November 24,2015

Posted: November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

DC Tumblers to Arrive Dec. 10 – 

The tumblers are scheduled to arrive December 10. $6 for each tumbler sold will go into the student’s Music Travel Account to offset the trip cost. Money should be collected when the tumbler is delivered to the customer. Checks can be made out to BMS Bands.

Washington DC Trip at Capacity –

The Washington DC trip has reached full capacity. We have started a wait-list for those still interested. Please let the band office know if you would like to be placed on the wait-list. We will notify you to register when seats open up. The third payment is due Jan. 7. Make sure to visit the website: to pay this third installment.

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble –

It is time for our 7th and 8th grade band members to sign up for the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. It will be held at Bloomington HS North on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. It is a very educational and rewarding experience for band students to participate in. More information is available at the band office for those interested. This is not a required event. It will involve extra practice time and lessons so students need to give this some serious thought before committing. We do have a deadline of Dec. 2 to return forms.

6th Grade Band Concert Dec. 8 –

The 6th grade band will perform on December 8 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.

7:05          6th grade band arrives

7:15          6th grade warms-up briefly on stage

7:30          6th grade concert begins

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.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2016 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Jan. 30, 2016. 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.

Young Winds will meet on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on the IU campus.  The MAC is located on Jordan Avenue, one block north of 3rd Street. There is a $15 registration fee and $60 tuition fee.

More information is available at

IU Young Wind Rehearsal Dates:

January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23

Young Winds Concert: April 23rd

Every Day is Thanksgiving –

This time of the year is a great time to reflect on everything we are so thankful for. I do this every morning as the school day begins. I love my job and working with the band students at BMS. I am thankful for the opportunity to see them every day and a smile comes across my face every time I think of them.

Have a Great Thanksgiving!


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