May 10, 2013

Posted: May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

7th and 8th Grade Fall Concert May 13 –

The 7th and 8th grade bands will present a spring concert on Monday, May. 13 in Schafer Auditorium at BMS. We plan to stagger the band performances to help with the limited parking and seating. This worked out well last fall. As always, there are no admission fees for BMS Band Concerts.

The 7th grade members should meet on the auditorium stage at 6:45 to warm-up. The 7th grade band will perform at 7:00 and play for about 30 minutes. The 7th graders are free to leave at that point so we can open up seats in the auditorium for 8th grade. 7th grade is welcome to stay, but not required.

The 8th grade members should meet on stage at 7:40 to warm-up. The 8th grade will play at 8:00 if all goes well with the transition. They will also play for about 30 minutes.

The band members should try to look nice for this event if possible. Guys can wear nice jeans and a nice shirt, or dress pants and a nice shirt. The ladies have the same options or could choose to wear a nice dress or outfit.

The kids have been working hard and are doing a nice job in class. They have improved quite a bit since November and are rehearsing some challenging music. We have a wonderful facility to perform in and it is quite a special night for the kids. Concerts are part of the student’s grade and students are required to participate as part of the learning experience.

Elementary School Visits Have Wrapped Up –

I enjoyed visiting our elementary schools and talking to the 5th graders. It was a great time to talk about signing up for band and I’ve had the chance to show them some of the band instruments and talk about our program. Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info?.  Here is a link to our beginning band brochure: http://www.nlcs.k12.in.us/bedjrhi/Band/BMS%20Band%20Brochure%202012.13.pdf. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school. I also received a helpful link to information about selecting instruments and locating instruments. Here is that link http://conn-selmer.com/en-us/parents/.

After School Lessons –

I am available some days after school for free lessons. There are often playing tests for all the bands during class time. The lessons are available until 4:00 and I can help our students on whatever they need help with. Next week I’ll be available after school on Tues. 5-14.

Have a great week!

 

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