December 19, 2014

Posted: December 19, 2014 in Uncategorized, Weekly Information Blog

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. I can’t speak highly enough about this opportunity and the benefits of participating. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

After School Lessons –

I am available many days after school for free lessons. There are often playing tests for the bands during class time and solo and ensemble is coming up in January for some of the students. The students are welcome to practice in our practice rooms and I will float around to help them with the music they are working on. After break I plan to be available after school on Monday Jan. 5, Tuesday Jan. 6, Wednesday Jan. 7, Thursday Jan. 8, and Friday Jan. 9 until 4 pm.

Welcome Mr. Appelman –

We will welcome a new face to the BMS band Department when we return from the break. His name is Mr. Appelman and he will be student teaching in our program until May. Mr. Appelman has been completing a Master’s Degree at Indiana University and comes to us with a broad background in performance and education. I am very excited to have Mr. Appelman as a member of our BMS Band family. He has already visited many times and shows tremendous promise and potential.

Upcoming Dates –

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders @ BHSN

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

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