December 20, 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Congratulations 8th Grade Bands –

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Bands. On Thursday, Dec. 20 the 8th grade band joined the BMS Choir to present a convocation to the BMS student body in Schafer Auditorium. It was a treat to perform some Christmas favorites before heading out the doors to start our Christmas Break. The band and choir did a great job. A big thank you goes out to our faculty and administration for making the afternoon possible.

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 Thurs. (1-3), Fri. (1-4) after school until 4:00 to help students with music.

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 wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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