August 12, 2016

Posted: August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Another Year Begins –

It has been an exciting week. I enjoy the kids so much and look forward to seeing them every year. I’m always amazed at how much they grow over the summer.

The beginning band is excited about starting something new and are taking the first steps to locate instruments. The 7th and 8th Grade Bands have already started to rehearse.

Beginning Band –

The beginning band has found the band building and is off to a great start. Congratulations if you’re a sixth grade parent and your child has shared this site with you. They are taking responsibility and sharing a great resource with you.

We’ve spent the past couple of days talking about the program and the instruments. Today I shared 4 different places to possibly rent – to – own an instrument. Here are links and some brief information on each company.

Paige’s Music: This is where most of our students rent from. Great instruments and even greater service. They come to the school once a week and have been servicing North Lawrence forever. I have worked with them personally since 1984.

Melody Music Shop: Located in Bloomington. Very friendly and good instruments. Some of our students take lessons there and I have always found them very helpful and kind whenever I have been in the store making a purchase.

Conrad’s Music: Located in Corydon, but they service Orleans and Mitchell just south of us. Very good prices, good instruments, and great people to work with. I’ve talked with the owner and they are happy to help our students. You won’t find our school listed, but the Mitchell and Orleans links will give you the information you need.

Woodwind Brasswind: located in northern Indiana. This company does a lot of internet business. You can spread the cost of an instrument across 36 months interest free, if you use their credit card. Very low rates, but there are some hoops to jump through. Look for this special promotion link on certain instruments.They have a very wide range of price and quality. Be careful to purchase a quality instrument that will hold up to middle school use. I have worked with them in the past and have purchased items from them. You just need to know what you are looking for. They are very helpful if you give them a call.  Woodwind Brasswind

Paige’s Music Instrument Display –

Paige’s Music will host a make-up instrument rental night at OMS for any NLCS student who needs to rent an instrument from Paige’s or who is interested in looking at trading to a step-up band instrument or a larger sized string instrument. This will be on Monday Aug. 22 from 5-7pm in the OMS band and orchestra rooms. Students and parents should enter through the front door at OMS, go down the hall and down the stairs (there will also be signs to direct them).

Welcome Back –

I would just like to say welcome back and thank you for being involved in the BMS Band Program. I am very proud of our kids and program. I am looking forward to a fantastic year and can’t wait to see what the students of 2016-17 accomplish.

Have a great week!


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