September 30, 2016

Posted: September 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
Fall Fundraiser Arrives Tues. October 4 –
The Annual Fall Fundraiser ended on September 12. I really appreciate all the help and support with this project. The kids have done a fantastic job. The cookie dough will arrive next week on Tuesday, October 4. The money should be collected when the cookie dough is delivered to the customers. Checks can be made out to BMS Bands.
The cookie dough will be located in the lower band room in the band building just north of BMS. Students will need to make arrangements to pick up the cookie dough between 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.
The students need to deliver the dough right away to customers or keep it refrigerated. Parents can drop by during the day, after school, or early that evening. Just be careful to take a moment and make sure to only grab your child’s order. Students that have just a few items can bring them home from school.

Congratulations to our IBA Honor Band Participants –

Nine of our students have been selected by the Indiana Band Masters Association to perform with the IBA All-Region Honor Band on November 13 in Jasper. The students selected for this prestigious group are Marcus Allen (bass clarinet), Kimberly Jenkins (trumpet), DJ Kirby (clarinet), Maggie Lewis (bari sax), Andrew Lindell (trumpet), Davis Miller (trombone), Jordan Strunk (trombone), and Elizabeth Zhang (flute). I would like to congratulate them on an awesome accomplishment and wish them the best of luck as they prepare.

Good Luck to the Marching Stars –

We want to wish our BNL Marching Stars the best of luck as they travel to Springs Valley HS to compete this Saturday evening.

Fall Concert Dates –

The 7th and 8th Grade Bands will play in Schafer Auditorium on November 3. The 6th grade band will perform on November 17 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.

The 7th and 8th grade bands will perform the same night. The 7th grade will perform first and the 8th grade will play second. 7th grade is welcome to stay, but it is not required. Parking is tight the night of 7th and 8th grade concerts. The 7th grade parents and students leaving will open up parking spots for our arriving 8th graders and parents.

Here is a rough time frame for the evening. 6th grade times will be posted closer to the concert date.The 8th grade start time could run a bit late if the 7th grade runs long or the transition on stage is slower than expected. Both bands will play about 30 minutes.

6:05          7th grade band arrives

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

6:30           7th grade concert begins

7:10           8th grade band arrives

7:20           8th grade warms-up briefly on stage

7:30           8th grade concert begins

Beginning Band Books –

Beginning band students will need a beginning band book. We use Essential Elements 2000. Most students that rented from Paige’s Music already have this and others may too. The percussion book includes the snare and bell music and costs $17. The rest of the band books are $10. The students that need a book can purchase it from the band office as the books arrive.

Checks can be made out to BMS Band.

Have a great week!

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