May 13, 2016

Posted: May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Upcoming 7th & 8th Grade Concert – 

The final concert for the band program is May 19. The 7th and 8th grade bands will perform in the BMS Schafer Auditorium. The concerts are free and all are welcome. The students should wear our usual concert attire.

The 7th Grade Concert Bands should arrive @ 6:40 pm and warm-up at 6:50.The 7th grade band will play at 7:00.

The 8th grade Concert Bands should arrive @ 7:40 pm and warm-up at 7:50. The 8th grade band will play at 8:00.

BNL Marching Stars Information – 

Marching Band sign-up forms and summer calendars are available in the band room for students interested in marching with the BNL Stars next year. I would love to see everyone march. I’ve already received a lot of forms and we have a lot of interest in this wonderful activity.

BNL Drumline –

The next BNL percussion meeting will be May 17 in the BNL Band room from 6-7:30 pm. This includes any of our 8th graders that plan to march with the BNL Marching Band next fall.

BNL Marching Stars Bowling Party –

The BNL Marching Stars are having a bowling party on May 23rd. 8th graders that are marching next fall are invited and encouraged to attend. The party will take place at the bowling alley in Bedford from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The band members will have a great time and information about the upcoming season will be available for parents.

 

Elementary School Visits  –

I have made yearly visits to the elementary schools to see the 5th graders. It was a great opportunity to talk about signing up for band. Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info/. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school.

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 a 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.

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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