May 16, 2014

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Congratulations 7th and 8th Grade Bands –

I would like to congratulate our 7th and 8th Grade Bands on a great concert performance. The concert bands tackled some difficult music and the inaugural BMS Jazz Band had an awesome first performance. I am very proud of the effort and dedication displayed by so many of our band students. It was a terrific night and a fitting way to end another fantastic year.

Congratulations to Corbin Bushey –

A big congratulations goes out to Corbin Bushey for receiving the “Director’s Award” for 2014. This award is given to just one 8th grade band student each year and Corbin was this year’s recipient. The award acknowledges a year’s worth of outstanding effort inside and outside the band building.

2014-15 Beginning Band Approaching 100 Members –

Next year’s beginning band continues to grow as more forms arrive. Share this link:, if you know someone who needs a form and would like to sign up. They can also email me at

It was a pleasure to meet several band parents at the Paige’s Instrument Display last night at BMS. I always enjoy the opportunity to meet parents and the chance to get to know them. I was able to spend a lot of time with our band parents as a high school director years ago. Those opportunities don’t present themselves as much at the middle school level. 

Paige’s Music will have another Instrument Display and opportunity to rent an instrument from them in August. You can also rent online at www.paigesmusiccom at your convenience. Drop me an email anytime and I can confirm the instrument your child should line up for next fall.

There will be more used instruments (that look brand new) available to rent now than what will be available in the fall. Anything rented this summer will be delivered by Paige’s to BMS for the start of school. Here is direct link to the Paige’s Music rental page: Locate Bedford MS on the list of schools to start the process. You can also call Paige’s to see what other special offers may be available.

Indianapolis 500 Rehearsals –

The Indianapolis 500 rehearsals begin for everyone next week. The band will rehearse on Tuesday, May 20 from 6 – 8 pm and again on Saturday, May 24 from 9 – 11 am. These rehearsals are crucial to the success of the band’s performance.

Here is a link to more information and a schedule from Mr. Jones:

Year End Instrument Thoughts –

Paige’s customers may want to send instruments in for maintenance and cleaning. It is a free service if you have the maintenance agreement . You can call Paige’s at 1-800-337-0471 to arrange an instrument pick-up, ask any questions or request a loaner. Paige’s can then ship the instrument back to you or deliver it to BNL or BMS.

Some that rented at Melody Music in Bloomington for the school year may have a return date coming up soon. Also note that Melody Music Shop has moved to a new location.

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.

Fundraising –

A few students have fundraising money out. We need to wrap those projects up before school lets out for the summer.

Have a great week!



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