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BEVERLY HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Home of the Royals!
Orchestra • Band • Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Tim Blessington, Director of Instrumental Music






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Sunday 10/13 : BH Band Performs In The UD Fire Prevention Week Parade!

Reporting time PROPERLY DRESSED is 11:15am.

Dressed Properly means: BRIGHT, WHITE, CLEAN sneakers, (no excessive logos or markings)
BLACK dress pants (no jeans, pants must be UNFADED and have no holes. NO LEGGINGS, STRETCH JEANS OR YOGA PANTS PLEASE, girls can wear boys pants for the sake of being in uniform. A cheap pair of BLACK khakis will do nicely.) and a
Bright White Golf/Polo Shirt.

Students, please be sure that you eat before reporting for the performance. After arriving at BH we will organize and board busses. We will be transported to Drexel Hill Middle School where the parade will be staged. The parade route will take us through the Drexel Hill area and end up at Aronimink Elementary School. The band will perform for the Township Officials on hand and then board busses for home. I would suggest that students bring a small snack like a granola bar to hold them over until we return to BH. Parents: if there are medical preparations which your child needs to have on hand (inhaler, epipen, medication, etc...) please make sure your child has these items with them on the day of the parade. The nurse's office will not be providing or making these items available to me for the day of the parade. Parents please be sure your child is prepared for such contingencies.
For Parents: Organizing students for a performance takes preparation and planning. In order to ensure proper supervision of students it is necessary to have chaperons to help with these activities. Our band is in need of 4 or 5 parents to chaperon our band members on Sunday, 10/13.. If you are so inclined and have been able to acquire the proper background checks please let me know that you are available and willing to help. Thanks very much in advance.


8th Grade Band Members:
Upper Darby High School Band will be hosting an 8th Grade Band night on
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th!
Please please enter this date into your family calendar now so it won’t be a surprise when the time comes!! 8th Grade Band students will meet Dr. Blessington at Memorial Field at approximately 6:00pm. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT! More details will be posted here shortly. Tunes you will play in the stands:
- Land of 1000 Dances
- The Hey Song
- All of the Lights
- Iron Man (2-bar version, usually repeated)
- Let's Go Royals (first down)
- Minnesota Rouser (fight song)


DATE CHANGE!!!!
Hello there! Our Winter Concert which was scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th has been moved to
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th!
Please make the change in your family calendar now so it won’t be a surprise when the time comes!!



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
Commitment
& 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 - October 4, 2019 🍀



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

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



September to January. Calendar, Dates, Performances...
CLICK HERE!



How to organize your music for Band and Orchestra
CLICK HERE!



Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule
CLICK HERE!





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 constant 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 Dr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12 or email Dr. B. Directly!

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



OK everyone! Here’s what’s happening this week: 10/5 through 10/13
Group Lessons/sectionals continue this week every day! Click the link above for a lesson schedule and SHOW UP!

ALL band and orchestra members MUST attend sectionals/group lessons EVERY week.
Your med forms and money are OVERDUE this week! You must have the forms and money turned in in order to go with the band to perform. Please get your forms completed, put your money and forms in an envelope with your name on it. Bring it to the band room and..... put it in the BOX! Don’t know what the box is? Ask Dr.B.!

Monday : Flute and Clarinet Lessons during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Tuesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!Also :
Trumpet and Trombone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Wednesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!

Also :
Saxophone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Thursday : String Lessons (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass)! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Friday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!

NO MUSIC ON THE FIELD TODAY! You should have your first 2 songs perfectly and completely memorized!!
Also :
Percussion (Drums) and Tuba Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Sunday 10/13 : BH Band Performs In The UD Fire Prevention Week Parade!

Reporting time PROPERLY DRESSED is 11:15am.

Dressed Properly means: BRIGHT, WHITE, CLEAN sneakers, (no excessive logos or markings)
BLACK dress pants (no jeans, pants must be UNFADED and have no holes. NO LEGGINGS, STRETCH JEANS OR YOGA PANTS PLEASE, girls can wear boys pants for the sake of being in uniform. A cheap pair of BLACK khakis will do nicely.) and a
Bright White Golf/Polo Shirt.

Students, please be sure that you eat before reporting for the performance. After arriving at BH we will organize and board busses. We will be transported to Drexel Hill Middle School where the parade will be staged. The parade route will take us through the Drexel Hill area and end up at Aronimink Elementary School. The band will perform for the Township Officials on hand and then board busses for home. I would suggest that students bring a small snack like a granola bar to hold them over until we return to BH. Parents: if there are medical preparations which your child needs to have on hand (inhaler, epipen, medication, etc...) please make sure your child has these items with them on the day of the parade. The nurse's office will not be providing or making these items available to me for the day of the parade. Parents please be sure your child is prepared for such contingencies.
For Parents: Organizing students for a performance takes preparation and planning. In order to ensure proper supervision of students it is necessary to have chaperons to help with these activities. Our band is in need of 4 or 5 parents to chaperon our band members on Sunday, 10/13.. If you are so inclined and have been able to acquire the proper background checks please let me know that you are available and willing to help. Thanks very much in advance.






A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener
3/19/09
CLICK HERE




"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Dr. 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 Dr. 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.)




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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

Groups

Concert Band / Marching Band

Orchestra

Jazz Ensemble

County Band

Information

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

SHEET MUSIC PAGE

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

E-Mail :
TBlessington@Upperdarbysd.org

Misc.

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
9/3/19

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

TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org


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 2019-2020 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.