September 20, 2013

Posted: September 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Fall Fundraiser Order Forms Due –

The sales portion of the band fundraiser has come to an end. The forms have been collected, and the order has been placed. It has been a great sale and we surpassed last year’s total by over 300 tubs of cookie dough. I can’t begin to express how appreciative I am of all the help and humbled by all the support shown to our kids and the program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am thankful to be in such a great school system and surrounded by a caring community and thoughtful students.

The forms were due on September 16 and the cookie dough will be delivered during the week of Oct 6. We are just taking orders now and the money will be collected when the cookie dough is delivered. Checks will be made out to BMS Bands.

Congratulations to the Marching Stars –

The Marching Stars continue to receive accolades for all the hard work and dedication shown by the students and staff. This past weekend the Stars finished in first place and won awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Color Guard, and Best Percussion. Congratulations to the Stars on a great finish. Good luck at Hamilton Southeastern this weekend and keep up the good work.

We have a lot of Bedford MS Alumni marching with the Stars and I hope our current students and parents will be involved in this outstanding program when they get to BNL.

Washington DC Information –

Information on the 7th / 8th trip to Washington DC went home with students this week. The initial $50 deposit is due Oct. 15. Be sure to check the travel company’s website at http://www.music-travel.com/ or call 1-800-616-1112 if you have any questions on payments.

Band Voicemail Now Available –

The band’s voicemail is now functional. You can reach it at 277-3607 extension 11506. You can leave messages and hear what the band is up to each week. I update it every Friday for the week to come.

Fall Concert Dates –

I am happy to announce our fall concert dates. The 7th and 8th Grade Bands will play in Schafer Auditorium on October 29. The 6th grade band will perform on November 21 in Schafer Auditorium. As always, our concerts are free and open to everyone. Students should dress appropriately for the event. Boys should wear nice pants and a dress shirt or sweater. Our young ladies wear a nice outfit or dress. Students are required to perform. These performances serve as an exam and a student’s grade is affected by the attendance and effort shown.

Current Class Standings –

The 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands earn points for group work ethic, concentration and effort. Individual tardiness, talking and lack of effort lower the ensemble’s daily score. Here are the results for this week:

Period 1 8th Grade Band: 48 points

Period 2 8th Grade Band: 26 points

Period 4 6th Grade Band: 27 points

Period 5 6th Grade Band: 20 points

Period 6 7th Grade Band: 21 points

Period 7 7th Grade Band: 14 points

Have a great week!

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