October 5th, 2017

Posted: October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Fundraiser Delivery!

Fundraiser items will be delivered to BMS on Tuesday, 10/10. Smaller orders can be taken home by bus, but arrangements need to be made to pick up larger orders after school. We have the band room open until 6pm that evening to pick up as needed. These items are frozen, so please take care to get them back into a freezer.

Money is to be collected as items are delivered.

 

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September 20th, 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Washington DC Deposits Due This Friday!

Info was sent home with 7th and 8th grade students about the trip to Washington DC. Registration is online. Note that the non-refundable deposit is due 9/22. A digital copy of the packet sent home is available at the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B31pUuuKARgeT1VUM183V1dNNEVpMFRudUVESXMxUTVWZzBz/view?usp=sharing

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Thanks to all who participated in the fundraiser. Items will be delivered the week of Oct. 9th.

Playing Tests

The first playing tests for Q1 have been given. Students wishing to improve their grade will have the opportunity for retakes: 8th graders on Monday, 9/25; 7th graders on Thursday, 9/21; and 6th graders on Friday, 9/22. Get those instruments home and practice!

September 1st, 2017

Posted: September 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

All grades kicked off the fall cookie dough fundraiser this week. Brochures and Order Forms were sent home with all students. There is a $50 prize to the top seller over Labor Day weekend, so get out there and sell!

Washington DC Trip

Info was sent home with 7th and 8th grade students about the trip to Washington DC. Registration is online. Note that the non-refundable deposit is due 9/22. A digital copy of the packet sent home is available at the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B31pUuuKARgeT1VUM183V1dNNEVpMFRudUVESXMxUTVWZzBz/view?usp=sharing

 

 

May 26, 2017

Posted: May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

BNL Bands –

It isn’t too late for our 8th graders to sign up for the BNL Marching Band, Concert Bands or Jazz Band.

You can contact BNL, Mr. Jones, or Mr. Berger to have marching band, concert band or jazz band added to your schedule for next year. We urge you to take the great skills you have developed over the past three years and continue to grow as great students and musicians in the BNL Band program.

Elementary School Visits Have Wrapped Up –

Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info/. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school.

Year End Instrument Thoughts –

Paige’s customers may want to send instruments in for maintenance and cleaning. It is a free service if you have a maintenance agreement . You can call Paige’s at 1-800-337-0471 to arrange an instrument pick-up, ask any questions or request a loaner. Paige’s can then ship the instrument back to you or deliver it to BNL or BMS.

Some that rented at Melody Music in Bloomington for the school year may have a return date coming up soon.

All instruments that are not school instruments need to be taken home for the summer. It will be a good idea to get them out every few weeks to keep valves and slides moving.

Washington D.C. 2018 –

We hope to return to Washington D.C. during Spring Break in 2018. The trip will include our present 2016-17 6th graders and 7th graders. It isn’t too early to start saving.

Have a great summer!

 

May 19, 2017

Posted: May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

BNL Marching Stars Information – 

Marching Band sign-up forms and summer calendars are available in the band room for students interested in marching with the BNL Stars next year. I would love to see everyone march. I’ve already received a lot of forms and we have a lot of interest in this wonderful activity.

BNL Bands –

It isn’t too late for our 8th graders to sign up for the BNL Marching Band, Concert Bands or Jazz Band.

You can contact BNL or Mr. Jones to have marching band, concert band or jazz band added to your schedule for next year. I urge you to take the great skills you have developed over the past three years and continue to grow as great students and musicians in the BNL Band program.

Elementary School Visits Have Wrapped Up –

I have wrapped up my yearly visits to the elementary schools to see the 5th graders. It has been a great opportunity to talk about signing up for band. Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info/. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school.

Year End Instrument Thoughts –

Paige’s customers may want to send instruments in for maintenance and cleaning. It is a free service if you have a maintenance agreement . You can call Paige’s at 1-800-337-0471 to arrange an instrument pick-up, ask any questions or request a loaner. Paige’s can then ship the instrument back to you or deliver it to BNL or BMS.

Some that rented at Melody Music in Bloomington for the school year may have a return date coming up soon.

All instruments that are not school instruments need to be taken home for the summer. It will be a good idea to get them out every few weeks to keep valves and slides moving.

Washington D.C. 2018 –

We hope to return to Washington D.C. during Spring Break in 2018. The trip will include our present 2016-17 6th graders and 7th graders. It isn’t too early to start saving.

Fundraising –

A few students have fundraising money out. We need to wrap those projects up before school lets out for the summer.

Have a great week!

May 12, 2017

Posted: May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

BNL Marching Stars Information – 

Marching Band sign-up forms and summer calendars are available in the band room for students interested in marching with the BNL Stars next year. I would love to see everyone march. I’ve already received a lot of forms and we have a lot of interest in this wonderful activity.

 

Congratulations 7th & 8th Grade Bands –

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Grade Bands on incredible concerts and performances. You have had a terrific year. The concert bands and jazz band performed very well and made a great impression on the crowds. I am very proud of you and appreciate you all so much.

Congratulations to Jordan Strunk –

A big congratulations goes out to Jordan Strunk for receiving the “Director’s Award” for 2017. This award is given to just one 8th grade band student each year and Jordan was this year’s recipient. The award acknowledges a year’s worth of outstanding effort inside and outside the band building.

BNL Bands –

It isn’t too late for our 8th graders to sign up for the BNL Marching Band, Concert Bands or Jazz Band.

You can contact BNL or Mr. Jones to have marching band, concert band or jazz band added to your schedule for next year. I urge you to take the great skills you have developed over the past three years and continue to grow as great students and musicians in the BNL Band program.

Elementary School Visits Have Wrapped Up –

I have wrapped up my yearly visits to the elementary schools to see the 5th graders. It has been a great opportunity to talk about signing up for band. Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info/. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school.

Year End Instrument Thoughts –

Paige’s customers may want to send instruments in for maintenance and cleaning. It is a free service if you have a maintenance agreement . You can call Paige’s at 1-800-337-0471 to arrange an instrument pick-up, ask any questions or request a loaner. Paige’s can then ship the instrument back to you or deliver it to BNL or BMS.

Some that rented at Melody Music in Bloomington for the school year may have a return date coming up soon.

All instruments that are not school instruments need to be taken home for the summer. It will be a good idea to get them out every few weeks to keep valves and slides moving.

Washington D.C. 2018 –

We hope to return to Washington D.C. during Spring Break in 2018. The trip will include our present 2016-17 6th graders and 7th graders. It isn’t too early to start saving.

Fundraising –

A few students have fundraising money out. We need to wrap those projects up before school lets out for the summer.

Have a great week!

May 5, 2017

Posted: May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

BNL Marching Stars Information – 

Marching Band sign-up forms and summer calendars are available in the band room for students interested in marching with the BNL Stars next year. I would love to see everyone march. I’ve already received a lot of forms and we have a lot of interest in this wonderful activity.

Upcoming 7th & 8th Grade Concert – 

The final 2016 – 17 concert for the band program is May 11. The 7th and 8th grade bands will perform in the BMS Schafer Auditorium. The concerts are free and all are welcome.The students should wear our usual concert attire.

The 7th Grade Concert Bands should arrive @ 6:40 pm and warm-up at 6:50.The 7th grade band will play at 7:00.

The 8th grade Jazz Band should arrive @ 7:35 pm and warm-up at 7:45. The 8th grade Jazz Band will play at 8:00.

The 8th grade Concert Bands should arrive @ 8:20 pm. The 8th grade band will warm-up briefly and play at 8:30.

8th Grade Jazz Band to Perform – 

The 8th Grade Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the Annual BNL Band Italian Dinner on May 5. This is a fundraiser for the BNL Band Department. The dinner will be at 6:30 in the Sherwood Oaks Church near BNL. The evening will feature a great Italian Dinner, our BMS Jazz Band, the BNL Jazz Band and the local Nostalgia Big Band. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Dinner tickets are no longer available. People not having dinner are welcome to come to the concert at 7:30. Admission is $5 for those not having dinner. All proceeds go to help out the music department at BNL.

Students should arrive at 6:30 to eat. Their meals have been paid for.

We’ll set-up and warm-up around 7:15 and perform at 7:30.

Students should dress in our usual concert attire and are free to leave after we perform.

This will be a new experience for our students and I’m very excited for them. They have been working a long time to prepare for this performance.

Elementary School Visits Are Wrapping Up –

I have wrapped up my yearly visits to the elementary schools to see the 5th graders. It has been a great opportunity to talk about signing up for band. Here is a link to the beginning band sign up form: https://bedfordmsband.com/beginning-band-sign-up-info/. We have a lot to offer here at BMS and the band program is a great way to get involved in our school.

Paige’s Music Display on Monday, May 8 –

Paige’s music will conduct an instrument display in the BMS Auditorium on Monday, May 8. Feel free to stop by any time between 6:00 and 7:30 pm. You will have a chance to look over instruments, talk with Paige’s Music representatives, and even rent an instrument that evening. Feel free to visit the Paige’s Music Website at: http://www.paigesmusic.com.  All current band students and prospective band students are welcome.

Have a great week!