January 18, 2013

Posted: January 18, 2013 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

BNL Band Boosters Soup Supper Saturday –

The BNL Band Boosters will have a Soup Supper and Silent Auction Saturday (Jan. 19) from 4 – 7 pm. It will be located on Hwy 58 at the Community Baptist Fellowship near BNL. They will be serving Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Beans & Cornbread, Desserts and a Drink for $7 Adults or $5 Children. It will a great evening of fellowship and a wonderful event to raise money for a terrific program.

Last Week for ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Lessons –

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.

The soloists will have the opportunity to rehearse with our accompanist on Saturday morning (1-19) in the band building. They have been given times to rehearse and have also been given the performance time and locations for the festival on Jan. 26

I plan to be available Tues. (1-22), Thurs. (1-24), Fri. (1-25) after school until 4:00 to help students with music.

8th Grade Tubing Date Set for Feb. 15 –

The 8th grade tubing trip to Paoli Peaks will be after school on Friday, Feb. 15th. We have set a make-up night for Feb. 22 if we need one. The 8th grade band members look forward to this trip every year and we have a great time. More information for this trip will be available as the date approaches.  The fee is $30 to cover tubing costs, pizza after school, and bus transportation. Students that sold the cookie dough fundraiser in the fall pay $20. Parents will need to fill out and sign the Paoli Peaks tubing release form. The release form can be found at http://www.paolipeaks.com/sites/default/files/pdf/paoli_peaks_tubing_release.pdf

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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