April 17, 2015

Posted: April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

6th Grade Band Fine Arts Festival April 21 – 

I am excited to announce the 6th Grade Band will be combined with the bands from Shawswick and Oolitic to perform at this year’s NLCS Fine Arts Festival. The festival will be at the BNL Performing Arts Center from April 20th to 23rd.

The 6th grade band will perform on Tuesday, April 21. The students will ride buses to BNL the morning of the performance to rehearse together for the concert that night.  That night the students will report to BNL at 6:30 pm to prepare for the concert at 7 pm. Information was passed out in class. Here is a link to the information and form: https://bedfordmsband.com/6th-grade-fine-arts-festival-information/. Permission forms were due April 15.

Congratulations Blue Band Members –

Congratulations to eight of our current 8th grade band members for being selected for the top concert band at BNL. It is quite an honor and accomplishment to be selected to perform with this advanced group as a freshman. The students selected are Carlee Kelley (flute), Allie Morris (clarinet), Seth Jones (trumpet), Derek Gross (french horn), Ian Johnson (baritone), Emma LeClair (tuba), Emma Grubb (percussion) and Daniel Strunk (percussion).

Butter Braid Money Due – 

I can’t begin to express how appreciative I am for all that participated. The support was tremendous and the kids will benefit from all the hard work. Thank you for all your help and dedication.

Upcoming 7th & 8th Grade Concerts –

The final concerts for the band program are on May 12 and 14. The 8th grade bands will perform on May 12 and the 7th grade bands will perform on May 14.The concerts will begin at 7:30 pm in the BMS Schafer Auditorium. The concerts are free and all are welcome.

Indy 500 Race Day Performance –

The 8th grade band has been invited to perform with the BNL Marching Stars at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24. We have been discussing this special event in class. More information will be shared as it is received, but here are a few items that have been confirmed.

The students will wear the matching red shirts worn at the combined 8th grade concert in March with khaki (tan) shorts and mostly white tennis shoes.

The motor speedway will provide a box lunch and drink for the kids. They will also provide admission for the kids to enjoy the race after performing.

We will be marching around the race track before the race festivities begin.

We will leave very early Sunday morning, stay for the race and then return home. Mr. Gales has offered to provide a church service Saturday night at the Community Baptist Fellowship on Hwy 58 near BNL for those interested.

Times and logistics will be passed on after they are received from the raceway.

Practice Schedule –

April 23, 30, May 7 – Drum line @ BNL 6:00 – 8:00 pm

May 14, 18 – Full Band & Drum line @ BNL 6:00 – 8:00 pm

May 23 – Full Band & Drum line @ BNL 9:00 – 11:00 am.

After School Lessons – 

I am available many days after school for free lessons. There are playing tests for the bands during class time and upcoming concerts. The students are welcome to practice in our practice rooms. Mr. Appelman and I can float around to help them with the music they are working on. Next week I plan to be available after school on Thursday (April 23) until 4:30 pm.

Have a Great Week!


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