December 14, 2012

Posted: December 14, 2012 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Congratulations to Our Beginning Band Students –

I would like to congratulate our beginning band students on a great concert performance. I was very proud and pleased with the effort and the tremendous showing we had in the audience. The first concert for the beginners is so exciting for the performers and it is a chance for me to meet so many great parents and share information about the program here at BMS.

Christmas Music Presentation –

I am so excited for the 8th grade band students. On Thursday, Dec. 20 the 8th grade band will join the BMS Choir to present a convocation to the BMS student body in Schafer Auditorium. It will be a treat to perform some Christmas favorites before heading out the doors to start our Christmas Break.

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Lessons Have Started –

Some of our 7th and 8th grade band members have signed up for the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. It will be held at Bloomington North HS on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. This is not a required event. It will involve extra practice time and lessons so students need to give this some serious thought before committing. The deadline was Nov. 27 to return fees. See added page to this website for more information.

I will be available Mon. (12-17), Tues. (12-18) after school until 4:00 to help students pick out solos.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2012 Indiana University Young Winds program is about to begin and our students are invited to participate. It is a program designed for middle school instrumental students as a supplement to the instruction they receive in school. The program focuses on small-group lessons as well as a full band experience for students surrounding the Bloomington campus. It is a wonderful program. Many of our students have participated over the years and my son has been in the program. I can’t speak highly enough about this opportunity and the benefits of participating.

The classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on the IU Campus. The first class is on Jan. 26 and continue until April 20. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/index.shtml . The program has a $75 fee.

Have a great week!

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