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Upcoming Concerts

Posted: May 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

Good morning parents and friends of BMS Bands!

As the year is wrapping up we look forward to our final concerts of the year which take place next week. Both will take place at 7:00 pm right here in Schafer Auditorium and we are excited to showcase the successes that the students have seen this year in the band program. We will also be handing out awards on these evenings to students who have shown great strides in their time in the BMS band program. The following are the details of each concert for the coming week.

~6th Grade Concert~         (Tuesday, May 14th @ 7:00 pm in Schafer Auditorium)

~7th & 8th Grade Concert~           (Thursday, May 16th @ 7:00 pm in Schafer Auditorium)

Students for each grade should report to the auditorium with their instruments and music no later than 6:30 to warm up on stage and tune. We are so excited to perform this upcoming week and give you the culminating event of their efforts this year. Hoping to see all of you there. Bring your friends and family to see these young, talented musicians!


Mr. Merback

Butter braids

Posted: February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized


Last reminder that butter braid products will be here tomorrow, you may pick them up any time from 3:00 to 6:00 in the lower band room. See you there!


Mr. Merback

Fundraiser Delivery Next week

Posted: February 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hello parents!

Please be reminded that next week the Butter Braid pastries that many of your students sold for the Spring fundraiser will be delivered to BMS next Wednesday, and will be available for pickup anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 from the lower band room. As many of you already know, the pastries will only stay frozen solid for so long and it is important to get it home and INTO THE FREEZER, otherwise they thaw and expand.

The student should collect them money they raised from the buyer when the pastries are delivered. The money is due to the the BMS Band Department at the earliest convenience after the products are delivered.

Thank you all for being a help to our program and for supporting the bands. The students are a pleasure to work with and they are working diligently on the music for the next concert. Have a great weekend!

~Mr. Merback

Upcoming Concert

Posted: January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Good morning parents and students!

Please be reminded that the 8th grade band will be performing next Tuesday at BNL High School at 7:00 pm for the side by side concert for their annual side-by-side concert with the other middle schools and the high school. Looking forward to hearing great music that night and seeing you all there!


Greetings all! A few things to mention as we head into the weekend, seems like we just got off of the last one though.. hmm.

Our “Spring” fundraiser has kicked off, and the students should be out selling the Butter Braid Pastries. Many of you know this product very well, others of you may not, but it has always brought us success when it comes to band fundraisers. The class that raises the most money will be given a pizza party in class, so encourage them with that incentive.

Solo and Ensemble is this weekend, and we have a good handful of students going to represent our school! This is exciting and we hope you can listen to your students play on Saturday. Attached you will find a list of all the events with their times and room numbers. Some students will also be attending Young Winds at IU, but do not worry about making it on time this Saturday as there will be a lot of other schools with students in that same boat.

PDF of Saturday’s S/E Schedule

issma solo and ensemble list and times (pdf)

As always, please email me with any questions or concerns.

~Mr. Merback

Solo and Ensemble

Posted: January 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Greetings from BMS Bands! Our winter season is well under way with plenty of events to get excited for the closest of which is ISSMA Solo and Ensemble. A large handful of our students have chosen to take on either a solo or a group performance at this years festival at Bloomington High School North, my Alma Mater! The event takes place on Saturday January 26th and specific students times will be coming to you soon. Please make sure that your students either rides with you or catches a ride with another student, maybe the ones they are performing with.

I have heard some excellent playing so far in preparation for this, and I believe BMS will be well represented by our students! You as parents are of course more than welcome to sit in and listen to the performers when they go in to play. Their friends are of course welcome too!

More to come, so stay tuned!

~Mr. Merback

Testing the blog site

Posted: November 27, 2018 in Uncategorized