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Home of the Bears!
Orchestra • Band • Color Guard • Jazz Ensemble
Tim Blessington, Director of Instrumental Music

January To June Calendar
Dates, performances and happenings from now ‘till June!

Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule.


The number of visitors to our site so far this year is........

The Upper Darby School District's mission is:
"To provide a comprehensive and challenging educational program which encourages all learners in a safe environment to respect others, value education, and appreciate and contribute to their community as confident, independent thinkers."

Upper Darby, PA

"Always remember........Your three best friends are:
Time Management
& Communication "
-Megan Cook UDHS Class of 2019,
BHMS Class of 2015
(Member of the Band, Orchestra and
Jazz Ensemble)

Help us earn money for our Instrumental Music Program by participating in the BoxTops for Education Program!

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the band room with your son/daughter. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid (rinsed clean).

. 🍀 Updated - March 22, 2019 🍀

County Band at Springton Lake Middle School!

Questions? Need to contact Mr. B.? Click on the mail link below:

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We won BEST Rhythm Section at the DH Jazz Festival! Congratulations!(2/22/19)

Thank you for visiting our website! This is the place where you will be able to find information about performances, rehearsal schedules, sheet music, learning materials, etc....
This website is always under construction and revision. Please let me know if there is missing or incorrect information and if there are links which do not function properly. Editing the website is a process which takes time, patience and attention to detail. Thanks for understanding!

Events on the Horizon /Reminders:
Questions??? See Mr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12 or email Mr. B. Directly!

E-Mail :

Monday 3/25,

No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s lessons: Flutes and Clarinets!

Jazz Ensemble Performs for the Parent Forum
Reporting time is 5:00pm dressed properly in all black (black golf shirt).We will be finished by about 6:00pm. Our performance will be in the front gym.

Tuesday 3/26,

Band Rehearsal 7:10am.

Today’s lessons: Trumpets, Baritones and Trombones.

Wednesday 3/27,

Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am.

Today’s lessons: Saxophone & French Horn All lessons are 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods.

Thursday 3/28,

No Before School Rehearsals
Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass AND Orchestra Winds!
Lassus Trombone will be performed in the cafeteria during 8th period! Band members if at all possible should attend to play for the Trombones!
Percussion Concussion Rehearsal, after school from 2:50 to 3:30pm
Jazz Rehearsal 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Friday 3/29

Mr. Blessington will not be in today.
He will be at school this afternoon to go to the Jazz Fest.
Bala Cynwyd Jazz Fest
Reporting time is 5:00pm.
Bring $$$ for snacks!
Come dressed in all BLACK. Black pants, black shoes, black socks and a BLACK GOLF SHIRT! It’s time! Spring has sprung!

This is the definition of a BLACK Golf Shirt!

A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener

"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Mr. Blessington published in the 3/1/13 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)

"Dealing With The 5 Percent"
An article by Mr. Blessington published in the 1/12/12 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)

If your email address changes PLEASE keep me informed so that you will continue to receive musical event information.

CHECK OUT THE LINKS AND MATERIALS ON THE "Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links" PAGE!! Good stuff!

Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links

Beverly Hills Instrumental Music Department


Concert Band / Marching Band


Jazz Ensemble

County Band

Color Guard


Student/Parent Handbook

Instrumental Music
Forms, letters, etc....

Learning Materials & Metronomes

Helpful Links

Band & Orch Group & Individual Pictures

Study Materials for Your Binder (that means EVERYONE SHOULD have these materials in their binders!)

Calendar/Schedule : Dates, events, etc....
Sept. to Jan.

Calendar : Dates, events, etc....
Jan. to Jun.

Lesson Schedule


Zeswitz Music page @BHMS (rental contracts, contact info, etc..)

E-Mail :


Lincoln for a Lincoln

Beverly Hills Middle School

Upper Darby School District

Upper Darby High School Instrumental Music Program

Drexel Hill Middle School Instrumental Music Program

Brad Schoener
Music Marathon Fund

Celebrating a Life
Through Music

The Buddy Pal for Life Fund

Upper Darby's
Greater Overbrook
String Band

Links Updated

Please E-Mail with any questions you may have 24/7:


Be sure to check your calendar list and lesson schedule!

Please come to see me in the band room if you have any questions.

This website has been updated with the handbook and forms for the 2018-2019 school year.

Help us earn money for our school music program by participating in the BoxTops for Education program.

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the school with your students. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid - rinsed clean.