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8th Grade Tubing Trip Cancelled –

The 8th grade tubing trip for Friday, February 20 has been cancelled due to the bad weather and conditions. We will look into the possibility of rescheduling this trip upon our return to school.

After School Help Schedule –

Next week I hope to be available after school on Monday, Feb. 23, Tuesday Feb. 24, and Thursday, Feb. 26. These times and days may need to be adjusted if I have unknown schedule changes I am not aware of due to our lack of school.

Be Safe –

Continue to be safe and warm as we endure these conditions. I hope to see you all soon. IU Young Winds students will need to monitor the IU web site for any announcements pertaining to Young Winds.

Have a great week!

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Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

After School Lessons –

I am available many days after school for free lessons. There are often playing tests for the bands during class time and solo and ensemble is coming up in January for some of the students. The students are welcome to practice in our practice rooms and I will float around to help them with the music they are working on. After break I plan to be available after school on Monday Jan. 5, Tuesday Jan. 6, Wednesday Jan. 7, Thursday Jan. 8, and Friday Jan. 9 until 4 pm.

Welcome Mr. Appelman –

We will welcome a new face to the BMS band Department when we return from the break. His name is Mr. Appelman and he will be student teaching in our program until May. Mr. Appelman has been completing a Master’s Degree at Indiana University and comes to us with a broad background in performance and education. I am very excited to have Mr. Appelman as a member of our BMS Band family. He has already visited many times and shows tremendous promise and potential.

Upcoming Dates –

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders @ BHSN

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Bowling Party for the BMS Bands on Dec. 16 –

On Dec. 16th the BMS Band Department will go bowling at the Kingpins Bowl (former Broadview Bowl) in Bedford from 4 pm to 6 pm. It will be a lot of fun and a great time for the band kids to enjoy themselves.

Parents can drop students off at the Kingpins Bowl at 4 pm and pick them up at 6 pm. The cost is free for students that sold the fall fundraiser (and turned in the money) Students that didn’t participate in a fundraiser just need to pay $5 that evening. The cost will include shoes and bowling balls. The students need to remember to wear or bring socks and that all school rules are in effect. Students may also want to bring money to purchase items at the concession counter.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

After School Lessons –

I am available many days after school for free lessons. There are often playing tests for the bands during class time and solo and ensemble is coming up in January for some of the students. The students are welcome to practice in our practice rooms and I will float around to help them with the music they are working on. Next week I plan to be available after school on Monday Dec. 15 until 4 pm and Thursday Dec. 18 until 4:00 pm. More times may become available as the week progresses.

Upcoming Dates –

Dec. 16 – Bowling Party 4 – 6 pm

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders @ BHSN

Have a great week!

Congratulations to our IBA Honor Band Participants –

The IBA All-Region Honor Band performed in Jasper on November 23. Congratulations to Autumn Guthrie (trumpet), Seth Jones (trumpet), Emma LeClair (tuba), Daniel Strunk (percussion). You represented our program very well and had a tremendous performance. I am so very proud of you.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

Bowling Party for the BMS Bands on Dec. 16 –

On Dec. 16th the BMS Band Department will go bowling at the Kingpins Bowl (former Broadview Bowl) in Bedford from 4 pm to 6 pm. It will be a lot of fun and a great time for the band kids to enjoy themselves.

Parents can drop students off at the Kingpins Bowl at 4 pm and pick them up at 6 pm. The cost is free for students that sold the fall fundraiser (and turned in the money) Students that didn’t participate in a fundraiser just need to pay $5 that evening. The cost will include shoes and bowling balls. The students need to remember to wear or bring socks and that all school rules are in effect. Students may also want to bring money to purchase items at the concession counter.

Student of the Month –

The Related Arts Team at BMS is selecting a student of the month during the 2014 – 15 school year. The band student for the month of November is Seth Jones.

Seth is a model band member and is the definition of work ethic and effort. Seth excels when performing in the BMS Band program and when performing with ensembles at BNL. Seth takes trumpet lessons at IU and is dedicated to becoming a great trumpet player.

Congratulations Seth and thanks for being such a great band student and leader.

After School Lessons –

I am available many days after school for free lessons. There are often playing tests for the bands during class time and solo and ensemble is coming up in January for some of the students. The students are welcome to practice in our practice rooms and I will float around to help them with the music they are working on. Next week I plan to be available after school on Monday Dec. 8 until 3:45 pm and Wednesday Dec. 10 until 4:00 pm.

Upcoming Dates –

Dec. 16 – Bowling Party 4 – 6 pm

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders @ BHSN

Have a great  week!

Congratulations 6th Grade Band –

Congratulations to our 6th grade beginning band students for a tremendous first concert. You did a wonderful job and I’m very proud of you. You have come so far in just a couple of months.

IBA Honor Band to perform Nov. 23 –

The IBA All-Region Honor Band will rehearse and perform in Jasper this weekend. Good Luck to Autumn Guthrie (trumpet), Seth Jones (trumpet), Emma LeClair (tuba), Daniel Strunk (percussion). You will represent our program very well.

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble –

It is time for our 7th and 8th grade band members to sign up for the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. It will be held at Bloomington HS North on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. It is a very effective and rewarding experience for band students to participate in. More information is available at the band office for those interested. This is not a required event for periods 2,6, or 7. It will involve extra practice time and lessons so students need to give this some serious thought before committing. We do have a deadline of Dec. 3 to return forms.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

Upcoming Dates –

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders @ BHSN

Have a great Thanksgiving!

November 14, 2014

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Slideshows, Weekly Information Blog

Fall Concert Update –

The 6th grade band will perform on November 20 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.

6:05          6th grade band arrives

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

6:30          6th grade concert begins

IBA Honor Band to perform Nov. 23 –

The IBA All-Region Honor Band will rehearse and perform in Jasper next weekend. Good Luck to Autumn Guthrie (trumpet), Seth Jones (trumpet), Emma LeClair (tuba), Daniel Strunk (percussion). You will represent our program very well.

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble –

It is time for our 7th and 8th grade band members to sign up for the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival. It will be held at Bloomington North HS on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. It is a very effective and rewarding experience for band students to participate in. More information is available at the band office for those interested. This is not a required event for periods 2,6, or 7. It will involve extra practice time and lessons so students need to give this some serious thought before committing. We do have a deadline of Dec. 3 to return forms.

Indiana University Young Winds –

The 2015 Indiana University Young Winds program begins Feb. 1, 2015. 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. More information is available in the band building and at www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/wind/. The program meets on Saturday mornings this spring and has a $15 registration fee and $75 program fee.

Cookie Dough Money Due –

The cookie dough fundraiser has come to an end and the money is now past due. The sale was a huge success, but now we have the job of collecting all the money. Thank you to all that helped with this project.

Upcoming Dates –

Nov. 20 – 6th Grade Concert at 6:30 pm

Jan. 31 – Solo & Ensemble Festival for 7th and 8th Graders

Concerts are in Schafer Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

Have a great week!

Congratulations 7th and 8th Grade Bands –

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Bands on terrific concerts this past week. I’m very proud of you and excited about the potential you have shown so far this year. Our next concert will be presented by the Beginning 6th Grade Band on November 20 at 6:30 pm in Schafer Auditorium.

 

Student of the Month –

The Related Arts Team at BMS is selecting a student of the month during the 2014 – 15 school year. The band student for the month of October is Tyra Turner.

Tyra is a wonderful student and goes above and beyond in the classroom. I can always count on Tyra to help with our daily set up and volunteer to help with any band activity. She is a model clarinetist and musician.

Congratulations Tyra and thanks for being such a great band student.

 

Upcoming Dates –

Nov. 20 – 6th Grade Concert at 6:30 pm

Concerts are in Schafer Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

 

Have a great week!