November 6, 2015

Posted: November 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Congratulations 7th and 8th Grade Bands –

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Bands on terrific concerts this past week. I’m very proud of you and excited about the potential you have shown so far this year. Our next concert will be presented by the Beginning 6th Grade Band on December 8 in Schafer Auditorium.

IBA Honor Band to perform Nov. 15 –

The IBA All-Region Honor Band will rehearse and perform in Jasper on Nov. 14 and 15. Students will need to check in and pay any fees at Jasper MS at 8:30 am on Nov. 14. The concert will be Nov. 15 at 4:00 pm.

Good Luck to Jenna Blackwell (clarinet), Patrick Fields (tuba), Hallee Gabhart (clarinet), Madeleine Herold (french horn), Jackie Lane (flute), Olivia Leach (alto sax), Zoe Randolph (trumpet), Wyatt Scherschel (trumpet), and Journie Terrell (alto sax). You will represent our program very well.

I plan to be available after school each day next week until 4:00 pm to help any All-Region Honor Band students with the Honor Band music.

Washington DC Update – 

Students are able to create an account and start making payments for the Washington DC trip. Student down payments were due October 9 and the next payment is due November 11. The website is There is a link on our site.

Here is the updated trip payment schedule:

Down payment due on October 9 and then payments on Nov. 11, Jan. 7, Feb.4, and a final balance on Feb.26.

Only band students should sign up at this point in the process. Parents interested in chaperoning should contact the band office to be placed on the potential chaperon list. We will start assigning chaperons after fall break.

Keep in mind students need to attend extra after-school or evening rehearsals in the spring and not receive any type of suspension or expulsion from school to be eligible to participate. The down payment is non-refundable.

We have two fundraisers coming to help students pay for the trip. One started Oct. 28. Students going to Washington can participate if they would like to. The profit from these Washington DC fundraisers can only be used to make payments on the trip and will be deposited directly into each student’s account at Music Travel.

DC Tumbler Sale – 

The tumbler sale for the Washington DC students started Oct. 28 and will run through Nov.10. $6 for each tumbler sold will go into the student’s Music Travel Account to offset the trip cost. The tumblers are supposed to arrive before Christmas Break. Money should be collected when the tumbler is delivered to the customer. Checks can be made out to BMS Bands.

Congratulations to the BNL Marching Stars –

Congratulations to the BNL Marching Stars for a fantastic performance at the ISSMA State Semi-finals and for finishing the year in the top 20 Class B bands in the state.

We want to wish our BNL Marching Stars the best of luck as they travel to Ohio for the Mid-States Band Association Championships this weekend.

Have a great week!


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