May 17, 2013

Posted: May 17, 2013 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Congratulations 7th and 8th Grade Band –

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Bands on a terrific concert. You all did such a great job and I am so proud of you. You represented the program very well.

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/.

Year End Instrument Thoughts –

The end of the school year brings up some thoughts on what to do with instruments over the summer. The bands will finish up playing in class on Friday, May 24.

There are two Thursdays left for the year, so Paige’s customers still have time to send the instrument in for maintenance and cleaning. If you have the maintenance agreement it is a free service. Just have your child fill out a repair tag at the band office and leave the horn by my office before Thursday (May 23) at 12:00. Paige’s should have it back by Thursday (May 30). You can also call Paige’s at 1-800-337-0471 with any questions or to request a loaner.

Some that rented at Melody Music in Bloomington for the school year may have a return date coming up soon.

School instruments will be sent in for cleaning and maintenance over the summer.

All instruments that are not school instruments need to be taken home for the summer. It will be a good idea to get them out every few weeks to keep valves and slides moving.

After School Lessons –

I have been available many days after school for free lessons. I have had several students take advantage of these lessons and I have enjoyed teaching the lessons and watching the students improve over the course of the year. Next week I’ll be involved in year-end activities, so lessons won’t be available. Check back next fall after marching season for when lessons will begin again. Have a great summer!

Have a great week!

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