January 20, 2017

Posted: January 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Solo Information –

Performance times and more detailed information on expected attire, procedures, and warm-up times are available for the students to bring home.

After School Lessons for Solo & Ensemble –

I will be available next week after school for free solo & ensemble lessons. Solo and ensemble festival is January 28 at Bloomington High School North. Our students are welcome to rehearse in the practice rooms while I float around to help them. I plan to be available after school on Monday Jan. 23 until 4:00 pm, Tuesday Jan. 24 until 4:00 pm, Wednesday Jan. 25, and Thursday Jan. 26 until 4:00 pm. Students performing at the upcoming Solo and Ensemble should try to stay some afternoon to rehearse solos or ensembles.

Percussion Tutoring at BNL – 

Mr. Jones will be available Tuesday evening, Jan. 24 to help percussionists with solos and other percussion techniques from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the BNL band room.

Annual Butter Braid Sale Started Jan. 17 –

Butter Braid time has rolled around again. This band fundraiser is the most anticipated and profitable fundraiser of the year. People are always asking about this sale. The kids are not required to participate, but if participants sell 3 – 4 butter braids we will have a tremendous sale. It takes a lot of resources to keep a program of nearly 300 operating and this sale is a big part of meeting that need.

The sale will begin Jan. 17. Orders are due back to the band office sooner than expected. They are due back by Jan. 31. We still anticipate delivery on, or near, Feb. 22. There is also a chance for sellers to earn a $1000 scholarship.

8th Grade Bands to Perform Feb. 28 –

The 8th grade bands have been invited to perform with the Oolitic and Shawswick Bands on Feb. 28 at BNL. The BNL Directors have put together a great evening  featuring some of the BNL Bands and the combined 8th Grade Concert Bands.

The students will ride buses to BNL the morning of the performance to rehearse together for the concert that night.  That evening the students will report to BNL at 6:30 pm to prepare for the concert. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

Indiana University Young Winds Program –

The 2017 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Jan. 28, 2017. 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.

January 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 25

April 1, 8, 15

Concert: April 22nd

More information is available at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/

Have a great week!


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