editing

software & re-export it.


Submitting your video (ONLY 2 ways):

1. Each video must be saved as an individual digital video file onto a

CD or DVD that is playable on a computer’s Media Player (i.e.: VLC

Player) (NOTE: No BluRay Discs will be accepted). Please label the

CD/DVD (using a Sharpie) with the name of the club, duration of the

video & the name of the contact person for the club.




2. Each video must be saved as an individual digital video file that is

playable on a computer’s Media Player (i.e.: VLC Player) and

uploaded to Google Drive and share with an open link to a BSA

coordinator. Please NAME the video file with the name of the club &

duration of the video.


For Audio (Music) to be Played during a BSA Performance:

 Make sure that you have a high quality audio file to turn in, which is

created using iTunes and formatted as a music CD which works in a



 Please label your CD (using a Sharpie) with name of club, the contact

person and duration/length of the music.


 Please test your Audio/Music BEFORE submitting it for the BSA by

playing in a CD Player PRIOR to turning it in by the deadline.

Past Brotherhood/Sisterhood Themes

1993- First Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Assembly

1994- Welcome to Mustang Air

1995- Common Threads

1996- Hand-in-Hand

1997- Imagine a World Full of Love

1998- Peace'n It Together

1999- Peace'n it Together

2000- Uniting Voices

2001- Unleash the Heart

2002- A Decade of Uniting Voices

2003- Imagine a World...

2004- Give a Little Love

2005- Got Heart?

2006- Perfect Harmony

2007- We're All in This Together

2008- Where is the Love?

2009- Change Begins With Us

2010- The Power of One

2011- Take a Stand

2012- Love Yourself, Love Your People

2013- Dream Big, Make It Work

2014- Building Bridges

2015- Positivity is Key, Lead by Example

2016- Disconnect to Reconnect

2017- Tear Down Walls: BSA-- Creating Community for 25 Years

Best Practices for BSA Videos & Audio

& Required Specifications

In order to provide the best possible viewing & listening experience for the audience members of our annual BSA, the ASB & ALHS Tech Crew ...more